Blake Lively, the American actress and star of 'Gossip Girl', was spotted getting close to Leonardo Dicaprio at the Cannes Film Festival last week. Blake Lively, also a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, was seen "roaming around" the Hotel du Cap Eden Rock with DiCaprio on Friday evening (13th May 2011).
An eyewitness in Cannes suggested that the pair looked romantically involved, saying, "She was wearing white and he was in a baseball cap. They walked around the grounds together. It looked like they were a couple". Another source said the couple were first introduced at The Lion restaurant in New York City by the 'Great Gatsby' director Baz Luhrmann. The New York Post reported back in January 2011 how Lively was spotted flirting with 'The Departed' star at Jeremy Renner's birthday party at his house in Los Angeles. DiCaprio, whose rep says he does not comment on his personal life, recently ended his relationship with the model BAR RAFAELI after a six year relationship. Rumours of the split first began to circulate when the actor failed to accompany the Israeli model to the star-studded Met Gala in New York a few weeks ago.
Blake Lively will soon begin work on the forthcoming crime-drama movie 'Savages', with John Travolta and Aaron Johnson. The film follows the story of a pair of marijuana dealers who face off against a Mexican drug cartel who kidnap their shared girlfriend.