Ava Archer Syme-Reeves was a celebrity baby of the famous movie star Keanu Reeves and his late ex girlfriend, Jennifer Syme. She was born on December 24, 1999 and passed away on the same day.
The name "Ava" is derived from the Latin word "Avid" which means bird.
The name "Archer" is derived from the Latin word "Arcus" which means "Bow".
Ava Archer Syme-Reeves never got a chance to meet her wonderful parents. When her father was on the set of The Matrix, he got the news that his wife was giving birth. What he later found out was their child was a stillborn baby.
She never got to see the wonderful world and did not get to experience anything everyone or everything had to offer to her. She passed away on December 24, 1999 and was born on the same day.
Ava's father and mother had a literal hearts and flowers relationship. Jennifer was David Lynch's assistant and the two met while Keanu was recovering from his best friend, River Phoenix's death from drugs overdose.
The two hit it off and were in love very soon. They got together and only after a year, Jennifer was pregnant. After Ava's death, however, the couple split and never got a chance to reconcile.
Shortly after Ava's demise, both of her parents got badly affected and her mother, Jennifer Syme developed a habit of drugs and alcohol.
Jennifer and Keanu then separated and weeks after their daughter's death. Then in 2nd April 2001, Jennifer slammed her SUV to a parked car while she was driving home from Marilyn Manson's party.
She was declared spot-dead by LA authorities. The investigation also revealed that she was driving under the influence of Alcohol and other elements and wasn't wearing her seat-belt in the time of the collision.
Now, Ava and her loving mother are buried beside each-other in Westwood Village Memorial Park Cemetery in Los Angeles.
Keanu and Jennifer's story could have been different if Ava was alive. It is normal human behavior to get traumatized after loosing a daughter and wife. Hence, Keanu has admitted that he was traumatized and may be that's why he still isn't in a serious relationship and doesn't have kids.
People assume that Keanu used his own grief and bitterness to give life to one of his hit action Movie series John Wick. The movie is based on a secret society assassin dealing with his wife's death.
While asked about his approach to the 2014's smash hit role, Keanu said:
I thought it was one of the foundations of the role, I just love his grief. I don't think you're ever working through it! Grief and loss don't ever go anywhere, you just live with it!
Father's Growth From The Trauma
Papa Reeves took his time away from relationships and kids ever since Ava and her mother passed away. He was single making single ladies around the world try their shot at him but was shaken by what had happened to him.
Keanu took around 5 years to move on from that point, The Metrix star made his official debut with his girlfriend, Alexandra Grant, at the LACMA Art + Film Gala awards five years after the tragedy.
The world was caught by surprise and the internet went off giving him all the love and blessings.