Ava Archer Syme-Reeves

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Thu Dec 17 2020
By   Sarthak

The most tragic moment a human can experience is the loss of their loved ones. And what is worse than losing a child. Well, actor, Keanu Reeves, and his late girlfriend, Jennifer Syme experienced a similar painful moment, when Jennifer gave birth to Ava Archer Syme-Reeves, who was stillborn. A year later, Jennifer died in a car accident and left Keanu heartbroken.

Keanu who portrays masculine and charming roles on-screen hides a great deal of pain behind his real character. He is equally loved by his fans and Reeves is now happy with his girlfriend, Alexandra Grant. Keanu believes that we should make the most of life because life is beautiful.

Ava Archer Syme-Reeves Cause of Death

In 1998, Keanu met his future girlfriend, Jennifer, who was then working as a personal assistant of director, David Lynch. The couple instantly fell in love with each other.

Keanu and his then pregnant girlfriend, Jennifer.
Image: Keanu and his then-girlfriend, Jennifer Syme. They broke up after Syme gave to their stillborn child, Ava.
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On December 24, 1999, Jennifer gave birth to their stillborn daughter, Ava Archer Syme-Reeves. Stillborn is a fetal death after 20 or 28 weeks of pregnancy, where the baby is born without signs of life.

Keanu and Jennifer were devastated and the grief of losing a child put a huge strain on their relationship. Hence, the couple broke up several weeks later.

Jennifer's death completely changed Keanu

After eight months into her pregnancy, Jennifer had a stillborn child. No wonder she was also left heartbroken. Further, she and Keanu split. Who knew Keanu would lose both his daughter and his girlfriend within sixteen months.

Jennifer Syme died in 2001.
Image: Jennifer Syme was killed in a car accident on April 2, 2001.
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It was April 2, 2001, when Jennifer died after her vehicle collided with three parked cars on Cahuenga Boulevard in Los Angeles. She was 28 years old. It was found out that Syme was being treated for depression at the time.

After the incident, Keanu took some time off filming The Matrix sequels to sought peace and time. The actor once revealed that since then he avoids serious relationships and having kids. That is the reason he has never been married and remained for several years as a single man.

Ava Archer Syme-Reeves Funeral

Keanu and Jennifer held their stillborn daughter's memorial. She is buried in  Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park & Mortuary, Los Angeles, California.

Jennifer is buried next to her daughter, Ava.
Image: Jennifer and Ava Archer Reeves' graves in Pierce Brothers Westwood Village Memorial Park.
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After Jennifer died, Keanu held the memorial for her. She is buried next to her daughter. Actor Brandon Lee also died at 28 and is buried next to his father, Bruce Lee.

Keanu Reeves: Man who overcame Tragedy

Every person goes through a difficult time in their life. When we see celebrities flaunting their luxurious lifestyle, we think they don't have any sadness. However, Keanu Reeves might be the only actor who lives a very humble lifestyle. The actor who is wildly popular for his movies like The Matrix trilogy, John Wick trilogy, Bill and Ted, etc doesn't let success climb over his head.

In 1993, Reeves' best friend, River Phoenix died of a drug overdose. Six years later his daughter died and one year after that he lost his girlfriend. Keanu never married since then neither he became involved in serious relationships. However, fate decided to give him a new opportunity.

Keanu met Alexandra Grant at a dinner party in 2009. They even collaborated on two books. It is said that Grant's companion gave Keanu newfound happiness. The couple made their relationship public in November 2019. Talking about his net worth, Reeves has a net worth of $360 million.

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