If you say Keanu Reeves, other words that follow his name is none other than kind, humble and charitable. Besides that, we didn’t really have anything to talk about when it comes to his personal life.
Recently Reeves spoke about his new action film in an interview with The Jakarta Post and the interviewer seems like he wanted to know more about the actor’s life—just like the rest of us.
“What does love mean to you?” asked the interviewer.
As many of his fans know, Reeves was once in a serious relationship before, but it had a tragic end. He was dating fellow actress Jennifer Syme and expecting a child together. Unfortunately, their daughter was stillborn and the couple broke up.
They remained friends but separated forever when Syme died in a major accident.
That was a huge blow to him and perhaps the reason he remains single. But just because he’s flying solo, that doesn’t necessarily mean he wants to live the single life forever.
“You mean romantic love? You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life. But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person—hopefully, it’ll happen for me,” answered Reeves to the interviewer’s question.
The interviewer also asked if the humble actor was content with being the lonely guy.
“I don’t concern myself with it that much. I’m an actor, so in terms of what you’re asking about, I have no answer. There’s definitely paparazzi chasing after you, but I don’t go out much, I don’t really do anything. I’m pretty boring,” said Reeves.
In 2008, Reeves had an interview with Parade and they asked him if he has aspirations to have a family one day.
“I’d like to have a family. I’m getting older and maybe that experience can help you to be the best that you can be to yourself and to another person that you’re with.”
“I think you have to use communication and imagination in a relationship. It’s an imaginative act—it’s an act of creation,” answered Reeves when asked on what kind of relationship he wants.
A few years ago, the interviewer from Esquire asked the actor who’s now 54 if he had plans to settle down and he answered that he might be too old to get married and have kids.
“I’m too…it’s too late. It’s over. I’m 52. I’m not going to have any kids,” said Reeves.
Well, he did say it’s too late but didn’t say he didn’t want to, isn’t it? As he did wish that romantic love will happen to him, Reeves might actually want to get married and have kids despite what he said in the past.
It’s never too late to love again, Keanu.