Alexandra Grant is still smitten with boyfriend Keanu Reeves after four years of dating.
“He’s such an inspiration to me,” she told People at the Los Angeles Beverly Arts Icon Awards Friday.
“He’s so creative, he’s so kind. He works so hard.”
When asked about attending events without the “John Wick” star by her side, Grant shared, “The good news about falling in love as an adult is that I had built my own career by the time that my relationship had begun.
“I feel very confident in the relationship on the red carpet. I feel confident on it alone.”
The visual artist, 50, added that their connection is both “interdependent and independent in the best ways.”
Grant also revealed that Reeves, 59, has been a longtime source of inspiration in her life and career.
“What I love about Keanu and our exchange is that we’re pushing each other to build new roads,” she said. “Seeing the other person’s problem-solving is inspiring.”
Additionally, the Los Angeles-based creator confessed that her art has “absolutely” changed since she began dating the “Matrix” actor in 2019.
“I had a studio visit a few years ago, and this very kind, very high-level person said, ‘I can see that your work has gotten happier,’” Grant recalled.
“That’s real. We’re all human beings. We’re animals. We’re expressing from where we are and certainly feeling happier. I think the work is happier.”
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The couple had been friends and colleagues for years before taking their relationship to the next level. The visual artist even provided the illustrations for Reeves’ 2011 picture book, “Ode to Happiness.”
The pair collaborated again on the art book “Shadows” in 2016.
Meanwhile, Grant explained to People that her boyfriend didn’t attend Friday’s event because he was performing with his band, Dogstar.
“I’m really proud. I am a huge Dogstar fan,” she said.
“I had the great pleasure of going to their first public show and because I’ve been listening to the latest album for quite some time, I was one of the only people in the audience who knew all the lyrics. That was really cool.”
The “Speed” star began playing bass in the alternative-rock group in the mid-’90s. Though they stopped touring about a decade later, they reunited earlier this year and are releasing a new album in October.
Grant admitted it’s “really great that Keanu has the ability to pivot to being a musician” amid the ongoing writers’ and actors’ strikes in Hollywood.
“They had been playing music and rehearsing and they had already recorded most of the album before the strike,” she said. “What it opened up was more time to go on the road.”