In a recent interview, the 73-year-old discussed the details of when he met the actor, adding that he instantly liked him even without them having had an interaction. He also opined that his daughter’s dating choice is up to her, acknowledging he had no influence on whom she would next date after the actress ended her off-and-on relationship with singer Zayn Malik.
However, he did say that the connection between his daughter and DiCaprio was purely platonic, even though he had not spoken to her about the dating speculations that have made headlines.
Read on to learn more.
What Does Mohamed Hadid Think Of His Daughter And Leonardo DiCaprio
In an interview with the Daily Mail, Gigi’s father gave his candid opinion on the connection between his daughter and the “Revenant” actor amid rumors that the two were now dating.
“They are friends. They have known each other for some time,” he shared. “I don’t think they are dating. I believe they are just good friends. But I really don’t know. I don’t comment on my daughter’s personal relationships. I have no say in who she’s dating.”
Mohamed’s remarks come just days after DiCaprio and the Guest in Residence designer were spotted partying together at a New York Fashion Week after-party last week. The pair were also seen sitting at the same table for the event, which had other high-profile celebrities in attendance.
Mohammed also discussed the first time he met the Hollywood star, sharing that DiCaprio had admirable qualities which endeared him to the actor.
“I met Mr. DiCaprio in St. Tropez four or five years ago, and he is a very nice man,” he told the publication before adding, “I liked him.”
Leonardo DiCaprio Has Been Seen Regularly With Gigi Hadid
As part of the claims that fueled the dating rumors, a source shared that DiCaprio is interested in Gigi following his breakup with his girlfriend of four years, Camila Morrone. “Leo does have his sights set on Gigi, but she hasn’t shown an interest,” the source revealed per US Weekly. “They’re friends, but she doesn’t want to be romantic with [him] right now.”
In the meantime, DiCaprio has been spotted at other events with many of his close friends, not just Gigi alone.
“[Leo] has been attending events and going on vacations without [Camila], from the Care Gala to Unicef Gala to St-Tropez,” another source informed the publication following the actor’s breakup. “He has been spending more time hanging out with all his pals like Tobey McGuire and Jamie Foxx.”
Gigi Hadid Has Not Dated In A While
While DiCaprio just recently became single, Gigi, on the other hand, has not publicly flaunted any new relationship since she broke up with, One Direction alum Zayn Malik, who is also the father of her daughter Khai. The pair broke up and reconciled many times across the last half-decade before splitting for good in October 2021.
“Zayn and Gigi have silently separated,” a source told Us Weekly at the time, further confirming that the pair saw no need to remain together after their many “problems” strained their love connection.
The pair have remained in good standings regardless of their breakup and have continued to co-parent their 23-month-old daughter. “They’re not living together, but Zayn visits Gigi and Khai at the farm in Pennsylvania a lot when they’re there,” an insider told Us Weekly. “They like to spend time away from the city because it’s more safe, quiet, and exclusive.”
Gigi Hadid Could Break Leonardo DiCaprio’s Streak Of 25 Year Old Girlfriends
Though no one has yet to confirm fans’ suspicions about DiCaprio and Gigi dating, that has not stopped the rumors. The pair are not involved with other people and are free to strike a romantic connection if they want to.
Per Us Weekly, the recent sighting of Gigi and DiCaprio at the after-party is not the only time they have hung out together. The pair have the same social circles and are likely to spend more time together, even away from the cameras. However, chances could be things will remain platonic regardless of the rumors.
If Leo and Gigi eventually become an item, it would be the first time the actor has broken his track record of dating a woman younger than 25. It remains to be seen if a romantic relationship between the pair will happen.