Adam Farrar, the poor brother of Leonardo DiCaprio has revealed he is not in talking terms with the Hollywood star. According to him, despite their closeness while growing up and his encouragement to push him start a career in acting, Leonardo has dumped the family when things appear to be rough for them.
He told Daily Mail that the Oscar-winner, who commands £20 million per movie, having starred in hits such as Titanic, The Revenant and The Wolf Of Wall Street cares more about doing good to others, lending to charity while his family suffers.
Adam, Leonardo’s step-brother, who leads a hand-to-mouth existence as a struggling TV scene-painter on the poorly paid fringes of the show business world, said, "We were once so close. I loved him and I still do. But we’ve not spoken in a couple of years. The last time I saw Leo was at his birthday party a couple of years ago.
"I’d been invited by another friend. Leo was pleased to see me and gave me a hug. But when I try to call him, my messages go unanswered. He has a whole team around him now and it’s impossible to penetrate that wall of hangers-on."
It is not entirely surprising to learn that his famous brother has distanced himself, according to Daily Mail as Adams has lived years of drug abuse, although it is an addiction he now swears he has kicked.
With his partner Charity, he struggles to make ends meet and their only child, ten-year-old Normandie, is being cared for by Leonardo’s father George and Adam’s mother, Peggy, after she was removed from Adam’s care in 2014.
"Leo wants to save the world but he seems more concerned about the environment and climate change than he does about his own brother. It hurts," he laments.