Keanu Reeves says he and Winona Ryder are married under the eyes of God

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In an interview with Esquire, Keanu Reeves shed light on his unique relationship with Winona Ryder, claiming they are truly married, at least in their own interpretation.

The bond between the two actors dates back to their roles in Francis Ford Coppola’s 1992 film, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, where they portrayed Jonathan Harker and Mina, respectively. In a pivotal scene, their characters were married by real priests, resulting in persistent rumors about their actual marital status.

Keanu Reeves says he and Winona Ryder are married under the eyes of God

During a Q&A session, Reeves recounted the experience, revealing that multiple takes were done with genuine priests officiating the scene. Both Winona and Coppola reflected the sentiment that they were indeed married, at least in the eyes of God.

The John Wick actor humorously acknowledged the possibility, suggesting that their on-screen union may have transcended fiction.

Winona Ryder had previously expressed a similar belief, emphasizing that the ceremony was conducted by a real Orthodox priest and involved the recitation of traditional marriage vows. She considered the event to be a genuine union, further fueling speculation about their off-screen relationship.

Even Francis Ford Coppola supported Ryder’s viewpoint, explaining that he incorporated a real Greek Orthodox rite into the film to enhance authenticity and beauty. Filming occurred in an Orthodox church in Los Angeles, complete with a bona fide priest.

Consequently, once production concluded, the realization dawned upon them that Keanu and Winona might have inadvertently become legally married due to the authenticity of the ceremony.

While the extent of their relationship remains questionable, Reeves’ playful acknowledgment and the recollections of Winona Ryder and Francis Ford Coppola provide an intriguing twist to their on-screen collaboration. The enduring rumors and the undeniable connection forged during the filming of Bram Stoker’s Dracula continue to fascinate fans and spark discussion about the blurred lines between fiction and reality.