Who is Leonardo DiCaprio?
Leonardo DiCaprio is an American actor and film producer often regarded as one of Hollywood’s most versatile actors. DiCaprio is widely recognized for his role as Jack Dawson in the 1997 epic romance movie “Titanic” – one of the highest-grossing movies ever made. Leonardo DiCaprio has also starred in other movies like “The Aviator”, “The Wolf of Wall Street”, “Django Unchained” and “The Revenant”, etc. He won the 2016 Academy Award for “Best Actor” for his role in “The Revenant” – DiCaprio’s only Oscar win to date out of 7 nominations.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s full name is Leonardo Wilhelm DiCaprio. He was born on November 11, 1974, in Los Angeles, California, United States. As of August 2022, Leonardo DiCaprio is 47 years old.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s parents
Leonardo DiCaprio is the only child of his parents. His father is George DiCaprio while his mother’s name is Irmelin DiCaprio (née Indenbirken). His mother was a legal secretary while his father worked as an underground comix writer, publisher, and distributor of comic books. According to reports, Leonardo DiCaprio’s parents named him “Leonardo” because while his mother was pregnant, she felt him kick while she was looking at a Leonardo da Vinci painting in the Uffizi Museum in Florence, Italy.
His parents met while attending college and later moved to Los Angeles after graduating. Unfortunately, when Leonardo was one year old, his father moved out of the house after he fell in love with another woman named Peggy Ann Farrar. He later went on to start a life with her and her son Adam Farrar whom Leonardo DiCaprio later developed a close relationship with.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s siblings
American actor Leonardo DiCaprio is an only child and therefore does not have any direct siblings.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s marriage and wedding
As of the time of publishing this article (August 2022), Leonardo DiCaprio is not married and does not have a wife. In fact, the 47-year-old actor has never been married. Throughout his career, DiCaprio has dated several actresses and top models including the likes of Gisele Bündchen, Bar Refaeli, Blake Lively, Naomi Campbell, amongst others. As of August 2022, Leonardo DiCaprio is in a relationship with Camila Morrone – his current girlfriend.
List of Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriends
Leonardo DiCaprio has been in several high-profile relationships with multiple women, most of them popular and successful. According to information gathered by DNB Stories Africa, Leonardo DiCaprio has dated or been romantically involved with over 20 women. Despite his long list of flings and romances, the actor is yet to be married.
Here is a list of women Leonardo DiCaprio has dated in the past. The list includes his current girlfriend Camila Morrone.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Bridget Hall in 1994.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Claire Danes in 1996.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Kristen Zang dated briefly in 1996.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Helena Christensen dated in 1997.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Liz Tyler in 1997.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Eva Herzigová in 1998.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Amber Valletta dated in 1998.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell had a brief fling in 2000.
- Leonardo DiCaprio briefly dated Virginie LeDoyen in 2000.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Gisele Bündchen in 2000.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Paris Hilton in 2000.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Bar Refaeli in 2005.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Anne Vyalitsyna in 2009.
- Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively dated in 2011.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Erin Heatherton in 2012.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Toni Garrn in 2013.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Kat Torres in 2013.
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Kelly Rohrbach in 2016
- Leonardo DiCaprio dated Nina Agdal in 2016.
- Leonardo DiCaprio started dating Camila Morrone in 2017.
About Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bündchen’s relationship
Gisele Bündchen is a Brazillian fashion model, activist, and businesswoman. She was born on July 20, 1980, in the Horizontina State of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. She is 42 years old as of August 2022.
DiCaprio met Gisele Bündchen during one of her runway shows as a model in 1999. He reportedly sent her flowers in a bid to impress her, but it didn’t work. During that period, Gisele Bündchen was dating fellow model Scott Barnhill. As time went on, Bündchen and Scott split up. This paved the way for Leonardo to make a move on Gisele Bündchen.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bündchen started dating in 2000. They reigned as one of Hollywood’s hottest couples at the time. As a result of this, the paparazzi followed them everywhere they went no matter how remote. This led to the couple trying to avoid going out in public together. During the time of their relationship, Gisele Bündchen moved to Los Angeles to be with Leonardo DiCaprio but this somehow backfired.
According to Bündchen, she moved to Los Angeles because she and DiCaprio were in a long-distance relationship and she wanted to be closer to him. Their relationship hit a rough patch in 2002 and they broke up that same year. Sources claimed that the cause of the breakup was simply because Gisele Bündchen was starting to get bored of Leonardo DiCaprio and wanted to move on.
Interestingly, Bündchen and DiCaprio later re-united. Three years later, in 2005, they attended the 77th Academy Awards ceremony together. DiCaprio was nominated for “Best Actor” for his role as Howard Hughes in the movie “The Aviator”. This was the first and the last public appearance Bündchen and DiCaprio made as a couple. They broke up for good in 2005 and neither of them gave any candid reason for the split. Meanwhile, Gisele Bündchen moved on quickly. She first started to date American surfer Kelly Slater before she finally found long-term love with American football quarterback Tom Brady in December 2006. Bündchen and Brady eventually got married in 2009 and they share two children, Benjamin and Vivian, together.
Leonardo DiCaprio, on the other hand, began dating Israeli-born model Bar Refaeli after his split from Gisele Bündchen. Years after, DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli went their separate ways.
Gisele Bündchen finally opened up about the cause of their split in her 2018 book – “Lessons: My Path To A Meaningful Life”. According to Bündchen, she broke up with Leonardo DiCaprio because she had embarked on a journey to do away with unhealthy habits in her life.
