There have been persistent rumors over the years that Reeves and Ryder married for real on the set of the 1992 vampire movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula, with Ryder pointing out in a 2018 interview that real priests were present for the filming of the horror movie.
Reeves was recently on promotional duties for the movie in the John Wick franchise, but in 2021 he also provided his own side of the marriage story to Esquire (via The Independent) – and it turns out it might well be true.
He said: “We did a whole take of a marriage ceremony with real priests. Winona says we are. [Director Francis Ford] Coppola says we are. So I guess we’re married under the eyes of God.”
Reeves played Jonathan Harker in Dracula, while Ryder played his on-screen partner Mina Harker. Gary Oldman donned the make-up to play the villainous vampire at the centre of the movie based on a book.
It’s not one of the finer moments of Reeves’ career, with the actor strongly criticised for his performance. Those critics probably won’t come out of the woodwork now that we’ve seen what Reeves can do with nunchucks in John Wick 4.