But he probably wasn't the one behind the look.

By Christopher Luu
Feb 10, 2021 @ 5:49 pm
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Much like the '90s, Leonardo DiCaprio's Malibu home was all about Titanic. Yes, his own movie. According to Flip or Flop's Megan Weaver, when she happened to stay at DiCaprio's home in the late '90s, the entire house was outfitted with Titanic merchandise, from the bathrooms to the bedrooms. She revealed the questionable decor choices during an episode of the Behind the Velvet Rope podcast

Weaver worked with DiCaprio and thanks to his notoriously sweet mother, she got the chance to stay at the actor's Malibu manse for a weekend.

"When I was working for Leo, his mom let me — his mom was so sweet — let me stay at his beach house in Malibu for the weekend. I was dating somebody who was living in Canada, having a long-distance relationship and he came to town, and so they let me have the beach house," Weaver said.

Titanic
Credit: Paramount Pictures

What she didn't expect was to step into a Titanic-sized tribute to the film. Weaver says that she was surprised to see Titanic merch just about everywhere. It wasn't what she or her gentleman friend (or anyone, really) expected.

"I didn't tell him where we were going and we walk into this beach house and everything was Titanic," she said.

Just how much? The way she described it, Leo's face seemed inescapable: "Titanic towels, Titanic posters, Titanic everywhere. And so, [my boyfriend] did look at me and was like, 'Is this Leo's house?' And I was like, 'Yes, this is Leo's house.' So, that was pretty amazing."

Weaver went on to say that she doesn't blame DiCaprio for the design choices. She made sure the clarify that the Malibu property wasn't Leo's main house (Forbes reports that DiCaprio purchased the three-bedroom house in 1998 for $1.6 million) and she suspects that the homage to Jack Dawson came courtesy of Irmelin Indenbirken, DiCaprio's mom.

"I don't think that's something he would do now, but back then ... again, this was like the '90s. I think the film wasn't even that old [yet]," she finished. "It was also not his main house, and he hardly went there, so I think it was probably his mom who did it."