Leo may not like this … just saying!

OK, before I start writing, let’s just take five minutes out to appreciate this image … it would be wrong to dive straight in to 500 words or so, which I’m certain many of you would see only as a blur, when such a photo of epidemic goddamn sheer beautiful proportions is being displayed … apologies to you men reading this … it’s just what us women have to do at times.

… in all fairness I could finish my blog right here and let you all thank me for brightening your day … you’re welcome …

… but, sadly, that’s not going to happen … but you knew that right? … as I have something to say on the matter of Leonardo which has rocked my daughter’s world and just got me thinking about age in general and who finds us beautiful and at what stage in our lives or if beauty never fades or ages and why … hmmm that made sense in my head … all those words … but not so much when written down … let me try this way…

So … eldest daughter, having had a much needed movie overdose watching Romeo and Juliet then Titanic back to back, announces that Leonardo DiCaprio is, without doubt, the fittest boy in the world and definitely top of the FBA charts … FBA, for those not in the know, is teen speak, made up by my teens but now quite a prolific term where we live, meaning Fit Boy Alert and applied to any fit boy that a teen has seen … you following?

Anyway, back to Leo being the fittest boy in the world … as it would be rude not to … and very difficult not to agree (well … apart from my husband, obviously, though I appreciate many of you have not met him!). However, I was a little surprised, what with daughter being a teenager, that she would award Leo with such a prestigious title when perhaps there would be many younger boys that might be more eligible contestants from her point of view … but no … she was adamant … continuing with exclamations of just how beautiful he was … until I pointed out that Leo was more my age than hers … oh how she guffawed … cries of “Oh don’t be so ridiculous!” and “Ha ha Mummy, very funny!”

… Hmmm thank you … that didn’t hurt at all … much. Anyway, not to be taken too far aback, I continued to try and uphold my argument – I appreciate that not being a celebrity  (just in case any of you were wondering – I’m not)  I might not look perhaps as polished as I could but I’m trying … giving it my best shot … I have had three children  etc, etc but I don’t think I look a million years away from Leo’s age … and certainly don’t think  daughter’s hysterics were particularly justified … OK, I admit I’m still riling from it … damn ageing paranoia rearing its ugly head again! But spelling out that Leo was in his 40s and not the 20 year old she had just been watching on screen shut her up … in 5 seconds flat Leo was relegated from hottest man in the world to dad status (sorry dads) … now that’s a pretty dynamic shift … but it got me thinking …

… in my head Leonardo still looks as beautiful today as he did in The Beach (hang on … let me just think about The Beach for a while longer … please feel free to join me … OK moving on), Titanic, Romeo and Juliet but evidently the teenager didn’t think so as much. The trouble is … of course … is that I haven’t seen him age … just like I’m hoping my husband and my friends haven’t seen me age (well, not too much … no comment required by said husband or friends here … thank you) but let me tell you something … every bloody photo of me in my 20s is being shoved to the very bottom of the drawer … never do I want to witness anyone seeing me aged 20 years old and then see me aged 40 (or thereabouts!) in 5 seconds flat with such horror on their face as daughter did with Leo … just saying!

… disclaimer … and Leo it isn’t because you’re not still beautiful but anyone ageing 20 years in 5 seconds is a shock by anyone’s standards.

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37 thoughts on “Leo may not like this … just saying!

  1. Ha ha ha! Love this article. To be fair I’m sure Leo has a personal trainer, dietician and a make up artist on set and photoshop to help exaggerate his looks which if we all had would make all of us look like beautiful 20 year olds 🙂 (or is this just in my dreams?)
    Interesting that age is a defining factor in someones beauty though…

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  2. I have noticed Leo age, if only a little. None of us can stop the aging process but for some it is a slow process. I actually watched Titanic with my 9 year old son who was definitely more interested in the story of the ship than in Leo but for me it was nice to watch that movie and look back at how handsome he was. I think he still is. He is a beautiful man still. Great article! Brought back some memories:) #bigpinklink

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  3. Thank you. Just thank you for the image of the very lovely Leo *swoon* Oh how I love him, from the first moment I watched him in Romeo and Juliet all chiseled and delicious to his latest movie The Revenant where he is all beardy but still delicious. He might be older but the man ages well which is a bit of a slap in the face for the rest of us. Grrr or should be a ph-roar? Age is a bit of a delicate issue with me at the moment because I am convinced that I am aging rapidly and fast turning into my Mother, where Mr C is getting younger and better looking by the day! A-ha I have just worked out Leo and Mr Cs secret. The beard!! Both Mr C and Leo have a beard, perhaps a beard is the perfect way of disguising age and appearing young. I can’t grow a beard though, well not yet anyway…I’m off to binge on Leo films and eat chocolate

