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Gisele Bundchen Gets Candid About Split With Ex Leonardo DiCaprio

Gisele Bundchen Gets Candid About Split With Ex Leonardo DiCaprio

Gisele Bundchen is on the cover of Porter Magazine, out on February 8.

Here’s what the 38-year-old model had to say…

On feeling ashamed to ask for help when she first suffered from panic attacks: “When I was going through my panic attacks, I didn’t even feel like I could share with anyone. I thought maybe I don’t have the right, everybody is going through so many difficult things in the world, and I don’t have the right to feel this way. So I’d suppress it, and the more I suppressed it, the bigger it became.”

On the difficult decision to walk away from her relationship with former boyfriend Leonardo DiCaprio [the couple dated from 2000-2005]: “No longer numbing myself with smoking, drinking and too much work, I was becoming more and more aware of things that I’d chosen not to look at. Was I alone in wanting to do some serious soul-searching while he stayed the same? In the end, unfortunately, the answer was yes.”

On Victoria’s Secret’s portrayal of women: “I was always a person who asked, ‘Can I please cover my butt?’ In the studio I don’t mind, it’s very controlled. But if you’re on a runway, god knows. So, you’ll notice, I usually had a little skirt or cape to wear. They were always very kind and accommodating when I said I did not feel comfortable.”

For more from Gisele, head to net-a-porter.com.

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Credit: Mario Sorrenti; Photos: Porter Magazine
Posted to: Gisele Bundchen, Leonardo DiCaprio

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  • Casey C

    they broke up nearly 15 years ago, why is she still talking about LD?

  • Narima

    She is talking about herself not him

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    And shading him.

  • Casey C

    nah, shes upping herself and shading him. she didnt have to mention him at all,

  • Danae

    But… all that talk about covering herself on the runway and then she flashes her bottom in the photos

  • Lolo23

    Because it’s the only thing people care about her life honestly and also money 🤷🏻‍♀️

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    And I’ll re-post these points here too.

    ‘Kate Moss was with Johnny Depp for years and years, you’ll never find an interview where Moss trashes Depp.
    If Gisele’s so happily married what does she even care what Leo does? Tbh she sounds a little bitter. and wistful.
    Other sites are wondering why she’s even talking about a relationship that ended over a decade ago. Tom Brady should be scratching his head’.🤔
    http://www.justjared.com/2018/11/29/leonardo-dicaprio-camila-morrone-look-so-cute-together-at-soccer-match/#disqus_thread

  • JustVisiting

    I would never understand why she made it as a supermodel. She’s always looked like a tranny

  • Sansa Squad

    Not really a fan of her (or her trash husband) but kind of love her for dragging Leo. He gets propped up as a god by Hollywood/the general public because he’s super talented and philanthropically active, and I feel like people forget how generally gross and immature he is – lest we forget the P*ssy Posse days, OR the fact that he continues to date teens/girls barely out of their teens.

  • Tata

    Probably still in love with Leo and bitter it ended.
    Poor Tom Brady.

  • ali

    she literally says in the sentence before that she doesn’t mind it in the studio as it’s a controlled environment

  • cuzjcacjo

    so true. very manly. but if she was into drinking and drugs.. she probably put out to get ahead…

  • cuzjcacjo

    then what were all those years with VS on tv? controlled, private environments?? pretty sure i recall seeing her parade around in next to nothing and like it. she’s a brainless twit

  • ali

    she says being in a studio for photo shoots are controlled environments and the vs shows are not which is why she asked to have her butt covered for the runway. funny calling her a brainless twit when you’re the one who can’t seem to understand what she’s explained so clearly.

  • Narima

    How she should talk about that period of her life ? Plus the interviewer must ask her about him …. She wants to say that he can’t give her the emotional safety and every one in the world know that Leo is a big loser in relationships , I’m start believe that rumor about “contracts ” is right , it says that he get paid for dating with those models .. .. You can imagine how it’s horrible when he decided to be with girl younger than him by 23 years old , ” I mean really ? Are you serious , Leo ? “I am really sorry for him …

  • Magic

    She still using him !!

  • Tigerlilly

    Was she forced to date him? I think not LOL But of course he’s still good enough for her to get some headlines after a decade later. Not weird at all.

