Did Camila Morrone compare herself & Leo DiCaprio to Bogie & Bacall?

Model Camila Morrone attends 'The Best Years of a Life' premiere

A few days before Once Upon a Time In Hollywood opened, People Magazine ran a funny and suspicious story about how Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone are “pretty serious” and “it’s not a casual relationship.” Leo and Camila have been dating for about a year and a half and it seems to be going well enough – she’s young (22) and so it will be years before she ages out of the Leo DiCaprio Girlfriend Experience. She’s also hustling and getting some jobs because she’s Leo’s girlfriend, but her schedule is still open enough where she’s largely at his beck and call. They seem fine. They probably won’t last another year, but that’s fine too. All of his girlfriends know what they’re getting into. But inevitably, those girlfriends start to believe the hype. A few days ago, Camila posted a curious Instagram – two photos of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, a famous Hollywood couple with a famous age difference. The reaction to Camila’s IG post was… brutal.

Camila Morrone is not interested in what people think about her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio. On Friday, the model, 22, was inspired to speak out in a video on her Instagram Stories after receiving a number of hateful comments regarding her relationship with DiCaprio, 44, on her post from one day earlier. Sharing a series of black-and-white photos of the late Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart on Thursday, Morrone wrote, “A love like this” beneath the candid shots.

Like Morrone and DiCaprio, the iconic Hollywood couple had more than a 20-year age gap between them, but stayed together despite the criticism. In their controversial 13 years together, the famous pair married and welcomed two kids, before Bogart sadly passed from esophageal cancer in 1957. Fans were quick to pick up on the parallel between the two couples and some began to criticize Morrone and DiCaprio for their relationship in the comments section, going as far to say that the actor “only cares about your body,” and would “dump you in three years.”

Others slammed Morrone personally and claimed that the only reason she was dating DiCaprio was so she could “live off of him.” Morrone eventually had enough of the negative comments and opened up in a video on her Stories, where she set the record straight about her relationship.

“Good morning, people, and Happy Friday,” she began. “I just read some of the comments on my Instagram and my God, people are so mean and full of anger with people that they know nothing about. I guess I just hope on this Friday that people learn to live with a little less hatred,” she continued. “And place their time and interests elsewhere because living without hatred feels pretty good.”

[From People]

On one side, he’s totally going to dump her before she turns 25. On the other side, I will NEVER ever understand people’s obsession with hating on a celebrity on their social media. Unless you’re yelling at a Kardashian, there’s really no need to go on a celebrity’s social media and talk sh-t about them. Talk sh-t about them in a regular old comment section, or just tweet about them without tagging them. It really is that simple. As for the idea that Camila is only with Leo so she can “live off of him”… um, what? Leo is a cheap a–hole and all of his girlfriends are required to work. That being said, if Camila really thinks she’s in the middle of the Nu Bogie-and-Bacall relationship, I have news for her.

Leonardo DiCaprio hangs out with girlfriend Camila Morrone in the West Village

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  1. Gutterflower says:

    I do not get the appeal of Leo. I guess the parties and lavish yachting life style, but I don’t think I could fake the attraction to pull it off. No thank you.

    • Mari says:

      Thank God, I’m not alone! I have never understood his appeal. During the Titanic craze, I could see why all the tweens went mad for him because to me there was nothing sexual about him. He just looks like an old teenager.

      Frankly, his dating life squicks me out. It’s not the age difference, it their age, if that makes sense. If you’re 30 dating 50, you have more maturity and knowledge about life. But 20 dating 40? Ick.

      • Margo Smith says:

        Really good point mari. It is the act that he picks such young women who really haven’t had the life experience. So true about the difference between 20 dating 40 and 30 dating 50.

        Honestly though, I kind of feel bad that she thinks they are going to last and get married and have kids and shit…. Like girl… No

      • Pixie says:

        Yeah, it’s definitely side-eye worthy. I honestly don’t even like huge age gaps where the couples are older because I think it’s odd to want a relationship with someone that has 10 to 20 years LESS life and relationship experience than you. I can’t help but think that there is always a power imbalance. Plus, it’s not a coincidence it’s usually the men that are significantly older, and the women who end up with less power.

      • Valerie says:

        I still swoon a little for Jack Dawson when I watch Titanic. Huge nostalgia crush for me, but he leaves a lot to be desired as a person.

