Leonardo DiCaprio insider DENIES 48-year-old is ‘dating’ French Israeli model, 19, after he was slammed over alleged ‘romance’ with the striking teen – who has posed on the cover of Glamour and walked in fashion week
Sources close to 48-year-old lothario Leonardo DiCaprio have furiously denied that he is ‘dating’ 19-year-old French Israeli model Eden Polani – after the actor faced furious backlash over his alleged romance with the teen when they were pictured posing together at a party.
Rumors were rife that the Oscar winner was in a relationship with the former Glamour cover girl – who wasn’t even born when his hit movie Titanic was released in theaters – however an insider has now insisted to DailyMail.com that the pair are not in a relationship.
‘They were seated next to each other at a music-listening party,’ the source said – although they did not comment on whether there had ever been any romantic connection between the two. ‘There were a number of people at that event.’
The latest speculation surrounding Leo’s love life comes amid ongoing controversy over his dating habits; the Titanic star famously only dates women who are under the age of 25, and even split from his last serious girlfriend, Camila Morrone, weeks after she hit the milestone birthday.
However, news that Leo might have gotten involved with someone less than half his age caused outrage on social media after he was pictured with Eden at Detroit-born singer Ebony Riley’s release party for her new EP. The Oscar-winner was spotted seated next to the Paris-born model as they soaked up the atmosphere.
Twitter slammed Leo DiCaprio, 48, over his rumored ‘romance’ with Eden Polani, 19, whom he partied with in LA on January 31 (seen) however a source has now denied they are dating
Fans noted: ‘Leonardo DiCaprio’s new girlfriend wasn’t even born when Titanic was released’ – the movie came out 25 years ago, six years before Eden was born
Seemingly missing from the event however was Leo’s current girlfriend Victoria Lamas, who at 23 is 25 years his junior and almost half his age.
Eden was born in Paris to a French mother and an Israeli father and has been signed to several agencies, including IT Models, which focuses on boutique fashion, and Kult Models in Germany, among others.
The young beauty was encouraged to get into modeling for several years, but never took it seriously until she was discovered by ITM Models, according to Glamour Bulgaria, where she was a cover model.
The magazine described Eden as a fashion lover who loves to fit her own sense of style into new trends.
She also walked in Tel Aviv Fashion week in 2021 for its 10th Anniversary for Chen Bar Kalifa, who designed a clothing line around Israeli candy brand Milky. Kalifa is a student a Shenkar College, whose fashion students designs were featured on the runway.
Eden modeled designs by second, third, and fourth-year students. Tel Aviv Fashion Week debuted in 2011 by Motty Reif to revive fashion in Israel.
The teen appeared on the cover of Glamour Bulgaria in June 2020
She walked the runway for Tel Aviv Fashion Week, where she modeled a fashion student’s design
The model’s age has been scrutinized by DiCaprio’s fans as the young woman is merely 19. Many joked that she learned Romeo & Juliet in high school, a play her potential new beau starred in the film version in 1996
Eden was born in Paris to a French model and an Israeli father
Leonardo was first pictured with Eden at Detroit-born singer Ebony Riley’s release party for her new EP
The chic teen largely does commercial work and has been in several perfume ad campaigns and even did a commercial for Fattal Botanica Hotel in Israel.
In a friend’s TikTok, the young woman indicated she was into ‘older’ man as she and her friends all ran toward that side of the screen in the popular video.
Despite the model’s ever-growing portfolio, DiCaprio’s fans were quick to spot her young age and Twitter has gone wild with the news that her high school education was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moreover, she was not even born when Titanic was released in 1997 – more than 25 years ago.
One person observed: ‘Kate Winslet was 22 when she was nominated for an Oscar for Titanic. Which is 3 years older than Leonardo DiCaprio’s current girlfriend.’
Polani posted this picture of New York on February 7, 2023, after she was spotted with Leo in Los Angeles on January 31. The photo was no longer visible on her profile later in the day
In a friend’s TikTok, Eden practically ran toward the older man category. Her rumored new beau is 29 years older than her
‘Leonardo DiCaprio’s new girlfriend wasn’t even born when Titanic was released.’
Others wrote about how she was in school when Leo was already an established movie actor.
‘DiCaprio’s girlfriend is so young she probably studied the Romeo and Juliet film he starred in when she was at school.’
‘Leonardo DiCaprio’s new girlfriend is so young that her high school education was interrupted by COVID-19, weirrrrrrrd.’
‘Somebody needs to stop him’: Twitter was awash with comments about Leonardo’s penchant for young models
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One of my most embarrassing moments as a showbiz journalist was Leonardo DiCaprio turning down a selfie with me at the BAFTAs.
