Keanu Reeves stepped on to the red carpet with artist Alexandra Grant on Sunday for the LACMA Art + Film Gala in Los Angeles, and some of his fans are freaking out – and it wasn’t over the “John Wick” actor’s chic all black suit.
The 55-year-old “Matrix” star was photographed holding hands with Grant, 46, which ignited Twitter into thinking the pair are dating.
Grant and Reeves own a publishing company together called X Artists’ Books. Grant also worked on two of Reeves’ books: “Ode to Happiness” and “Shadows.”
Fans were excited for Reeves, saying that his relationship with Grant is making them fall more in love with the actor.
“Obviously Keanu is trying to make the whole world fall in love with him,” wrote Twitter user @NotYourDarling2 in response to a People magazine article about Reeves and Grant.
A few people were even applauding Reeves for having an “age appropriate” relationship.
“Was it possible to like this man more? In these times of stars going for women decades younger and #Housefull4 .. Keanu Reeves with his age appropriate girl friend .. 55-46,” wrote Twitter user Gargi Rawat.
While some appreciated that the age gap wasn’t so wide between Grant and Reeves, a couple thought it was telling of how Hollywood has “conditioned us” to view relationships.
“I love Keanu and agree that who he’s dating is refreshing and age appropriate but lol that Hollywood’s conditioned us to see a 55yo man and a 46yo woman as the same age,” Twitter user Alanna Bennett wrote.
Some fans even began digging up old photos of the two together, including one posted by Twitter user @hobibiee.
USA TODAY has reached out to Reeves and Grant’s reps for comment.
Reeves was previously romantically linked to actress Jennifer Syme, who died in a 2001 car accident in California.