      • luna_grace says:

        yes thank you! i don’t judge age differences in and of themselves; it’s the fact that he has seemingly NEVER dated a woman (girl) with fully developed frontal lobes, like EVER. love is complicated … so maybe once or twice for the experience? but this is pathological. it seems like he gets consent (slow clap), but has zero interest in dating people who know who tf they are or what tf they want sexually and romantically, so it’s kind of problematic anyway. at 34, i’ve been sexually active for 20 years now (yikes), and am still learning so much about who i am and what i really want … i still feel so young, and am absolutely haunted looking back at all of the older men i was with when i was still (literally!) growing. empirically, i am more attractive now—more fit, better dressed, better beauty regimen, more calm and confident—but i certainly get approached less here in nyc than i did back then. it feels undeniable that it’s because i am self-possessed now—not literally so vulnerable to the projections of predators—it’s upsetting. and yah he’s not sexy … i’ve seen him in person (way back in 2005)—very tall, but just oozed off-putting lazy bro vibes, and all the weirdness that comes with a lifetime of stardom.

    • Joanna says:

      Yes! I’ve never found him attractive

    • Mustang Sally says:

      I very much agree with Mari. I am not trying to start a ramp up here…however his behavior with women is getting vaguely predatory. He is selecting younger & younger women (she was 20 when they started dating). I say this as a former friend of mine (he is 55 and still single) had the same dating pattern as Leo…young & gorgeous – and their ages got younger as time went on. When I asked him why, he stated that the younger they are, the less formed their perception of what a relationship should be like and how one should run, so they had less expectations from him, his behavior and where their relationship was “going.” This is the vibe I get from Leo – it seems as if he thinks the younger he picks them, the less work he has to do to make them happy – because he might think they don’t know any better.

      • ChillyWilly says:

        Yeah, it’s a particulaly cowardly way of dating. I don’t find Leo attractive but I do think he’s a very good actor. Is he Bogie? Hell no! But he is more Bogie than Camilla is Bacall. I mean really, girl? Nobody knew your name before you started boning Leo.

      • Valerie says:

        Yikes. You, or rather your friend, put into words what I always felt about the situation.

      • Kage says:

        That is true, when I was 22 I dated a 40 year old, and he got away with a lot of sh** I wouldn’t have put up with as a 32 year old. I was young and dumb and just didn’t know any better!

      • Kitten says:

        Exactly. All of this. Younger women are typically easier to manipulate and will put up with far more BS than an older woman would. It’s beneficial to the man but not so much for the woman. I don’t mind that he has a penchant for beautiful women (not unusual in Hollywood) but I do think it’s suspect as HELL that they’re always half his age.

  2. Becks1 says:

    Huh. Well. If she thinks they’re just like Bogie and Bacall, then whatever, I guess? Who knows, maybe they will be. I mean I doubt it lol, but crazier things have happened.

    But, she should have anticipated the backlash to posting that.

    • Mia4s says:

      “Bogie and Bacall”?!?!

      Nope that’s where I turned on her. Classic Hollywood gossip lovers unite!! 😁

      Bacall was luminous and talented whereas this one’s the flavour of the month. Bacall got her role in her first movie on her own merits whereas the only reason we know this girl’s name is Leo needed a piece to parade around. Sit DOWN.

      • Becks1 says:

        @mia – I was going to say she was no Bacall (and Leo isn’t Bogart lol) but I was afraid people would say I was being a hater, haha.

      • Mia4s says:

        Hater? Proudly so! 😉 How dare she compare herself to my fabulous diva bitch Lauren Bacall! Oh and the idea that DiCaprio has a tenth of the rugged masculinity of Bogie?!! LMAO! Leo get your daughter-girlfriend an education, please!

        Lesson number one? Bacall would never lower herself to whine about the “haters”. She’d brush past them on her way to supper at Joe Allen’s and then forget they exist two seconds later. Sigh….amateurs. 😂

      • Becks1 says:

        @Mia – yes!!!!! Man I loved Bacall. What an icon.

      • manta says:

        And she was 19, so a teenager (and very much inexperimented according to her autobiography). He was 45, on his 3rd wife, not even divorced.
        Because they’re part of Hollywood mythology, I guess the shady part is erased.
        I’m pretty sure that this starlet of the moment doesn’t think as herself as part of tinseltown legend, but is able to see something weird about the glossyfication of a couple where the man, more than a quarter of a century older than his teen costar, is revered and forgiven because he had some “rugged masculinity”.
        If one is judged as gross, so should be the other.

