Keanu Reeves, known for his generous gestures, was invited by the groom after he noticed him in the same hotel where the festivities were taking place.
Keanu Reeves unexpectedly shows up at a wedding reception, catching the bride and groom off guard. On Monday, James and Nikki Roadnight were married in Northamptonshire, England, and they created memories to last a lifetime. Nikki told Newsweek, “He was very friendly and said he would [come] later on,” Nikki told Newsweek “We didn’t know if he would or not but it was cool that my husband had spoken to him!”
The fact that a random couple ran into Keanu Reeves in a hotel lobby, invited him to their wedding, and he put on a suit and joined is proof he really is The One. pic.twitter.com/E9yQbJPosA— Luke Barnett (@LukeBarnett) August 28, 2022
The “Matrix” actor, 57, was in the Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa’s bar when the groom noticed him and invited him to the wedding.
An hour later, a hotel employee approached the bride to inform her that a “very special guest” was waiting outside and wanted to speak with her. “I went to say hi and introduce myself, and I offered him a drink but he declined that and said he’d just had a long flight so wouldn’t stay long but he was so kind and friendly and congratulated us on our wedding” the bride exclaimed.
The couple had been together for two years and were married in front of their friends, family, and Nikki’s 5-year-old daughter. Nikki claimed that meeting Reeves left her and her husband, as well as her guests, “a bit starstruck,” but it was certainly a buzz phrase on her wedding day.
Had the most amazing weekend!! #married #dreamwedding #keanureeves #fawsleyhall pic.twitter.com/a0RC8eS4WP— Nikki Roadnight (@MrsNRoadnight) August 22, 2022
She mentioned how Reeves was so gracious as to photograph not only the happy couple but also all of their guests. As a joke, when posing for the camera, the couple substituted Reeves’ well-known film “Speed” for “Cheese”!
Nikki stated: “My mum, Jo, took photos and shouted for everyone to yell ‘Speed’ as she took the photo. We laughed about that as it’s one of his older films! We are big fans. I absolutely loved The Matrix movies and really big fan of the John Wick films too! It was so cool!” She continued, making the wedding “out of this world” by offering them “something to remember [at] the start of many more adventures,” even though the wedding was already “perfect” and “magical.”
The meeting and Reeves’ friendly demeanor were the icing on the wedding cake for James and Nikki. “The wedding was absolutely perfect anyway and we had the most magical day,” the bride said. “Keanu Reeves dropping by to say hello was just out of this world.”
The “John Wick” actor, who is dating artist Alexandra Grant, has been dubbed “Hollywood’s nicest man” for how he treats his fans and colleagues. For example, in July 2019, Reeves received media attention for getting out of his car and writing a message on a supporter’s yard sign.
i love how keanu just shows up at random weddings pic.twitter.com/sMDFGsLuXY— em wick 🍂 (@johnwicksgf) August 22, 2022
Before Time magazine named him Person of the Year, a Change.org petition garnered nearly 200,000 signatures. “Make Keanu the Person of the Year; he is the most moral being alive,” wrote Jackson Beem, the petition’s creator, in July 2019. “Keanu has secretly donated millions of his earnings to children’s hospitals and other charities, and has done amazing things for people in public while asking for nothing in return.”
Signers praised the actor as “an angel” and said he “deserved” the honor, which ultimately went to the young environmentalist Greta Thunberg.