Eden Polani was seen arriving alone in New York on Tuesday as sources close to Leonardo DiCaprio furiously denied they were dating.
The model, 19, was pictured sitting next to the Titanic star, 48, at a party, sparking a huge wave of Twitter comments due to their 29-year age difference.
Eden was a solo figure when she picked up her luggage at JFK Airport, after sources close to Leo insisted they weren’t dating.
The Paris-born model looked casual in a brown overcoat with white jeans and a Celine baseball cap as she wheeled her suitcase through the terminal.
On Tuesday, sources close to Leo hit back at claims the pair were dating after they were seen side by side at a party, though they declined to comment on whether there had ever been a romantic connection between them.
Claims: Leonardo DiCaprio’s love interest Eden Polani was seen alone in New York on Tuesday as sources close to the actor furiously denied they were dating
Spotted: The model was pictured sitting next to the Titanic star at a party (pictured), sparking a huge wave of Twitter comments due to their 29-year age difference
They said, “They sat next to each other at a music listening party. There were a number of people at that event.’
It comes in the wake of the ongoing controversy surrounding Leonardo’s dating habits; the Titanic star only dates women under the age of 25, and even split from his last serious girlfriend, Camila Morrone, weeks after she hit the milestone.
News that the Oscar winner may have become involved with someone less than half his age sparked outrage on social media after he was pictured with Eden at Detroit-born singer Ebony Riley’s release party for her new EP .
Apparently missing from the event, however, was Leo’s current girlfriend Victoria Lamas, who, at age 23, is 25 years his junior and nearly half his age.
While sources close to Leo have denied that there is a long-term romance between him and Eden, the model seems well aware of the new attention she’s getting.
On Tuesday morning, she shared a photo of what appears to be a New York City hotel to her Instagram Stories, tagging the location as “New York” and writing, “Long time no see.”
But just over an hour after the photo was posted — amid the furious outrage erupting on social media over their supposed romance — Eden had mysteriously deleted the photo.
Born in Paris to a French mother and an Israeli father, Eden has signed with several agencies, including IT Models, which focuses on boutique fashion, and Kult Models in Germany.
Out and about: Eden made a solo figure as she picked up her luggage at JFK Airport, after sources close to Leo insisted they weren’t dating
The young beauty was encouraged to do modeling for several years but never took it seriously until she was discovered by ITM Models, according to Glamor Bulgaria, where she was a cover model.
Despite the model’s ever-expanding portfolio, DiCaprio’s fans quickly took notice of her young age, and Twitter went wild with the news that her high school education was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plus, she wasn’t even born when Titanic was released in 1997 – over 25 years ago.
One person commented, “Kate Winslet was 22 when she was nominated for an Oscar for Titanic. That’s three years older than Leonardo DiCaprio’s current girlfriend.”
“Leonardo DiCaprio’s New Girlfriend Wasn’t Even Born When Titanic Was Released.”
What is this? Polani posted this photo of New York on Feb. 7, 2023, after she was spotted with Leo in Los Angeles on Jan. 31, but she deleted it shortly after
Fashion star: Born in Paris to a French mother and an Israeli father, Eden has signed with several agencies including IT Models
Drama! The model’s age has come under scrutiny from DiCaprio’s fans as the young woman is 19 with some commenting that she wasn’t even born when Titanic was released
Others wrote about how she was in school when Leo was already an established movie actor.
“DiCaprio’s girlfriend is so young she probably studied the Romeo and Juliet movie he starred in when she was in school.”
“Leonardo DiCaprio’s new girlfriend is so young her high school education was interrupted by COVID-19, weirrrrrrrd.”
‘Someone has to stop him’: Twitter was flooded with comments about Leonardo’s penchant for young models
“Can someone explain to me what a man of nearly 50 has in common with *checks notes* a 19-year-old?”
“Someone has to stop Leonardo DiCaprio. It was funny 10 girlfriends ago.”
“Leonardo DiCaprio is only concerned about climate change because he wants to leave a better world for his girlfriends.”
The star has always made headlines with his relationships, famously dating model Gisele Bündchen for five years, starting when she was 18, to a five-year romance with Bar Refaeli that ended when she turned 25.
Leonardo DiCaprio Dating History
The Django Unchained star has made a famous habit of never dating a woman over the age of 25.
GISELE BUNDCHEN (1999-2004)
Gisele and Leonardo at the 2005 Academy Awards
Leo’s first high-profile relationship was with the Brazilian model, who was 20 when the pair hooked up. She broke off the relationship five years later at the age of 25.
BAR REFAELI (2005-2010)
The actor’s relationship with Bar Refaeli ended after 5 years of dating – coincidentally at the same time the Israeli model turned 25.
BLAKE VIVID (2011)
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Ryan Reynolds’ current wife only dated Leo for one year – when she was 23.
ERIN HEATHERTON (2012)
The Victoria’s Secret Angel alum was just 22 when she dated DiCaprio in 2012.
TONI GARN (2013-2014)
German-born model Garrn was just 21 when she and Leo split after two years of dating.
KELLY ROHRBACH (2015)
Kelly Rohrbach on the set of Baywatch
The Baywatch reboot star was 25 when she and DiCaprio dated from June to around December 2015, with the breakup said to be a mutual decision
NINA AGDAL (2016-2017)
Nina Agdal and her ex Jack Brinkley Cook
It ended between Leo and the Danish swimsuit model after she turned 25 in 2017.
CAMILA MORRONE (2017-2022)
Leo and Camila on the road in New York City in May 2018
Leo and the model turned actress started dating just months after his breakup with Nina Agdal. At the start of the coronavirus pandemic, the two were said to be more serious than ever, but the two reportedly split in the summer of 2022.
GIGI HADID (SEPTEMBER 2022 – DECEMBER 2022)
Gigi Hadid walks the catwalk in Paris in October 2022
Following his breakup with Morrone in August, it was reported that Leo had set his eyes on model Gigi Hadid. The pair were spotted hanging out at NYC hot spots, but the romance seemed to fizzle out in December.
VICTORIA LAMAS (DECEMBER 2022 – NOW)
Victoria Lamas in the photo
Leo was previously romantically linked to model/actress Victoria Lamas, who happens to be the daughter of actor Lorenzo Lamas. The pair were spotted in Hollywood in late December reportedly ringing in the new year together.