Wif Leonardo DiCaprio had Finnish roots, everything would be fine. Psychologists at Åbo Akademi in Turku found out in a study with more than 12,000 participants that Finns are sexually interested in women in their mid-twenties – regardless of their own age. This corresponds to the prey scheme of the Hollywood star. DiCaprio, 47, doesn't just like women who could be his daughters. It also has a rather narrow range. After his 25th birthday, "Leo" is usually over. Last data point for now: Camila Morrone, model, up-and-coming actress, former stepdaughter of Oscar winner Al Pacino and DiCaprio's partner until a few weeks ago.
When Camila Morrone celebrated her 25th birthday in mid-June, love was over. Four years after the beginning of the relationship, following rumors of engagement and attempts by his mother to get him married, DiCaprio split. "Three things in life are certain," it said on Twitter. "Death, taxes, and Leonardo DiCaprio breaking up with his girlfriend before her prefrontal cortex is fully developed." Since then, DiCaprio's "girlfriend chart" has enjoyed a renaissance. A user anonymous as TrustLittleBrother had first put the diagram with photos and ages of the girlfriends under the actor's steep upward trend line on the Internet in 2019.
DiCaprio provokes verbal digs
at Gisele Bundchen it looked pretty good then as it does now. When "Leo" discovered the Brazilian on the catwalk in 2000, she was 19 years old and he had just turned 25. Six years age difference? Walks away in Hollywood as the same age. Then the scissors of age appropriateness opened up: the model Bar Refaeli was 20 years old when she temporarily became the woman at DiCaprio's side. The Israeli's successors, actress Blake Lively and Victoria's Secret angel Erin Heatherton, each joined "Leo" after their 23rd birthdays.
In 2011, at the beginning of his romance with Erin Heatherton, DiCaprio had already celebrated Christmas 38 times, and his blockbuster "Titanic" had long ranked among the classics of film history. Also with the models Tony Garn, Kelly Rohrbach and Nina Agdal, the Oscar winner remained true to his model, now ridiculed as Leonardo's Law. As with Camila Morrone, the separation followed the 25th birthday at the latest.
The choice of his partners - or rather the deselection - provokes verbal swipes again and again. "Tarantino's 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' is almost three hours long," British comedian Ricky Gervais said at the 2020 Golden Globes. "By the time the film ended, Leonardo DiCaprio's companion was too old for him." At least there is hope for those over twenty-five: Rumors are currently circulating about a new woman at DiCaprio's side, the magazine US Weekly even quoted an "insider" on Wednesday: It is said to be supermodel Gigi Hadid, mother and at least 27 years old!
For decades, evolutionary researchers and biosociologists have collected data, interviewed study participants and written specialist articles about what the actor does with the reliability of an autopilot. Kindness and intelligence, according to their results, have a similar status in both sexes. When it comes to age, things are different. Women prefer an older partner, men place more value on good looks and prefer younger, more fertile partners. So it's not "Leo's fault" that he likes models and sets their sell-by date at 25 years.
Or, as Matthew McConaughey summed it up almost 30 years ago in the coming-of-age film Dazed And Confused: "I get older, but they stay the same age."