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EXCLUSIVE! Bar Refaeli Doesn't Want To Be Called 'Leonardo DiCaprio's Girlfriend!'

Mon, January 25, 2010 10:31am EDT by 10 Comments


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Leonardo DiCaprio and Bar Refaeli are always breaking up and getting back together — so what’s different about this round of dating?  One source reveals to EXCLUSIVELY, “Bar is the one who keeps breaking up with Leo.  She wants to have her own identity and her own modeling career and not live in his shadow.”

Bar agreed to get back with Leo before the holidays, but our source insists she will not be his arm candy for events, and any media outlets who want to cover her or write about her can not refer to her as Leo’s lady.

Leo and Bar first starting dating in 2005, when she was 20.  Before Bar, the actor dated supermodel Gisele Bundchen (who is now married to Tom Brady and has a baby with him). Another source says, “Gisele was already a really well-known model when she met Leo, so her career was boosted” by her famous guy.  “But Bar was not known before” meeting Hollywood’s most famous actor.  “And she feels like being ‘Leo DiCaprio’s girlfriend’ is overshadowing her career.”

Bar, the Israeli-born model, and Leo have broken up three times in the five years they’ve been together, and our insiders insist, “It is always she who ends it.” A rep for Bar did not respond with comment. —Corynne Steindler