Keanu Reeves Sheds His Ultra-Private Skin
June 7, 2006

Keanu Reeves may be a mega-movie star, but he's also known for being an ultra-private man.

Now the star of the upcoming film, "The Lake House," is bursting out of his protective shell for next week's Parade Magazine, opening up about finally owning a home and wanting to share it.

"He says he wants to get married," revealed Dotson Radar, Parade's contributing editor. Radar also said the 41-year-old actor recalls leaving a "vagabond" life for a more stable one.

In the article, Keanu opens up about his darkest days, like the death of his best friend, musician River Phoenix. "It made him very cautious about emotional involvement," Radar said.

More personal pain followed for Keanu when he and his girlfriend lost a child in 1999. "He's been in love once in his life to a woman named Jennifer Sim," Radar revealed.

The baby was still born when Jennifer was eight months pregnant. Just a year and half later, Jennifer died in a horrific car crash.

Keanu told Parade, "I miss being a part of their lives and them being part of mine. I miss all the great things that will never be."

"He had to come to terms with a lot of sadness, and decide to go on," Radar said.

But it looks like the grass is greener on the other side. "He woke up at 40 and realized he was all grown up," Radar told us.

"You just want to forget it all and start again," the star told "Extra" back in 2003 when he turned 40.

Keanu said he's trying not to be alone so much these days. "I don't want to flee from life," he told Parade. "I want to get married. I want to have kids."

"He's a sweet, surprisingly open man," Radar said of the newly freed Keanu Reeves.

Catch Keanu when "The Lake House" opens June 16.


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