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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.’


The A-lis­ters are said to have trav­elled to the Greek is­land of Paxos to­gether

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