Leonardo DiCaprio & Bar Refaeli: In Love, Engaged?

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Taking a 6-month break made their relationship better, says Bar. Will they finally get engaged?

Bar Refaeli has a little advice for all of you ladies out there. Taking a break from your relationship doesn't have to end in heartache. The 25-year-old Israeli model, who has been dating Leonardo DiCaprio on and off since 2005, reunited with the Inception actor after a 6 month break and has said that their relationship is now stronger because of it.

"It was a half year for which I am very grateful," she said in an interview recently, reported the Daily Mail. "I needed it. I came to understand a lot of things about myself."

"I worked on myself [and] I grew up. I didn't know what 'alone' was like. Today I know that a relationship can work only if you know you can be alone and you are not afraid...Today I’m not afraid of being alone," she added. Bar Refaeli & Leo DiCaprio's Relationship Timeline

Could the time apart have also affected Leo? 

Although we’ve been hearing rumors for years, according to the Daily Star, this time it’s for real. Leonardo DiCaprio is finally going to pop the question to Bar!

“He is finally ready to settle down and make it official … Leo has told his closest friend that his mother has been helping him pick out an engagement ring for Bar," said a source to the newspaper. Should Bar Refaeli Dump Leo DiCaprio For A Jew?

The two are currently vacationing in Europe and have been spotted bicycling in Paris and partying in Sardinia with friend Naomi Campbell. Sounds like the perfect build-up to a romantic proposal.

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