- Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio will walk the Oscars red carpet on February 9 with the cast of the 2020 Oscar-nominated film he stars in, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood.
- Though it’s rare to see DiCaprio on any red carpet with his girlfriend, Camila Morrone, the actor has been dating the 22-year-old model since 2017—so fingers crossed they make a joint appearance.
- Morrone, who considers DiCaprio's Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood co-star Al Pacino a stepfather figure, is also a breakout actress some critics are calling the next Jennifer Lawrence.
Leonardo DiCaprio is racking up the red carpet mileage for his work in Quentin Tarantino’s spaghetti western bromance Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood. But for the sake of this article—and inquiring minds, of course—we’re far more interested in the storybook romance unfolding off-screen between DiCaprio and his leading lady, Camila Morrone.
An Argentine model from Buenos Aires, Morrone is rumored to have been dating DiCaprio since late 2017, following DiCaprio’s breakup with Danish model Nina Agdal. Since then, Morrone and DiCaprio have been spotted canoodling on fancy yachts, frolicking in foreign waters, camping out at Coachella, and getting glam at Cannes—basically, living out quite a fantastical courtship.
It must be said that DiCaprio has taken some heat in the past for his dating preferences. Critics accuse the Oscar winner of pursuing mostly models under the age of 25, and honestly, after flipping through this perfectly coiffed dating chart, it’s clear he does move rapidly through a very specific type. That said, sources persist that Morrone is more than just arm candy for the enduring bachelor, now 45.
Of course, DiCaprio is notoriously tight-lipped about his relationships—so don't expect a grandiose declaration of his love for her anytime soon.
Luckily, you don’t have to wait for DiCaprio to tell you all about this amazing woman. We’ve done the deep dive for you. Read on to learn more about the 22-year-old model-slash-actress who was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s "top rising talents," a Variety "actor to watch," and the beauty who maybe, just maybe, we’ll see walk the red carpet arm in arm for the first time with DiCaprio on February 9 at the 2020 Oscars.
Camila Morrone is a top model.
An IMG signee, Morrone made her runway debut at Moschino’s 2017 resort show. She has graced the covers of Act 1 and Vogue Turkey, and has modeled for Coach and Topshop campaigns—all while juggling a steady acting career. Raised in a glamorous household, Morrone has show business in her blood. Her father is supermodel Maximo Morrone and her mother is actress Lucia Solá. So it’s no wonder she found her way to the screen and the runway.
She’s also a huge Justin Bieber fan.
Hailey Baldwin, who married Justin Bieber last September, plays a starring role in Morrone’s social media feeds. So it’s endearing to think their friendship could have begun with a shared interest: the Beebs. In a January interview with W magazine, Morrone revealed that she was a “big Belieber” when she was younger and that she even submitted audition tapes in hopes of getting cast in his first documentary, Never Say Never. “I never heard back,” she said. Side note: At the Biebers’ wedding, Morrone stunned in a gold dress.
She never wanted to be an actress.
Though she went to the high school that inspired Beverly Hills, 90210 and was raised by parents who were in the business, she always pictured herself a 9-to-5 girl. She told the Los Angeles Times, “I saw them struggle their whole lives to be financially independent actors, and seeing them go through that, I was kind of turned off to it. There was so much angst around acting, and it was such a topic of conversation—never knowing where your next paycheck is going to come from. I thought: ‘I’m going to go to college. I’m going to have a normal 9-to-5 job.’ And of course, I ended up exactly like them.”
But now, critics are hailing her as the next Jennifer Lawrence.
“The first job that I booked was a small role in James Franco’s film Bukowski,” Morrone told W. “I had to make out with a 13-year-old kid. I think it was his first kiss. I was 15. I became so nervous on set that I actually fainted when James Franco came to direct me."
After small parts in Bukowski and Death Wish (opposite headliner Bruce Willis), she received rave reviews for her breakout lead role in Mickey and the Bear, a film festival favorite about a teenager keeping her family afloat akin to the drug-riddled drama Winter’s Bone—which, as you might know, was the acclaimed indie that launched Jennifer Lawrence’s career. “I definitely don’t let any of it go to my head. I think the biggest thing is not believing any of your press,” Morrone told the L.A. Times.
For her next gig, she’s teaming with Reese Witherspoon for Daisy Jones & the Six, the book-to-screen musical series that will star Mad Max: Fury Road’s Riley Keough. Good thing Morrone has a thing for the mic. See below:
Ahhh! My Camila!!! If you've read Daisy Jones, you might have guessed that Camila is the character I put my heart and soul into. Crazy crazy crazy excited to have Camila Morrone playing her. Thank you for joining the cast, #CamilaMorrone! So lucky to have you. pic.twitter.com/mb4rJE5dTF— Taylor Jenkins Reid (@tjenkinsreid) November 23, 2019
She sang the “Shallow” duet with Adele.
During a visit to The Late Late Show with James Corden, when Jeff Goldblum was sitting in for the host, Morrone dished about her karaoke skills—or lack thereof. “I’m really into karaoke. I think I’m incredibly good, but I’m really not,” she said, moving on to explain that she got a last-minute invite to Adele’s birthday party last year, which was thrown at a karaoke bar. When the British power diva asked for a “Shallow” duet partner, Morrone jumped at the chance.
Her family has close ties to Al Pacino.
Morrone regards the Scarface actor as a stepfather figure. Us Weekly first linked Morrone and DiCaprio to each other in 2017 when Morrone’s mother was dating Al Pacino. According to multiple outlets, DiCaprio and Pacino are “old family friends”—the two also star in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood together—so it’s possible Pacino played Cupid at some point here. That said, Cosmopolitan reported that DiCaprio met Morrone through Pacino for the first time when she was just 12.
Camila doesn’t care about her and DiCaprio’s age gap.
He’s 23 years older than Morrone and reportedly began dating her when she was just 20. In July 2019, the world got word that she is very aware of this. On Instagram, the model posted a pair of vintage shots of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, who shared a 25-year age gap themselves, with the caption, “A love like this.”
Morrone’s followers were swift to comment, with one writing, according to Elle, “You only have a couple more years before he dumps you girl.” Morrone defended her relationship on her Instagram Story, saying, “I just hope on this Friday that people learn to live with a little less hatred and place their time and interest elsewhere because living without hatred feels pretty good.”
Last December, Morrone told the L.A. Times, “There’s so many relationships in Hollywood—and in the history of the world—where people have large age gaps. I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date,” adding, though, that she would “probably would be curious too.”
She turned DiCaprio into an Instagram boyfriend.
Last May, the Oscar-winning actor was caught snapping pics of his barefoot lovely in a polka-dot maxi in the South of France, with publications quick to slap him with the "Instagram boyfriend" label. Morrone took it in stride, telling Vanity Fair last October, “I saw the meme: You either die a hero or you live long enough to become an Instagram boyfriend,” before adding, “Poor thing, he’s being called an Instagram boyfriend. He’s an environmentalist and a movie star and it doesn't mean a thing!”
Leonardo DiCaprio now knows: You either die a hero or live long enough to become an Instagram boyfriend pic.twitter.com/rKb9REAcjN— Andrew Gruttadaro (@andrewgrutt) May 19, 2019
Our advice for the couple? You guys just do you. And we’ll keep our ears peeled for those wedding bells.
Meanwhile, set your DVR for the Oscars on Sunday, February 9 at 8 p.m. ET to see if DiCaprio and his fellow Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood mates—Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Quentin Tarantino, and others—will get their happily ever after toasting to a win.
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