It’s no secret that Leonardo DiCaprio likes to date young, but now a source close to the actor has exposed the reason why he gives his girlfriends an expiry date
After his latest break-up with girlfriend Camilla Marrone, who had just turned 25, it seems that the magic milestone of a quarter century is Leo’s limit.
A source who claims to be close to Leo has spoken out about his creepy dating habits, revealing that the whole thing is a strategic plan.
The source told Page Six, “By the time girls reach 25, they’re looking for more - they’re looking to get married and settle down. That is not what Leo wants.”
“The minute a girl meets him, the clock is ticking. If she gets too old, in a couple of years, she is gone. If she gets too close, in a couple of years, she is gone.”
“He does not want a family and does not want to be around women who may press him for that,” the source added.
A graph that has gone viral online made by someone who has wayyy too much time on their hands, displays the actor's dating history in an easy to digest format.
You can see Leo himself aging over time, but his dating range seems to peak at the, ahem, ripe age of 25.
Mary Madigan, a freelance Australian writer, noted how Leo’s dating habits are such a common joke now that everyone just seems to expect it from the actor.
Writing for news.com.au, she wrote: "Funny, yes! But also, kind of depressing to associate 25 with being too old to date a movie star who is decades older than you."
"They are always in their early 20s, and the relationship always seems to end once they turn 25.”
Madigan went on to allege that DiCaprio's type appears to be women who are "more vulnerable and less powerful", adding that this behaviour is a massive "red flag".
Yup, whether we like to admit it or not, we are ALL familiar with those!
Madigan argued that DiCaprio's behavioural patterns are something that shouldn't be joked about.
She continued to say, "It normalises a culture where wealthy, powerful men pursue relationships with women less powerful than themselves, emotionally and financially."
"Think about how you’d feel if a man within your social circle was only dating women in their early 20s ... chances are you’d be inclined to think the guy was a creep.”
She finished her piece with a final blow toward the actor: "Men who only want to date younger women are often seeking power and control.”
Okay, so if we are calling 25 old, then WTF is he? Ancient? It sure seems that his mentality is, and should be kept in the past.
Look, it’s 2022, who are we to judge a consensual relationship? But suggesting that women have a shelf life is where we draw the line. Yuck.