South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), March 4, 2000

Death of baby ends romance

by Liz Hodgson

Keanu Reeves has split from girlfriend Jennifer Syme two months after they lost their baby daughter.

The couple did not live together, but Reeves had bought her a house when she became pregnant, and they were looking forward to bringing up the baby together.

Doctors induced labour after an ultrasound revealed the baby had died in the womb a month before the due date. Afterwards, the couple's relationship fell apart.

"Keanu and Jennifer really struggled to make it work, but their love wasn't strong enough to survive the death of their baby," a source close to the star of The Matrix told the American magazine the National Enquirer.

"Keanu was looking forward to being a father to the girl, who they had already named Ava, and he is desolate over her death."

Reeves, who is currently shooting The Gift with Cate Blanchett and Hilary Swank, is said to be still helping support Syme.

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