Can happiness be bought with success? Indeed, not at all which once again came out evident from the tale of one of the most popular faces from Hollywood, whose films simply grossed more than £3billion at the box office. Well, the ever admired star is none other than Keanu Reeves whose soaring milestones within the big screen and benevolence in real-life couldn’t just triumph his loneliness and tragic consequences stemming from his past.
Tracing the origin
After years of living a nomadic lifestyle moving from one hotel to another, his struggle to find peace in life was ceaseless as even after garnering millions of fans, the definition of being happy turned futile in his repeated attempts.
Despite being an A-list actor, Keanu has always preferred to travel in public transport besides maintaining a low profile. Well, his ingenuity can be attributed to his personal experience of a series of calamitous events led by a disappointment which kicked off during his childhood.
Indebted to heartbreak
When the celeb was three years old, his dad abandoned him of being arrested for possessing heroin and cocaine. Then it led to his sentence of ten years in jail who was released in the year of 1996. But at present, the father-son duo hardly speak.
In an interview with Rolling Stone long back in 2000, Keanu told, “The story with me and my dad’s pretty heavy. It’s full of pain and woe and f***ing loss and all that s***.”
An adorable flashback
Meanwhile, his dad, Samuel, has formerly blamed himself for his cramped relationship with Reeves whose last memory of the boy dates back to a golden scene. It hails from the momentum when the little Keanu played with him in the surf of Hawaii’s Big Island.
Samuel was heard saying, “Occasionally, the spray would wash over the shelf, and the water would rush around our legs, and I would lift him up and hold him really tight. Then this big old wave really almost swept us right out. I caught my boy just as he was being sucked away by knee-deep water. I think Keanu was 11.”
Indeed, that sounds too sweet to spare a thought.
However, Samuel also confessed about himself reaching out to his son several times but the response is yet awaited. He contemplated, “I pretty much know what he’s doing, but he’s made it clear that he wants nothing to do with me.”