Leonardo DiCaprio has been in the spotlight for over 20 years, but we’ve only recently begun to find out more about his humble beginnings and unconventional childhood. The 43-year-old actor is the only child of Irmelin Indenbirken, a German-born legal secretary, and George DiCaprio, an artist and comic book distributor, and the three are featured in a series of heartwarming family photos taken in Los Angeles in January 1975, when Leo was just a baby.
His parents, whom Leo has called “Bohemians in every sense of the word,” divorced when he was a year old, and Leo grew up with Irmelin around LA; to this day, Leo has gushed about both his mother and father, saying, “They’re the people I trust the most in the world,” and bringing them as his dates to award shows. In 2016, George accompanied his famous son to the Golden Globes – and after winning at the SAG Awards that year, Leo gave a heartfelt thanks to his parents, saying, “Thank you for listening to an overly ambitious, slightly annoying 13-year-old kid who wanted to go on auditions every day after school.”
Keep reading to see adorable photos of Leo has a baby, then check out this unreleased photo shoot from 1993 and look back at his evolution from teen heartthrob to Hollywood royalty.