Iconic talents, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio, sparked a lasting friendship on the Titanic set back in 1997. Their bond, now spanning over more than two decades, remains unbroken despite their different lifestyles and constant speculations about a possible romance.
Meetings and Friendships
The first meeting of Winslet and DiCaprio occurred when the pair were just beginning their path to fame; she was 21 and he was 22. From that point forward, the duo has remained tightly knit, prioritizing each other's conversations even when their lives tend to veer off in opposite directions.
A Rumored Romance
Their intense on-screen chemistry in Titanic sparked talks of a potential off-screen romance. However, they have consistently put these rumors to rest by asserting that they are and have always been just friends.
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One notable instance of their enduring friendship was when DiCaprio accompanied Winslet down the aisle during her 2012 wedding to Edward Abel Smith. It was a profound gesture, showcasing their deep bond and mutual respect.
In 2017, their friendship took on a philanthropic dimension. The pair auctioned a private dinner, with the funds raised going towards the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation and a GoFundMe campaign. The latter was set up to help a British mother in need of funds for her cancer treatments.
At present, DiCaprio, 49, resides in Hollywood, while Winslet, 48, has made her home in West Wittering, UK. She shares her life with her husband Edward and their three children.
The Acting Legacy Continues
One of these children, Mia Threapleton, is following in her mother's acting footsteps. She has already made appearances alongside her mother in the BAFTA-winning drama, “I Am Ruth”. Nowadays, she is catching the limelight in Apple TV+'s drama, “The Buccaneers”.