Is longtime animal activist Leonardo DiCaprio a vegetarian? Gwyneth Paltrow seems to think so and revealed in a recent article that “The Great Gatsby” actor helped her embrace a somewhat meat-free lifestyle.
Paltrow told The Guardian, “I hung out with Leonardo DiCaprio when I moved to New York. He was vegetarian and he’d talk about how dirty meat is and how bad factory farming is. I haven’t eaten red meat in 20 years and although Leo’s not totally responsible he definitely planted a seed. When I turned seriously macrobiotic, it coincided with my father having been diagnosed with cancer [in 1999]. I felt I could heal him by proxy.”
From Paltrow’s remarks, it seems DiCaprio was – possibly still is – vegetarian. How cool is that?
DiCaprio hasn’t confirmed or denied Paltrow’s statement, but it wouldn’t surprise us here at Ecorazzi. He is one of the biggest celebrities supporting animal organizations. Whether he’s helping African lions, saving wild tigers or campaigning against poaching, he constantly shows an abundance of love for animals worldwide.
If he is vegetarian, let’s give a high-five for DiCaprio! If he’s a former vegetarian, maybe he can find his way back, or at least be meatless the majority of the time.
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