Blake Lively and “Titanic” alum Leonardo DiCaprio had a whirlwind romance in 2011, and although the pair were only together for five months, fans of the couple couldn’t get enough of the actors’ relationship. Lively and DiCaprio were first spotted hanging out together on a yacht in Cannes after it was confirmed that the “Wolf of Wall Street” star broke it off with longtime girlfriend, model Bar Refaeli, in May 2011 (via E! News).
While Lively had kept pretty mum on her relationships at the time, “Gossip Girl” executive producer Joshua Safran gave fans an inside look at her and DiCaprio’s relationship, telling Vanity Fair, “We learned a lot from Blake. When I think about shooting the L.A. episodes, Blake was dating [DiCaprio] at the time, and she had this thing where she had a doll that she took photos of that she sent to Leo. Blake was way ahead of the curve. It was pre-Instagram. She was documenting her life in photographs in a way that people were not yet doing.”
After months of hanging out together in places all across the globe, including the French Riviera, Italy, Los Angeles, New York City, and Australia, the couple called it quits “the very same day” reports of Lively spending “quality time” with her now-husband, Ryan Reynolds, started making the rounds, and a source told E! News that the “Age of Adaline” actress and DiCaprio had split because of “distance and timing.”