Leonardo DiCaprio’s dating life has become a meme. And an EP release party yesterday provided more fuel for the age-gap bonfire, with the Hollywood star being spotted next to 19-year-old Israeli model Eden Polani.
Leonardo DiCaprio, who is 48 years old, is now rumoured to be dating Eden Polani, a 19-year-old Israeli model, who is 29 years younger than him. The basis of this rumour? They sat next to each other at an EP release for Ebony Riley.
The rumour has sent Twitter crazy, with some saying it should be illegal and others asking what’s creepy about it.
So Americans can die for oil and do porn at 19 but no alcohol until they’re 21? I mean legally he can’t share a drink with her— Stephanie (@stephjovi) February 7, 2023
Teenagers are not adults by definition though. So many creepy men defending 50 year old men going after almost children. It’s so predatory. “Oh look a nice young girl I can control more easily” gross.— Bev (@ollevibev) February 7, 2023
One media outlet called it the “starkest ever” illustration of Leonardo DiCaprio’s age preference.
Just for some context, these two are the same ages as Leonardo DiCaprio & his new girlfriend pic.twitter.com/IPf6ABx0Z9— Cooper (@Cooperstreaming) February 7, 2023
It should be a crime just because you’re legally “an adult” at 19, doesn’t mean you are…. At 19 I thought I was an adult & really mature, now looking back in my 30s, I’m like no you was literally a toddler still— PaulJohn (PJ) He/Him/Cunt (@HouseKelly17) February 6, 2023
What’s creepy about two consenting adults in a relationship?— SanCastle Air (@SancastleAir) February 7, 2023
I’m sure he’s getting many benefits from having an almost 20 year old woman as a lover.
I’m sure she is getting many benefits from being seen with a major Hollywood star.
So what’s creepy?
This isn’t the first time Leonardo DiCaprio’s dating life has come under scrutiny. When he broke up with Camila Morrone (a few months after she turned 25), it sparked all sorts of rumours that he refuses to date anyone older than 25. The fact he was then linked to Ukrainian model Maria Beregova didn’t help calm these rumours down, either.
Comedian Katherine Ryan took a few swings at DiCaprio too, saying “no crime just a creepy pattern” and suggesting those who are not bothered by it think again.
Leo DiCaprio has said that after December 19, 2022 that he’ll refuse to watch “Titanic” (1997) which he starred in. It’s nothing personal, it’s just that the movie will have turned 25 years old and he’ll have lost interest in it. pic.twitter.com/xCFf2xRK3G— Movie Leaks (@movieleaksnow) September 1, 2022
Just another day in the life of the Internet.