Keanu Reeves isn’t your typical Hollywood celebrity and that’s why his fans love him so much. The actor isn’t afraid to tackle difficult subject matter in his films and he’s even made a name for himself as a philanthropist. He gives back to those who need it the most, especially to those in the film industry. However, he’s dealt with some tragedy in his personal life. He lost his daughter and then the woman he loved to a tragic car accident. Read on to learn what happened to keanu reeves son.
Reeves’s career skyrocketed following the success of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure and Point Break, but he was already dealing with extreme personal tragedies. He was lukewarm towards academics and took a more keen interest in ice hockey (he was the team goalie and earned the nickname “The Wall”) and drama. He dropped out of school to pursue a career in acting.
He met actress Jennifer Syme at a 1998 promotional party for his alt-rock band Dogstar and they "instantly fell in love", according to Higher Perspectives. The couple married in 1999 and the next year their perfect family was shattered when their daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves was stillborn on Christmas Eve, just eight months into Jennifer’s pregnancy. The young couple’s relationship broke down weeks after their bereavement and, just two years later, Jennifer was killed when her Jeep collided with a row of parked cars.
Reeves has never talked about the incident publicly and doesn’t seem to want to, but it seems like this tragic loss left an indelible mark on him and has shaped the choices he has made in his career and private life. Despite his preference to keep his personal life private, the public can see how deeply affected the actor is by his philanthropic efforts and his choice to continue making the world a better place.