For almost two years now, the b*****d that is Covid-19 has kept friends and family across the globe apart. Even huge Hollywood celebrities have been limited by restrictions and travel bans.
But recently, old pals Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio were able to reunite in Los Angeles after three years apart - and the whole thing was a little overwhelming for Winslet.
"I couldn’t stop crying," the 46-year-old told The Guardian.
"I’ve known him for half my life! It’s not as if I’ve found myself in New York or he's been in London and there's been a chance to have dinner or grab a coffee and a catch-up. We haven’t been able to leave our countries.
"Like so many friendships globally, we've missed each other because of Covid. He's my friend, my really close friend. We're bonded for life."
N'awww, well ain't that sweet?
The pair famously co-starred in the 1997 romantic disaster movie Titanic, which propelled them both to international stardom.
Looking back 25 years, Winslet said: "Do you know Leo just turned 47? I turned 21 on that shoot, and Leo turned 22."
The Guardian journalist Ryan Gilbey then recalled how DiCaprio had complained to him during the making of the movie about how hard a graft it was and how miserable he felt, to which Winslet replied: "I remember! I remember that he was!
"It wasn’t pleasant for any of us, but we were all in it together. Though he had way more days off than I ever bloody did.
"I guess I was raised to be grateful and just get on with it. I didn’t feel it was my right to be miserable, and if I was miserable I certainly would not have let a journalist know. There is no way I would have let that slip!"
The pair went on to star in romantic drama Revolutionary Road 11 years on from Titanic, and speaking in 2016, Winslet said he's always been a devoted friend.
Speaking to People, she said: "He’s a solid, loyal person. He’s a great friend, he always has been, and not just to me, but to everyone around him.
"He still has friends he had when we made Titanic."
As for how he'd changed over the decades since, she said: "In many ways he hasn't changed a bit, but in other ways he absolutely has changed.
"He's a stronger actor in this moment than he's ever been. I think he's more handsome than he's ever been.
"And he feels, to me, the most settled he's ever felt, in himself, right now, which is quite strange, really, given that there's a lot happening around him."
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