#KeanuReeves was born in Beirut, Lebanon to showgirl and costume designer Patricia Taylor and geologist Samuel Reeves. When Reeves was just 3 years old, Samuel walked out on the family. (A few years later he is arrested for drug addiction)A single mother, Patricia moved the family around a lot during Reeves’ childhood, raising him in Hawaii, Australia, New York, and Canada. Reeves attended four high schools by the time he dropped out when he was 17 years old.
He credits his struggles with dyslexia for making his education a bigger challenge than it is for most people.
Phoenix and Reeves met on the film I Love You to Death and quickly became best friends.
When Reeves saw the script for My Own Private Idaho, he knew Phoenix was perfect for the role.
It was during the filming of My Own Private Idaho that Phoenix developed a drug addiction that would later claim his life.
In 1993, Phoenix died of a drug overdose outside of the famed celebrity hotspot, Viper Room, when he was 23 years old. The actor reportedly took a lethal combination of cocaine, heroin, and Valium. Reeves was also 23 years old at the time.
Just five years after the death of his best friend, Reeves met David Lynch’s assistant, Jennifer Syme, in 1998. The pair “fell instantly in love,” according to Reeves, and conceived a child one year later.
On December 24, 1999, while Reeves was filming The Matrix, Ava Archer Symes-Reeves, was stillborn.
The grief of losing a child understandably strained their relationship and the couple broke up a few weeks later. Unfortunately, the tragic story doesn’t end there. A year and a half later, Syme was on her way back to a party at Marilyn Manson’s home when she was killed in a car accident. She was only 28 years old at the time of her death on April 2, 2001.
His #life is so hard...
feel like the situation is a little similar Charlie sexton's childhood. - 4 hours ago