      • Becks1 says:

        @manta – Neither Mia nor I are judging Leo as “gross.” And I really don’t think that Morrone’s post was in any way trying to make a point about the “glossification” of Bogart and Bacall. I’m pretty sure she was going for the opposite.

      • Mia4s says:

        @manta, honestly this is all just for a laugh, I don’t see how anyone could take it all that seriously. How could we possibly take a Leo romance seriously? Hey if he marries her, they have two kids, and separate from him she becomes an award winning actress and icon, I’ll stop laughing. Until then? I’m sorry but it’s hilarious that she posted that. Shady as it was, Bogie and Bacall are glossified as a Hollywood legendary love story. She’s Leo’s piece of the moment. If she was trying to draw a comparison to the “real” couple? Then I guess she just posted that Leo’s a shady old man taking advantage of a girl young enough to be his daughter. You think that’s what she meant? Well… 😏

        Oh Bogie and Bacall getting together was shady as hell, but, in contrast to DiCaprio Bogie’s three wives were all within five years of his age. Bacall was the anomaly. This poor girl’s just participating in Leo’s well worn cliche: Model. Under 25. Bike rides. Travel. Clubs with the bros. 25 now? Bye you withered old hag! 😂

    • kerwood says:

      Leo’s girlfriend should realize that Bogie and Bacall weren’t necessary the ideal couple. They had a lot of problems. In fact, Bacall cheated on Bogie with his good friend Frank Sinatra while Bogie was dying. Bacall wanted to make sure she had the next husband lined up. Sinatra got cold feet and Bacall never forgave him.

  3. grabbyhands says:

    Does she mean that because Bacall was 19 and Bogie was 45 when they met? Because otherwise, she is probably grossly overestimating her standing.

    Someone in a different forum posited that when and if he settles, he’s going to pull a Clooney and pick a “serious” established woman and have a kid or two, and I’d have to agree.

  4. minx says:

    For a minute I thought maybe she posted it ironically…but nah. She’s serious.

  5. Jade says:

    I hate that Bogie and Bacall is framed as a romantic ideal. It was a disgusting age gap. He was a randy old goat going after a teenager. In that sense yes they’re similar. I hope they’ll split though and that she’ll find an healthier relationship.

    • Rhys says:

      Yeah, not to mention he asked her to quit her career if she wanted to marry him, because he had been married to actresses and it just didn’t work for him. And she totally did – not because SHE didn’t want any to be an actress, but because HE didn’t want her to be one. When you read you autobiography it is so clear that she loved acting. No matter how you frame it, it was a shot move on his part.

      • VirgiliaCoriolanus says:

        Huh? Between 1945 and 1957 (the years they were married), she was in 12 films. That doesn’t include the film she met him on and doesn’t include a film where she made a cameo. And they had three? kids right? It doesn’t seem like her career slowed down at all.

      • Jerusha says:

        VC. Two kids, third was with Jason Robards, Jr. But, of course, Bacall never quit acting, even made a couple more movies with Bogart.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Yeah, the Bogie & Bacall thing was gross. I love their movies and adore Lauren Bacall, but that relationship should never be held up as an ideal. Their on screen chemistry was believable because Bacall was sophisticated and ageless, while Bogie was ruggedly handsome. But off screen he was an old man with numerous failed marriages and she was a naive girl who adapted to his needs. Still, this Leo gf du jour needs to not compare herself to Bacall.

      • BeanieBean says:

        It really just illustrates how you & dumb she is. Bacall & Bogie were the stuff of legends, but I read her autobiography & their relationship was no walk in the park.

    • minx says:

      Bogart was also married when they met and started their affair, so there’s that.

  6. Div says:

    Honestly, I don’t think she was comparing herself and Leo at all. It just looks like the standard old Hollywood/aspirational type of quotes that a lot of late teens/early 20s post. For example, remember when every girl had an Audrey Hepburn poster in her dorm or that James Dean poster with the quote about living? This is the social media equivalent imo.

  7. Sabrina says:

    I wonder how long it will be until Leo dumps her? I’m pretty sure she won’t last the year after making that IG post.

  8. Kiki says:

    What this girl need to realize that not all glitter is not gold honey!!! Leonardo Dicaprio is going to dump her before or turning 25 years of age. I believe Leo’s girlfriend is just for fun and not a serious relationship because when he wants to marry, he is not going to look for an inexperience 20 year old woman, no. He is going to want a REAL WOMAN who is not going to put with his @#$% and has intelligence in her body. He’s like George Clooney.

