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Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet stole our hearts in Titanic. Their chemistry in the film still leaves us mesmerized, and we can’t get enough of their on-screen romance. Yet in order for the young actors to perfect their love story in James Cameron’s masterful movie, they had to develop an incredibly close relationship in real life. Needless to say, DiCaprio and Winslet truly bonded on set. But have the actors remained friends after their 1997 film?

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet attend the 88th Annual Academy Awards | Dan MacMedan/WireImage

Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio goofed off a lot on the set of ‘Titanic’

Jack and Rose have a romance that feels rather Shakespearean in nature. Their love story is so intense and passionate that you’d never believe how goofy the actors became once the cameras turned off. DiCaprio and Winslet were continually trying to make each other laugh on set.

According to Rolling Stone, DiCaprio and Winslet would get under a blanket and giggle about intimate topics. It’s almost as if the two had been best friends since childhood because they instantly connected.

According to Rolling Stone, Dicaprio used to fart in his jacket and put it over Winslet’s head. This would cause her to shriek with laughter. “I mean, if anybody else in the world did that, they’d get slapped, and the other person would walk away and not talk to them for a week,” says Cameron. “With Leo, Kate would just crack up.” Billy Zane adds. “Grossing Kate out was purely Leo’s job. He was really good at it.” 

Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet are closer than ever before 

Decades have passed since Titanic premiered in 1997. Even so, Winslet and DiCaprio are closer friends than ever before. Winslet has openly stated in a recent interview that her Titanic co-star is her “closest friend in the world.” And according to reports, DiCaprio had been the one to walk Winslet down the aisle during her wedding in 2012. 

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Although there is constant speculation that Winslet and DiCaprio are secretly star crossed lovers, Winslet tells Rolling Stone that DiCaprio sees her as “one of the guys.” Both Winslet and DiCaprio feel that their platonic relationship works best for them because they can genuinely rely on each other as “support systems,” as DiCaprio puts it, without jealousy or romantic quarrels getting in the way of things.

DiCaprio tells Oprah, “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.”

Regarding their platonic status, Winslet admits, “It’s so disappointing for people to hear that because, in the soap opera of the Kate and Leo story, we fell in love at first sight and had a million snogs. But we actually never did.” Winslet then says, “We needed each other to lean on because we were very young and working all kinds of crazy bloody hours, and it was a shock to the system.”