It looks like Keanu Reeves is a married man! According to the John Wick actor, his friend and longtime co-star Winona Ryder have a funny inside joke. “Once in a while, I will get a text, ‘Hello, husband,'” Keanu revealed while guest-starring on CBS’ The Talk on Monday, Jan. 7.
If you’re confused, let us explain. According to an interview with Entertainment Weekly in August 2018, the acting duo tied the knot when they starred together in 1992’s Dracula. The film’s director hired “a real Romanian priest” for a wedding scene involving their characters who were engaged.
When asked by The Talk‘s newest co-host, Carrie Ann Inaba, if the story was true, the 54-year-old said, “That’s what Winona says.” However, for some time, Keanu thought it was all fun and games. “I didn’t really believe her, and then Francis Ford Coppola, the director of Dracula, contacted Winona and said publicly that, yeah, that really happened,” Keanu explained to Carrie. “The priest did a full ceremony, and Winona and I got married.” Ha!
Apparently, Keanu wasn’t too against the new title he was given by Winona, 47. Carrie asked, “So, it’s real?” to which Keanu joked, “Yeah, it’s awesome.”
Winona was the one to bring up their on-screen nuptials in August after she told EW that the two “actually got married in Dracula.” However, she understood how crazy that might have sounded. “No, I swear to God, I think we’re married in real life,” she added. “We shot the master and he did the whole thing. So I think we’re married.”
We suppose it wasn’t as special for Keanu (poor Winona) after the news completely slipped The Matrix actor’s mind. “Don’t you remember that? It was Valentine’s Day,” she asked to which he realized, “Oh my gosh, we’re married.”
But even though their on-screen marriage slipped his mind, Keanu has justified their great friendship. “Winona is a lovely person and a talented actress,” the handsome hunk said of the Stranger Things actress to People in August 2018. “I think we make a good couple, and I liked that it’s a two-hander. To them, nobody else matters anyway, right? We did something like five eight-minute scenes, which you don’t often get a chance to do in films.”