They’ve been pals for years
When the duo were at the Golden Globes for ‘Titanic’ in 1998 they were asked if they came as a couple. “Yeah we came together”, said Leo. “We’re good buddies!”
They hang out in private
It’s not just a showbiz relationship. Leo knows Kate so well her kids apparently call him “Uncle Leo”.
They’ve supported each other’s careers
Leo told Oprah: “In a lot of ways, Kate and I have really grown up in this industry together; we’ve been a support mechanism for each other for such a long period of time. We’ve been there for each other and helped guide each other.”
They once filmed a sex scene in front of her husband and it wasn’t weird
The scene was for ‘Revolutionary Road’, when Winslet was married to director Sam Mendes. Leo said: “Kate Winslet is one of my dearest friends. We have the ultimate trust in each other and the best of intentions for what we want to do. I knew Kate before Sam Mendes [her husband] even met her. So on the outside, it may seem strange to do a sex scene with a woman while her husband is directing. But it didn’t feel that way to me.”
They’re not shy about being mates
At the The SAGs in 2005, Winslet crashed Leo’s red carpet interview to say: “I just feel so proud that you’ve turned into this really special person.” Leo responded: “I love you, sweetheart.”
Leo gives Kate really personal gifts
At the The Oscars in 2009, Kate was once again nominated for ‘The Reader’ and on the red carpet showed off a necklace Leo had given her. Leo also bought Kate an inscribed gold ring, after they filmed Revolutionary Road but she keeps the inscription a secret.
Leo gave Kate away at her wedding
When Winslet was married to Ned Rocknroll in 2012 in a secret ceremony, Dicaprio gave her away.
They respect each others work
On the Golden Globes red carpet, Leo said Kate Winslet was his “favourite actor in the industry”. Meanwhile back in 2009 Kate said: “Leo is amazing. I genuinely think he’s the best actor of his generation.”
Leo is really REALLY happy for Kate when she wins an award
Like at the Golden Globes in 2009, firstly when Kate won for ‘The Reader’…
…then during her speech her speech for ‘Revolutionary Road’, saying: “Leo, I’m so happy I can stand here and tell you how much I love you and how much I’ve loved you for 13 years… . I love you with all my heart, I really do.”
Leo responded by blowing her a kiss.
He also gave her hand a friendly squeeze when she rushed to pick up her BAFTA in 2016.
And the feeling is mutual
Kate gave Leo a big hug when he won for ‘The Revenant’ at the 2016 SAGs.
And the duo hung out during the Golden Globes, when they BOTH won.
And finally, Kate’s teary-eyed look during Leonardo DiCaprio’s speech, after he finally won his Oscar, was perhaps the most heart-warming moment of the whole ceremony.
We’ve got to go, there’s something in our eye….
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