It looks like Leonardo DiCaprio is finally over dating models — the Inception star’s new dream woman just might be Gossip Girl Blake Lively.
DiCaprio previously made waves when he replaced Gisele Bundchen with a newer model of supermodel, 25-year-old Bar Refaeli. However, it seems he’s finally gotten bored of dating clothes hangers and might be actually looking to start a relationship with someone in his own line of work (but the 36-year-old actor just couldn’t resist raising the bar when it comes to being youthful — ex Bar Rafaeli is two years older than his new potential leading lady Blake Lively).
Leonardo DiCaprio and Blake Lively were reportedly spotted spending an evening together in NYC at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc, where they looked very much like a couple as they enjoyed a romantic stroll together around the gardens outside. The two were introduced by director Baz Luhrmann when Blake auditioned to play Daisy in film adaptation of The Great Gatsby. Unfortunately, the Green Lantern star didn’t win the part (but she just might have won a far better prize in Leonardo DiCaprio’s heart!).
It wouldn’t be surprising to see reports surface saying that Blake Lively is the reason for Leo and Bar’s split — she’s already had to deal with a similar situation once before when Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson called it quits. Lively was working with Ryan on Green Lantern at the time, so things did look a little suspect (however, now that Scarlett has been spotted getting cozy with Sean Penn, it looks like she might have just needed an older, more mature man).
It’s not hard to see why DiCaprio could have fallen for Blake Lively looks-wise — she’s fairly tall and has a similar look to the models he has previously dated. However, hopefully Leo is looking for something other than looks when it comes to being in a relationship this time around — dating two models in a row makes it seem a bit like he’s just a tiny bit shallow.
So can Blake Lively tame this Titanic star, or is Leonardo DiCaprio just using her as a rebound from Bar? In Hollywood hookups happen and fizzle out so fast that it’s hard to guess if these two could last, but hopefully Leo doesn’t break Blake’s heart by not giving their romance a chance.