These days, #LeonardoDiCaprio usually makes headlines for his bold career choices and his commitment to environmental causes. However, a new rumor has now put a smear on his immaculate reputation — and it stems from his own stepbrother, Adam Farrar.
Although not technically related, the two men grew up together as boys — Leo's father George split from his mom Irmelin when he was just a toddler, going on to start a family with Adam's mother, Peggy. In childhood, the bond between the boys was reportedly "thicker than blood."
However, Mr. Farrar recently spoke out about how his relationship with the A-lister is virtually non-existent these days, claiming that DiCaprio has cut him out of his life completely, despite the fact that they once did everything together and even shared an apartment in LA.
Back then, Adam was even a central member of DiCaprio's notorious Pussy Possee, which also included Tobey Maguire, Ben Affleck and Mark Wahlberg. Farrar revealed:
"We were once so close. I loved him and I still do. But we’ve not spoken in a couple of years. The last time I saw Leo was at his birthday party a couple of years ago. I’d been invited by another friend. Leo was pleased to see me and gave me a hug. But when I try to call him, my messages go unanswered. He has a whole team around him now and it’s impossible to penetrate that wall of hangers-on."
'I Was Slowly Shut Out Of His World'
Yet, what caused the tragic rift between two brothers that had once been so inseparable? Well, according to Adam himself, the reason Leo distanced himself may be due to Adam's struggles with drug addiction over the years. Although he swears he's clean now, Farrar recalls the damaging effects his lifestyle has had on their personal relationship — he said:
"It was a heady world and I embraced it. I’m a grown man and I’m responsible for my own actions. I don’t blame Leo for that. [...] I was arrested five or six times for petty theft, shoplifting from supermarkets, trying to support an opiate addiction of half a gram to a gram a day. Leo and I never had an argument. But he started surrounding himself with people that didn't want me around. He's the biggest star in the world and there's me, messed up on drugs. I was slowly shut out of his world. Finally I got tired of going in and out of jail. I've been off heroin since 2013."
Isolated and abandoned by his own brother, Adam continues to struggle to make ends meet which is also a reason why he lost custody of his own 10-year-old daughter Normandie in 2014 . He added:
"Leo wants to save the world but he seems more concerned about the environment and climate change than he does about his own brother. It hurts."
Adam also revealed how he always felt that his brother was always treated more favorably as a child. He said:
"Leo was George's son, and he naturally showed more affection to Leo. At Christmas, Leo would have a big pile of toys, and I'd have just a couple of gifts in the corner. Leo was sent to private school, while I went to the local state school. Our parents gave us love but I felt Leo was favoured."
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'I Just Want Him In My Life'
Indeed, some may wonder at why Adam is taking the time now to speak out about his difficult relationship with Leo. Yet, no matter what anyone might think, his intentions are innocent and he's adamant that he doesn't want anything more than acceptance:
"I don't want anything from my brother but I'm the only brother he has. I just want him in my life. And I want to see my daughter."
Despite being shut out of Leonardo DiCaprio's fast-paced lifestyle, Adam bears no hard feelings toward his long-lost brother. In fact, he admits that he almost feels "sorry for him:"
"I see his life now, the fact that he's still doing the partying and hanging out with models, and I feel sorry for him. He hasn't grown up. I've been with the same woman for 17 years and have a kid, but Leo's still a playboy. When he first got famous he told me how lonely it felt. How he didn't know who he could trust. I think that's part of why he is like he is now. He's seeking something to make his life complete. I hope for his sake he finds it."
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(Sources: Daily Mail)