That was just the beginning of a budding friendship, which only got stronger through the years. Leo told Oprah Winfrey, "In a lot of ways, Kate and I have really grown up in this industry together; we've been a support mechanism for each other for such a long period of time. We've been there for each other and helped guide each other."
That wasn't the first time Leo told Oprah great things about Kate. He stopped by The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004 while promoting The Aviator, but, of course, talk turned to Titanic and his relationship with Kate.