If you were to picture what dating Leonardo DiCaprio is like, you’d probably imagine it to be an overwhelmingly positive experience, right? At least, that’s certainly how our inner-adolescent-selves who swooned over DiCaprio in Romeo + Juliet see it. However, the reality — as is so often the case — isn’t quite so perfect. According to DiCaprio’s 22-year-old girlfriend Camila Morrone, being in a relationship with the Hollywood A-lister can be “a bummer” sometimes.
Morrone, who stars in this November’s Mickey and the Bear, shared some behind-the-scene dating details while being profiled for WSJ Magazine‘s Young Hollywood Portfolio. Not surprisingly, the big downside to being involved with someone as high-profile as DiCaprio is the fact that all eyes are essentially trained on their relationship around the clock. Since the couple was first linked together in January 2018, they’ve spawned countless headlines and, for Morrone, a serious uptick in scrutiny.
“More exposure leads to more judgment and negativity,” she told WSJ. “It’s a little bit of a bummer because you’re really trying to do good work and be nice and be a good person, and in the meantime, people wish negative things upon you.” But Morrone doesn’t focus on the negative attention. She diverts that energy into her career instead, saying, “It would never take away the joy of the craft that I get to do.”
This isn’t the first time Morrone has gotten candid about her relationship with DiCaprio. Just last month, she hit back at haters who had a problem with her and DiCaprio’s 23-year age gap (he’s 45). “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,” she told the Los Angeles Times.
But even though she doesn’t love the increased attention and inevitable unsolicited opinions surrounding her relationship, Morrone gets it. “I probably would be curious about it, too,” she said. “I understand the association, but I’m confident that will continue to slip away and be less of a conversation.”