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    Exactly.
    Who is she to tell Leo or anyone, the correct way to live their life? Reminds me of her breastfeeding comments. And at least Leo isn’t going on about ‘natural beauty’ while sneaking off to Paris for plastic surgery.

  • Tigerlilly

    I don’t even understand what she’s blaming him for. For not being his one true love/soulmate? Get over it girl. He was just not that into you LOL

  • Jamie

    I will always believe that she forced Leo to take her to the Oscars. Considering what we know about her personality, I can totally see her doing that. LOL

  • Sansa Squad

    She doesn’t even seem to mention him by name – reads to me like she was either asked about it, or referenced it as a formative experience and everyone put together who she was talking about. That hardly seems like she’s going out of her way to ~use him for headlines (which are out of her control anyway). Besides, she dated him from when she was 19 or 20 until she was like 24-25? And he was 5-6 years older than her at the time? She’s saying once she was out of her early-20s “party” phase she realized he wasn’t maturing with her and made the decision to walk away. That’s *her* story to own and talk about, and it’s not at all an uncommon situation, so I don’t really get what the problem is. Like, he’s been dating 19 year olds ever since so it’s not like her assessment was wrong…

  • Sansa Squad

    Please, Leo looooves the attention he gets for dating hot young models – I highly doubt that was solely her decision but okay

  • Fancypants

    Well this is a bit below the belt, who’d of thought Gisele would be the ex to slam him to the media. How would she feel if Leo did this to her? I’m sure she wasn’t perfect during their relationship either.

    Her story would of been equally as meaningful without mentioning ‘her boyfriend at the time’ maybe she’s just naive and didn’t realise the press would put two and two together, she’s only worked in the industry for 20+ years after all.

    This interview was a chance to put this whole thing right, but I guess ‘happy families’ don’t sell books.

    Funny, in one of the current articles I read, she mentions how she couldn’t understand how somebody wouldn’t want the best for her, as she’s only ever wanted the best for everyone else – re-evaluate girl. I think maybe Gisele just wants the best for Gisele.

    I don’t think Leo is perfect but I feel for him here.

    I know I might of just annoyed some Gisele fans, as a whole I’ve always generally liked her, but how would she feel if Leo spoke about her ‘past mistakes’ in such a public way?

    And remember there’s two sides to every story!

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    Hey girl.🖐 Happy New Year.
    And exactly, I’m sure Leo ( and Bar), would have not so nice things to say about Gisele, if he ever needed to flog a book. Though I wish he would, it won’t ever happen.
    He dropped her and she remains off his radar.

  • Fancypants

    Happy New Year, hope it was a good one.

    If he ever decided to flog a book he wouldn’t need to use his ex’s to sell it. But I agree it would never happen, and I’m glad about that. Although I’m sure he’s got some amazing stories to tell.

  • MillionsEuros

    “And remember there’s two sides to every story!”???
    FANCYPANTS, HANG YOURSELF.
    WHEN ALL THIS STORY WILL BE OVER, EVERY FUCKING JJ FORUM ON DICKAPRIO WILL BE CLOSED FOR EVER.

  • pppf

    I really feel like y’all are taking this interview too seriously. They were both in their 20′s. She wanted to go off and meditate and do yoga and Leo didn’t. Big Whoop! Of course the interviewer asked about Leo. He’s one of the worlds biggest stars, they dated for years (in her hey day as a model and they were both young and beautiful), and now she is married the handsome, but unfascinating Tom Brady and decided to write a book. I guess I don’t think of her as trashing him, just wanting to change her life and wanting other things after her modeling career waned/or was over. Besides, she’s always been mouthy and unpredictable in interviews that often get her trouble.

  • Fancypants

    Because as said, I feel this was her opportunity to put things right. When similar articles appeared months ago I gave her the benefit of the doubt, but time has gone by, she’s still speaking/asked about the same topic, yet hasn’t corrected the the situation. Has she even taken his feelings into consideration? Yet she apparently once loved him? One article I read had the heading ‘Gisele contemplated suicide while dating Dicaprio’ her fault? No, but she could clean it up.

    This is how the whole thing is being sold. Him the bad guy – her the suffering girlfriend. That’s the point!

