Inside Gisele Bündchen and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Whirlwind 5-Year Romance

Here’s a look back at when two of the most gorgeous celebrities fell in love with each other.

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As two of the most attractive celebrities on the planet, it’s no surprise that Gisele Bündchen’s and Leonardo DiCaprio’s personal lives constantly attract as much attention as they do.

Lately, tabloids are in a tizzy over supermodel Bündchen and football quarterback Tom Brady possibly heading for a divorce, and DiCaprio may be pursuing a supermodel who is — shocker — actually over age 25.

With those rumors swirling, it calls to mind the fact that Gisele Bündchen and Leonardo DiCaprio were themselves a couple. Actually, their relationship lasted five years, which seems like an eternity in Hollywood.

Here’s a look back at their whirlwind romance.

Gisele Bündchen and Leo DiCaprio Meet

DiCaprio, who grew up in L.A. and started his acting career as a teen, has dated the likes of Bar Rafaeli, Blake Lively, Erin Heatherton, Toni Garrn, Kelly Rohrbach, and Nina Agdal over the years.

Each of those relationships ended before any of DiCaprio’s girlfriends turned 26. Some point to Jack Nicholson, after whom DiCaprio has perhaps modeled aspects of both his professional career, as also an inspiration for his personal life.

But his first true love was apparently Brazilian Victoria’s Secret model Gisele Bündchen, whom he dated from 2000 to 2005. That was when they were both in their 20s.

Gisele Bündchen and Leo DiCaprio’s Relationship

They fell for each other in 1999, according to Vogue. But while their relationship was filled with glamorous public appearances — and they were clearly in love — Bündchen apparently started feeling lonely about halfway through their relationship.

Bündchen reportedly began having mental issues — which manifested through panic attacks in particular. According to Vogue, the supermodel’s memoir, Lessons: My Path to a Meaningful Life, details her emotional episodes.

“I had been smoking cigarettes, drinking a bottle of wine and three mocha Frappuccinos every day, and I gave up everything in one day,” she reflected. “I thought, if this stuff is in any way the cause of this pain in my life, it’s gotta go.”

She added: “Everyone who crosses our path is a teacher, they come into our lives to show us something about ourselves,” she said. “And I think that’s what he was. What is good versus bad? I honour him for what he was.”

Gisele Bündchen Breaks Up With Leo DiCaprio

After undergoing changes in the direction of her personal life, Bündchen apparently broke up with DiCaprio. 

Marie Claire and other outlets insist their split was amicable.

Either way, Bündchen then began dating surfer Kelly Slater, but hit it off with Brady shortly thereafter, in December 2006.

Bündchen and Brady have three children together.

DiCaprio, 47, recently split with Camila Morrone, 25, with the news coming to light about a month or two ago. Now, he is being linked to supermodel Gigi Hadid, who is 27 years old.

Nevertheless, 17 years after they dated, it appears Bündchen and DiCaprio still have at least a mutual respect for each other — if not a friendship. While neither celeb comments much about the other in public, Bündchen spoke a bit about her former beau in 2019.

“When I was going through my panic attacks, I didn’t even feel like I could share [them] with anyone,” she said. “I thought maybe I don’t have the right, everybody is going through so many difficult things in the world, and I don’t have the right to feel this way. So I’d suppress it, and the more I suppressed it, the bigger it became.”

READ MORE: Leonardo DiCaprio Has Never Dated a Woman Over 25

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