Does Keanu Reeves have a Daughter or Son? Who is Jennifer Syme?

We always think about how incredible life is for a celebrity. They have everything at their fingertips. But it’s not true that every celebrity has a perfect life. Keanu Reeves The Matrix star we all know him for his great acting, writing, and personality.

But how many of you know about Keanu’s past life? Do you know that Keanu Reeves was supposed to be a father of a daughter in 1999? Yes, it was true; in 1998, Keanu fell in love with his girlfriend Jennifer Syme, and they were deeply in love.

Does Keanu Reeves have a Daughter or Son? Does he have any kids?
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His girlfriend Syme was pregnant with a daughter. Now you all might be wondering what happened to Keanu’s daughter.

You all know he’s a calm and private person in real life, but it’s been more than two decades since Keanu had to face an unexpected situation. Keanu’s girlfriend Syme gave birth to an eight months stillborn daughter named Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. That incident had an impact on Jennifer and Keanu’s relationship. They broke up after their child was born stillborn.

The Stillborn Daughter of Keanu Reeves: 

The 57-year-old actor fell in love instantly when he met Jennifer Syme in 1998. They were so happy at that time. Once Keanu said something regarding his stillborn daughter and late girlfriend Jennifer, 

“In 1998, I met Jennifer Syme. We fell instantly in love and by 1999, Jennifer was pregnant with our daughter. Sadly, after eight months, our child was born stillborn. We were devastated by her death and it eventually ended our relationship. 18 months later, Jennifer died in a car accident. Since then I avoid serious relationships and having kids.”

The Stillborn Daughter of Keanu Reeves.
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Now you can imagine how much that incident had an impact on his life. He stopped being involved in new relationships and remained unmarried. 

What Happened to Keanu Reeves’ Daughter’s Mother, Jennifer Syme?

Jennifer Maria Syme was born in Pico Rivera, California, on December 7, 1972. She first met Keanu in 1998 when Keanu was 33. The Street Kings star instantly liked her and they started dating. Syme started her career working for the director David Lynch. Later on, she did a few short roles in films.

She worked as a personal assistant for Dave Navarro and Jane’s Addiction. On December 24, 1999, she gave birth to eight months old stillbirth baby girl. Her child was with her boyfriend, actor Keanu Reeves. Several weeks later, they broke up.

On April 2, 2001, early morning, Jennifer got into an accident while driving her Jeep Grand Cherokee. She died instantly at the age of 28, and Keanu lost two crucial persons in two years. 

How the Tragic Deaths of Keanu’s Daughter and Girlfriend Change Him? 

In movies, we know the Canadian actor for his roles in action films, but in reality, he is a very soft-spoken person. The tragic deaths of his daughter and girlfriend changed him.

How the Tragic Deaths of Keanu's Daughter and Girlfriend Change Him? 
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Within 18 months, he lost two most influential persons in his life. In 2006 he told Parade that, “People have a misconception that you can deal with it and say, ‘It’s gone, and I’m better.’ They’re wrong. When the people you love are gone, you’re alone.” He also said, 

“I miss being a part of their lives and them being part of mine. I wonder what the present would be like if they were here—what we might have done together. I miss all the great things that will never be.”

A few years back, Keanu started to date his longtime friend Alexandra Grant. They both attended several events together. Therefore, it’s a relief for Reeves fans. Fans are happy to see their favorite actor dating someone after so many years. 

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