One Graph That Perfectly Sums Up Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dating Habits
Some consolation for all your poor souls who are forced to endure photo shoots of your significant other every time you venture anywhere for lunch / the day / the weekend.
Leo’s latest relationship has once again raised the issue of the age of the women he dates, and VICE waded in:
Over the last two decades, he has dated dozens of mostly blonde models under the age of 25 (the rare exception being Blake Lively, a blonde actress who at one point had a Chanel contract). But he’s rarely acknowledged them in the media, or shown an excess of emotion for them in public…
As a result, the public has come to take his affinity for young, almost-exclusively-blonde Victoria’s Secret and/or Sports Illustrated models for granted. He gets all of the benefits of being associated with young, attractive women, but he never has to explain himself when the relationships end, or when he starts dating literal teenagers. But when you look at the data, it’s jarring…
Much like Matthew McConaughey’s famous character, Leo gets older, and they stay the same age.
Somehow, he also seems to avoid those situations where exes sell their stories to tabloids for easy money, and it’s been rumoured that he makes them sign some kind of non-disclosure agreement
He also knows exactly how to meet these women:
Leo has never publicly discussed his strategy for meeting women, but according to one brave model who talked about it with Cosmo, he has it down to a science. In 2015, the women’s mag interviewed a group of Sports Illustrated swimsuit models and asked them about Leo.
Model Ashley Smith said she watched Leo pick up a model at Cannes the previous year. “I saw him at a party. And he literally showed up, like, the most dressed down. He was in a baseball cap,” she said. “Everyone else was in tuxedos, he came in a baseball cap, he was there for five minutes, found a girl, and left. You go, Leonardo! I wanted to give him a high five, but I didn’t know him, so I didn’t.”
…she waited 14 years to do it; the couple stopped seeing each other in 2005. In an interview with Porter magazine in February, she said that she broke up with Leo after she decided to cut back on partying to cope with her anxiety.
“No longer numbing myself with smoking, drinking and too much work, I was becoming more and more aware of things that I’d chosen not to look at,” she said. “Was I alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes.”