Smitten! Leonardo DiCaprio has “always had a soft spot” for Gigi HadidA source exclusively revealed in the most recent issue of Us Weekly.
“He thinks she’s beautiful of course but also a wise and cool character who’s got a very cultured and educated take on life,” the insider says.
The Titanic actor, 47, and the model, 27, are officially dating and “have a ton of mutual friends,” the source adds, noting that “everyone’s happy to see them together, even though it did catch a lot of them off guard.”
The insider says he is still pursuing the California native. Use that DiCaprio is aware that fans have noticed his tendency to date young models — many of which are 25 years old or under.
“Leo plays it down but there’s no denying he does have a type, or he has until now,” the source explains, referring to the fact that Hadid is over the age of the actor’s past few flames. “But at almost 48 he’s mellowing out a lot more and dropping hints to his buddies that he’s way less interested in that playboy lifestyle.”
An exclusive source revealed the news earlier in the month. Use that DiCaprio had “his sights set on Gigi” after splitting from Camila Morrone It is better to do it earlier in the summer.
“They’re friends,” the insider said of the Guest in Residence designer on September 7, noting that Hadid wasn’t ready “to be romantic” with DiCaprio at that time.
Things seemingly changed as the Oscar winner was spotted with the former Victoria’s Secret model at a September 10 New York Fashion Week afterparty, an eyewitness told Use. A second observer observed that the pair were seated at one table.
DiCaprio’s interest in Hadid came just weeks after UseIt was confirmed that things had stopped between the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…After four years of dating, actor and Morrone, 25.
“[Leo]Without a visa, has been attending events and going to vacations. [Camila], from the Care Gala to Unicef Gala to St-Tropez,” a source exclusively told UseJuly “He has been spending more time hanging out with all his pals like Tobey McGuire Jamie Foxx.”
The What’s Eating Gilbert GrapeStar and the Death WishThe actress and Marrone first became close in spring 2018. They had met when Marrone was just 12 years old. While they were once “very in love,” DiCaprio and Morrone hadn’t been seen together since July. “Leo and Camila just weren’t having fun anymore,” a different source told UseAfter the breakup. “The honeymoon phase was over and things faded out.”
Hadid was, for her part in a previous long-term relationship Zayn Malik. The duo dated for five consecutive years before finally parting ways in October 2021.
“Zayn and Gigi have silently separated,” an insider exclusively told UseAt the time. “They’d been having problems for a while and tried to figure them out, but it just wasn’t working.”
The two of them share their 2-year-old daughter Khai. Hadid shared their 2-year-old daughter Khai with them on Monday, September 19.
“Our angel girl turned 2 today,” the Vogue cover star wrote via her Instagram Story, tagging the “Pillowtalk” crooner. The pair toasted their daughter by giving her a Peppa Pig cake designed by Carlos’ Bake Shop.
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