Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex-girlfriend Kristen Zang has spoken out about her relationship with the actor after seeing “ageist” headlines about his current break up from 25-year-old mannequin Camila Morrone.
The now 48-year-old, who dated the actor from 1995 to 1999, shared her perspective about DiCaprio’s breakup throughout an interview with People. Zang mentioned that whereas she’s by no means spoken out about her ex earlier than, she felt “compelled” to after seeing some feedback about him on-line.
“I’m a very private person, much like my ex-boyfriend. But this past week, for the first time, I have felt compelled to share a few things. Leo and I dated for four years,” she mentioned. “I met him casually through friends when I was 19 years old and we started dating when we were both 21.”
She additionally criticised followers for making jokes about Morrone being “too old” for the Don’t Look Up star as a result of their relationship ended shortly after Morrone turned 25 this yr. DiCaprio has turn out to be infamous for courting 25-year-old or youthful ladies, which has included the likes of Blake Lively, Kate Moss, and Gisele Bündchen.
“Now over 20 years later when I read the headlines and online comments with his most recent ex-girlfriend being referred to as having ‘aged out’ or being ‘too old for Leo at 25,’ puh-lease (insert dramatic eye roll),” Zang mentioned. “I think we can and should do better. What kind of message is this sending to young people?”
Zang went on to replicate on her marriage and the way her life modified in her thirties, including: “I met the love of my life when I was 38 and got married when I was 40. So you youngins out there, listen up. Life gets so much better after 25. Yes, you get more wrinkles but you also get more confidence and more love for yourself.”
After sharing that she’s unaware of why DiCaprio and Morrone broke up, Zang mentioned that she was bored with seeing “headlines” which are centred on the previous couple’s completely different ages.
“As far as Leo and his latest breakup, who knows what happened,” she mentioned. “Maybe she really cared for him but was just ready for the next chapter, perhaps it’s temporary, or maybe it’s none of our business but can we stop with the ageist headlines and comments? But let’s keep the funny memes coming, they’re stellar. Truly.”
Elsewhere within the interview, Zang opened up about her personal romance with the actor.
“We were kids,” she continued. “My friends knew his friends and Hollywood back then was like a big high school. It was, dare I say, an innocent time. We were nerds. Good looking nerds with glamorous jobs, but still nerds.”
“We went to amusement parks, concerts, museums and the movies. I was with him when he made Romeo & Juliet, Titanic, and The Beach,” she added.
Although Zang mentioned that DiCaprio was a “very sweet and thoughtful boyfriend”, they’d some “hard times” earlier than formally breaking apart. Though, she additionally acknowledged the irony in her scenario as she and DiCaprio known as it quits 4 months after her twenty fifth birthday.
“It was a choice I made,” she defined. “I don’t how to explain it exactly, I just felt like I was ready for our relationship to be done. It was like I had outgrown that version of myself, the Hollywood high school girl. I wanted to figure out who I was and what I wanted.”
Regarding the place she’s at now, Zang mentioned that she’s residing in Oregon together with her husband, Shea, and that she owns “a locally-sourced dog food company”.
On 30 August, studies broke that DiCaprio and Morrone had break up after 4 years of courting. Rumours later sparked that The Wolf of Wall Street star is already seeing somebody new, as he was just lately pictured with 22-year-old Ukrainian mannequin, Maria Beregova.