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Entertainment Why Are We So Shocked That Keanu Is Dating Someone Age Appropriate?

15:35  06 november  2019
15:35  06 november  2019 Source:   flare.com

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On November 4, the world awoke to the news that the internet’s sad boyfriend, Keanu Reeves, has a new girlfriend. Walking the carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on November 2, Reeves was spotted hand-in-hand with his longtime friend, Alexandra Grant, looking absolutely ecstatic. And the internet was equally thrilled. Because honestly, Reeves is a precious angel and deserves legit everything.

The actor has been the s*** since he was our baby-faced boo starring in Speed but the past few years have seen a resurgence in appreciation for the hunky, salt-and-pepper fox. Reeves, who has always been low-key when it comes to his private life, has become a tragic figure of sorts, dating all the way back to 1999 when his long-term girlfriend Jennifer Syme gave birth to the couple’s daughter, who was tragically stillborn. Two years after her birth, Syme died in a car accident. Since Syme’s death, Reeves hasn’t spoken out about either loss or publicly dated anyone, which makes his recent debut with Grant a big deal. And while the web loves to collectively weep for their unproblematic prince, a lot of fans were super stoked that he’s seemingly happy.

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But a surprise appearance this weekend had everyone asking: Who is Keanu Reeves's new girlfriend? And when did it become so shocking for an actor to date a woman in her 40s? On the other hand… we 're actually pausing to marvel at an older man dating someone in his age group.

“ Keanu Reeves is in a happy relationship and we are going to celebrate that today everyone,” Twitter user @thetylerpointer wrote. But some people couldn’t help but note the fact that Reeves is dating an age - appropriate woman—apparently something we don’t see too much of in Hollywood these days.

But, amongst the well wishes and excitement over Reeves’s new relationship status were some problematic reactions to the news—specifically, the news that at 46 years of age to Reeves’s 55, Grant is a woman within the actor’s age demo (and, for that matter, nine years younger). Some on social media were blown away by this fact, with the comments spanning from not-so-nice freak-outs over Grant’s age, to praise for Reeves for *daring* to go where few actors of a certain age have gone before: dating a woman over 35.

Some on social media, like user @brianwitdatool, even went so far as to call the actor “brave” for dating a woman with wrinkles. PARDON ME, BRIAN?

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"The Matrix" actor Keanu Reeves attended an event in Los Angeles with philanthropist Alexandra Grant and the pair has elicited questions about sexism and ageism in Hollywood. Reeves trended on Twitter with many praising the actor for dating a woman who is close to his age , but some questioned

Some praised the actor for dating an " age - appropriate " person (Grant is 46 and Reeves is 55), while others "Matrix" actor Keanu Reeves was spotted holding hands with visual artist Alexandra Grant at an While many feel that Grant and Reeves are dating , neither one has spoken publicly about the

And honestly, WTF?

While it’s disappointing that much of the reaction to Reeves’s appropriately aged lady love is one of patting the actor on the back for living so courageously (*eye roll*), we shouldn’t be all that surprised—because the way we view aging is pretty problematic.

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We’ve been conditioned to expect older men to date much younger women

The fact remains that as a society, we’re conditioned to expect that a successful older man will be with a shockingly younger woman. Because we’ve seen in practice so many times, both on the big screen (James Bond and his increasingly baby-faced Bond girls, anyone?) and IRL. Off screen, one needs to look no further than one-time ’90s dreamboat Leonardo DiCaprio. While many of us hardcore rooted for our teenage crush to have his heart go on and on with Titanic co-star and BFF Kate Winslet, the truth is that that would never actually happen, because she’s waaay out of his dating age bracket (a.k.a. ladies under 25 years of age). To be clear: he is 44 years old. Along with dating almost exclusively supermodels, DiCaprio has gained a rep for dating women who are far younger than him. Who else looked at that photo of DiCaprio and climate activist Greta Thunberg and got a *little* nervous?

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Keanu for breaking Hollywood stereotypes, by dating someone in a similar age bracket. DiCaprio for dating teenagers and also mock Keanu Reeves’ age appropriate partner for having aged in a Their ages weren't really a factor for me, I just like seeing people happy. And if ANYONE deserves

After Keanu Reeves and rumored girlfriend Alexandra Grant held hands on the red carpet at the LACMA Art + Film Gala on Nov. I mean, imagine if Jennifer Aniston was dating someone almost a decade younger than her. Would we all be high-fiving her for dating someone " age - appropriate " or

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But Leo’s not alone. Other male celebs like George Clooney, 58, and 65-year-old Dennis Quaid (who recently announced his engagement to 26-year-old PhD student Laura Savoie) are members of the Younger Wives Club alongside men like 42-year-old Chris Martin (dating 30-year-old Dakota Johnson), Jay-Z (who’s 14 years Beyoncé’s senior) and Idris Elba (whose wife is 17 years his junior).

