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Why Winona Ryder Will Never Divorce Keanu Reeves (in Her Own Words)

"I love him so much," Winona Ryder said of husband (?) Keanu Reeves.

By Morgan Ashley Parker
Winona Ryder & Keanu Reeves on March 25, 1989

Can the marriage between Winona Ryder and Keanu Reeves even be up for debate anymore?

Winona Ryder, for one, is not going to let anyone forget her ceremony any time soon. To recap (if you’ve missed our past coverage), the two starred together in the 1992 movie Dracula, directed by Francis Ford Coppola. While most of the movie was filmed on the MGM Soundstage, the wedding ceremony between Mina Murray (Winona Ryder) and Jonathan Harker (Keanu Reeves) was actually a re-shoot filmed in an actual Orthodox Church. Oh, and with a real Romanian priest and genuine Orthodox minister brought in to the Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Los Angeles, it was maybe a bit too real.

In a recent interview with Singapore’s The New Paper to promote the latest season of Stranger Things, the topic of this wedding came up once again.

“The funny thing was that we did this little movie (Dracula). We did a very long take in a church with a real Romanian priest. I was like, I think we're married. Then I said it and it just spread like wildfire. I felt like it sounded like I planned it. I actually hadn't," she said.

As Francis Ford Coppola explained previously, "This is pretty authentic and I think very beautiful, because we actually did the ceremony and had the priest do the ceremony… So in a sense, when we were all done, we realized that Keanu and Winona really are married as a result of this scene and this ceremony.”

Ryder then doubled down with this joke (or warning?): "I will not give [Keanu] a divorce. I'm like, you are mine forever. I won't threaten him with divorce because I'm scared he'll take it. He is one of my favorite humans. I love him so much."

Now, not to go totally crazy with the conspiracy theories but Ryder is the one who brought this script to Coppola in the first place. It was originally only slated to be a TV movie and, hey, maybe she knew she needed that big screen budget to make this real-pretend wedding happen?!

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