Everything You Wanted to Know About Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone’s Controversial Relationship

Shannon Barbour
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From Cosmopolitan

Let’s get one thing straight: Leonardo DiCaprio has a “disturbingly young” dating history. From getting with a 23-year-old Blake Lively to a literal teen, he has never dated anyone over the age of 25, which is worth a whole TED Talk at the very least.

Today, though, we’re here to focus on his blossoming relationship with Camila Morrone. In true Leo form, she is a ripe 23 years old and falls solidly in his dating demo. But that’s not all she is, mmkay? With acting chops for days and a super-famous family (that actually connected the two lovers), she’s poised to take over Hollywood.

So here’s everything you ever wanted to know about his two-year relationship with Camila and what she has to say about their 22-year age gap...other than the fact that she thinks it’s nobody’s business.

June 16, 1997

Camila made her grand entrance to the world during Gemini season in 1997, but before you fully panic, her love story with Leo did not start there. Actually, their story started around 10 years ago, when Camila was about 12 years old and her former stepdad Al Pacino (Leo’s longtime bud) introduced the two. According to W, they’re all “old family friends.” Er, yeah. Do with that cringe information what you will, and let’s move on to when they actually started dating.

May 2017

If you do a deep dive into Leo’s entire dating history, you’ll notice that the Cannes Film Festival is his favorite time of year to hang out with his current girlfriend, who he never publicly acknowledges. In 2016, he met Sports Illustrated model Nina Agdal there. They dated until he broke up with her a couple of days before Cannes 2017. This is where Camila, who was 19 at the time, came in.

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December 2017

Leo and Camila started dating about six months after they reunited in Cannes. Since then, they’ve been on, like, 20 yacht cruises, vacations, and shopping trips (the foundation of the only relationships I ever hope to be in, TBH). At this point, sources denied reports that the two were dating, but now we all know better.

December 31, 2017

Camila spent New Year’s Eve with a fraction of Leo’s notorious “pussy posse” and Tobey Maguire’s kids in Aspen, Colorado.


February 10, 2018

Leo and Camila attended Ellen DeGeneres’s 40th birthday party together, which I’m personally interpreting as the celebrity equivalent of making it Insta official. While there, Leo reportedly placed his hand on Camila’s back. The chemistry...it’s palpable.

March 30, 2018

The Mickey and the Bear star told Leo to paint her like one of his 20something model exes. No, but for real, Camila did kiss his shoulder while out for a walk in West Hollywood. Close enough.

April 16, 2018

Despite the scorching heat at Coachella, Leo attempted to go undetected in a hoodie and baseball cap while being “PDA-tastic” with Camila during the festival.

July 31, 2018

Taking a break from filming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Leo chilled with Camila and her mom on a yacht in Antibes, France. Needless to say, the baseball hats and hoodies made an appearance.

August 12, 2018

If you want to check out the pictures of Leo wearing funny goggles and snorkeling with Camila while on vacation in Italy, may I interest you in this installment of PopSugar’s Leonardo DiCaprio Looking Silly While His Model Girlfriend Looks Sexy series?

August 31, 2018

Please prepare yourself for this wild intel from an anon People source that came about eight months after Leo and Camila started dating: Leo is reportedly “very in love and serious” and he and Camila have “talked about getting engaged” because he has “never loved a girl like this” and is even “ready to have kids.” W-o-w.

November 28, 2018

Leo and Camila were seen canoodling at Chris Iso’s Halloween party. Wait, sorry, that was Regina George and Aaron Samuels. Camila and Leo went to some sports event and tried and failed to look super incognito, per usual.

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May 21, 2019

Leo made his annual pilgrimage to Cannes with Camila, but “as is his custom,” according to Vice, “he didn’t identify her as his girlfriend to the press or walk the red carpet with her at any events.”

That said, Camila did walk on the OUATIH carpet and later went to an OUATIH hotel after-party—she just wasn’t pictured with Leo.

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But also, since Camila is her own person with her own career, she was at Cannes to celebrate HER movie, Mickey and the Bear. Leo didn’t go to that red carpet, BTW, but he did turn into a major Instagram boyfriend—a title she laughs at—when he took some candid pics of her dancing in a polka-dot dress that same week. Close enough, I guess?

July 25, 2019

Camila posts a pic of Hollywood couple Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, who famously shared a 25-year age gap. Camila captioned it, “A love like this,” and all hell broke loose in her comments section, with people writing things like, “I can’t believe what a dork she is posting something like this. It’s obv a comparison to herself and Leo. Girl, where are your friends?? Somebody stop her.”



July 26, 2019

Camila later told Vulture that the picture didn’t have a “hidden message,” but way before that, she took to her Instagram Story to school all the naysayers out there. She said:

“Good morning people and happy Friday. I just read some of the comments on my Instagram and...my god, people are so mean and full of anger with people that they know nothing about. I guess I just hope on this Friday that people learn to live with a little less hatred and place their time and interests elsewhere, because living without hatred feels pretty good.”



November 18, 2019

Camila opened up even more with Vulture and talked about how she didn’t think before she responded to all the haters on her IG. She told the magazine:

“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.’ I probably won’t address it again. Because then you open floodgates for people to judge you. I’ve learned more and more to just protect myself and avoid things that’ll hurt my feelings.”

December 3, 2019

About two years after she started dating Leo, Camila spoke quite a lot about their relationship in an interview with the Los Angeles Times. (BTW, this is an incredibly rare thing for Leo’s girlfriends to do, considering the alleged nondisclosure agreements he asks them to sign while dating him.) In this new interview, Camila said she understands why people are curious about her and Leonardo but ultimately thinks that “anyone should be able to date who they want to date.” She also hopes it doesn’t continue to be ~a thing~ because she wants her own identity. She explained:

“I think more and more now that people are seeing the film, I’m slowly getting an identity outside of that. Which is frustrating, because I feel like there should always be an identity besides who you’re dating....I understand the association, but I’m confident that will continue to slip away and be less of a conversation.”

December 31, 2019

Camila and Leo hung out on the beach and went for a moonlit cruise with some pals in St. Barts to celebrate New Year’s Eve. No word on if they’ve had the “Jack could’ve fit on the door” talk, but it looks like their relationship will carry over into the New Year.

January 14, 2020

Camila’s not interested in critical comments about her relationship with Leo, in case you didn’t know. She told WSJ magazine about how she handles the heat from the public when it gets intense after the magazine named her one of the 10 biggest rising talents in Hollywood.

“More exposure leads to more judgment and negativity,” Camila said. “It’s a little bit of a bummer because you’re really trying to do good work and be nice and be a good person, and in the meantime...people wish negative things upon you.”

February 9, 2020

Welp, it looks like Leo and Camila finally went public with their relationship! At the 92nd annual Academy Awards, Leo and Camila walked the red carpet separately, because...just imagine the controversy?? Nevertheless, they both looked amazing:

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But despite walking the carpet separately, Leo and Camila proudly sat next to each other once they got inside the venue, making it their first public appearance as a couple. Refreshing!

June 19, 2020

Leo threw Camila a western-themed yacht party in Los Angeles for her 23rd birthday. Stars like Nina Dobrev and "pussy posse" member Kevin Connolly also attended the big bash, and you can see all the pics here.

And that brings us up to date on their relationship! As Justin Bobby prophesied, truth and time will tell all (if they end up getting married like those sources said or if Leo maintains his questionable 25-year-old precedent. We’ll see).

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