Leonardo DiCaprio criticized: ‘Titanic’ star’s ‘ageist’ jokes not funny? Kristen Zang defends ex-boyfriend after Camila Morrone breakup

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Leonardo DiCaprio attends the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 19, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. 721359 (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images for Turner)

Twitter appears to need some time to reflect on its memes. Kristen Zang, Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex-girlfriend, speaks out against headlines and comments on his recent split with Camila Morrone.

Following the actor’s recent split from Camila Morrone, who recently turned 25, fans have created theories and memes referencing the actor’s history of breaking up with exes when they reach a certain age. The couple, who sparked dating rumors in January 2018, reportedly split in August after nearly four years of dating.

In a recent People essay, Leonardo DiCaprio’s ex-girlfriend Kristen Zang speaks out on the ‘ageist’ headlines and remarks against the “Wolf of Wall Street” star during his dating history.

Zang wrote in her essay:

“Now over 20 years later when I read the headlines and online comments with his most recent ex-girlfriend being referred to as having ‘aged out’ or being ‘too old for Leo at 25,’ puh-lease (insert dramatic eye roll).

I think we can and should do better. What kind of message is this sending to young people?”

Zang, clearly under pressure, recalled that she and DiCaprio had split up four months after her 25th birthday, to which she replied, “ha, I know what you’re thinking.” The former actress emphasized the importance of refraining from making “ageist” comments about DiCaprio’s relationship.

Zang expressed:

“As far as Leo and his latest breakup, who knows what happened. Maybe she really cared for him but was just ready for the next chapter, perhaps it’s temporary, or maybe it’s none of our business but can we stop with the ageist headlines and comments? But let’s keep the funny memes coming, they’re stellar. Truly.”

According to People, the “Don’t Look Up” star dated the former actress from 1995 to 1999. She also mentioned having a brief falling out with DiCaprio in 1997, but later reconciling. The actress implied that she ended her relationship with the actor in 1999.

Emma Lou’s Kitchen, a locally sourced dog food company, was founded by her after her acting career. The former actress happily married Shea, whom she met when she was 38. Zang concluded her essay by reflecting on how, at the age of 25, she was “barely scratching the surface of life.”