Leonardo DiCaprio broke up with Erin Heatherton because he was so “busy”

So sad! Leonardo DiCaprio has broken up with his latest Victoria’s Secret model girlfriend, Erin Heatherton. Poor Erin. She made a go of it, and the tabloids tried to convince us that poor Erin was finally (!) the girl to make Leo settle down, but it was not to be. Leo began dating Erin a few months after Blake Lively broke up with him… I mean, that’s according to Team Lively, although I tend to believe it more as time passed. I think Blake dumped Leo when she saw an opening with Ryan Reynolds. And now Leo dumped Erin less than two months after Blake’s surprise wedding?!?! If Leo was a girl, we would be talking about how pathetic he is. I’m just sayin’. Both Page Six and Us Weekly got tips about the split, which makes me believe it really went down:

Leonardo DiCaprio and Erin Heatherton are letting go. After about ten months of dating, the Great Gatsby star, 37, and the American supermodel, 23, are going their separate ways.

“They split a few weeks ago,” a source close to the couple tells Us Weekly. “There’s no bad blood -– they still care about each other a lot.”

DiCaprio and the Victoria’s Secret stunner first stepped out in December of last year, a few months after he and Blake Lively ended their spring and summer romance. At issue in this relationship?

“They’re both just really busy, they had crazy schedules,” the source explains.

Indeed, DiCaprio traveled the globe in 2012, shooting Great Gatsby in Australia, then Django Unchained in New Orleans, and then the Wolf of Wall Street in NYC. “They still love and respect each other very much,” the source says. “It was just time to move on.”

Heatherton isn’t DiCaprio’s first supermodel love: He dated Gisele Bundchen from 2001 to 2005, and Bar Refaeli from 2006 to early 2011.

[From Us Weekly]

Page Six says the split happened last week and a source tells Page Six, “Erin wanted things to get more serious between them, but Leo is not ready to settle down. While it would seem amazing that he wouldn’t want to settle down with one of the world’s most beautiful women, Leo leads a charmed life. A few months back it seemed like he was really into Erin. She’s smart, beautiful and, importantly, got on with his mom. They are still friends. the timing just wasn’t right for them. They still care about each other and remain friends.” Yeah. Leo dumped her because she mentioned marriage, I bet.

Page Six also notes that Leo has been living it up in NYC while he films The Wolf of Wall Street with Martin Scorsese. Apparently, Leo and Jonah Hill have been partying together and last Wednesday, Leo went to a Halloween party with “a gaggle of 15 girls.” A “gaggle”? Not a “flock” or a “herd” or a “pride”?

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  1. Chrissy says:

    His busy schedule seems to be getting him into shape (thank goodness, it was about time!).

    And Leo’s never going to settle down with one blonde model when he KNOWS that a “gaggle” is always available. Another one bites the dust…

  2. pretty says:

    This guy’s face grows wider and wider as he ages. so weird..
    He looks like Jack Nicholson.
    He was still somewhat handsome on “The Departed” but now…;_;
    i’m gonna just..go and stare at his pictures when he was younger :D

  3. Cleveland Girl says:

    Ok. Who will he pick from the catalogue next?? I hope he breaks tradition and goes for a wild card like Kate Upton!

  4. French says:

    Apparently it was an open relationship (wonder if Erin knows about it).
    Like I’ve already said wonder who’s the next… I don’t have the VS catalog so..
    Shock us Leo and date a over 25 woman who isn’t a blonde model.

  5. tracking says:

    I’m not saying marriage is for everyone (obviously not Leo), but doesn’t the playboy thing get dull at some point?

    • deehunny says:

      yea. married or not, don’t you want to share your life with someone for more than a couple years?

      Besides Mom of course…

    • erika says:

      exactly, i find him so boring…just, yawn, boring.

      he always looks greasy, and bloated. i don’t think he’s aging well AT all, imean, he’s 37 now? yikes.

      and he just recycles models over and over and…he’s a ‘modelizer’ as theyd say in Sex n City..

      i find him boring, his relationships boring, biking BORING, and ‘gets along well w/ mom…???’ BORING!

  6. Eleonor says:

    Leonardo is turningo into a strange version of George Clooney. His last piece should have called Stacey Kiebler before saying the word “marriage”.