    Honestly IMO it’s reality TV star behaviour. Who cares how you sell it – as long as it sells right?!

  • curious

    I need an update on Leo’s dog. Anyone? Is Django still alright?

  • curious

    I need an update on Leo’s dog. Anyone? Is Django still alright?

  • shellypink

    Whats funny is the media always gets people by stirring the pot. She also said in the same interview, Leo was a great teacher in her life and inspiration for loving the environment. but the media wont’ write that, because its “boring”. It amazes me how much people fall for media headlines without reading the actual source(s).

  • shellypink

    She also said in the same interview, Leo was a great teacher in her life and inspiration for loving the environment. but the media wont’ write that, because its “boring”. It amazes me how much people fall for media headlines without reading the actual source(s).

  • shellypink

    exactly. she didn’t mention his name one time. Interesting enough shes always said great things about him in past interviews. She said he is a great person,inspirational,talented,etc. Heck the media has always been weird towards her by only picking and choosing her words. I remember when she dated him and said she was cheering for him to win the oscar for the aviatior, the media wrote articles about how her supporting Leo was bashing Jamie Foxx. lol.

  • shellypink

    Everyone always says shes breath taking in real life. I guess thats where her success came into play lol.

  • shellypink

    Bar has said Gisele,Heidi and Kate are her modeling inspirations lol. Nice try but almost every model says nice things about Gisele. Toni,Erin both also said Gisele was their inspration as a model.

  • shellypink

    She literally said in the same book/article that Leo was a great teacher in her life and huge inspiration for her. the media wont report that “boring” quote, though…

  • shellypink

    personality? the industry that made her a millionaire say her great personality and professionalism is the reason why shes there….lol.

  • shellypink

    foundthingsifound
    that time I met Gisele Bündchen at Machu Picchu, and Leo was there and he was a jerk https://www.instagram.com/p/Bs0weTyghDR/

  • shellypink

    Leo also cheated on her. Tom’s niece once wrote about it on her askfm when someone asked about her and Leo She said “he was not a good boyfriend he cheated on her”. Ill try to find the link lol. Her name is Maya Brady. on askfm..I assume thats why Leo cant keep girlfriends and most his exes are happily married with kids now while hes still dating teen girls. Leo is a phenomenal actor but he is an old pervert who’s love life is a hot mess.

  • Fancypants

    The point I was making is that, yes it’s the media that has spun this into a negative story (yet again) not Gisele herself. But she is responsible for what she chooses to share with the world and therefore the clickbait articles that come with it, and let’s keep in mind Leo is über famous, not some unknown boyfriend from her past nobody would care enough to write about. So in that sense, it’s her responsibility to put things right, if she hadn’t spoken/written about him in the first place, it wouldn’t be doing the rounds at all. No?!

    She could of done the right thing and said, actually that was taken out of context….

    For the record, as said I’ve always generally liked Gisele and if her speaking of her struggles helps at least one of her fans acknowledge, understand and get on the journey to overcome their own, that’s great. But at times she needs to stop and think how her words might affect others. That’s all.

  • Fancypants

    Really? I didn’t know bar said that. Do you have a link?

  • shellypink

    I don’t think there is only four spots. I think that is what is beautiful about the fashion industry and models in particular is that there is all kinds of girls and so many. But if you twist my arm, I’ll have to say: I always looked up to Kate Moss. Gisele … and Cindy [Crawford]. https://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/03/bar-rafaelis-one-seeds-among-supermodels-kate-moss-gisele-cindy-crawford-and-herself

  • shellypink

    Also another interview where she said Gisele,Heidi and Kate had the best modeling careers and one that she would like to have. His exes dont hate Gisele in fact they always say nice things about her after they split with leo lol.

  • Fancypants

    I didn’t say they hate her…? I’d just never heard of Bar saying Gisele was an inspiration. Thanks for the link.

  • CourtneyBettyEricLee

    Bar’s peeps leaked this to TMZ
    https://www.tmz.com/2007/05/04/gisele-victorias-secret-secrets-revealed/

    Bar was only nice about Gisele, later, post Leo break up and when she was based back in Israel.
    While with Leo she wasn’t so nice. Sneakily telling a Brazilian TV show she would never want Gisele’s nose.😆😆