Reeves had a pretty busy year back in 2009. Firstly, he had the movie “The Private Lives of Pippa Lee” to promote alongside his co-stars, Robin Wright and Winona Ryder. He also played a role in a web-based television series “Sparhusen,” as a comedic Swede.
But in between his work, Reeves attended a dinner party, which is where he encountered the woman who, ten years later, would practically break the internet.
A Budding Friendship
It may seem that Reeves and Grant's budding friendship came as a surprise to many. They are from different worlds, after all, Reeves being a famous actor and celebrity and Grant being an artist. The actress, and mutual friend, Jennifer Tilly had discovered about their relationship long before the rest of the world, she was no less confounded.
Tilly told Page Six magazine that her response at the time had been “Wait. What? What? What?” She went on to say that Grant was effortlessly cool and calm when she met Reeves for the first time.
What Surprised Most People Was Her Hair
As unexpected as it was to see the famously single Reeves arriving with a date for the first time in years, Grant’s flowing silver hair and natural appearance grabbed even more attention. Grant is still in her 40s, but her tresses are already a bright shade of white we more often see on women much older than her.
It's certainly refreshing to see a woman who doesn't appear to mind at all about her gray hair. She didn’t dye her locks, either; they naturally turned that way before she turned 40.
Why She Doesn't Dye Her Hair
Apparently, Grant also has concerns about the safety of hair dye. She once posted an article on her Instagram account about the seeming risks of breast cancer among women who artificially colored their hair.
And alongside the post, she wrote, “I used to dye my hair every color until I couldn’t tolerate all the toxicity in the dyes anymore.”
They Worked on a Book Together
Before they disclosed their relationship, Reeves and Grant joined forces and conceived a book together called "Ode to Happiness." Reeves composed the poem in the book – with one line featuring on every page – while Grant worked on the accompanying illustrations.
And, notably, this was the first book that the Hollywood A-lister had ever released.