  7. Cathy says:

    He’s still handsome now. But sooner or later he won’t have his choice of women anymore, then what’s he gonna do.

    • RN says:

      Lol, he’s not some balding mechanic living in the Midwest. I think, with his money and status, that he’ll do just fine for many years to come.

      • LAK says:

        exactly. Jack Nicholson had to retire HIMSELF from partying because he felt HE was tired from the partying and girls are still throwing themselves at him.

        Leo has always been a modeliser and unlike George Clooney, doesn’t present the ‘perfect companion’ in order to burnish his image. He is following the modeliser version of Jack Nicholson/Warren Beatty.

    • Me Too says:

      If the girls who go with guys like Leo, George or Jack cared about looks then I would agree with you. I don’t think Erin, Stacy or any of the several “ladies” who entertain Jack are looking at their faces or bodies. They’re looking at their wallets and the fact that they are famous. Does anyone believe Hilaria “loves” Alec B? Saw them on Rock Center in a distasteful short segment about Sandy. It was painful to watch her. I mean really…think about Donald Trump…ew…does anyone believe any of the women he’s married are with him because they like or love him? Sadly, for many, money and fame trump everything. Leo will have no problem replacing her.

  8. Psssh says:

    I don’t know who that is at the bottom but it isn’t Erin Heatherton..?

  9. Maggi says:

    That last photo is not Erin.

  10. videli says:

    DiCaprio must be like an institution for young models and starlets who want to make for themselves, and not through their work. He must be like an internship, not a relationship. And he looks like Chairman Mao in the first picture.

  11. Jegede says:


    I read this on another blog a WEEK ago vis a vis Leo & Erin.
    In light of this new piece of goss, I think it prescient and very likely accurate.

    The intensely private Scarlett Johannson constantly fed info on her boyfriend, Nate Naylor, to People and NY Post. We had pics of them walking the NY streets, kissing on the beach, having dinner in dimly lit cafes e.t.c With PR outlets claiming they had been dating for 5 months even though that week was the first time anyone had heard of them together. Then when her Ryan R remarried and officially moved on, its confirmed a few days later that Scarlett and Nate Naylor have split.
    I kinda see it similar to the Leo/Erin situation. I agree with the poster that said she was a rebound/revenge move from Blake. Now that Leo’s ex has officially moved on, he’s not bothering to play a charade with staged pics anymore. I’m not saying Leo and Erin have split but the fact that he’s partying so openly and there have been no staged pics possibly means Erin like Nate was only to serve a purpose and the mission failed.
    Maybe Leo and ScarJo should get together. LOL

    Obviously the end story has changed but as I said this is from a week ago.
    What do you think?

  12. LucyOriginal says:

    Who knows? maybe he wants to date Bar again.

  13. Liv says:

    US Weekly: “Heatherton isn’t DiCaprio’s first supermodel love.”

    Haha, good one! No, she definitely isn’t! ;-)

  14. Doublestef says:

    Why doesn’t he ping anyone else’s gaydar after he goes through all of these model beards? He’s always seemed suspect at the very least, to me. Maybe I’m just way off?

    • lrm says:

      TOTALLY agree with you.
      I also wonder why noone questions this….

    • Zoid says:

      I don’t see it… But then I don’t see how apparently every man in Hollywood is gay and bearding. :/
      That’s a LOT of high profile models to burn through and convince to keep your secret if he is. Especially considering his past flings have moved on to get married and have children to obviously straight men. Why do models always have to be beards?

    • gem says:

      I am also getting massive gaydar vibes from him and have done for years! Finally somebody who agrees with me!

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      Leo has always ‘pinged’ for me, even before I found out that he lived with his ‘best male friend,’ who accompanies him on ‘all’ of his vacations with the catalog blonds.

      I think it’s simply a matter of women being blind to the faults of their fantasies. I think many women bought into Leo’s romantic male lead in “Titanic.” Just like some people will never ever see any flaws in Jennifer Aniston because they identified with her in “Friends” and as the ‘woman whose man left her, just like my man left me.’

      How can anyone not see Leo’s pattern over the years and not even consider that he might be gay or heavily bi?

      • andy says:

        The gay rumor for today.

        Any man who is rich and dates beautiful women MUST be gay. Makes complete sense.

      • Emma - the JP Lover says:

        @Andy …

        I’m surprised you responded directly to me since I gave ‘far’ more reasons for thinking the man is bi/gay than simply who he’s dating.

