Way back in the day, legendary relationships like Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton filled pages of gossip magazines in the days before the internet. Even the strongest of bonds seem to come and go, so it may not come as a surprise that for a few months in , what could have been the biggest power couple of all time happened, then fizzled out of memory jut as quickly.
While the feeling seemed very mutual, the whole thing ended rather abruptly. The two had crossed paths well before they started dating, and had even spent at least one evening at dinner together a year before the fact. When they were spotted eating together, speculation had it that Lively had landed the role of Daisy.
History has shown that Carey Mulligan got that part, so why were they eating dinner that night? Could that have been the first time a mutual attraction sparked between the two? Did Leo spend months dreaming about Blake? Did Blake reflect on that wonderful dinner until the following year when they finally decided to give it a shot?
It turned out to be none other than F. Scott Fitzgerald who brought these two together. Certain details of this fling reflect aspects of his time with Lively. As for Lively, her relationship with Gossip Girl costar Penn Badgley also had some familiar elements. For one thing, she took her time with him, being friends before dating, and the level of commitment was similar. But there, the similarities may end. No, seriously, she really almost might have.
But Gossip Girl Blake Lively was hipper than us all. And yes, they are almost always possessed by demons or in the case of Chucky , the spirits of criminals. Burn them all with fire! Maybe Blake should have picked something friendlier to image-send, like nachos? It may be that context played a role — celebrity context to be exact. A shot of them embracing at a luxurious bash on the floating palace that had powerhouses like Robert DeNiro hanging out was the first clue the stars had gotten together.
This beggars a bit of speculation: Both were available, so the timing may have come into play. Getting caught up in the glamor of the moment, it just might have made sense at the time.
The gorgeous city on the water is famous for its charming canals, stunning architecture, and is basically an open-air art museum in its own right. Neither half of the couple look terribly happy while soaring around via water taxi in the ancient city.
If faces do not lie, theirs are saying that there were bumping waters ahead for the relationship. Who was unhappy with whom? Rumors claim that it was DiCaprio who ended the relationship, but nothing has ever been confirmed either way. Yes, it may seem that jet-setting superstars should restrict themselves to remote Italian villas, exclusive tropical islands or members-only private ski runs for their public outings, but it turns out that DiCaprio and Lively had enough childhood spirit left within them to go out on the town together in Disneyland.
What united them in their love for such stomping grounds? Whatever the case, this trip to the House of Mouse made headlines, but also may give insight into an element of their bond.
Was there a wee bit of less-than-mature puppy love going on? Did they both feel so magical themselves, they needed to be with their fellow pixies and wizards? If there is a case to be made that the Disneyland trip did indeed reflect the impulsive nature of their union, it may also be a clue as to why it burned out so quickly.
Yep, these cute furry marsupials seemed to have briefly been the apple of both stars' eyes. Continuing their ontinent-hopping during their exceedingly short-lived relationship, the two A-listers pranced around Down Under on an Australian excursion.
Now, this is an outing that makes a lot more sense for the private jet crowd. Where other couples may be spotted at VIP nightclubs, red carpets and major charity events, here again we see these two cute kids doing something positively not adult.
To be honest, it is kind of refreshing. Seeing two young-at-heart living legends being able to be that childlike is heartwarming. But of course, scenes as beautiful and carefree as this rarely last too long in Hollywood.