Leonardo DiCaprio allegedly bought Blake Lively a Prius as a gift

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What do The Rules say about your boyfriend of four months buying you a hybrid? Is there a “rule” for large gifts that don’t come from Tiffany’s? The Mail reports that Leonardo DiCaprio has given Blake the ultimate token of his affection: a Prius! It’s like an environmental sonnet! Seriously, though, I would love it if a guy gave me a hybrid. I hope Blake is excited about this. I hope she jumped up and down and clapped and squealed. Of course, Leo might have only given Blake a Prius because her old ride was clunky and dated. And she had an SUV too! (Ha, Penn Badgley joke!) Bad, bad Blake!

Leonardo DiCaprio has sealed his love for Blake Lively – by buying her an eco-friendly Prius car. The Inception star was said to be horrified that the actress was driving around Los Angeles in a gas guzzling Range Rover.

DiCaprio, who runs his own foundation promoting environmental issues, is said to have bought Lively a black Prius costing over $40,000. The eco friendly hybrid car gets up to 50 miles to the gallon compared to an average of 20 for the Range Rover.

DiCaprio is well known in Hollywood for pushing green causes. At the Oscars two years ago, the 36 year old arrived in a Prius as part of a campaign organised by Global Green USA to highlight the problem of global warming.

He was one of the first Hollywood stars to buy a Prius calling it a ‘step in the right direction’

The actor added in an interview: ‘It’s a gasoline-electric midsize car that gets about 50 miles per gallon. We have the technology to make every car produced in America today just as clean, cheap and efficient.’

Last week it was revealed he had taken delivery of a $100,000 hybrid supercar – the 2012 Fisker Karma.

The hybrid car can go from 0-60 miles per hour in under six seconds with a top speed of 125 miles per hour – yet still return 100 miles to the gallon.

DiCaprio and 23 year old Lively, star of Gossip Girl and The Town, have been dating for several months following the actor’s split with model Bar Rafaeli.

[From The Mail]

I looked into this a bit further (I googled), and I found out that Leo is sort of known for giving hybrids as gifts. A few years ago, he allegedly bought hybrids for all of his immediate family, and his assistant, and his then-girlfriend…? Bar got a hybrid? Ruh-roh. THAT is not a good sign. That lessens the specialness of the gift if Leo also gave his ex the same car. Maybe he let Blake pick out the color…?

Do you want to see photos of Leo’s latest hybrid, the Fisker Karma? Go here. It’s a hot car. I even like the color. Maybe Blake took possession of that one.

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Photos courtesy of Fame.

 

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  1. Chris says:

    Very nice car the Fisker Karma. It’s about time they started making attractive looking hybrids. Now they just need to make them for people who can’t afford to drop 100K on a car.

  2. ef says:

    I do wonder why Leo is not looking into electric vehicles like Tesla Roadster. That car is as fast as a Porsche or Ferarri but uses only electricity.

  3. dd says:

    i cant get enough of this coupel!
    ha!
    even though i hate her.

    nice car..

  4. Bubulle says:

    I’m personnaly horrified by his ugliness maybe Blake should offer him a makeover.

  5. LL says:

    Going from a Range Rover to a Prius is a bit of a downgrade, green vehicle or not.

  6. tapioca says:

    Ironic gift considering he regularly travels in private jets. I might even go so far as to call him a doughy, hamster-faced hypocrite.

    And besides, a well maintained diesel car can equal a Toyota Prius or Honda Insight for fuel efficiency, whilst delivering better perfomance!

  7. the original bellaluna says:

    Because nothing says “Your emissions are messing up our planet” like a Prius. (For ALL your loved ones and side-dishes.)

  8. Addie says:

    They are a good fit together, hope he makes some kind of long term commitment to her.

  9. Quest says:

    I like the idea of a Hybrid gift, rather than splurge on carbon-emitting gas goozlers that other celebs do, it is nice to see some celebs being eco-friendly in their gift giving.

    LOL @ the original bellaluna

    PS: That Fisker Karma is one hot looking piece of machine

  10. Sue says:

    Translation – If you date Leo you have to be environmentaly friendly also….. Not sure but me thinks he is a bit of a controller…..

  11. gee says:

    I once read that Prius’ have a bigger carbon footprint than a Hummer because of the way it’s manufactured. I wonder if this is true?

    I’m horrified to say, Blake and Leo are growing on me.

  12. Mermaid says:

    Ah, Leo…a little two-faced maybe? What does your smoking habit do to the earth’s atmosphere? He is a known cigarette-smoker so his actions are more than a little conflicting.

  13. Boo says:

    Did she take a page out of the Book of Lindsay? Her mouth seems to ALWAYS be open. Maybe this is what he finds attractive about her? She’s so…vapid.

  14. That's Interesting says:

    Either he’s gay or has the creepiest taste in women. He’s like Clooney, someone with a thoughtful reputation and supposedly some deep thinker who dates brainless girls practically young enough to be his daughter.

  15. RocketMerry says:

    Good grief, what’s this “orange phase” she’s having? Orange hair, orange skin, orange clothes…? Is orange Leo’s favorite color?

  16. Oi says:

    Sorry, I must be a diva in my imaginary celeb life because if any multimillionaire is going to give me an environmentally sound car, it damn well better be a Tesla.

    Prius….*scoffs*

  17. WillyNilly says:

    “Ironic gift considering he regularly travels in private jets. I might even go so far as to call him a doughy, hamster-faced hypocrite.”

    Perfection.

  18. monette says:

    I’ve been reading this site religiously for the past year, but this is the first time I comment. I’m so angry right now: this bimbo got a Prius!!Where is that smiley that tears his hair when you need it?