        The fact is that Leo has a pattern of dating models, having photo ops with them, then going off to hang with ‘the boys’ while he’s out/on vacation with the models.

      • mercy says:

        I really don’t think he’s gay. Not based on any feelings, or desires for him not to be, but on all the evidence over the years that shows him to be a confirmed ladies man. He probably trusts his guy friends and enjoys their company more than women. Women are there for romance and sex, and to make him feel desirable.

    • Lotta says:

      He might be bisexual but he is not gay. He went after one of my friends (a brunette model). I was trying to sleep while they were in the next room, and I got to hear the “action”. This was after he did “Romeo and Juliet” and just before Titanic.

      Ofcourse he could have turned gay after but I seriously doubt it.

  15. BlackMamba says:

    I will always miss Bleo…sigh. I regret the awesome gossip opportunity that we missed, Leo probably would have propose to Blake by now. I think Leo and Scarjo would be nice too although I have no love for Scarjo.

  16. Weston says:

    Was this so-called relationship ever official in the first place?

  17. Paula says:

    Too busy? Yeah right. He was too busy partying with pals and models for sure.
    The guy was filming in the same city his “supposed” girlfriend is living and yet, no sightings or pictures of the two. Weird, no? Instead there were several sightings or him clubbing with Jonah Hill or Danny A. in different NY spots and even in Vegas.
    People had to be stupid or really naive to believe these two were actually a couple.

  18. LAK says:

    Let’s see, definition of ‘supermodel’ 80s/90s = goddess-like unattainable beauty who nonetheless was able to move between edgy editorial, catalogue fashion,runway, playboy and could pretty much sell you anything and everything. And had one name recognition worldwide.

    ‘Supermodel’ 00s/2012 = non-descript, unmemorable, interchangeable catalogue model, specifically VS catalogue or sports illustrated, probably shagging Leo DiCaprio (or whispers that she’s next in line).can only sell the catalogue/SI, not even playboy.

    *sigh* despair……goes to watch george michael’ FREEDOM/TOO FUNKY Videos again to remember true supermodels.

  19. lrm says:

    they broke up because he’s so gay, not busy…seriously, how do ppl not see this yet? same with JGL, much as my crush on him did not want to see it [obviously nothing wrong with it, but my being a gal puts a crimp on the crush becoming reality....]

    But it’s just funny that ppl think he is really in relationships with these women….on what basis? a few photo ops [most of them riding bikes] now and then?

    • epiphany says:

      I’m not saying you’re wrong – I agree 2 and 2 are not adding up to 4 with this guy – but on what are you basing your conclusion that he’s gay? Giselle was with him for years, and I just can’t see the world’s biggest supermodel spending 5 years of her life as a beard. For all I know, you’re right, but I’m just curious as to how and why you’ve come to your conclusion.

      • jinni says:

        Being with Leo did help put Giselle on the map with people that didn’t follow fashion and made her a household name. That attention probably made her more valuable and allowed her to become the brand that she is today.

        I’m sure that seeing what being with Leo did for Giselle makes him a big catch to any model that wants to be able to have a long lasting career after the age of 25, because only a rare few (ex. Kate, Naomi,etc) have really been able to continue making a living off of modeling and the others that are still around after hitting a certain age (ex. Heidi, Tyra,etc.) have had to try other avenues to maintain careers in entertainment.

    • Issa says:

      Leo gives off the vibe but I don’t detect it in JGL. I do detect a snobby & cocky attitude in JGL but not the gay vibe.

    • andy says:

      What makes someone seem gay to you? Please explain what makes a man seem gay. That is called stereotyping. It’s not okay to do it based on someone’s race, religion or SEXUALITY.

      Can you read his mind and see what he fantasizes about? Nope. Don’t bother giving unverified blinds or gossip on the net as proof.

      No one has the right to try to label or define someone else’s sexuality. Please stop.

      • French says:

        I don’t have any opinion about him but people have doubts because of things like that :

        comments on ONTD about some pics :

        The one with Lukas Haas, which is at your source, right after the ones you posted.

        The owner of these pictures, some organization called Live Unchained, forced me to take down the pictures. These pictures were all over Tumblr though, I wonder if they’re going around threatening to sue everyone on Tumblr and Leo’s fan sites.

