Natural beauty! Keanu Reeves‘ new girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, shared a powerful message on December 4 about why she doesn’t dye her gray hair. The artist revealed that she wanted to keep toxins out of her body, which meant challenging today’s beauty standards.
“Wow. Today’s news,” the 46-year-old captioned a screenshot on Instagram of a headline from Newsweek that read: “Breast Cancer Linked to Permanent Hair Dye and Chemical Hair Straighteners in Study of Almost 50,000 Women.” She added, “The numbers are staggering, especially for womxn of color.”
The visual artist shared that her hair first started turning gray “prematurely” while she was in her early 20s, and she compensated by dying her locks “every color along the way.” What made her put down the color? “I couldn’t tolerate the toxicity of the dyes anymore. In my 30s I let my hair turn ‘blonde,'” she noted.
Alexandra explained that she is here for the freedom to express individuality, but doesn’t think it’s good for people to change their hair color to fit into social norms. “I love and support that every womxn can choose how she wants to look at every age. But/and, if womxn are perishing from beauty standards … then let’s talk about those beauty standards. Love to all womxn!” she concluded her post. We stan a powerful lady!
On November 4, Life & Style broke the news that Keanu, 55, and his longtime business partner had taken a romantic step in their previously platonic relationship. “She’s kind, warm and spiritual, just like Keanu, and a great communicator,” a source exclusively divulged to LS. “She’s one of the few people who’s managed to get Keanu to open up about his emotions and past.”
The John Wick actor has a tragic history when it comes to love. In 1999, his girlfriend at the time, Jennifer Syme, tragically delivered their stillborn daughter, Ava. The two fizzled out quickly after. In 2001, Jennifer died in a car accident. While the actor was grief-stricken, the source noted that “everything changed” when Alexandra entered his life.
“Keanu was so traumatized by her death that there were times when he couldn’t get out of bed in the morning … He was in such a dark place for so long, but Alexandra’s positive outlook and support have played a huge part in helping him turn his life around,” the source continued. “Some say she’s not only stolen his heart but she’s also saved him.”
It looks like he has scored himself one strong woman!