    • Oh_Dear says:

      She is also a real woman, she is just a young real woman who will learn more about herself and relationships with time. This relationship may always be her ideal, and that still makes her a real woman.

      My mother-in-law married a man 20 years her senior, she was his third wife. They stayed married until she passed away 32 years later. I wouldn’t choose it, I saw how hard being in different generations was on a marriage, but they also adored each other. She started that marriage as a real woman in vet school and stayed a real woman vet until her death.

  9. DS9 says:

    That “you don’t know my lyfe” business won’t age so well …

  10. AB says:

    I don’t love the piling on of this girl. It’s Leo who is in the power position here, in every way. I also read that he has known her since she was 11 and he was 30. Honestly, this makes Leo look really skeevy.

    • Mandy Purrr says:

      +1! These comments are brutal! Remember this woman is only 22 years old.

      • Spikey says:

        I agree, Mandy. This is a stupid 22-year-old. God, if I remember how utterly useless I was at that age… Why should she be any less stupid just because she’s a model and is dating some rich idiot?! That probably doesn’t helpf in the developmenting-your-own-personality department.

  11. jennifer says:

    Too funny, the article says she is *not* interested in what people think about her relationship with Leonardo. Yet clearly she is lol.

  12. Samantha says:

    In the 5% chance that this ‘relationship’ is actually real, and they actually are upset about the response they’re getting to it, it ends up being a ‘crying wolf’ situation for Leo (no pun intended). Spent so many times with the fake ones with his PR team half attempting to convince people it’s real, that the time it actually is, nobody believes it and they’re just generally put off by it.

    But that said, I think this girl is silly and this arrangement won’t last another year. I still don’t buy that there’s anything real about this though. She’s thirsty for a made-up career (what is she actually good at?) and he’s looking for someone to pose as his girlfriend for the duration of the Once Upon A Time In Hollywood chapter of his life. He’ll have another one by the next Scorsese movie. I don’t think Leo is the type to put up with silly girl Instagram crap. She’s embarrassed him, whatever the truth is.

    • Jerusha says:

      A better comparison might be Sinatra/Mia Farrow. She was about 19 when she started up with the 30 year older Sinatra. They married and within two years were divorced when she defied him. She was working on Rosemary’s Baby. He demanded that she quit it and work on his movie instead. She said no. He immediately served her with divorce papers on set.

      • Reese says:

        I jsut saw a show on Reelz that talked about Frank Sinatra’s life. Frank divorced Mia bacause he wanted her to quit acting and she defied him bey taking the role in Rosemary’s Baby. Frank clearly did not want to marry another actress.

  13. The Jester says:

    Fake – Joseph Perez dodged a bullet when he split with Cami. Father Time will not be kind to her lower body.

  14. tw says:

    Breakup in 3…2…1…

  15. Your cousin Vinny says:

    What I find interesting is that for all the young women he has dated, not one of them has ever actually spoken out about what it was like to date him or how they felt after it ended. Gisele made some vague comments but other than that, they all seem to have respected his privacy. Could it be NDAs or is there just mutual respect and amicability?

    • AB says:

      I’d say it’s the best NDAs that money can buy. Probably a settlement once the relationship ends to ensure compliance.

    • kerwood says:

      This young woman might not make it to her time-limit if she keeps talking about her relationship with Leo. He doesn’t like that AT ALL.

  16. Nicegirl says:

    Y’all. OBVIOUSLY our gal is a Bertie Higgins fan.

    ‘We had it all. Just like Bogie and Bacall. Starring in our old late, late show, Sailing away to Key Largo’


    • frankly says:

      That frickin’ song is my 2-week earworm any time someone says “Bogey and Bacall.” And then I’m stuck on bus on the way to fourth grade and it’s all just a big, mellow nightmare.

      • frankly says:

        Ew, the girl in the video was only 17. Gross. I guess he was keeping it true to the song. For the most part it truly looks like a girl hanging out with her dad. I didn’t stick around to see if there was any making out.

  17. Corporatestepsister says:

    No one hates romance and no one hates her, but what people hate is how Leo is taking advantage of a young girl’s naive view of life and limitations and using her (likely sexually) and using her, only soon to either discard her or push her into marriage/motherhood before she knows what she wants. A lot of people talk about Leo being ready to have kids, but someone at Celebitchy pointed out that few were considering if whether or not SHE was ready to have children. I don’t think she is adult enough to understand that motherhood is something permanent and she is barely old enough to drink and she’s being used and manipulated by a man who is much more skilled at using tactics to get what he wants out of people.

