Keanu Reeves
Jade Small
Jade Small
January 1, 2024 ·  5 min read

10 Things You Might Not Know About Keanu Reeves

Keanu Reeves is not your average celebrity. He has made quite the name for himself by keeping a lot of his private life out of the headlines. However, that does not mean his name is not paraded around the internet. There are some truly astounding stories with Keanu as the main character which we have laid out for you today. Enjoy these 10 situations that Reeves managed to capture the attention of the world.

1. Keanu Reeves is Not the Father!

In 2009, a woman named Karen Sala, claimed that Keanu Reeves was the father of her four children, the world was enthralled by the juicy topic. She claimed that she and Reeves had an intimate relationship when her marriage ended. According to her report, this relationship continued after her divorce. Allegedly, they shared an apartment, and Reeves was even present for some of the births of his so-called children. At the time she made the claim, her kids were 21, 22, 23, and 25 years old. Furthermore, Keanu Reeves said Karen Sala was a complete stranger to him.

On top of a staggering R150,000 per child each month in child support, she wanted R3 million as spousal support. As for the evidence she claimed to have of their intimate relationship, she refused to show the judge in court. Curiously, she said that Keanu Reeves did not go by his fame name while they were together. “I didn’t know he was Keanu Reeves,” she said. “To me, he was Marty Spenser.”

Reeves had to go to court to defend his name. His lawyers did not doubt that he was not the father, but they issued a paternity test for the kids. In the need, the results of the test proved that Keanu was not the father. “I had to go to court. It was horrible. I didn’t do it. I’m not the dad,” said Keanu. DNA testing eventually showed that Keanu was not the father.

2. He Gave Up Work to care for His Sister

During the 1990s, Keanu Reeves’s sister was diagnosed with leukemia. This happened to be at the peak of his ever-rising career. Having had a rather tumultuous childhood, he was dedicated to his sibling. To show just how much he cared, he sold his house and moved closer to her to be there for her and provide some help around her home life. He even put a pause on filming the Matrix series.

3. Keanu Reeves – The Silent Hero

For a lot of celebrities, they do charity work because it is great publicity. Even if they do appreciate the humbleness of helping those in need. Keanu Reeves is a little different. He has been donating a portion of his earnings to children’s hospitals. But, instead of telling everyone about it, he doesn’t even put his name on the donations. Not all heroes wear capes.

4. Reeves Gatecrashed Fan’s Wedding

Keany Reeves has a knack for surprising his fans. One couple had the ultimate wedding surprise when Reeves rocked up to their wedding reception. If the pre-wedding planning was stressful, he sure made it worthwhile for these newlyweds.

5. Keanu Reeves Took a Roadtrip with Fans

During one flight, the pilot had to make an emergency landing. Keanu Reeves, one of the passengers on board, patiently waited at their impromptu airport for the next connecting flights. After deliberation, they were informed they would take a bus to their intended destination. So, Keanu Reeves and his fellow passengers took a road trip together.

6. Chats Earnestly with Film Crew

Most celebrities would rather go hide away in their trailers while they’re not needed on set. But, not Keanu Reeves. He would rather go chat with the crew on his sets, and see where their heads and hearts are. Moreover, one crew member of the movie, Chain Reaction, Keanu spoke about how Keanu took the crew out for breakfast every morning.

7. Down to Help

One Reddit user posted a story of the time Keanu Reeves helped one of her friends when her car broke down on the side of the road. According to the story, Keanu pulled up beside her on the road in his Porsche and offered her some help. After trying to jumpstart her car, he called AAA. She had no phone at the time, so this was a massive save.

8. Reeves is a High School Dropout

Many people might not know this about Keanu Reeves, but he is not exactly what you would call an academic. With all of the intelligence he has shown the world, he did not get that from his schooling career. In fact, Keanu dropped out of high school when he was 17 years old.

9. He is Respectful of the Women He Photographs With

One thing that sends tingles down most people’s spines, is seeing how some celebrities take advantage of their fame. Thankfully, Keanu Reeves is not one of them. You can see this in every photograph he has posed with women in. If you look closely, he is smiling and looking all suave. But, he does not feel them up, nor hold them inappropriately. In fact, he has open hands that are barely touching them.

10. Keanu Reeves Gives up His Seat on Subway

This might be one of the most heart-warming gestures that Keanu Reeves has made. A fan spotted him traveling on a subway, sitting comfortably in his seat. A woman boarded the train, and you can see Keanu notice her carrying a heavy bag. He asked her whether or not she wanted to sit. She accepted gladly, and he got up. Reeves ended up standing for the rest of his journey.

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  1. “Keanu not the father of Ontario woman’s children” CTV News. October 14, 2009.
  2. “Woman Who Claims Keanu Reeves Fathered Her Kids Disputes DNA Test Results” CityTV Toronto. January 2010.