Keanu Reeves, Internet heartthrob and the “nicest guy in the world,” is also lonely, according to an article that’s been picked up all over the internet. But a rep for Reeves told HuffPost that the entire story is “fabricated.”
The fake post involves the 54-year-old actor allegedly confessing his loneliness in an interview with Malaysia’s Star2.com, which claims to have asked Reeves what “romantic love meant to him.”
“You mean romantic love? You know, I’m the lonely guy. I don’t have anyone in my life,” he supposedly said. “But if it does occur, I would respect and love the other person; hopefully it’ll happen for me.”
The same story claims that when asked to elaborate on self-identifying as “the lonely guy,” Reeves played coy.
“I don’t concern myself with it that much. I’m an actor, so in terms of what you’re asking about, I have no answer,” he’s quoted as saying.
Reeves’ publicist told HuffPost that the actor “did not” give the interview to Star2.com.
“This interview did not happen,” the spokeswoman said. “This was pieced together from several interviews and the majority of these questions were not asked nor answered. They are fabricated.”
That didn’t stop people on Twitter from swooning over the fake quotes and saying they’d gladly date Reeves:
Although if Reeves had been looking for love, his “Destination Wedding” co-star Winona Ryder recently revealed she still has feelings for him in a sweet interview. Ryder and Reeves were reminiscing about their chemistry at the Independent Spirit Awards back in the late ’80s.
“Well, I had a pretty, pretty big, healthy crush on this guy,” the actress said, while Reeves chimed in that he “had a big, healthy crush on you, too.”
According to Ryder, those feelings are “still raging, trust me.”
It’s a good thing the feelings are mutual, as the two may have accidentally gotten married while filming a wedding scene in the 1992 film “Dracula.
“We actually got married in ‘Dracula,’” Ryder told Entertainment Weekly in 2018. “No, I swear to god I think we’re married in real life.”
“In that scene, [director Francis Ford Coppola] used a real Romanian priest,” the actress added. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.”