Lourdes Leon has a teenage boyfriend, ‘Homeland’ star Timothée Chalamet

This information will probably only be interesting to people who watched season 2 of Homeland. You know the kid who played the Vice President’s son Finn? Finn got involved with Dana Brody, Nicolas Brody’s teenage daughter. Spoiler for last season: Finn and Dana had a quick courtship but on their first date, Finn ditched his Secret Service protection and ended up pulling a hit-and-run on a pedestrian, and then Dana and Finn had a terrible secret that haunted their storylines for the whole season. Anyway, Finn is played by Timothée Chalamet, and apparently Chalamet goes to La Guardia High School of Music & Art. That is coincidentally Lourdes Leon’s school too. So they met and fell in love and now it’s super-cute.

Madonna’s 16-year-old daughter, Lourdes Leon, has been dating “Homeland” star Timothée Chalamet, who plays the vice president’s son Finn Walden on the hit “Showtime” series, Page Six can exclusively reveal.

The pair met at La Guardia High School of Music & Art & Performing Arts on the Upper West Side, where Timothée’s in the class of 2013. Lourdes, who is reportedly studying drama, graduates next year from the school, which was the inspiration for the 1980 film “Fame.”

A source told us, “It’s common knowledge at the school that the pair are dating.” When contacted about the teenage romance, a spokeswoman for Madonna declined to comment. Reps for Timothée didn’t get back to us last night.

New York Magazine recently featured Lourdes and Timothée, along with other students at the school, in its “Reasons To Love New York” issue, under, “Because La Guardia High School Is Still Churning Out Talent.”

Timothée also appeared in USA Network’s “Royal Pains,” but is best known for playing the son of Vice President Walden on “Homeland” who accidentally kills a pedestrian during a joy ride around Washington, DC, with Sgt. Nicholas Brody’s daughter Dana, played by Morgan Saylor.

Lourdes is Madonna’s daughter with actor and personal trainer Carlos Leon, who, incidentally, is marrying his Danish girlfriend Bettina Holtz this summer.

Leon, who starred in the 2011 movie “Immigration Tango,” is famously protective over Lourdes. He told People at the time of the film’s release, “I got the best thing out of that relationship, and that’s my daughter. My daughter is everything to me.”

He said Lourdes, then 14, wasn’t dating yet, but he knew it was coming: “I’m dreading it . . . because she’s my little girl. I want her to stay young forever. I’m already overprotective, so when the time comes, I will be ready to have a talk with the guy she brings through the door. He better be ready, because I’ll give him the rundown!”

[From Page Six]

From the way he’s being described, I would say that Chalamet is probably 17 or 18 years old, which to me is a perfectly acceptable age for a 16-year-old Lourdes. While I think Finn was poorly written on Homeland (all of the child characters are poorly written, it’s a problem), Chalamet did make an impression on me. He was exactly the kind of kid I would have gone for if I was Dana Brody – he seemed sensitive, but take-charge. He wasn’t just some dumb jock-type. He pursued Dana, and she liked it. And then it all went to hell. And then some other stuff happened (spoiler!) and I seriously doubt we’ll be seeing Finn again.

Photos courtesy of WENN, Fame/Flynet and Pacific Coast News.

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  1. Eleonor says:

    OMG I remember the 1998 Vanity Fair shoot, with Madonna and a baby Lourdes. And now Lola and her first date… I feel so old!!!

  2. dina says:

    This is so adorable, I like it.

  3. Falula says:

    I totally agree that on an otherwise excellent show, they have problems writing for the kids. I worry that since it’s some of the writing staff from 24 this problem will only get worse (Kim Bauer getting stalked by a cougar for like 14 episodes).

  4. SydneySpy says:

    She’s beautiful. But I’m seeing the red string around her wrist….

  5. Blondie says:

    He reminds me of a young Sean Penn, especially the hair.

  6. dvz says:

    I feel so ancient. I remember that Vanity Fair shoot like it was yesterday.

    Is it just me, or does this kid look a tad like a very young Sean Penn?

  7. Darlene says:

    Is she wearing an engagement/wedding band combo in that first pic?

  8. TheOriginalKitten says:

    I had a lot of problems with season 2 of Homeland and all my issues stemmed from poor/sloppy writing.

    The acting is stellar though, and that’s what really saves the show.

  9. anneesezz says:

    Thank God she is now allowed to wax her eyebrows. She looks much better now. I know my half Cuban daughter will have the same problem when she is a teenager.

  10. Nev says:

    I had to skip through that post. Haven’t seen season 2 of Homeland yet!!! Cute kids.

  11. Zigggy says:

    She’s so pretty! Lourdes, Frances Bean, and Paris Jackson are stunning- and not in a boring way like so many.

  12. doofus says:


    “who plays the vice president’s son Finn Walden on the hit “Showtime” series”

    they mean “playED”, right?

  13. cclaire says:

    We won’t be seeing Finn again because he got killed during the bomb attack in the last episode!

  14. Mayday says:

    I don’t care about this I just wanna say I’m glad Lourdes doesn’t look typical teenaged hollywood kid super thin!!!

    • Happy21 says:


      She looks wonderful although I can’t help but wonder how she has meat on her bones when Madonna has been so open about being strict about her children’s diet. I guess Lourdes is at the age where she doesn’t necessarily depend on her parents to feed her. She probably eats out and such on her own…

  15. Mr.Smurf says:

    Oooh, I’ll have to ask one of my classmates for dirt. His cousin goes to LaGuardia and he said that Lourdes is nice, but she is extremely popular at the school-for obvious reasons.

  16. Grace says:

    She should probably make sure her Mom can’t get to him. Lourdes is beautiful and Madonna is definitely the type to get jealous of her own child. Especially since that boy looks like a dark-haired(and sane)version of young Sean Penn.

  17. KellyinSeattle says:

    She’s got class for a young woman. Poise. I do miss Madonna from back in her hey-day, but not her modern version of herself. Lourdes seems very grounded for a celebitchy kid. Wonder how Rocco is…and if Lourdes has a relationship with her dad.

  18. TheTruthHurts says:

    She is just gorgeous. Thank God for her father. Oh and whaaaat up with that diamond ring and band on her finger?! lol.

  19. 4evaRedd says:

    She is such a pretty girl; he looks like Andrew Garfield.

  20. Leila says:

    When i look at her i see striking resemblance to both her parents..it’s like she’s 50% Madonna and 50% carlos. It’s like their best features from combined into one face..lucky girl

  21. Vl says:

    “Meat on her bones”?

    She looks tall, lean and muscular, those arms are toned.

    The boy looks like, well he looks like a small boy.

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