It seems as if EVERYONE is team Leonardo DiCaprio this year for the upcoming Oscars ceremony — even Justin Bieber. The pop star has apparently been in Leo’s corner for a while now and HollywoodLife.com has the EXCLUSIVE scoop on why he’s one of the actor’s biggest fans!
Add Justin Bieber, 21, to the long list of celebs who are hoping Leonardo DiCaprio, 41, takes home his very first Oscar on Feb. 28 for his role in The Revenant. Come on Academy, don’t disappoint us! But it seems as if Justin has a REAL stake in the game, as HollywoodLife.com has EXCLUSIVELY learned. Check out the REAL reason Justin is cheering for Leo and why he “genuinely wants him to win.”
“Justin likes betting and actually did an Oscar pool with buddies and Leo is on his list of winners, both as a good bet and because he genuinely wants him to win,” a source EXCLUSIVELY told HollywoodLife.com. So apparently the Biebs has gone so far as to place bets on the actor — we hope that works out for you, Justin! But honestly, how could Leo NOT win at this point? Justin’s probably got a pretty safe bet on his hands. To hear more about Justin Bieber, head over to iTunes and download the latest HollywoodLife podcast for free!
But pride — and money — aren’t the only reasons Justin supports Leo. “Justin has been wanting to be in Leo’s crew for a while and it hasn’t really happened,” our sourced revealed. “But he still respects him and he, like everyone else, wants to see him win on Sunday.” Aw — that’s pretty sweet! But although Justin apparently has a major man crush on Leo, we still think that Kate Winslet, 40, wins the award for being Leo’s biggest fan. In fact, he’s supposedly the only reason she’s attending the Oscars this year at all! So in other words, the pressure is ON come Oscar Sunday.
And we seriously can’t imagine ANYONE who isn’t on Leo’s side these days. After all, the famed actor hasn’t won even one Oscar yet! Crazy, right? Considering his impressive body of work, an Academy Award has been a longtime coming for the actor. But basically everyone in the entire world will be chanting Leo’s name come Feb. 28 as the Best Actor nominee names are read off. Justin, however, will perhaps be chanting just a little bit louder!
Tell us HollywoodLifers: are you betting with Justin and hoping Leo takes home the gold?