Photo agencies mistook Keanu Reeves’ mom for his girlfriend on the Oscars red carpet

Keanu Reeves took his mother as his date to the Oscars on Sunday night, and photo and news agencies mistook her for his girlfriend.

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Keanu Reeves with his mother Patricia Taylor (left), and with girlfriend Alexandra Grant (right). Kevin Mazur/Getty Images/Michael Kovac/Getty Images for LACMA

Like many other stars, including Laura Dern and Charlize Theron, Reeves invited his mom, Patricia Taylor, to Hollywood’s biggest night.

But after taking some red carpet pictures with the costume designer, photo agency Getty Images and news agency the Associated Press both mistook her for 47-year-old Alexandra Grant in their photo captions.

According to Glamour (who screengrabbed the Getty image), an incorrect caption was published on Getty early in the evening, reading: “Alexandra Grant and Keanu Reeves attends the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California.”

Meanwhile, Mercury News reported that the Associated Press also released a photo with a similarly incorrect caption: “Alexandra Grant, left, and Keanu Reeves arrives at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.”

Both Getty and AP’s errors have since been corrected to accurately identify Taylor.

In a statement sent to Insider, Getty Images wrote: “Getty Images sincerely apologises for incorrectly captioning Patricia Taylor as Alexandra Grant. As soon as we identified the error we updated the image immediately with the correct caption.

“Getty Images processes a wealth of content and works quickly to ensure this content is made available to our customers in real time. Mistakes rarely, but unfortunately can happen.

“We apologise for any offence this may have caused and will continue to work to refine our content ingestion process to limit these errors in the future.”

Associated Press did not immediately respond to Insider’s requests for comment.

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Like other stars at the Oscars on Sunday night, Reeves also took his mom as his date. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

This isn’t the first time one of Reeves’ red carpet dates has been misidentified.

When he made his relationship debut with the Los Angeles-based artist Grant in November 2019, a number of people on Twitter initially thought he was dating Dame Helen Mirren.

Mirren, who is 28 years younger than Grant, responded to the case of mistaken identity by saying it was “very flattering.”

Grant, who has been trolled in the past for her silver hair, responded to comments on Instagram in December about why she doesn’t dye it any more.

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Grant revealed in December that she went prematurely gray in her early 20s. Marc Piasecki/Getty Images

She shared a screengrab of a Newsweek article which revealed women who regularly use permanent hair dye could face a 60% increased risk of developing breast cancer. She also said she prematurely went gray in her early 20s.

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