  19. Jes says:

    @ef: Leo has a Tesla Roadster, he always drive it, or at least he drove it two days ago. Now he bought also the Fisker Karma.

  20. Sigh. says:

    tapioca: “Ironic gift considering he regularly travels in private jets. I might even go so far as to call him a doughy, hamster-faced hypocrite.”

    HA! “Might?”

  21. Blank says:

    She’s a well paid (though terrible) actress. Doesn’t it say something about her (and their conflicting beliefs)that she was driving a gas guzzler to begin with? If I could afford a hybrid than I would buy one.

  22. Motor35 says:

    the Prius is NOT environmentally friendly. parts for that dumb car come from about 20 different parts of the world. by the time that car is manufactured, it has 150k on it and makes a hell of a carbon footprint.

  23. normades says:

    If he was really “eco friendly” he’d buy an old diesel and roll on corn oil.

  24. Turtle Dove says:

    Motor35 – ALL vehicles are like that. The parts are manufactured all over the world and shipped to the assembly plant.

  25. GC says:

    I just saw that this story was denied. Another week another Dicaprio/Lively rumor denied again. Is it ever going to end? As long as these rumors keep her in the spotlight I guess they will keep coming!

  26. Lucky Charm says:

    Haha, when I first read the headline (I admit I just skimmed), I totally thought it read that Leo bought Blake a PURSE! I was trying to figure out why buying your gf a purse was a big deal and had to read, otherwise I would have just passed on by this post.

  27. Rita says:

    If my husband gave me a Prius, I wouldn’t care if he gave one to his mistress as well….okay I’d slash her tires and make him ride in the back seat but I would still like it more than the toaster I got for my birthday.

  28. Fatkid says:

    LOL @Rita & @the original bellaluna

    I always read and never need to comment b/c you ladies are too much! Spot on and hilarious, as per usual.

  29. Truthful says:

    I LOVE them together!!!

    something different from all of the same ole model chicks.

    Even though I feel he nds to step it up as far as appearance and grooming and he could get some muscle tone.

  30. i.want.shoes says:

    LOL at calling Leo doughy, hamster-faced hypocrite!

    Isn’t this Prius-giving situation pretty similar to dating a guy who is vegetarian and who starts to push his vegetarianism on you?

  31. Teresa__Maria says:

    I just can’t stand all the gushing about Priuses and all the hybrids. Hypocrites driving cars that are so much more expensive and not necessarily environment friendly to make … and pretending to “save the planet”.

  32. Josette says:

    Somebody needs to tell her to close her mouth! She is the most basic chick, in the looks and talent department, that I have ever seen! Gotta give her props cause she’s no looker and she can’t act to save her life, and she still manages to rub elbows with some pretty important people.

  33. The Original Ashley says:

    I would have asked for the Tesla.

    The Prius is a good gift to give to someone who was driving a Rover (I’m green but I love them), because obviously she’s not green in the slightest, but I don’t know, I would have wanted something completely electric. A Prius isn’t what it used to be. It’s kind of cliche.

    And agree with the others, it does say something that they also lack the “green” thing in common. But I think that’s okay with Lively. Like Brad Pitt she’s probably a chameleon in her relationships, taking on whatever her partner tells her to. Because this is what lands you a man, right Blake? *eyeroll*

  34. Trillion says:

    I’ve got an 04 Prius with nearly 150K miles on it and I have never, not once, had to take it in for a single repair. It’s just an excellently made car. (aside from the fact that I have so much more $ to save or spend on other stuff besides gas now!)

  35. Callumna says:

    “Hampster-faced hypocrite?” Hell yeah.

    This is just one of two homes the man owns. This single guy owns side by side mansions in LA.

    Meanwhile heiress Darryl Hannah occasionally lives in a teepee and drives on McDonalds vegetable oil.

    Everyone here could drink gasoline and throw blood diamonds in the air while doing wheelies in our Humvees without putting such a hurting on the environment. Puhleez DiCaprio. Do I say, not as I do I suppose?

    http://virtualglobetrotting.com/map/leonardo-dicaprios-house-1/

  36. cammie says:

    Earlier..GossipCop said this rumor is completely false..

    I saw pics of Leo in Australia…

  37. Emily says:

    I really like her in that dress, she should wear that colour more often.

    @Trillion, I’m so jealous, I’d love to have a hybrid if I could afford one! But my current car’s a little hatchback so it’s pretty good on fuel anyway.

  38. the original bellaluna says:

    Trillion, I too am green with envy (no pun intended, but what the hell, it seems almost kharmic, does it not?) ;)

    I do, however, drive a Toyota. They are absolutely Honda-esque in their longevity and “minimum-maintenance-ness.”

    If I can’t have a deisel, or a Prius, I’ll take my Yo.

    Callumna, I would LOVE to drive a veggie-oil-driven car. But I COULD. NOT. handle the smell of McD’s fry/mcnugget (what IS a mcnugget, anyway?) following me around. No. Just. All kinds of NO.

    (Allow me to clarify that my “fast food indulgences” consist of Diet Coke; Youghurt Parfaits; and fried zucchini from Farmer Boys. And an occasional Charbroiled Chicken Club, no mayo.)

  39. Carolyn says:

    With you all calling out these fake envirofriendly celebs buying Prius-es when they are always travelling the world on planes. Hypocrites. Leo bought Blake a car? Guess why she’s with him. He has far more money than sense. Now that these two are together, they’re boring.

  40. Laura says:

    the production process of the prius is more damaging than running a range rover… ask them where they mine their nickel and where they fly it to after it’s mined… or just google Top Gear for the truth!