Leonardo DiCaprio is what some might call a serial monogamist. His relationships actually last longer than most Hollywood marriages, but like all good things in Tinsel Town, they inevitably come to an end.
Of course it hasn't escaped our attention that dear Leo, despite his love of long-term love, is consistently trading in his blondes for new models (literally, new models, save for the latest purported romance with starlet Blake Lively ... who actually does model for Chanel). Before Lars von Trier went on a Nazi rampage that got him kicked out of the Cannes Film Festival, the Danish director said something very astute about men in the film industry: As they get older, they surround themselves with women who are both younger and more scantily clad.
Leo isn't exactly old, but at 36, he is closer to 40 than 30 these days, and he does seem to be living the cliché. Let's take a stroll down DiCaprio memory lane.
From 2002 to 2005, DiCaprio dated supermodel Gisele Bundchen. He was 27. She was 21. Then along came Israeli model Bar Refaeli in 2006. He was 31. She was 20. And now dear Blake, at 23, practically an old lady in Leo years, except the age difference between Leo and his blonde has grown to a sizable 13 years.
To paraphrase Matthew McConaughey from that timeless classic 'Dazed and Confused,' Leo gets older, they stay the same age.
Just about everyone in Cannes has a Blake and Leo canoodling story -- some saw them cozied up on a yacht with Stephen Spielberg, while a contingent of guests saw them strolling the beach outside the Stella Artois Chez Jacques beach house.
In Hollywood there will never be a dearth of younger blondes. Ask Hugh Hefner, or Sean Penn. Similarly, there will never be a lack of older men looking to bed them. Perhaps Blake will be the blonde to prove Leo doesn't have to be the cliche.