Leonardo DiCaprio's dating history controversy explained

The star is known for dating stunning (and young) models

Leonardo Dicaprio attends the premiere of National Geographic Channel's,
Leonardo Dicaprio (Brad Barket/Invision/AP)

Leonardo DiCaprio's relationship status has been a source of fascination for fans for decade.

This is partly because he has a near-constant entourage of models, but mainly because it seems he has a "cut-off age" for girlfriends.

While the 48-year-old Oscar winner gets older, the internet has noticed his choice in girlfriend seem to remain the same age: that is 25, when they get the boot.

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He was even the butt of Kenan Thompson's joke at the 2022 Emmys because of it.

Following rumours DiCaprio is now dating 19-year-old model Eden Polani — rumours that have been denied by sources — we look back at how accurate this running theme actually is.

Leonardo DiCaprio's dating history in 11 points

Leonardo DiCaprio, nominee Best Actor in a Leading Role for
Leonardo DiCaprio and Gisele Bundchen (Chris Polk/FilmMagic)

Gisele Bündchen (1999-2005): Model Gisele was DiCaprio's first major public relationship, lasting five years. He was 24 and she was 18 when they first got together. They split when Gisele started focusing on a healthy lifestyle. She later married NFL star Tom Brady from 2009 to 2022.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 18:  Leonardo DiCaprio (L) and Bar Refaeli (R)  attend a game between the Orlando Magic and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on January on January 18, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)
Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli attending a basketball game in 2010. (Noel Vasquez/Getty Images)

Bar Refaeli (2005-2011): Refaeli was 20 when she first dated DiCaprio, aged 30. Their romance was on/off. Splitting in 2009 for six months, they reunited after Rafaeli took time to "grow up" (as she told British Vogue). A year later, when she was 25, they called it quits for good.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 15:  Actress Blake Lively arrives at the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures' 'Green Lantern' held at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on June 15, 2011 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Blake Lively (Getty Images)

Blake Lively (2011): Lively, 23, was swept up in a short-lived romance with 35-year-old DiCaprio. How they met is up for debate — some sources stating it was Cannes Film Festival, others claim it was a Great Gatsby audition.

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They broke up by October, and she married Ryan Reynolds.

Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Lexington Armory in New York.   (Photo by PA Images via Getty Images)
Victoria's Secret model Erin Heatherton during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. (Getty Images)

Erin Heatherton (2012): Victoria's Secret model Heatherton, 22, went public with DiCaprio, 36, in 2012, but they'd split by the end of the year. Their break-up was blamed on DiCaprio's demanding acting schedule keeping them apart.

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 06:  Kat Torres attends the TAGS Two year anniversary party on November 6, 2014 in West Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images for TAGS)
Kat Torres (Getty Images for TAGS)

Kat Torres (2013): Model Kat Torres, 24, dated DiCaprio briefly, and confirmed the news herself in October. She told Brazilian newspaper Extra: "We have a pact that nothing can ever be said about our relationship." DiCaprio's team denied their romance a week later. Awks.

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 13:  Model Toni Garrn walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Lexington Avenue Armory on November 13, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
Model Toni Garrn walks the runway at the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. (Getty Images)

Toni Garrn (2013-2014 & 2017): Garrn was 20 when she first dated DiCaprio, then 38. Their relationship lasted 18 months before ending in December 2014, with Garrn reportedly annoyed at him "clubbing with 20 supermodels". They reunited in 2017 (per The Sun), but didn't last.

MIAMI, FL - JULY 18:  Model Kelly Rohrbach walks the runway at the Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015 at Cabana Grande at The Raleigh on July 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Beach Bunny)
Model Kelly Rohrbach walks the runway at the Beach Bunny Featuring The Blonds, 2014. (Getty Images for Beach Bunny)

Kelly Rohrbach (2015): Rohrbach and DiCaprio's relationship was short-lived from Summer 2015 to the end of the year. Their split was blamed on his hectic schedule once again, considering he was doing the awards circuit for Oscar-winning The Revenant at the time.

BRIDGEHAMPTON, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Nina Agdal attends The Bridge V, 2021 at The Bridge on September 18, 2021 in Bridgehampton, NY. (Photo by Jared Siskin/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Nina Agdal attends The Bridge V, 2021. (Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

Nina Agdal (2016-2017): Model Agdal had a short-lived romance with DiCaprio – starting when she was 24. During that time they travelled the world together, being spotted in Ibiza and The Bahamas. However, less than a year later they split "amicably", shortly after she turned 25.

PARIS, FRANCE - OCTOBER 04: (EDITORIAL USE ONLY - For Non-Editorial use please seek approval from Fashion House) Camila Morrone attends the Chanel Womenswear Spring/Summer 2023 show as part of Paris Fashion Week  on October 04, 2022 in Paris, France. (Photo by Kristy Sparow/Getty Images)
Camila Morrone (Getty Images)

Camila Morrone (2017-2022): DiCaprio dated the Daisy Jones And The Six star for five years, starting when she was 20 years old and he was 43.

She even joined him at the 2020 Oscars and defended their 23-year age gap. They split in mid-2022, two months after her 25th birthday.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - OCTOBER 25: Gigi Hadid attends 2022 WWD Honors at Cipriani South Street on October 25, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Gotham/WireImage)
Gigi Hadid (Gotham/WireImage)

Gigi Hadid (2022-2023): Hadid and DiCaprio enjoyed a string of dinners together in late 2022 to early 2023, with rumours they were dating quickly following.

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She also broke the mold as a 27-year-old dating the now 48-year-old star. However, neither confirmed the reports.

Eden Polani (2023): Polani, 19, is the latest model attached to DiCaprio. After being spotted at a music festival and dinner event with him, she has since deleted Instagram, and flown home to her native Israel.

Reps have denied they're dating.

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