Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover model Bar Refaeli attends the launch of Sports Illustrated's 2009 Swimsuit Issue at Prana on February 11, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated) *** Local Caption *** Bar Refaeli (Getty Images)more pics »Bar Refaeli
is not only a gorgeous supermodel, she's actor Leonardo DiCaprio
's leading lady off camera, and off the red carpet. They don't really like to be seen together in public, but they believe their relationship is stronger when it's out of the spotlight. And, it's stronger than ever since they've gotten back together after a 6-month break last year. Bar and Leo (Getty)
The 24-year-old beauty added in an interview with L'Isha magazine: "It was a half year for which I am very grateful. I needed it. I came to understand a lot of things about myself. I worked on myself and I grew up. I didn't know what 'alone' was like. Today I know that a relationship can work only if you know you can be alone and you are not afraid. Today I’m not afraid of being alone."
Although she is very happy with the Shutter Island
actor, Bar insists the couple have no plans to marry in the near future. She said: "I'm not thinking about getting married. I'm still young, not yet 25."
The pair are also keen to keep their romance out of the media spotlight in order to retain their privacy. She said: "I am there for him and I am at all the events. I just don't walk in hand-in-hand with him. I don't see any reason. I don't need to strike poses with him in front of the cameras. No one needs to know how we kiss."
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