Actress Victoria Lamas is “in love” with Leonardo DiCaprio — but is not dating the Oscar winner, her father, Lorenzo Lamas, told The Post exclusively.
“I know he loves it very much,” Lorenzo said. “I think they met last month. I’m not sure about the situation, but that’s what he told me.”
The 1980s heartthrob confirmed on Wednesday that his 23-year-old daughter had a crush on DiCaprio, 48, after she spotted him getting into the actor’s car during a Christmas Eve call. West Hollywood on December 20.
“He’s very shocked,” Lorenzo, 64, told The Post. “I told her to treat the relationship like a holiday — enjoy it while it lasts. And if it lasts longer than a normal holiday, great. If it doesn’t, save your heart, you know? Because she’s so young.”
The former Falcon Crest star, who has six children, even cracked his dad’s joke as he revealed his daughter was talking about the Titanic star.
“I told him, you know, there are no transatlantic trips with Leo,” Lorenzo joked. “Anyway, I’m excited for him. I know it’s been a while since he’s been in a serious relationship… He has a big heart and he’s willing to give it freely.”
About 15 minutes later, Lorenzo called The Post after being admonished by his daughter, who said she “wanted to keep everything private.
“I only talked to you because I felt something positive would happen, but he doesn’t,” admitted Lorenzo.
“They’re friends, they’re not in a serious relationship,” she continued. “And I want that to be clear.”
Lamas then described the relationship as “friendship” and noted that Victoria and DiCaprio met in a “social setting” rather than romantically.
“They were seen at a club in West Hollywood once,” Lamas said. “I mean, it’s not dating.”
If asked Victoria she was still “very shocked” by DiCaprio, Lamas protested: “Yes, shocked, but they’re not dating. He loves her, obviously. But they are not dating and she doesn’t want it because that would be too bad. It would be embarrassing for him if he read something about them dating and they didn’t.
Still, Dad couldn’t resist doubling down.
“They’re just friends, but he’s definitely going to be impressed,” she reiterated. “And that was my cautionary tale to him: Take it one step at a time. But right now, they’re not an item. They’re not mutually exclusive.”
Victoria Arlene Lamas is a 5 foot brunette model and actress who is under 25 years old. Fits DiCaprio’s type – has been in the spotlight ever since met the actor last week at Bird Street Club in West Hollywood.
Lorenzo told The Post that Victoria intends to follow in his footsteps “in the family business” as a performer. It’s only a matter of time before he gets his “big break,” the proud dad insisted.
“I’m very close with all my children and Vicky chose to be an actress,” he said. “And he’s just amazing. She is a great actress.”
Lamas and Victoria’s mother, Playboy actress Shauna Sand, 51, divorced in 2002. The couple had three daughters: Victoria, 24-year-old Alexandra, and 21-year-old Isabella, who lives with Sand in Beverly Hills. according to its website. Neither Victoria nor Sand responded to a request for comment.
And Lorenzo dismissed all concerns about the 25-year age difference between his daughter and DiCaprio.
“Age is not a factor for me as much as respect, trust and communication,” he said. “That’s the key.”
Five-times-married Lorenzo – who is engaged to former model Kenna Scott, 37, 27 years his junior – believes “age is just a number” and is not worried about DiCaprio’s reputation at the party, he said. .
“Well, no, because my daughter is mature,” he added. “I trust his judgment.”
The Lamas family has deep roots in Hollywood. Lorenzo’s late father, Fernando Lamas, was an accomplished actor-director known for playing “Latin Lover” roles in the 1940s and ’50s, including MGM classics such as The Merry Widow with Lana Turner and The Diamond Princess with Arlene Dahl. .
Fernando married Lorenzo’s mother, Dahl, who starred in dozens of movies and TV shows during his illustrious Tinseltown career, including 1959’s Journey to the Center of the Earth.
After Fernando and Dahl divorced, he married movie star and competitive swimmer Esther Williams (“Take Me to the Ball Game,” “The Million Dollar Mermaid”) in 1969.
Victoria’s half-sister Shane Dahl Lamas, 37, is also part of the Hollywood circuit, winning the 12th season of “The Bachelor” in 2008. Shane accepted Matt Grant’s proposal, but the couple broke up a few months later before going down the aisle.
Whether or not Victoria’s friendship with DiCaprio will lead to romance remains to be seen often seen with their ladies on bicycle trips – but another source said it’s not there yet.
“If they were dating, you’d see them doing other things every day instead of paparazzi photos,” a source told The Post.