Kate Winslet talks about her 'very, very close' relationship to Leonardo DiCaprio
Ever since their steamy romantic classic Titanic captured the imaginations of audiences across the globe, rumours of Kate Winslet's relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio have never been far from the tabloids.
Seemingly unable to distinguish reality from fiction, fans have lapped up gossip column inches on the pair on and off for years, despite their insistence on numerous occasions that they are friends, and nothing more.
Having both appeared in the monumental success that was the Titanic movie fairly early into their now hugely successful respective Hollywood careers, it was, perhaps, inevitable that DiCaprio and Winslet would remain close, having both been thrust into the spotlight simultaneously.
That the pair have gone on to appear together numerous times in other films - often romantically involved - like the tempestuous Revolutionary Road has only served to stoke the fire amongst hopeful fans that they might one day become more than just friends.
Now, Kate Winslet herself has revealed all on the pair's "very, very close" relationship, after photos of her and DiCaprio apparently on vacation together whipped fans into something of a frenzy.
Winslet spoke about her relationship with Leonardo DiCaprio during an interview with Glamour magazine, making the hilarious admission that the pair occasionally "quote the odd Titanic line back and forth to each other", something I think anyone who has ever seen the movie can relate to.
"You don't even want to know the last conversation we had, because it was so funny and made me laugh so much. We found ourselves saying to each other, 'Can you imagine if the world really knew the stupid things we say?'
"I'm not going to tell you what we actually talk about, but yeah, we're very, very close and sometimes we quote the odd Titanic line back and forth to each other, because only we can, and we find it really funny."
In the interview, Winslet also admitted that, if her acting career had not worked out as spectacularly well as it has done, she isn't sure exactly what she'd be doing now. On her lack of a back up plan, she said;
"I should have had one, because if it had all gone t**s up, I would have been stuck. I had a fleeting idea about becoming a hairdresser, but I cut off a friend’s earlobe trying to cut their hair.
"I saw him again not too long ago and I was like, "I’m so sorry for your earlobe." He said, "Yeah, you can still see the marks, but I’m proud of that now, Kate!"'
Back in 2014, Kate Winslet told Marie Claire that the reason the pair's friendship had been so strong and enduring was exactly because there was no romantic interest between them;
"I think the reason that friendship works is because there was never any romantic thing.
"It's so disappointing for people to hear that, because in the soap opera of the Kate and Leo story we fell in love at first sight and had a million snogs, but actually we never did. He always saw me as one of the boys; I've never really been a girly-girl."
A timely reminder that fiction and reality are entirely separate, and a salute to one of Hollywood's best friendships.