Raising the Bar
As he continued on his Oscar quest, another development close to DiCaprio’s heart soon presented itself.
Having taken some time off from dating to heal his heart after splitting with Gisele Bundchen, the actor now found himself falling for another fellow celebrity—this time Israeli model and actress Bar Refaeli. DiCaprio and Refaeli met at a party in Las Vegas in 2005 and hit it off immediately. The two of them dated for about seven years, although they took a six-month break in 2009.
After DiCaprio and Refaeli had been dating for about five years, the two of them decided that they needed a period of separation, to really work on themselves as individuals and consider what they really wanted from life and from their relationships.
During this time, DiCaprio briefly dated Russian model Anne Vyalitsyna. However, DiCaprio and Refaeli soon decided that they weren’t ready to say goodbye to each other for good, and the two got back together later in 2009.