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A-list actor Keanu Reeves: his family and tragically heartbreaking life

The Beirut born Matrix (1999) star started off from the Canadian screens. By 1986, Keanu Charles Reeves had acted in several stage plays and movies in Canada that he was offered a part in Young blood (1986). After he was done with filming the movie, Reeves decided he was going to remain permanently in the United States obviously for greener pastures. Thank goodness he made the decision to move because Reeves is today one of the most sought after men in Hollywood.

Date of Birth: September 2, 1964
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

The John Wick (2014) star is the most generous Hollywood actor but most of the time does not look happy. He has had quite a devastating experience in life and this might be the reason for his frequent sober look. From having an estranged drug addicted father to his childhood struggle with dyslexia to losing a baby and his girlfriend, Reeves is justified for his bitter outlook at life. His career has been literally the major source of joy and achievement. Read on for more details about his private life.

Keanu Reeves parents

Patricia Taylor (mother)

Year of Birth: 1944

Patricia was a showgirl and costume designer. The English Taylor was with Keanu’s father for only two years before their divorce. After they separated, Keanu and his sister Kim moved with their mum and lived with her for most of their lives. They all lived together in Australia for a year then finally to New York before taking roots eventually in Toronto.

Patricia’s next husband was Paul Aaron, a fellow member of the movie industry and their marriage lasted just one year. After Aaron, she married Rock promoter Robert Miller then finally her hair salon owner Jack Bond.

Samuel Nowlin Reeves, Jr. (father)

Geologist Samuel was married to Patricia from 1964 till 1966. They met when he was 19 and she was two years older, performing at a Casino in Beirut. Love grew fast and before they know what was happening, Patricia was pregnant and they decided to get married. They had another child while they were together but things kept spiralling towards a downward turn as Samuel had a propensity for trouble, drugs and alcohol. After his divorce, that was the last he heard from his son Keanu.

Reeves never reconnected with his biological dad as he went on having stepfather after another, thanks to his mom’s short marriages. Sam has tried severally to reconcile with Keanu all to no success as the infamous Reeves seems to not be interested. The older Reeves admits painfully that his almost two decades of drug abuse, prison term and sordid life is what has cost him the love of his popular son Keanu and daughter Kim.

Kim Reeves (sister from same parents)

Date of Birth: September 16, 1966
Zodiac Sign: Virgo

Keanu became Kim’s major caretaker after she was diagnosed with leukemia. During her decade-long battle with cancer, he donated to numerous causes dedicated to curing cancer. He even went ahead to set up his own charity that does not bear his name.

He is one of the soft-hearted guys in the whole industry and this would most probably be as a result of all he has been through. Kim is also an actress and is ever proud of her brother’s incredible career success and they both share a close bond.

Karina Miller (half-sister from mother’s marriage to Robert Miller)

Year of Birth: 1976

Karina was born while Patricia was married to Robert Miller from 1976 – 1980. She is a film producer and is the closer half-sister to Keanu when compared to Emma.

Emma Rose Reeves (half-sister from Samuel’s second marriage)

Year of Birth: 1980

Emma is the secret sister of the Matrix star. She is a hospital lab technician. She was unknown to him for years as he did not want to have anything to do with his father. Emma is Keanu’s younger half sister from his father’s second marriage to Marita.

Jennifer Maria Syme (ex-girlfriend, who gave birth to their stillborn daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves)

Duration of Relationship: 1998 – 2001 (till her death)
Date of Birth: December 7, 1972
Date of Death: April 2, 2001 (aged 29)
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

Keanu met fellow actress Jennifer in 1998 and they fell in love instantly. A year after they found out they would be having a child. Eight months into the pregnancy, Jennifer gave birth to their stillborn daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves (on December 24, 1999). This has been Reeves only chance at fatherhood so you can imagine how devastating it would have been. They managed to live with the loss and move on until another tragedy struck in 2001. Syme was involved in a car accident in April 2001 that claimed her life. He is single now but still hopes to have another chance at love and fatherhood.

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