I am no longer numbing myself with smoking, drinking, and working too much. I was becoming more and more aware of the things that I’d chosen not to look at. Was I alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes.
About Leonardo DiCaprio’s relationship with Bar Refaeli
Bar Refaeli is an Israeli model, television host, entrepreneur, and actress. She was born on June 4, 1985, in Hod, Hasharon, Isreal. She is 37 years old as of August 2022.
According to reports, DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli met at a party in Las Vegas in November 2005 when Refaeli was 20 years old and DiCaprio was 31. By 2006, the two had started dating and were often spotted together at big celebrity events and occasions. DiCaprio’s relationship with Bar Refaeli is often regarded as one of Hollywood’s most memorable relationships.
In 2009, Refaeli and DiCaprio took a short break from seeing each other. However, they rekindled their romance the following year (2010). During the time of their break, 37-year-old Bar Refaeli claimed she worked on herself and grew up. She further stated that she reconnected with her friends and gained new insights into relationships.
In 2011, DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli finally called it quits for good amid reports that they had grown apart. It was speculated that Leonardo DiCaprio had been under pressure from friends and family to start a family with Refaeli. As of August 2022, Bar Refaeli is happily married to Israeli-born businessman Adi Ezra, and together they share three children.
About Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively’s relationship
Blake Lively is an American actress. She was born on August 25, 1987, in Tarzana, Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 35 years old as of August 2022.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively met in November 2010 at a dinner event in New York City, United States. Lively was considered for the role of “Daisy Buchanan” in the movie “The Great Gatsby” which also starred DiCaprio as “Jay Gatsby”. Their relationship lasted five months, according to reports. The pair reportedly broke up in October 2011, stating that the split was amicable. Soon after their split, Blake Lively began dating actor Ryan Reynolds whom she got married to in 2012. They have three children.
About Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell’s relationship
Naomi Campbell is an English model, actress, singer, and businesswoman. She was born on May 22, 1970, in London, United Kingdom. She is 52 years as of August 2022.
According to reports, Leonardo DiCaprio and Naomi Campbell dated briefly in 1995. After a brief romance, they decided to become just friends. As of August 2022, the pair are currently in different stages of their careers and lives. Naomi Campbell became a first-time mom in May 2021 while DiCaprio had gone on to date other models after Campbell, including Czech supermodel Eva Herzigová.
About Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone’s relationship
Camila Morrone is Leonardo DiCaprio’s current girlfriend, as of the time of writing. She is an American model and actress. She was born on June 16, 1997, in Los Angeles, California, United States. She is 25 years old as of August 2022.
DiCaprio and Camila Morrone started dating in December 2017. Their relationship stirred extra attention due to Camila Morrone being 22 years younger than Leonardo DiCaprio. However, despite their age difference, the couple has found a way to make their relationship work.
In 2019, Camila Morrone spoke up about several criticisms she has received due to her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. She shared photos of the late American actors Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart who were married despite their 20-year age difference. The post received tons of reactions from fans including more criticisms and accusations of “gold-digging”.
Responding to the comments, Camila Morrone wrote:
I just read some of the comments on my Instagram and, my God, people are so mean and full of anger with people that they know nothing about. I just hope on this Friday that people learn to live with a little less hatred.
In February 2020, DiCaprio and Camila Morrone made their debut at the Oscars. Although they didn’t show up together, they were seated next to each other during the event. Meanwhile, DiCaprio’s mother reportedly sees Camila as good daughter-in-law material and is worried that her son might soon become less committed to the relationship. Sources claim that DiCaprio’s mother, Irmelin DiCaprio, had a chance to know her daughter-in-law after she and Leonardo’s father, George DiCaprio travelled to Italy with Camila’s parents – Maximo Morrone and Lucila Sola.
Leonardo DiCaprio’s children
As of August 2022, Leonardo DiCaprio is not a father and does not have any children. The actor once said he didn’t believe in marriage and didn’t see himself having children.
However, during a later interview, DiCaprio took back his statement, stating that he believes in marriage and in fact, wants to have children in the future.
I want to get married and have children. I realize I am contradicting everything I’ve said before, I absolutely believe in marriage.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Aretha Wilson’s fight
Aretha Wilson is a Canadian model and stockbroker based in the United States. She is speculated to be in her late fifties. In 2005, Aretha Wilson and Leonardo DiCaprio were at a party at film producer Rick Saloman’s mansion when she intentionally smashed a bottle over his head. Leonardo DiCaprio was immediately hospitalized after the attack which left him needing 17 stitches to close up a large cut across his face.
Aretha Wilson initially protested her innocence, claiming that she thought Leonardo DiCaprio was an ex-boyfriend of hers who had been spying on her. She would have faced seven years behind bars but she entered a plea bargain and the seven years were reduced. The court later ruled that once released, Aretha Wilson should be deported back to her country, Canada.
Interestingly, Leonardo DiCaprio was happy that the case was resolved before it went on a full trial. He never attended the hearing and has never talked publicly about the incident.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet’s relationship
Leonardo DiCaprio and her Titanic co-star Kate Winslet have suffered relationship rumours in the media since the release of the 1997 classic. Despite the strong speculations of a romantic association between the two actors, DiCaprio and Winslet have maintained that they are just good friends and nothing more. According to what is known, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet never dated.