Keanu Reeves, 55, is a Hollywood icon but off-screen the actor has been hit with a lot of personal difficulties which he recently admitted has left him “forever changed”.

Reeves is set to reprise his role as Neo in The Matrix: Resurrections and fans of the legendary actor can’t wait to see him back playing the 90’s iconic character.

Let’s discover who Keanu Reeve’s ex-girlfriend Jennifer Syme’s is as he opens up about her tragic death.

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Who was Jennifer Syme?

Jennifer Maria Syme was born on December 7th, 1972. She was an American actress, David Lynch’s assistant and a record company executive.

Symes was in a relationship with actor Keanu Reeves that began in 1998 and ended in early 2000. The couple were back together in 2001 before her death.

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Keanu Reeves opens up on ex-girlfriend’s death

Symes was tragically killed in a car accident in Los Angeles on April 2, 2001.

In 1999, Syme gave birth to a stillborn daughter just a month before the baby’s due date. Sadly, on December 24th, 1999, whilst Keanu was in the midst of filming The Matrix, their daughter Ava Archer Syme-Reeves died.

The night of Symes’ death she had attended a party at Marilyn Manson’s house. After being driven home by another guest, she then drove her Jeep into some parked cars on Cahuenga Boulevard in LA. She died at the scene, instantly.

Keanu opened up in a recent interview explaining that he had found it “very, very difficult to cope” following the death of his girlfriend Jennifer Syme. Reeves was also a pallbearer at her funeral.

Her death came only 18 months after they lost their baby, Reeves expressed how he is still going through the grieving process for both of his loved ones. In a 2006 interview with Parade magazine, Reeves shared his feelings towards Syme’s tragic death saying: “Grief changes shape, but it never ends.

Jennifer is buried next to her daughter in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in LA.

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Who is Keanu reeves dating in 2021?

The actor is currently dating artist Alexandra Grant, who he met at a dinner party in 2009. The pair only announced their relationship publicly in 2018, and have previously written two books together.

Reeves has also been linked to Diane Keaton, Sandra Bullock and China Chow, and Brenda Davis. However, Reeves remains extremely private about his personal life.