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    1. oh you are welcome and I know very frustrating. I completely understand how you feel re husband – mine came back from a business trip the other week all tanned and rested and as he walked in the door I just felt old and frumpy – was a slap I agree but I think it’s just our own personal dilemma – I don’t think they notice or judge us any differently (I hope) – please don’t ever grow a beard! And if I’m honest – the older the children get the easier as you have a little more time for yourself which always helps the state of mind. Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment xx

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  4. It’s easy for film stars to stay looking gorgeous, and we have real life to deal with, or that’s what I like to tell myself anyway! thank you for a lovely image on a Tuesday morning! #TwinklyTuesday

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  5. He’s just one of those whose always had a baby face and really good genes. Let’s face it, most men age better than women maybe it’s because they don’t go about stressing about it so much …who knows. I’m dreading the fact that on the very same day my youngest (now almost 4) turns 21…I will turn 60 and I can only hope she will of course want to celebrate together ;). I am visiting from #abitofeverything

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  6. What a funny and true point. I am an old movie fanatic and am often taken aback when I look up some of the actors and actresses that I’d just watched in their youth and glory and see them nearer the end of their lives or watch movies from both ends of some of their careers. It’s really quite amazing (if not a little sad) to see what aging and gravity do to us.

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  7. Love the FBA lingo! I totally remember doing the same thing with guys when I was much younger… shocked to find out they were older than I had thought… aging – a curse and a blessing, right?

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  8. Haha, very funny. Live how quickly your daughter decided he wasn’t hot once you told her how old he is. I love Leonardo Dicaprio, I would go as far to say he looks better the older he has got 🙂 xx #abitofeverything

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  9. Hah hah! I actually met Leo once back in the day after a film premiere for Gangs of New York. …… Scrummy! Funny though I know what you mean. You kind of don’t really see him or (like you say) yourself ageing at all. Makes me want to go and bury my 20 year old photos too! #Abitofeverything

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  10. Oh this is fab! He is divinely beautiful, (not that he hasn’t has his slightly dodgy phases!), but that is because I have grown up with him like you say. Your poor daughter having to face up to the fact that she is lusting after an ‘old man’! 😉 That photo though! Thanks for linking up with us! #bigpinklink

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  11. Haha! Yes, it’s really hard to get your head around the age of actors, and their age relevant to you, when you associate them with certain roles & ages, and when their age jumps around for you depending on what you see them in. I remember that, as a teen, like your daughter, I was very disappointed when I would suddenly realise that I had been watching an actor in something old so he was actually 20 years older than I thought! #bigpinklink

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    1. it really is isn’t it? what made me laugh was that I’d not really seen leo age and just looking at the shock on her face – made me wonder If I now looked so much older too – sad face! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment x

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  12. I have to say I have never really thought about it. I have certainly not notice him age at all, as I am ageing alongside him. A little scary when you see it so obviously in your daughters reactions. I get the ‘when I am old like you’ from kids these days and it make some feel 100 x #abitofeverything

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  13. LOL….Yes, yes, I’ve had this conversation with my daughter as well. It seems there are some men I am not allowed to admire because I am, ahem, too old for them! Heehee…I would be quite indignant in your situation. But then again, these celebrities have cooks, cleaners, drivers, …everything that they have to make themselves look forever 24. PS I love the way you write! Very engaging. Thanks for sharing with #abitofeverything

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    1. oh we are never too old … surely? And yes very indignant … flipping cheek my daughter has! What do you mean … you don’t have a cook or cleaner??? Ha ha – can you imagine – goals as my children would say! Aww thank you for your kind words … right back at ya lovely x

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  14. You know what’s funny. Now I look at Leo back in Romeo and Titanic and I think he is soooooooo much hotter now! It even feels weird to me though that he is in his forties – I kind of think of him being the same age as me (thirties!). I might have to go and have a Leo Google now. He is my absolute man crush – so bloody gorgeous!! Thanks for linking up with #TwinklyTuesday and for providing me with all thoughts of the gorgeous one!

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  15. I think Leo looks so young in Titanic & Romeo & Juliet. He didn’t look young when I watched those films originally – years ago! lol I think he’s more handsome now. Men are lucky and get more handsome with age I think. But as some of the commenters say, he does have the benefit of make up artists, special lighting & edits to help him out! Thanks so much for linking up with us! #bloggerclubuk x

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  16. Love your posts, always make me laugh! Me and my other half always laugh when my step-son calls his Dad old, and gets so shocked seeing pictures of him aged 18-20. To be fair, when I see Leo in Titanic now I think he looks soooo baby-faced, though obviously at the time I thought he was FBA too xxx #triballove #bigpinklink

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