The Untold Truth Of Leonardo DiCaprio's Girlfriend Camila Morrone

Actor Leonardo DiCaprio is one of Hollywood's most notorious bachelors, having never settled down with one of his many romantic conquests. Now that DiCaprio is five years shy of 50, at the time of this writing, his love life is under increased scrutiny and speculation. 

This was clearly evident at the 2020 Golden Globes, when the evening's host, comedian Ricky Gervais, made a crack about the Titanic star's penchant for dating younger women. "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood [is] nearly three hours long," Gervais quipped in reference to one of the Oscar winner's latest roles. "Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end, his date was too old for him." Of course, Gervais was only joking, and even DiCaprio laughed at the bit. But there is a kernel of truth in the funny moment — the Los Angeles native has exclusively dated younger women in recent years, with his latest girlfriend being model Camila Morrone, who was born in 1997. This means DiCaprio's paramour is 23 years younger than him, an age gap that has raised a few eyebrows

To be fair, however, Morrone is more than just another pretty face, and she has already accomplished quite a lot in her short life. Let's find out more about the new lady in DiCaprio's life.

Age doesn't mean a thing to Camila Morrone

To revisit all of Leonardo DiCaprio's model girlfriends would be exhausting, so we'll cap our trip down memory lane to his major relationships with models Bar Refaeli and Gisele Bündchen. DiCaprio dated Bündchen from 2000 to 2005, while he romanced Refaeli from 2005 to 2011. Since those relationships, it has been one runway model after the next, including Camila Morrone, who is signed to IMG Models

The two were first linked together in December 2017, when Morrone was 20 and DiCaprio was 43. Then, in February 2018, they reportedly attended Ellen DeGeneres' 60th birthday party together, and have been connected ever since. In November 2019, they were photographed on a romantic stroll in West Hollywood.

Although DiCaprio and Morrone haven't addressed their relationship head-on, the model did allude to it in a 2019 conversation with the Los Angeles Times. "There's so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps," she argued. "I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date." Morrone also expressed frustration that her romantic life has begun to overshadow her budding career as an actor, having just starred in a critically acclaimed movieMickey and the Bear. "I feel like there should always be an identity besides who you're dating," she explained. "I understand the association, but I'm confident that will continue to slip away and be less of a conversation."

Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend Camila Morrone's star is on the rise

Camila Morrone might have gotten her start in modeling, but her future seems to be in acting. Morrone landed her first big break in the 2019 independent film, Mickey and the Bear, a coming-of-age story about a teenager named Mickey who is grappling to find independence from her war veteran father, who is addicted to opioids. The complicated characters and beautiful setting of Montana immediately grabbed the Los Angeles native's attention, as she explained to Forbes, "I read a lot of scripts, but few of them stand out to me. So for me, it was that when I read the script, I didn't even get through it, and I was like, 'This is something I want to do.'" Morrone added, "I could just tell it had the elements of characters that I'm interested in playing. So I was already instantly drawn to it."

Mickey and the Bear was nominated for a ton of awards and took home best narrative feature at the 2019 Boston Film Festival, to name one win. Morrone's performance was widely celebrated, as seen in headlines like, "Camila Morrone Shines in a Strong Coming-of-Age Drama," and "Camila Morrone is a Star in Mickey and the Bear." The 20-something's next gig, as of this writing, is a starring role in Daisy Jones & The Six, an Amazon series based on Taylor Jenkins Reid's best-selling novel, according to Deadline.

Camila Morrone's stepdad is incredibly famous

In light of Camila Morrone's obvious star power, it's reasonable to be curious about her parents and personal background. Morrone was born to Argentinian parents, model Lucila Solá and actor Maximo Morrone, and the two ended their marriage in 2006 after nine years together. The actor said of her upbringing in conversation with W magazine, "Both my parents moved here from Argentina before I was born, so they were in a foreign country. My mom was only 21 years old when she had me, and my dad was in his mid-20s. So it was a very unique situation; they just moved here on a whim without family, so it definitely felt like the three of us were navigating through this."

Camila's mom later struck up a long-term romance with famed actor and director Al Pacino, who happens to be close friends with Leonardo DiCaprio. Lucila and Pacino were together for 10 years, before breaking up in 2018, per People. Camila views The Godfather star as her stepdad and credits him for helping her with acting, joking during a March 2018 appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden that Pacino's advice was too straightforward"Just be yourself," she recalled the actor flippantly suggesting. "If you cry, you cry. If you don't cry, you don't cry. That's it. It's just acting."

Acting tips aside, we wonder if DiCaprio feels a little awkward about dating his friend's stepdaughter. Hmm.

Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend's approach to beauty is easygoing

For a successful model, Camila Morrone has a surprisingly chill approach to fitness and beauty. When asked about her favorite post-workout meal, for instance, the actor made an honest confession, telling W magazine, "Unfortunately, I'd like to say it's salad or vegetables, but after I exercise I like to praise myself with carbs, whether it's a pasta, pizza, or a sandwich." She added, "I like to not be too hard on myself. That's the most unhealthy that I will do. I don't have an unhealthy lifestyle, but I like carbs." It's hard to turn down pizza and pasta, right?

Morrone has a similar take on beauty products, admitting to the mag, "All of that weird stuff that looks like it's out of a science lab, I stay away from. I'm really simple. I'm just like, wash your face, keep it hydrated, moisturize every night, whether it's a cream or serum or overnight thing." Trés refreshing, in our opinion.

About those cheating rumors...

Camila Morrone has a wide circle of famous pals, including models Bella Hadid, Hailey Baldwin, and Kaia Gerber. But the most recognizable name in her circle might be Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kendall Jenner, who accompanied the model on a November 2017 trip to the Bahamas. However, things seemingly got a bit awkward between the two when, in December 2019, Jenner was linked to Leonardo DiCaprio. It all went down when the reality star was spotted in a club with DiCaprio during Miami's Art Basel, with an eyewitness telling Radar Online, "They were all sitting in a booth for like two to three hours at club 11. They were drinking, talking, flirting. They were light touching each other, laughing while drinking ... touching each other's hands and shoulders."

We suspect Jenner and DiCaprio are just friends due to the Morrone connection, but these reports are kind of uncomfortable. And if the rumors did cause an upset, they were seemingly forgotten, considering the Mickey and the Bear star and DiCaprio reportedly went to St. Barts for New Years.

Camila Morrone has had enough of the haters

Camila Morrone caused quite the stir when she shared a vintage photo of actors Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart in July 2019, captioning the iconic shot with, "A love like this." For context, Bacall and Bogart had a 25-year difference in their relationship, just two years more than DiCaprio and Morrone's gap. Many commenters took the actor to task for seemingly comparing her relationship to the old Hollywood stars, with one person writing, "Daddy issues," while someone else said, "Of all Leo's girlfriends, you're the one who talks the most. Shut up, hate you." Ouch.

Morrone did an Instagram Live to address the backlash, later explaining to Vulture about her decision to go public, "There's so much hate on the internet and it's so unnecessary. I know it won't change anything. Negative comments don't stop because you address them. I felt like being like, 'You guys suck! This sucks. You guys are really mean.'" However, she went on to say, "I probably won't address it again. Because then you open floodgates for people to judge you." Morrone also denied the post was about DiCaprio, adding, "Everyone tries to decipher what I write as if there's a hidden message and I'm like, 'There's no hidden message.' I don't even put that much energy into things. I wish I did. I should probably think more about when I do things like that."

Could this relationship make it to the finish line?

It wouldn't be surprising if many fans think the relationship between Camila Morrone and Leonardo DiCaprio won't make it in the long run. That's because DiCaprio has run through women like water (no offense, bud) and has been linked to over 20 women since the late '90s, per Elle. However, it sounds like change could be on the horizon for the eternal bachelor, as a source explained to Us Weekly in August 2018, "They're very in love and serious. They've talked about getting engaged." The insider also claimed the Inception star has "never loved a girl like this," a sentiment we're not sure Gisele Bündchen and Bar Refaeli would like to hear.

As for children? The environmentalist is supposedly down with that, as well. "He's ready to have kids," the confidante claimed, noting that Morrone is apparently on the same page, too. "She loves having little kids around and wants to have kids with Leo." DiCaprio will have to put a ring on the model's finger first before that step, as she's "very traditional in that way."

We wish this couple the best, of course, but we'll believe this whole marriage thing when we see it.

How Leonardo DiCaprio's mom really feels about girlfriend Camila Morrone

It's no secret Leonardo DiCaprio is very close with his mom, Irmelin Indenbirken, so it's fair to assume he cares about her opinion. As for Indenbirken's thoughts on Camila Morrone? "Irmelin adores Camila and has seen her as daughter-in-law material pretty much from day one, and she's worried Leo could drive her away if he doesn't stop being so flaky and non-committal," a source claimed to Radar Online in December 2019. The supposed insider stressed the mom's alleged frustration, adding, "He's been pushing this to one side and insists they're fine as they are. But his mom has seen this before a zillion times and they're worried he's slowly pulling away. He's not getting any younger. The common opinion is that he could be jeopardizing the best romance he's ever had."

We can't imagine Indenbirken meddling in her nearly 50-year-old son's love life, so we'll take this report with a grain of salt. And whether Camila Morrone and Leonardo DiCaprio's relationship will survive is anyone's guess.