After 12 long years since his last visit, actor Leonardo DiCaprio landed in Israel on Sunday ahead of his friend’s wedding.
The visit marks the 47-year-old Hollywood star’s third trip to the Holy Land.
Rumors about the Oscar-winning actor’s plans to come to Israel began to spread in recent weeks when his name was spotted on the wedding guest list of Israeli-born American actor and filmmaker Danny A. Abeckaser and close friend of DiCaprio. .
Abeckaser marries 21-year-old Instagram model May Almakaies of Be’er Sheva. The couple are due to marry on Sunday evening at Soho House in Jaffa.
On his previous trips to the Jewish state, Leonardo DiCaprio was accompanied by his then-girlfriend and Israeli model Bar Refaeli. The model and DeCaprio had dated for nearly five years before ending their relationship in 2011. Both celebrities are known to avoid media attention, so most of his travels were documented by local paparazzi.
DiCaprio landed around noon Sunday after flying in his private jet. His attempts to pass unnoticed were thwarted by impatient photographers waiting for him outside the Ben Gurion Airport terminal. As soon as he saw the paparazzi, DiCaprio lowered his hat and hurried into the car equipped with tinted windows.
Accompanying the trip is DiCaprio’s current girlfriend, Camila Morrone, an American model and actress. The two have been dating since late 2017 or so. Morrone’s mother, Lucila Solá, previously dated legendary actor Al Pacino.