        Read more at ONTD: http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/73197465.html#ixzz2BHforHFP

      • Doublestef says:

        This is in response to the ‘why do you say/think he’s gay?!’ questions… I posted that and wondered why people don’t seem to question this about a guy who goes through women like a doctors office goes through sanitizer… I haven’t really heard that about him. Apparently I’m not the only one to question his behavior. It actually mirrors many actors of previous generations who were later revealed to be gay. I don’t have a problem with sexual preference. And yes, it’s an assumption. Not a personal attack. Just a question borne out of curiosity and observations.

      • wild flower says:

        Andy, I agree with you 100%. Always puzzled when people “know” that a famous person is gay.

  20. Milla says:

    He is busy. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is around the corner which means more young blondes for Leo.

  21. epiphany says:

    Guys that have an androgynous quality about them never age well.

  22. MrsBPitt says:

    He probably got the Victoria Secret Christmas catalog and decided he needed something new!!!!

  23. A Fan says:

    They all have a shelf-life, don’t they…

  24. Mira says:

    The only reason I’ll ever like Blake is because she dumped Leo’s VS catalog-ed ass.

  25. vvy says:

    I thought he was gay and she was his beard. On to the next beard…

  26. serena says:

    He’s gonna become like George Clooney. So sad.

  27. valleymiss says:

    I’m not sure if Leo pings my gaydar…but I definitely have never understood his stardom. Anyway, he’s very George Clooney/Jack Nicholson-esque with the revolving door of gorgeous women and no marriages. Then again, is that really worse than being a Tom Cruise or a Nic Cage and have 3 or 4 wives under your belt? He’s not hurting anyone or bringing children into the equation. (and let’s face it, supermodels can date whoever they want, and they always choose Leo).

  28. Melissa says:

    Am I the only one that thinks that Leo and Blake’s relationship was staged? Think about it…Leo works alot with Harvey W who works with Ben Affleck. Leo and Ben have the same publicist. There was alot of crap about Ben having an affair with Blake. The perfect solution was to stage a relationship between Blake and Leo.

    I personally really like Leo. He always seem like a gentleman in his interviews.

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:


      I thought the same thing at the time as well. Blake just looked ‘bored’ with Leo. I seriously think she was with him to deflect from an affair with Ben Affleck. After all, the gossip was serious enough to bring Jennifer Gardner to Boston for a ‘surprise’ visit without the kids. I’m just saying.

      • mercy says:

        There was no ‘surprise’ visit from Garner. Ben’s family was with him in MA for the majority of filming. It’s his hometown and he has family there.

        The chatter about a supposed affair between Ben and Blake did not make much of an impact on the mainstream media. It was mostly relegated to gossip sites and was old news by the time Leo and Blake got together in 2011.

        I don’t know if Leo and Blake’s relationship was serious, but to say they looked bored, no true affection AND the photos were staged seems a contradiction. What’s the point of staging photos of an unhappy, bored couple? It’s also innacurate. They looked pretty happy in Europe, with hugs, holding hands and the like. If it was obvious they were being photographed, they did the usual move of walking separately and keeping their heads down. It could have all been staged for all I know, but it wasn’t so cut and dried.

    • Doublestef says:

      I agree about Leo/Blake. I called bS on that from the get go.

    • Liv says:

      No, I also think their relationship screamed PR all the time. There was never true affection, you know what I mean? Just obviously staged photo ops.

    • Dana M says:

      Yes, I think Leo and Bake were a PR move as well. It all just looked so fake. Not necessarily because he could be gay, but to fix her image due to her alleged affair with Ben Affleck.

  29. Doublestef says:

    This is in response to the ‘why do you say/think he’s gay?!’ questions… I posted that and wondered why people don’t seem to question this about a guy who goes through women like a doctors office goes through sanitizer. Apparently I’m not the only one to question his behavior. It actually mirrors many actors of previous generations who were later revealed to be gay. I don’t have a problem with sexual preference. And yes, it’s an assumption. Not a personal attack. Just a question borne out of curiosity and observations.

  30. Phil E Stein says:

    His Madonna Whore complex strikes again.

  31. Nola says:

    I predict he will date Jennifer Lawrence next. She fits his type.

  32. norm says:

    He would be great for Katie Holmes. She could use a player for a fun run, then move on to an attorney like her father.

