Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend Camila Morrone breaks her silence on their 22-year age gap
Leonardo DiCaprio's girlfriend Camila Morrone is firing back at "mean" trolls who criticized the couple's 22-year age difference and suggested he'll dump her soon.
Morrone took to Instagram Thursday to share several pictures of Hollywood power couple Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, simply writing, "A love like this."
Fans speculated that Morrone, 22, was comparing her relationship with DiCaprio, 44, to Bacall and Bogart, who similarly shared a 25-year age gap.
"Yeah that’s her icon because Lauren liked her men 25 years older, famous and ultra rich just like Camila likes her Leonardo," @scottsee commented.
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Others suggested that DiCaprio – who has never dated a woman over 25, as a Reddit user pointed out – is only using Morrone for her youthful looks and will break up with her once she gets older.
A post shared by Camila Morrone (@camilamorrone) on Jul 25, 2019 at 7:37pm PDT
"You only have a couple more years before he dumps you girl!" @veganncow commented, while @ka.th22 added: "Oh please what he has with you is not love. He is using you."
The model and actress took to her Instagram Story Friday to address the hate head-on.
"Good morning people and happy Friday. I just read some of the comments on my Instagram and...my God, people are so mean and full of anger with people that they know nothing about," she said. "I guess I just hope on this Friday that people learn to live with a little less hatred and place their time and interests elsewhere, because living without hatred feels pretty good."
DiCaprio and Morrone have been dating for over a year and have kept their relationship private.
In May, the lovebirds both attended the Cannes Film Festival premiere of DiCaprio's latest film, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." However, DiCaprio and Morrone arrived separately and did not pose together.
Morrone has her own connection to "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." Al Pacino, who plays DiCaprio's agent in the film, had a long-term relationship with her mom, Lucila Solá.
Contributing: Andrea Mandell
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