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Keanu Reeves got 40th birthday boost from Hoffman

Keanu Reeves Keanu Reeves was reassured that turning 40 wasn't so bad by his friend Dustin Hoffman. The 48-year-old actor hated reaching the milestone age but was thankful his older pal was able to point out that life could be even better as he gets older and that things would work out for the best in the end. He said: "When I reached 40, I remember hanging out with Dustin Hoffman and said to him, 'Being 40 is a bitch'. "He said, 'No, it's not, being 40 is great.' He then went on to list all the changes he'd had in his life around that time - he was divorced around 40 - but that I had to hang on in there and things would work out for the best. It's nice to have another older male pat you on the back and tell you everything is going to be OK." The Speed actor has suffered double tragedy in his life, with his daughter Ava tragically still-born in 1999 and the tot's mother, Jennifer Syme, dying in a car crash in 2001, and he admits the two traumatic experiences fundamentally changed him and he is still unsure if he will ever have a family of his own. He added to The Sun: "A lot of my friends have kids and I go to their places for barbecues and watch them jump into the pool with their parents. Something happens to everyone that will change them. I had a lot of fears and I began to reflect on life. The reflections were connected to what happened in the past. I have had some dear friends pass away. I do not have a family of my own. So will that happen? How am I as a person?"

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  1. Des • March 25, 2013 @ 2:51 PM

    That must have been so hard on him… at least he has friends to support him.

  2. Jeff • March 25, 2013 @ 3:04 PM

    Well, he’s about to hit 50 and still hasn’t done anything about having a family. Here’s how you do it. Find a nice woman who cares about you. Marry her. Have kids. It’s not rocket science.

  3. BM • March 25, 2013 @ 5:01 PM

    Hope he finds the one. Miss him on the screen. Great actor or not I like Keanu. Here’s hoping good things come his way.

  4. Delia • March 27, 2013 @ 8:21 AM

    Keanu, we love you!

  5. nuri • March 27, 2013 @ 8:53 AM

    love u Keanu, wish u always happy <3

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