Leonardo DiCaprio, Bar Refaeli on Israel holiday

By Jennifer Lipman, November 15, 2010
Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli

Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli

Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio has joined his Israeli girlfriend Bar Refaeli on a birthday visit to Tel Aviv.

The Inception actor, who has been involved with the supermodel since 2005, is staying at the Dan Hotel in the presidential suite to celebrate his 36th birthday.

The couple, who are on holiday with Mr DiCaprio’s mother Irmelin and Entourage actor Kevin Connelly, will be in Israel for the rest of the week.

They spent the previous week in Egypt with Naomi Campbell before flying in to Israel on a private jet.

Several security guards were present for their arrival, following an altercation on a previous visit to Israel between Mr DiCaprio and a paparazzi photographer in 2007. Three photographers were injured in the incident in the tunnels near the Western wall in Jerusalem.

On the same visit he met Shimon Peres, now Israeli president, to discuss the actor’s environmental activism.

Last updated: 1:23pm, November 15 2010