Who Is Jared Leto's Girlfriend, Valery Kaufman?

An eternal man of mystery, the enigmatic Jared Leto made a slew of headlines in 2020. From his rumored Joker revival to learning about the coronavirus pandemic months after the pandemic began, the Thirty Second to Mars frontman can be quite the divisive figure. 

Leto, who made his screen debut in 1992 per IMDb, shot to fame with TV series My So-Called Life before landing high-profile roles in Fight Club, Girl, Interrupted, Requiem for a Dream, and American Psycho. The multitalented star slowed his acting career in the early 2000s, and powerfully return to the big screen in 2013 with Dallas Buyers Club which landed him an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. The Blade Runner 2049 star is slated to appear as Batman villain the Joker in four new DC projects, as well as is rumored to be working on Tron 3

With so many films in production, it's no wonder Leto keeps his personal life private. Leto was previously linked to Scarlett Johansson, Lupita Nyong'o, and Cameron Diaz, but only recently went public with new love, Victoria's Secret model Valery Kaufman. So who is the Russian beauty that has stolen Leto's heart? Keep scrolling to find out! 

Valery Kaufman started modeling at a young age

According to People, 48-year old Jared Leto has been "on and off" with 26-year old model Valery Kaufman for years, supposedly since 2015. As of September 2020, they seemingly are "on," with the two visiting a rock climbing gym

Kaufman has modeled for high-profile brands like Tom Ford, Balmain, and Saint Laurent. She also appeared on the cover of Elle Russia, per Models.com. Kaufman even walked in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in both 2015 and 2016. A natural-born model, Kaufman had her sights set on the runway since she was a kid. "My sister and I used to do a lot of beauty contests during our childhood," Kaufman told i-D in 2014. "I didn't know how it was going to happen, but I always knew I would be doing acting or modeling." Moscow-born Kaufman made her New York Fashion Week debut in 2010 at age 15.

Although she hasn't ventured into acting just yet, Kaufman has walked the Cannes Film Festival red carpet multiple times, per Elle yet never with Leto in tow. The couple prefers to keep their relationship under wraps, and neither has confirmed their romance to the press. With close to half a million Instagram followers as of this writing, perhaps Kaufman will spill the tea to her fans someday. Until then, Leto lovers will just have to point out The Little Things that confirm their "on again" status!