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At this age , it probably means your son or daughter is sitting next to a special someone at lunch or hanging out at recess. When your child mentions dating , or a girlfriend or boyfriend, try to get an idea of what those concepts mean to them. Take note of how your child reacts when you discuss dating .

Keanu Reeves and artist Alexandra Grant have made their rumored romance official. The pair stepped out together at the LACMA Art+Film Gala. A source who also attended the event told ET, “During the cocktail hour, Keanu was spotted with Alexandra and another female friend catching up and chatting.”

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For the record, there’s nothing wrong with dating people who are significantly younger than you as long as it’s consensual and everyone involved is on equal footing. Go wild! Do you! What’s at issue is the idea that wide age gaps are the norm, and that a man dating a woman who is close in age to him (or older) is some sort of charitable or applause-worthy act. You’re canoodling with a (probably) lovely and mature woman, not curing world hunger.

Mostly because we view aging men and women differently

Embedded in this analysis of Reeves and Grant’s relationship—and the validity of it—is the long-held bias some people seem to have when it comes to aging. That is mainly: As they get older, men become silver foxes and women become old hags. I just call it like I see it.

No, women don’t actually become hags (that’s very rude), but if you take a look at how we talk about aging and gender—especially when it comes to celebrities—it becomes *very* apparent that there’s a discrepancy. While men like Clooney are heralded for going grey and looking sexy as a silver fox, actresses are applauded for “gracefully” aging, a.k.a. defying the natural aging process and not really looking like they’re aging at all. In a September interview with InStyle,  Jennifer Aniston talked about turning 50 and the weirdness around aging. “I feel physically incredible,” the actress said of her birthday. “So it’s weird that it’s all of a sudden getting telegraphed in a way that’s like, ‘You look amazing for your age.’ I think we need to establish some etiquette around that dialogue and verbiage.”

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Keanu Reeves dating an age appropriate woman makes me respect him even more. Yey, at age appropriate ha not a teenager or someone old enough to be his daughter. Guan Eng: Why is Penang so worried about competition from other airports?

You may also include why you think this is an unpopular or controversial opinion. In fact, the only time he's acting well at all is when he's either playing a stoner, a ditz or someone completely The fact of the matter is Keanu Reeves is internet famous for being the nicest guy on the planet.

But it’s some serious BS

Because all it really does is reinforce ageism, specifically against women. Not to mention the fact that men continuously making dating much-younger women their “thing” ( *ahem* Clooney, DiCaprio and Quaid *ahem*) and our shock when their peers step outside this norm, only further reinforces the very lame idea that women have an expiry date while men get better with age. Or that women’s desirability, intelligence and sexual desire doesn’t matter past a certain age. Which is extremely untrue. First of all, women are amazing and rule the world. And second of all, think of all the badass women you know who are continually thriving and getting better as they grow wiser, in both your personal life and in your fave films.

Heck, women like Iris Apfel and Olivia Colman are inarguably in their prime, and they’re 98 and 45 years old respectively. In the last year alone, Colman has broken out into the public conscious with an Oscar win for her role in The Favourite and another career-defining role in Netflix’s The Crown, the latter of which finds her playing a little someone called the Queen of England, you might know of her?

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We shouldn’t be celebrating Reeves or any male celeb for dating someone their age, because it’s not a character trait or indicative of a “good person,” it’s legitimately the bare minimum.

Another reason not to celebrate it? Because we don’t celebrate women who do the same in the same way *at all.* In contrast to Reeves and other famous men, it’s expected that women of a certain age date someone in their age bracket, because god forbid a woman in her forties date a 25-year-old! She’d be considered a cougar—and just look at all the chatter around actress Demi Moore and her former husband Ashton Kutcher. The couple, who have a 16-year age gap, were together for seven years. Moore was repeatedly referred to as a cougar throughout their relationship and her penchant for dating younger men than her since has gained her the title of a “celebrity cougar.”

So please, let’s stop calling men brave for dating women their age. And let’s remember:

Keanu Reeves and Girlfriend Alexandra Grant ‘Have Been Dating for Years’ .
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