Kate Winslet: Leonardo DiCaprio is Kate Winslet’s Rock

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Kate WinsletKATE Winslet claims Leonardo DiCaprio is her “rock”.

The 35-year-old star has praised the 36-year-old actor — whom she starred alongside in 1997 movie Titanic and 2008’s — for supporting her through her recent split from her husband Sam Mendes and his general companionship.

The Oscar winner accepts many friendships between men and women begin with a sexual undercurrent but with her and Leonardo it’s always been platonic and based on mutual respect and shared experiences.

“He knows me better than anyone else in the world,” Kate told Britain’s Vogue magazine.

“Lots of male friendships begin as a cheeky snog. Or a little undercurrent of flirtation. But Leo and I? No. He’s my rock.

“I don’t know what the f**k I would have done if I hadn’t had him.”

Leonardo believes the pair are so close because they have “grown up together” and always been there for each other.

“We literally grew up together. And in every major life event we’ve been there as a support mechanism for each other,” he said.

Although Kate is appreciative of Leonardo’s friendship, she insists she can get by on her own because she is a “very strong” person thanks to her children Mia, 10 and Joe, seven.

“I am very strong. When you have children, you have to be. I’m not a believer in hiding things from my kids because ultimately they are going to have questions — they feel things,” she said.