Leonardo DiCaprio is almost as famous for his relationships as he is for his movies. The Oscar-winning actor, who’s celebrating his 46th birthday on November 11th, has dated a plethora of famous women – all of them beautiful, and in recent years, most of them young.
After long-term relationships with supermodel Gisele Bündchen, whom he dated from 2000-2005, and later, model Bar Refaeli, whom he dated from 2005-2011, Leo started his Bachelor era, wherein he was rumoured to be dating everyone from Rihanna and Blake Lively to pretty every woman who’s walked the Victoria’s Secret runway. After a chart went viral showing Leo’s age getting higher almost at the same pace as the ages of the women he dates gets younger, most people didn’t bat an eyelid when he was spotted spending time with yet another ridiculously gorgeous young woman: up-and-coming Spanish-American actress Camila Morrone.
The pair, who have a 23-year age-gap (Morrone is 23 while DiCaprio is 45), were first spotted together in December 2017, before they taking off on a whirlwind European trip just a few months later. At the time, there were reports that DiCaprio had finally met the woman he wanted to marry – something which was brushed off at the time, but which could, in fact, prove true given the couple is now heading towards their three-year-anniversary, marking DiCaprio’s longest relationship since Refaeli.
So, how do we know that Morrone and DiCaprio’s relationship might be the one to finally tie the world’s most prolific Bachelor down? Among other things – such as the fact that DiCaprio reportedly introduced his parents to Morrone very early on and the pair are now living together in Los Angeles, DiCaprio’s body language around Morrone is different to that of all his previous relationships and flings.
Need proof? Below are some of the first candid pictures captured in the early days of DiCaprio’s former relationships and some commentary on the actor’s swooning moves from GRAZIA’s body language expert, Allan Pease (peaseinternational.com).
HE WILL EVENTUALLY WIN YOU OVER, EVEN IF YOU KNOW BETTER. AS LEARNT BY CAMERON DIAZ
“Diaz is holding her arm across her body protecting herself from DiCaprio’s wandering motives,” explains Pease. “His reputation as a lady’s man is probably in the forefront of her mind and Diaz is not a player in the game of love like he is. While their bodies are not touching, we can see they are into each other at this point but Diaz is holding back as evident through her tight-lipped smile – one that says she is not believing everything she is hearing. DiCaprio’s smooth appeal lies in his symmetrical, boyish looks but given Diaz’s head tilt, she is skeptical and he is striking out tonight.”
HE’LL GET SUPER CLOSE TO YOU TO SHOW HE’S INTO YOU. AS LEARNT BY KELLY ROHRBACH
“DiCaprio’s trademark is his open-mouthed smile. Just like primates, the actor uses it as a way of gaining acceptance and to show he is playful and non-threatening. He also uses close proximity to reveal his intentions. Rohrbach is mirroring his expressions indicating mutual feelings about him, however her negative arm-cross and hand-to-chin gesture shows she is unsure about the circumstances they are in and is figuring out what to do next.”
HE’LL MIRROR YOUR EXPRESSIONS. AS LEARNT BY RIHANNA
“There’s more close proximity and touching from DiCaprio and both he and Rihanna are using the same ‘masking’ expression. This is done when people don’t want to be noticed or don’t want to reveal their emotions. They are mirroring each other’s masking in this shot though showing that whatever is going on there, they both feel the same way about it.”
EVEN IF THE FIRST DATE ISN’T AMAZING, HE’LL GET YOU ON THE SECOND. AS LEARNT BY BAR RAFAELI
“DiCaprio has taken a classic male primate pose; legs spread to reveal the goods, arm draped over the chair claiming territory and sitting far enough back for Rafaeli to check it all out. However, she’s not going for it. As humans, we face our bodies and feet in the direction we’d like to be going and her desire is to be elsewhere. Her head is turned toward him purely to acknowledge his presence and her left arm creates a barrier between them. Her expression shows a mild contempt and probably explains why his left hand is supporting his head; he knows he’s striking out and boredom is setting in. This is not a fun date.”
HE’LL STARE BROODINGLY AT YOU. AS LEARNT BY GISELE BUNDCHEN
“Leo’s lingering stare is another of his trademark gestures. He stands close to Gisele, touches her, gazes at her and lets her take centre. This is what the Casanova types use to evoke emotional responses from women.”
HE LIKES AN ASSERTIVE WOMAN, BUT YOU STILL MIGHT NOT BE HAPPY. AS LEARNT BY KRISTEN ZANG
“DiCaprio’s eyes are smiling which means he is not putting in for the camera. Zang’s body language reveals she is holding back. Her smile is fake for the camera and there is nothing going on in her eyes. She’s not the right one for him but he is very happy with her. Her hand is on top of his indicating she has the upper hand in this relationship.”