ANGELINA’S SECRET FRIENDSHIP – WITH KEANU REEVES!
Ever since Angelina Jolie triggered an explosive divorce battle two years ago, it’s been widely reported that Hollywood has sided with Brad Pitt (the actor has maintained close friendships with A-list power couples, including George and Amal Clooney, and was greeted with supportive cheers when he presented an award at the Golden Globes last year).
But Grazia can reveal that Angelina does have at least one A-list ally. According to La-based insiders, Angelina has formed an unlikely friendship with Keanu Reeves – with the pair even going on holiday together in Greece last summer, along with two of Angelina’s children.
It’s understood that they first bonded when Angelina moved into the same Los Feliz compound as Keanu’s mother, Patricia Taylor, in July 2017 (Angelina’s sprawling $24 million mansion is not far from Brad, who remains in the family’s former home in LA). Within
just a few short weeks, Keanu and Angelina had become so close that they secretly travelled to the Greek island of Paxos together, apparently so that Angelina could find some ‘calm’ amid her difficult divorce proceedings.
Greek media reported the pair arrived in Preveza on a luxury yacht and travelled to Parga and the Acheron River. ‘ Two well-known actors, accompanied by bodyguards, arrived with a boat in Parga and from there leased a vehicle,’ wrote one Greek online news website. ‘Angelina Jolie, with her two followers, went to Acheron’s horses and made the usual stroll. Nobody realised they were famous Hollywood stars.’ A Trip Advisor user named Jodie E also spotted the pair; she claims that Angelina used The Pony Club’s services during the trip. ‘Angelina Jolie and her entourage were there the day we went, so it’s visited by the stars,’ she wrote online.
So how did Angelina and Keanu get so close? ‘ They bonded as neighbours in the ultra-private area that Angelina and Patricia live in,’ says one insider. ‘Angelina and Keanu have never worked together and didn’t really get to know each other until last year. But everyone knows that Keanu is one of the nicest, most down-to-earth men in Hollywood. He is very close to his mum and visits her a lot, so a really natural friendship started forming with Angelina.’
Perhaps tellingly, Keanu, 54, told journalists in 2013 that Paxos was where he went when he wanted ‘to go unnoticed… I like to talk to fans, but if I want to rest and live some private moments, I know how to do that. Sometimes, a hat and a pair of sunglasses are enough. I love the food, the sun, the sea and the story [of Greece]. Nowhere else have I felt so calm’. Last week, Angelina returned to work on the set of new film The Kept, about a woman whose husband is murdered. It comes after a summer of turmoil for Angelina, 43, in her never-ending divorce battle with Brad. At the last count, she was ordered to give him more visitation rights and was warned that she faced him being granted joint custody, despite her having pushed for full physical custody of the children since the very beginning of negotiations. As for Keanu? He was rumoured to be dating a mystery woman earlier this year, but now, like Angelina, he’s believed to be single. ‘Patricia knew Angelina was going through a lot with the divorce and wanted to make sure she felt welcome in the community,’ adds the source. ‘She loves children and often sees Angelina’s kids playing and goes over to chat to them. She thinks they’re adorable. ‘She would love to see Keanu finally settle down after all these years and Angelina is someone who would fit right in with the family.’
THEY BONDED AS NEIGHBOURS – A NATURAL FRIENDSHIP STARTED FORMING
The A-listers are said to have travelled to the Greek island of Paxos together