Leonardo DiCaprio Is “Totally Content with Maintaining a Bachelor Lifestyle,” But Apparently Really Likes Gigi Hadid

“Leo wants to take it slower with Gigi because there’s potential there.”

Leonardo DiCaprio at the Cannes Film Festival
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In the continued “are they or aren’t they?” debate, Leonardo DiCaprio and Gigi Hadid are apparently endeavoring into a “low-key romance,” reports Us Weekly—but let’s not get too far ahead of ourselves: DiCaprio’s friends say they would be “surprised” if the actor settles down with the supermodel. (DiCaprio seems pretty committed to the bachelor lifestyle, so it might be a surprise if he settles down with anyone.) And, it seems, the romance with Hadid follows DiCaprio’s M.O., a source tells the outlet.

“Leo is living his best life and he’s one of the happiest people [his friends] know,” the source says. “He has a very fulfilled life and enjoys the comforts of doing as he pleases anywhere or anytime.”

Leonardo DiCaprio on vacation in Italy

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DiCaprio and Hadid have been linked off-and-on since last September, and, according to his friend, “some of those in Leo’s inner circle are convinced he’ll never fully settle down and get married. However, they’re not concerned about him finding the right one.” The actor is “happy to date if he finds somebody he connects with,” the source says, adding that the Oscar winner is “totally content with maintaining a bachelor lifestyle.”

Settling down is “not something he worries about,” the source adds. Driving the point home, the source says his “friends would be really surprised if he actually ever did decide to get married.”

Gigi Hadid walking on the street

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Just one month after his last relationship ended in August 2022—with Camila Morrone, who he dated for four years—DiCaprio set his sights on Hadid in September, “but she hasn’t shown an interest,” a source said at the time. But, Us Weekly reports, Hadid changed her tune about DiCaprio later that month, and their friendship turned into more. “They’ve been having secret meetups and have been spending time together privately,” a separate source told the outlet last October. “They’re very into each other and are seeing where things go.”

A few months later, in February, the two split, but later that month sparked reconciliation rumors when they were seen at a mutual friend’s birthday party. In March, the two attended an Oscars party where they apparently “never left each other’s side.” In May, DiCaprio and Hadid were seen at the same Met Gala afterparty.

Leonardo DiCaprio at the Cannes Film Festival

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A source told Us Weekly in June that Hadid has a “friendly, no strings ‘situationship’” with DiCaprio: “[They] travel so often, so it’s best for them to keep their relationship open and fluid,” the source said. “Neither one of them wants to settle down at the moment.”

Gigi Hadid at the Cannes Film Festival

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But things do seem to be progressing, as a different source told the outlet earlier this month that “they’re only seeing each other right now,” and, while the dynamic is still “casual,” they are “dating” and seeing what comes of it.

“Leo wants to take it slower with Gigi because there’s potential there, and he wants to preserve it,” the source says.

Rachel Burchfield
Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor

Rachel Burchfield is a writer, editor, and podcaster whose primary interests are fashion and beauty, society and culture, and, most especially, the British Royal Family and other royal families around the world. She serves as Marie Claire’s Senior Celebrity and Royals Editor and has also contributed to publications like Allure, Cosmopolitan, Elle, Glamour, Harper’s Bazaar, InStyle, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, and W, among others. Before taking on her current role with Marie Claire, Rachel served as its Weekend Editor and later Royals Editor. She is the cohost of Podcast Royal, a show that was named a top five royal podcast by The New York Times. A voracious reader and lover of books, Rachel also hosts I’d Rather Be Reading, which spotlights the best current nonfiction books hitting the market and interviews the authors of them. Rachel frequently appears as a media commentator, and she or her work has appeared on outlets like NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Good Morning America, CNN, and more.