"Keanu Reeves is planning to break the habit of a lifetime and go public about his love affair with blonde British wild child Amanda De Cadenet. In the past Keanu has shrouded his private life in secrecy, but friends say he's so crazy about Amanda that he can't stay silent any longer.
"They've kept their relationship quiet so far but it looks as if they're ready to go public," says one.
Shortly before he flew to New Zealand, to perform with his band Dogstar, superstar Keanu (30) was spotted enjoying an intimate motorbike ride with Amanda. The pair then sat right out in the open at a Beverly Hills pavement café and shared a drink or two.
"Keanu's just mad about her - he has to be, to be seen out with her, because he's such a private guy," says a friend.
The first public glimpse of Hollywood's hottest new couple came some weeks ago at the premiere of a new play, Four Dogs And A Bone, Amanda was snapped at the wheel of her Mercedes as she drove Keanu away from curious photographers who'd only ever seen him out in the past with his sister.
Friends reveal that this was hardly a first date - the couple have been meeting secretly ever since Amanda split from her husband, Duran Duran heart-throb John Taylor, early this year."