In case you missed it, Keanu Reeves went public with his first girlfriend in years this week. The actor was photographed on the red carpet with Alexandra Grant, a visual artist from LA, holding hands and being generally adorable.
Some fans mistook Alexandra Grant for actress Helen Mirren, not that anyone was complaining.
Keanu Reeves is dating a woman my age who kinda looks like Helen Mirren and I have never been more attracted to him.
— LaCure (@LaCure) November 5, 2019
Same. OMG I was so here for Reeves/Mirren. I'm crushed.
— Rozie Suppozie (@rozietoez) November 5, 2019
Saw the photos and legit thought Keanu Reeves was dating Helen Mirren. Which I also would have supported. pic.twitter.com/rYoC9nCLzZ
— Travon Free (@Travon) November 5, 2019
Helen Mirren currently stars in 'The Good Liar' opposite Ian McKellen. Being the class act she is, she didn't mind about the mix-up at all.
Speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the actress said: "I saw that [on Twitter].
"That was very flattering on me, you know, because she's obviously lovely."
"I do know Keanu very well," she continued. "He did a film with my husband [1997's 'The Devil's Advocate'] and he is just the most adorable, lovely person. So she's a lucky girl and I'm sure that he's a lucky boy."
Mirren and director Taylor Hackford are married 22 years.