    I think this is a Charles/Diana situation where a much older man is taking advantage of a much young ingenue and trying to mold her into consort material with himself as king, in charge of it all. I think his worldlier ambitions include diplomacy and politics and he views marriage through the lenses of whether or not the potential wife has enough status to carry his trifling ass to where he wants to go. Like Clooney, he doesn’t want a ‘mere’ actress or model or socialite, they all have to be hyped up big time and have to end up being more. IF he does marry her, she’ll be hyped as a major supermodel and hyped as more than just being a simple kid who was groomed and manipulated by him into a relationship.

    If he breaks up with her (possible) then for a wife, he will hunt down a successful career woman who will be easily swayed by money and (celebrity) power, but will be hyped as something like Amal Clooney is. It’s not like a simple executive would be enough, he would want his new wife hyped as a top exec who is giving up her career to help Leo save the world. Like Clooney, he wants as much status as his money can buy, although I wouldn’t at all bet on top level women giving up their careers to nurture an inept dolt like Leo. Like Clooney, it would take a woman impressed with celebrity on a core level and I am certain that he would prefer his new wife walk behind him at events and gaze at him adoringly. Just look at how Amal Clooney barely seems to work, but hypes up her ‘involvement in ‘prosecuting’ Isis and George gushes over how his wife is in horrible danger.

  18. The Jester says:

    She is at LAX, but is she going to Catalonia to visit mom, or Sicily to hang out with DiCaprio? She is wearing the same ripped mom jeans for the millionth time.

  19. Sidewithkids says:

    Here’s the thing tho. There will be a girl that does get the ring from Leo. It will happen. Prob not for another ten years or so but Leo will make one of these 20 year old girls the one. It happens. So I don’t think it’s bad for this young lady to think she’s the one, Leo has prob filled her head (like he does all the girls) and he may believe it until he doesn’t. But there will be one that gets the ring.

  20. Bacall's Warrior says:

    All I thought when I looked at that pic of them together out and about is…I have a pic just like it…of my older brother and his sixteen-year-old DAUGHTER walking around Disney World! This is gross. I’m married to an older man, I don’t judge age differences because sone women, like me, were forced to grow up young due to circumstances. In my case, death of a parent and a deadbeat parent as a teenager. I don’t relate well to people my own age that well BUT I’m in my 30s and hubby is in his 40s. We both find this gross. To quote him, “I would have felt like a pedo dating someone in their early 20s. It’s unnatural.” I was working three jobs, going to school, and raising a sister and two nieces…and even I would have been too immature for that kind of age difference. Leo needs to stop trolling preschools for women.

    • The Jester says:

      You are not a model or an actress. Men in their 40’s dating models in their 20’s is super common in LA, just go to a Laker game or any nice restaurant to see this. Cami is a well traveled girl with plenty of experience handling men on sets and coming on to her.

      Your brother is not an actor and he should not confuse his dating prospects with Leo’s. Only two types of people have problems with this type of dating – beta angry males – and bitter women.

  21. Mika says:

    Becall was a true Woman, but Bogey was not great. He made Becall stop acting in films after they had children and didn’t want her to go to parties or anywhere where she’d be near other men or not be home on time to make him dinner. Let’s be real – that’s how May DEcember romances happen 90 per cent of the time. It’s not about the 20 year old vag – it’s about a power imbalance that works in an older man’s favour.

  22. Eeeeeeetrain says:

    I saw him at a Super Bowl concert and let me tell you he has IT. BDE like no one deserves. I just wanted be close enough to hear his voice IRL. (Though I felt the same way last week when I was behind Ken Jennings of Jeopardy fame in Central Park so…)
    Re her, the body is flawless obvi but she looks older than 22 and methinks she had a nose tweak as of late. She looks like Hailey Baldwin now.

    • Ehm says:

      @Eeeeeeeetrain and I just saw you posting the exact same comment on another blog, same for several other comments here.

      • Eeeeeeetrain says:

        This is the only blog I ever post on…ever…but thanks for your interest! What are you implying that I’m in his camp? Lol. I live in a big city. You see people.

  23. Dani says:

    He gets older, they stay the saaaame age.

  24. Sara H says:

    Same situation as Jake G and his current girlfriend. An almost 39 yr old dating a 23 yr old. Easier to control and manipulate.

  25. Brasileira says:

    I’m sorry, these “models” nowadays look so much alike with all the work done in their faces and bodies it’s difficult to say one from another in a line. The girl in camo pants is Camila too?