Leonardo DiCaprio is a year older. He celebrated his 48th year last week. It’s not quite the big 5-0, but he’s undeniably older, and you know what that means: You and I are also older. Sorry! It may feel like yesterday that we could watch that apple-cheeked heartthrob on Growing Pains reruns. It may feel like it was a week ago that poor Jack froze on a raft. DiCaprio was just the ethereal Romeo to our Juliet, and now he’s rounded the corner to middle age. So that’s tough.
We always took solace in the fact that he absolutely refused to grow up. His girlfriends stayed the same age (early 20s). He partied here, there, and everywhere. But maybe the sun is even setting on his perpetual youth-like lifestyle. He just had a birthday party at a mansion in Beverly Hills, per Page Six. If you squint. there’s growth there, right? Some maturity, even. His birthday party wasn’t in a club. It wasn’t on some yacht. There even was a no-phones rule, reportedly. It’s like was recreating the idea of the ’90s, when reporters could follow you and your Pussy Posse, but could not catch you, but somehow in a more responsible, rules-based way.
The reported guest list, too, is betraying a bit of growth. It’s not just Lukas Haas and Tobey Maguire anymore (although Tobey Maguire was there). It was Bradley Cooper! LeBron James! Kate Hudson, Rami Malek, Ashton Kutcher, Stella Maxwell, Adrien Brody, and Jamie Foxx! It was Mick Jagger! It’s his parents George DiCaprio and Irmelin Indenbirken. DiCaprio is casting a wide net in his dotage. It’s not just him and the boys anymore. It’s all of Hollywood, basically.
The wide net did not catch Gigi Hadid though. She wasn’t there, reportedly. The actor and the model have been seen together in many headlines, but few pictures, since DiCaprio’s apparent breakup with his longtime girlfriend Camila Morrone in August—months after her 25th birthday. And maybe this is maturity too. He’s allegedly dating a mother of one, who can’t just drop her whole life when you want to celebrate your 48th year on earth, and that’s great ultimately. That’s growth. And it doesn’t feel terrible, right? He can look around at the friends he’s amassed, the family still in his life, the Beverly Hills mansion provided, and think, If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is. Or whatever goes through DiCaprio’s 48-year-old mind.