It was February 14, 2016 and Leo had won Best Actor for his performance in The Revenant and all I wanted to do was say I had spent Valentine’s Day with the man of my dreams.
But if the opportunity arose once again, I’m not sure I’d bother getting my phone out. That’s because, for the first time in my life, Leo gives me the ick.
‘Someone please explain to me what a man nearing 50 has in common with *checks notes* a 19 year old?’
‘Somebody needs to stop leonardo dicaprio. It was funny 10 girlfriends ago.’
‘Leonardo DiCaprio is only worried about climate change because he wants to leave a better world for his girlfriends.’
At the party, The Once Upon A Time In Hollywood star was dressed in his standard casual ensemble, though he didn’t mask up as he sometimes does at public events.
He covered up with a simple black baseball cap, and he rocked a cool black bomber jacket over a nondescript black shirt while staying on theme with black jeans.
Eden – who bears a striking resemblance to Leo’s new flame – looked chic in a gray pinstripe suit, which she dressed down with a simple white blouse.
She added a thick gold chain around her neck for some extra sparkle, and she had her long red hair cascading down her shoulders.
Eden is signed to IT models and is also a social media star with 195,000 Instagram followers.
Leo could be seen showing off a soft smile next to Eden as he appeared to enjoy himself at the packed party.
It is unclear if he is still with Lamas, as he was apparently last seen in public with the model back in late December.
His more recent yacht outings have been with other women, and he more recently enjoyed a boys’ night out to watch the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lamas was well in line with his past girlfriends, all but one whom have apparently been 25 years old or younger, except for the model Gigi Hadid, whom he briefly dated last year.
His latest string of short flings follows his August 2022 breakup with the model-turned-actress Camila Morrone, whom he had been dating for four years.
Leonardo was pictured getting close to Hadid at a party in New York City in September.
It appeared to be the first time the Oscar-winner has ever dated a woman older than 25, and Gigi would also be the first woman he has dated who is a mother.
The star has always hit headlines with his relationships, famously dating model Gisele Bündchen for five years starting when she was 18, to a five-year romance with Bar Refaeli that ended when she turned 25.
Striking: Eden – who bears a striking resemblance to Leo’s love interest Victoria Lamas – is signed to IT models and is also a social media star with 195,000 Instagram followers
Eden is signed to IT models and is also a social media star with 195,000 Instagram followers
Eden has done a lot of commercial work, including ads for several perfumes, beauty brands, and a hotel
Leonardo DiCaprio’s Dating History
The Django Unchained star has famously made a habit of never dating any woman over the age of 25.
GISELE BUNDCHEN (1999-2004)
Gisele and Leonardo at the 2005 Academy Awards
Leo’s first high-profile relationship was with the Brazilian model, who was 18 when the pair hooked up. She broke off the relationship five years later at the age of 23.
BAR REFAELI (2005-2010)
The actor’s relationship with Bar Refaeli ended after 5 years of dating – coincidentally the same time the Israeli model turned 25.
BLAKE LIVELY (2011)
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
The current wife of Ryan Reynolds dated Leo for just one year – when she was 23.
ERIN HEATHERTON (2012)
The Victoria’s Secret Angel alum was just 22 when she dated DiCaprio in 2012.
TONI GARRN (2013-2014)
German-born model Garrn was just 21 when she and Leo broke up after two years of dating.
KELLY ROHRBACH (2015)
Kelly Rohrbach on the set of Baywatch
The Baywatch reboot star was 25 when she and DiCaprio dated from June until around December of 2015, with the break alleged to be a mutual decision
NINA AGDAL (2016-2017)
Nina Agdal and her ex Jack Brinkley Cook
Things ended between Leo and the Danish swimsuit model after she hit 25 in 2017.
CAMILA MORRONE (2017–2022)
Leo and Camila out and about in New York City in May 2018
Leo and the model-turned-actress began dating just months after his split from Nina Agdal. The were reported to be more serious than ever at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, but the two reportedly split over the summer of 2022.
GIGI HADID (SEPTEMBER 2022 – DECEMBER 2022)
Gigi Hadid walks the runway in Paris in October 2022
Following his August split from Morrone, it was reported that Leo had his eyes on model Gigi Hadid. The pair were seen hanging at NYC hotspots but the romance seemingly fizzled out in December.
VICTORIA LAMAS (DECEMBER 2022 – NOW)
Victoria Lamas pictured
Leo was previously romantically linked to model/actress Victoria Lamas, who happens to be the daughter of actor Lorenzo Lamas. The pair were spotted hanging in Hollywood in late December and reportedly rang in the New Year together.
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