Who is Eden Polani? 19-year-old model linked to Leonardo DiCaprio

Polani was not born when DiCaprio's hit movie Titanic was released


Academy award-winning actor and serial romancer Leonardo DiCaprio has been spotted by paparazzi with Israeli model Eden Polani, leading to speculation the two are romantically linked.

Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been spotted with a coterie of models under 25 in recent years, was spotted with 19-year-old Israeli Eden Polani at a party in Los Angeles last weekend.

Polani is signed to IT Models - a Tel Aviv boutique fashion agency established by former nightlife manager Omri Yaari in 2016.

Last year The Times of Israel reported Yaari claimed the way to gain publicity for models at the agency was through revealing details about their personal lives and relationships to the public.

Polani boasts over 200,000 followers on Instagram and is represented by Kult Models in Germany, Next Management in the UK and Maddison in France. She was previously romantically linked to Gil Ofer, son of Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer.

She has previously been interviewed and spoke about growing up with one religious and one secular parent, according to the Daily Mail, she's the daughter of a French model and Israeli father.

According to Israeli gossip page Israel Bidur, Polani is reportedly Shomer Shabbat and turned down a modelling job because it was on a Saturday.

DiCaprio was first pictured with Polani at Ebony Riley's release party for her new EP. The Israeli model was born on 21 March 2003, making her 19-years-old. If the pair are dating this means they would have a 29-year age gap.

Reacting to social media reactions to DiCaprio's new relationship, YouGov this morning said: "Leonardo Dicaprio's habit of only dating women aged 25 or younger has come in for criticism again. 20% of men his age (48) say they would be willing to have a relationship with a 25yr old, but just 4% of women that age would be willing to see a 48yr old."

Some on Twitter find the reported relationship quite amusing, commenting that: “Leonardo DiCaprio's new girlfriend wasn't even born when Titanic was released.”

“DiCaprio’s girlfriend is so young she probably studied the Romeo and Juliet film he starred in when she was at school.”

"Leonardo DiCaprio’s girlfriend is so young her high school experience was interrupted by COVID 19."

"The irony of how many sleepless nights were spent by 14-year-old me after seeing titanic for the first time, googling Leonardo DiCaprio, and going “damn he’s way too old for me” and now he’s dating someone 7 years younger than me".

"Maybe @LeoDiCaprio is a climate advocate bc he wants a better future for his teenage girlfriends".

Polani would not be the first Israeli model that DiCaprio has dated; the actor previously had a relationship with model Bar Refaeli, who he reportedly dated from 2006 to 2011. DiCaprio was last seen romantically involved with American-Palestinian model Gigi Hadid, a vocal critic of the Israeli government.

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