It was a setting worthy of the Great Gatsby himself.
After a week in which Leonardo DiCaprio was seen strolling the Seine with his mother and catching the tennis action at the French Open, on Thursday he and longtime pal Lukas Haas turned up at the Chateau de Versailles – and DiCaprio also had some female company.
She is a Victoria’s Secret model, 20-year-old Hamburg-born Toni Garrn.
According to several eyewitnesses, Haas, DiCaprio and Garrn, arriving in the same van from Paris around 6:30 p.m., quietly walked the chateau grounds and garden, and she took pictures.
“It was like a first date,” says one eyewitness. “You do a touristy thing. You go out with a girl and your friend … and she was clearly taking pictures of her new boyfriend.”
She and Haas entered the grounds together, then DiCaprio, 38, was at her side for an abbreviated 20-minute guided tour in the company of Versailles officials.
The couple were dressed casually, with Garrn in a white top, denim cut-offs and ankle boots. DiCaprio wore a purple T-shirt, black slacks and his now familiar flat cap, a style the French call “torpedo.”
During the visit, the couple emerged briefly on one of the chateau’s balconies, snapping a portrait together.
Outside in the gardens, DiCaprio posed on the esplanade as Garrn took a few more shots from several steps below.
After a leisurely stroll, DiCaprio and Garrn departed around 9 p.m., returning to Paris.
The pair initially connected at the Cannes Film Festival, where DiCaprio opened The Great Gatsby. They were also photographed leaving the yacht Odessa”, in Port Saint Laurent Du Var, and watching the Monaco Formula One Grand Prix.