How Titanic Jump-Started 1 of Hollywood's Most Iconic Friendships
When it comes to long-lasting Hollywood friendships, few compare to Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. The world started obsessing over them when they costarred in Titanic in 1997, but their offscreen relationship has become just as iconic. Over the years, Kate and Leo have made our hearts turn to mush with their award show appearances and quotes about each other during their acceptance speeches. But their special bond goes much deeper than just the public eye. Leo even walked Kate down the aisle and gave her away at her wedding to Ned Rocknroll in 2013. As Titanic celebrates its 20th anniversary, let's raise a glass to the duo's biggest milestones over the years.
1996: They Meet on the Set of Titanic
The two hit it off right away when filming their roles of onscreen lovers Jack Dawson and Rose DeWitt Bukater. During a 1997 interview with Entertainment Tonight, Leo said that Kate was such a terrific person, and their chemistry was completely natural.
1998: They Attend the Golden Globes Together
The year following Titanic's release, Kate and Leo accompanied each other to the Golden Globe Awards. Even though they showed sweet PDA by holding hands on the red carpet, they insisted to reporters that they were just "good buddies."
2004: Leo Says Kate Is His Best Onscreen Kiss
Leo stopped by The Oprah Winfrey Show in 2004 while promoting The Aviator, where he ended up talking about Titanic and his relationship with Kate when a fan asked who his favorite onscreen kiss was. "That's my girl," he told the host.
2007: They Reunite at the Golden Globes
The two crossed paths again during award season in 2007 when they were both nominated for multiple honors. Kate was being recognized for her work in Little Children while Leo was in the running for his roles in both The Departed and Blood Diamond.
2007: They Hang Out After the Oscars
They posed for the cameras at Vanity Fair's annual Oscars party, where Kate helped Leo celebrate The Departed's best picture win.
2008: They Share the Screen Again in Revolutionary Road
Ten years after Titanic, the friends shared the screen as lovers once more for the romantic drama directed by Kate's then-husband, Sam Mendes.
2008: They Attend Their Premiere Together
While promoting Revolutionary Road, the two showed off their obvious affection for each other on various red carpets during the press tour.
2008: They Gush About Each Other on Today
They even showed off their goofy sides as they joked about how much they've changed since Titanic during their appearance on the Today show.
2009: They Share a Laugh at the Golden Globes
Leo openly gushed about Kate to Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet by calling her his "homie."
2009: Kate Thanks Leo During Her Acceptance Speech
After winning the award for best actress for her role in Revolutionary Road at the Golden Globes, Kate gave her partner in crime a special shout-out on stage.
2013: Leo Walks Kate Down the Aisle at Her Wedding
Even though the two kept their public relationship low-key following Revolutionary Road, Leo had a special part in Kate's December 2013 wedding to Ned Rocknroll by walking her down the aisle and giving her away.
2016: They Share an Embrace at the Screen Actors Guild Awards
Kate was Leo's biggest fan during award season, revealing that she was "so focused on him winning everything."
2016: Kate and Leo Walk the Red Carpet at the Oscars
The two made our hearts go on when they posed together on the red carpet.
2016: They Hold Hands at the Oscars
They even showed sweet PDA inside the event.