Does Leonardo DiCaprio want kids? His position on marriage and children
Leonardo DiCaprio’s love life has always been in the spotlight, and as such, we’ve been given a few clues about how he feels about marriage and having kids over the years.
The 48-year-old bachelor and “Titanic” star’s romantic life appears to be on the rocks — dating someone every other month — but does he have what it takes to settle for the long haul?
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Does Leonardo DiCaprio want kids?
None of the actors’ many romances have led to fatherhood, but DiCaprio once said that settling down and starting a family is in his plans.
Leonardo DiCaprio has said he wants to get married and have children.
Young and 33-years-old in love with then-23-year-old Israeli model Bar Refaeli, DiCaprio spoke to Parade in October 2008 via People where he revealed his true feelings about marriage.
“I want to get married and have kids,” she told the publication. “When I say that, I realize I’m contradicting everything I’ve said before. I totally believe in marriage.”
According to People , she previously confessed that she “feels little emotion,” “has never been in love” and “doesn’t believe in marriage,” but this has changed everything we previously knew about her.
He claimed that he finally realized “how little of my life I’ve lived normally and not in some faraway movie theater” and how he wanted his life to be about more than just his career.
The younger DiCaprio seemed to have big aspirations, but just a few years later, in February 2010, a conversation with the German newspaper OK changed the public opinion.
Leonardo DiCaprio has claimed he is ‘too busy for children’.
She told the publication that she was too busy with work and her career to think about having children, and hinted that the time would come in the distant future.
“I’m not that old, my biological clock isn’t ticking yet,” she said. “I want to leave it up to fate if and when I become a father. Part of me has too many career plans to even seriously consider. But when I see the children in my family, the idea of having children doesn’t seem too far-fetched.”
DiCaprio doesn’t seem to be completely against having kids, but he does mention that his career will always come first.
“There is nothing in this business as dangerous and terrifying as loneliness,” he said. “You shoot films in the most remote parts of the world; you are separated from your family and friends.”
If he had a child, a girlfriend or even a wife, it would be difficult to arrange all of them at the same time, so he decided to love acting instead of parental love.
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Climate change may have also changed DiCaprio’s opinion of the family.
Although DiCaprio has been doing charity work to save the planet since 1998, he has gradually become more outspoken about his thoughts on the growing threat of climate change.
Over the years, not only has his involvement in climate activism grown, but so has the need to reduce the planet’s carbon footprint.
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According to ClimateScience.org, “having one fewer child in a rich country would reduce an individual’s carbon footprint by 7.8 to 58.6 tons per year over an 80-year lifetime.”
Looking at the bigger picture, these numbers don’t seem like much, but if someone does what they can to fight climate change, it can make a world of difference. DiCaprio’s focus on his work and career may also mean he makes a lonely vow to save the planet.
However, if that were indeed the case, you should probably stop using private jets and use yachts.
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