Dustin Tyler (born October 13, 1985) is a 38-year-old American TikTok star and tattoo artist who became popular after claiming to be Keanu Reeves’ son.
Dustin sent the internet into a frenzy after he made a set of TikTok videos referring to himself as the son of Keanu Reeves. Even if you don’t keep up much with Hollywood movies, you might at least recognize Keanu Reeves as the lead actor in big-budget movies like The Matrix (1999), John Wick (2014), John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019), and The Matrix Resurrections (2021). Is Dustin Tyler truly the actor’s son, or was it all for clout?
Dustin Tyler Was Born 38 Years Ago in Mankato, Minnesota
Dustin Tyler was born on October 13, 1985, in Mankato, Minnesota, in the United States. Accordingly to reports from Dustin himself, he has Puerto Rican roots and is of Hispanic ethnicity. He was, however, born in America, so he is American by nationality and belongs to the Libra zodiac sign.
Physically, Dustin Tyler is very good-looking; he possesses dark hair and olive skin that is peculiar to people of Hispanic descent. He is about 5 feet 8 inches tall and has a lot of distinctive tattoos.
His family life indicates that he is the only child of his parents. Important details about his education are currently missing as the social media star does not like to talk about his private life. There isn’t any indication that he is a college graduate, but he must have attended high school in his hometown.
Who Are Dustin Tyler’s Parents?
The TikTok star has revealed that he was single-handedly raised by his mother. Based on information from several sources, he was only three years old when his biological father abandoned him and his mother. Reports also reveal that Dustin’s parents were never married, not even at the time of his birth.
The TikTok star has not bothered to speak about his birth father to any of his social media followers. Hence, there is no way of finding out or confirming his identity. In like manner, Dustin also hesitates to speak about his mother as well. It was, however, suggested that she moved on with her life pretty fast after the breakdown of her relationship with Dustin’s father.
According to credible testimonies of those who know Dustin Tyler’s family, his mother married another man just a few months after his biological father left them. They reportedly moved from Minnesota to Oregon, where he eventually spent all his childhood.
Information about Dustin Tyler’s stepfather is also not available. He has often referenced his Puerto Rican roots in a couple of his videos, but nobody knows which of his parents is Hispanic, the ethnicity of the second one, or even if both parents are Puerto Rican.
There has been no mention of any half-siblings of Dustin’s yet. But it’s quite obvious that he is the only child that was born out of the relationship between his biological parents since they split up soon after his birth.
Keanu Reeves is Not Dustin Tyler’s Biological Father
In May 2021, American TikTokker Dustin Tyler made a series of videos claiming to be Keanu Reeves’s son. He also claimed to have close friendships with A-list stars and bragged about dating pop singers Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande.
But despite everything Tyler has claimed in his videos, Keanu Reeves is not his father, nor do the two men share any blood ties. Notwithstanding the knowledge that Dustin’s birth father is still at large, it was eventually revealed that Dustin Tyler made up the outrageous claims to grow his online followers.
The tactic, however, worked, as the videos went viral all over TikTok and Instagram and created quite a buzz at the time. It also looked plausible since Tyler and Keanu have some facial resemblance and other similar physical features.
In the end, the influencer had to own up to the truth. He admitted that he had made those videos for clout and that nothing he said in them had been true. Amid all the online noise generated by the videos, Keanu Reeves was conspicuously silent.
Before Dustin eventually cleared the air, the widely beloved actor never bothered to debunk or confirm the paternity rumors. Having already built a reputation over the years as a quiet, peace-loving man, it wasn’t out of character for the actor to ignore the ramblings of the social media clout chaser.
Who is Keanu Reeves’ Son?
As of 2022, Canadian heartthrob Keanu Reeves is childfree. At 59 years old, Keanu has expressly shown no interest in child-raising or marriage. Part of his reasons for remaining childless is traced back to 2000. That was when he and his then-girlfriend Jennifer Syme had a stillbirth. The little one was named Ava Archer. Barely three weeks after the loss of their child, Keanu and Jennifer broke up.
As if all that wasn’t bad enough, Jennifer lost her life in a fatal car accident one year after her split from Reeves. Reports say she was on her way to Marilyn Manson’s party when the unfortunate crash happened. It seems like Keanu Reeves never recovered from the double loss of his child and the mother. He has remained childless and doesn’t seem to want a child at all.
Dustin Tyler is a Father of One
According to multiple sources, Dustin is the father of a son named Carson, whom he had during a previous relationship but besides his name, every other detail about the child’s identity remains a secret – for now. Tyler was only 24 years old when he welcomed his first child.
He isn’t married yet but appears to be in a relationship with a mysterious, beautiful woman. Dustin is a barber, tattoo artist, and a very popular social media influencer with hundreds of thousands of followers across Instagram, TikTok, and Facebook.