Facts of Jennifer Syme
|Full Name:||Jennifer Syme|
|Age:||46 years 7 months|
|Birth Date:||December 07, 1972|
|Birth Place:||California, USA|
|Father's Name:||Charles Syme|
|Mother's Name:||Maria St. John|
|Marital Status:||Not Known|
|Hair Color:||Light Brown|
|Eye Color:||Light Brown|
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Jennifer Syme was an American actress and personal assistant who was also Canadian actor Keanu Reeves’ girlfriend from 1999 to 2000. She had a fatal car accident on 2 April 2001.
About Jennifer Syme
Jennifer Syme was born on 7 December 1972 in Pico Rivera in California, the USA. At the age of 18 years, Jennifer moved to Los Angeles. She got a job working as an assistant to Director David Lynch. Jennifer got few roles in films which though minor, Jennifer successfully acted in it.
She was also part of David Lynch’s film Lost Highway. She also worked as an employee for a music label. She worked as a personal assistant to Dave Navarro and assisted him in his various productions.
Jennifer’s Syme’s relation with Keanu Reeves
Jennifer Syme met Keanu Reeves at a party thrown for Reeves’ rock band Dog Star in 1998 and had started dating him. The couple was quite happy in their relationship. Jennifer also became pregnant with Keanu Reeves’ child.
Keanu was looking forward to the delivery. They had come to know that the unborn child was to be a daughter. They had even chosen a name for the child, namely Ava. Keanu was very supportive of Jennifer during her pregnancy and had even purchased a home for Jennifer Syme and Ava where they could stay after the baby’s birth.
However, as the pregnancy progressed there were cracks developing in their relationship. An insider revealed:
“They never lived together full-time during her pregnancy.”
The child was to be born in January 2000. An ultrasound of Jennifer’s abdomen was done a few days before the due date. It showed that the baby had died in the womb. Doctors delivered the stillborn by inducing labor. The couple was heartbroken and they buried the child at the Los Angeles cemetery. The source said:
“Keanu and Jennifer really struggled to make it work, but their love wasn’t strong enough to survive the death of their baby,”
Keanu was not able to share the grief with Jennifer. The source added:
“Although Jennifer and Keanu have parted, they have promised to always remain friends. He’s still financially supporting Jennifer, in part. “They’ve decided to seek new lives apart, but they will forever be linked.”
Jennifer Syme’s tragic death
Jennifer Syme landed into a postpartum depression after the stillbirth. She was taking medicines for her depression. She went on 1 April 2001 to a party hosted by musician Marilyn Manson. Before dawn, she was driven home by another party guest. However, soon afterward she again left her house to reportedly return to the party house. She drove her jeep but on the way crashed it into a row of parked cars. The LA Police Department’s spokesperson said:
“The collision occurred after a 1999 Jeep Cherokee, travelling northbound Cahuenga Boulevard, for unknown reasons, collided into three parked vehicles, which were parked on the east side of the street. The collision resulted in the Jeep Cherokee overturning on the roadway, causing the driver to be partially ejected.The driver, a 29-year-old female, was instantly killed. It is currently unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.”
In April 2002, Jennifer Syme’s mother Maria St. John filed a case against Marilyn Manson accusing him of providing various quantities of illegal controlled drugs to her daughter. She also said that Manson had directed her daughter to drive the vehicle in spite of knowing that she was not in a condition to do so. Manson vehemently denied the allegations. Investigations revealed that Jennifer was inebriated and not wearing a seatbelt during the accident time. She also had some drugs on her at that time.
Keanu is still overwhelmed by the incident and in 2005 had said in an interview:
“I miss being a part of their lives and them being part of mine. I wonder what the present would be like if they were here – what we might have done together. I miss all the great things that will never be. Damn it! It’s not fair! It’s absurd.”
Marilyn Manson’s memoir
Marilyn’s 1999 memoir mentioned Jennifer Syme. He had written that he and David Lynch was connected through Jennifer.
“Our relationship with Lynch had begun two years earlier through a girl we had met named Jennifer, who claimed to be Lynch’s assistant. At the time, everybody else had dismissed her as a name-dropping groupie. But when it came down to it, her claim was not only true, it resulted in an offer for us to collaborate with him on the soundtrack to his new movie, Lost Highway, as well as appear in the film.”
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