    Still hope she gets back with Tom, but Tom is too large a figure and too conservative for a young girl like her…

    I think Leo would fall for Katie, since she’s a classic beauty and smart.

    Who knows. I bet he regrets letting go of Gizelle who seems so stable and happy with her life.

    She’s a fun girl and I think Leo need someone who is a leader since he really is blah. Clooney on the other hand seems to be the leader in fun department, or at least he tries to be and it will get tiring some day of always putting on the show…

    Both men are ok, if not for the fame and money most of the girls they dated would probably not have stayed long either.

    Who says Jack is handsome? Pleeease…No thanks, not even for the fame or money. He’s has that sleek, not in good way, look about him. It would drive me insane to see that permanent smirk on all the time.

    The constant smirks are a turn off and Clooney sort of has it also.

  33. Amy says:

    I think Leo realizes that Gisele was the one that got away and he’s been trying to replace her ever since.

    • Grace says:

      I agree, he looked more happy when he was with giselle, Leo is not the kind of guy who shows affection in public but with Giselle he was completely different. I believe he panicked because after 5 years giselle wanted to take the next step and he wasnt ready. Now, I bet he regrets it

  34. LittleDeadGirl says:

    I don’t judge him. He clearly knows marriage isn’t for him and just wants his rotating set of gf. Whatever floats his boat. He isn’t hurting anyone cause these girls KNOW what they are getting into and sign for it willingly. I have issues with him and Clooney because I wonder if they have any respect for women in general … do they just see them as tits and ass or do they have women friends they rspect but in a gf they just want tits and ass?

  35. Amy C says:

    May be it is because she didn’t bring the hype as he wanted it to be as it was with is formers…
    May be he should date scar jo. But she is too old for him by 4-5 years . He is George with out the clear cut of George.

  36. drea says:

    Erin is now “one of the world’s most beautiful women”? Um, ok. Well, I suppose it’s a nice thought for a consolation prize. As in–thanks for playing, Erin, you’re lovely but you know he was never that into you.

    I just hope she doesn’t go the same exes route as Bar. Doesn’t seem she got as much mileage out of the relationship as her model predecessors though.

  37. Val says:

    Just in time for the VS Fashion Show!

  38. Meanchick says:

    “Busy?” Man-code for, “You’re really hot and I wanted to bang you a bunch of times, but you’re not interesting enough to keep around for very long.”

  39. Meanchick says:

    Dear Erin,

    My penis hates you now.


  40. O'Connell says:

    I don’t think the chemistry was ever really there for Leo and Erin. Yes, she is beautiful but I don’t see her the hot piece Bar or Gisele is/was. Erin is very nice, but I don’t think nice is quite enough for Leo. He is getting older, she wasn’t right, so he ended it quickly. I hope he can find the right person, and move on to the next phase of his life. We’ll see.

  41. dcypher1 says:

    Looks like leo cant get away from the p#ssy posse he likez it there too much to leave and get married.

  42. normades says:

    I think he was just using Erin for sex and pr all along. He didn’t want to look like the pathetic dumpee after the Bleo blowout. So we got all those crap “she’s the one” stories…haha!

    Agree with above comments that the timing after Blake’s wedding has a lot to do with it. He can go back to being a dog now.

  43. Lady_Luck says:

    Another one bites the dust!

    He’s Clooney’s protege – that’s for sure.

    I think he’ll put on the moves on Candice Schwapnoel next. One of the hottest V.S models out there. Watch this space!

  44. Bonfire Beach says:

    He broke up with Erin for Demi Moore! HAHAHA!

  45. Madpoe says:

    Has he run out of VS models yet?
    Is Victoria Secrets creating these fembots just for Leo now?
    Underwear last longer than his relationships.

  46. Lady_Luck says:

    If the last pic isn’t Erin, who is it then ??

  47. Kosmos says:

    I think he’s pathetic…at this point, we know he has commitment issues, right? He’s definitely a serial dater, and then moves on. Somehow, I don’t respect him for this and I think he’s a tweaked man, only good as an actor, but nothing else.

  48. Ali says:

    I think the girls use him as much as he uses the girls, and good for them in that sense cos he isn’t exactly the nicest guy to women. Get a few months/years exposure from him and split. I, however, could not sleep with that.