Leonardo DiCaprio: Romance is complex

Cover Media18 January 2013
Leonardo DiCaprio: Romance is complex
Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio admits his love life is more “complicated” because he is famous.

The 38-year-old actor has never been married, but has dated some of the world’s most beautiful women including the supermodels Gisele Bündchen, Bar Refaeli and Erin Heatherton. He has recently been romantically linked to his latest co-star Margot Robbie, and Leonardo claims his celebrity status can make it tough to nurture a healthy relationship.

"To be honest: it used to be a lot easier when I wasn't famous. Now I can't just go into a bar and meet a woman who's really interested in me,” he explained to the German edition of OK! magazine. “It has gotten much more complicated."

Leonardo has seen his career continue to soar and his latest role is a cruel plantation owner in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. Despite being one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, Leonardo has realised that loved ones mean more to him than work.

"That's a tough question…,” he replied when asked if he is happy. “What I realise more and more is that I spend so much time of life on movie sets whereas family is the most important thing in life. This thought struck me the first time when my grandma [Helene] died in 2008."

Leonardo has been acting since he was a child. This has helped him to positively channel his spirited personality.

"I am a lot calmer. As a teenager I was full of energy and acting was the first thing I found to put that energy into,” he added. “I was insanely demanding, never would shut up or sit still. And my head was full of bad ideas - my mom could tell a lot of stories…"

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