Last week, after Leo finally won that elusive Academy Award, it seemed like every woman on Earth was swooning over The Revenant star.
And it appears that like most mere mortals, Rebel, 36, was not immune to his charms either.
An insider at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party tells Woman’s Day exclusively that Rebel “made a beeline” for Leo as soon as he arrived.
“She’s always had a crush on Leo,” says our source. “She’s watched Titanic 20 times and wasn’t going to miss her chance.”
Leo, 41, was apparently “a total gentleman” when she came over for a chat, and knew about all of her movies, and (understandably) Rebel – real name Melanie Bownds – was “thrilled”.
“Then he suggested that it would be fun for them to work together, and suggested they discuss some projects after dinner,” reveals the source. “Rebel went weak at the knees!”
Unfortunately for the How to be Single actress, the hero of the evening had many more admirers lining up to congratulate him, and moved on – but not before she captured the moment on camera.
Sharing a photo of their intimate chat on Instagram, Rebel captioned the image, “Love you, Leo X."
Since their discussion, a friend tells us, “Every time her phone rings, she’s hoping that it might be him."
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