Blake and Leo's romance heats up abroad

Blake and Leo

Blake and Leo (Credit: Getty)

The romance between two of Hollywood’s sexiest stars is seriously heating up.

Leonardo DiCaprio and his rumored — and much younger — new gal pal, “Gossip Girl” bombshell Blake Lively, spent a romantic Memorial Day weekend in the French Riviera, according to reports.

The two were photographed holding hands while walking to their hotel, smiling at each other and attending a private party on Topshop honcho Sir Philip Green’s yacht, according to pics circulating the Web yesterday. In one image, DiCaprio, 36, is holding the door open for Lively, 23.

"He looked very in love," a witness told Us Weekly.

"Her face lit up when Leo was talking," another onlooker said.

Romance rumors started swirling during the Cannes Film Festival last month, where the duo reportedly spent a cozy yacht ride together.

 “Blake gave Leo a long, lingering hug,” a witness said. “They had their hands on each other’s backs and were grinning ear to ear.”

DiCaprio reportedly broke things off with his girlfriend of five years, model Bar Refaeli, 25, shortly before he and Lively got together. Lively and longtime “Gossip Girl” love Penn Badgley split up last fall.

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