Pearl Rosenblum & Ted Kennedy
In the Seventies, she met Ted Kennedy, the son of President Kennedy’s family – and rumor has it that the two had a short and stormy affair, during which she was invited to spend a weekend at the famous family’s childhood home. Pnina told about their acquaintance in her autobiography: “He was dynamic, playful and loved women. We met in Washington, and I remember him arriving with his red Mustang and a bottle of wine.”
Gali Atari & Robert De Niro
Another novel that rocked the swamp in the 70s was Gali Atari and Robert De Niro. He is a well-known Hollywood actor, she is a flight attendant at “El-Al” who cultivates a singing career. Rumor has it that until they met, Atari didn’t even know who the giant star was, and only after they met did she sit down to watch the movie “Taxi Driver” to understand what all the fuss was about. The two had a brief affair on the Tel Aviv-New York line, but after a while Gali realized he wasn’t the one.
Millie Avital & David Schwimmer
The year is 1998. David Schwimmer at the height of his career, when he stars in the successful series “Friends”, starts dating Milli Avital, an up-and-coming Israeli actress at the time, who is trying her luck in Hollywood. Long before Gal Gadot, it was Avital who got on the plane to LA to fulfill the “American Dream”. The two met on the set of the romantic comedy “Kiss between Friends”, in which they both starred in the main roles – and fell in love between takes. Schwimmer and Avital maintained a stable relationship for almost four years, during which Schwimmer managed to visit the Holy Land.
Moran Atias & Bruce Willis
The year is 2005. She is a 24-year-old model who was born in Israel, but became a superstar in Italy. He is a 50-year-old Hollywood star, who is still picking up the pieces after his then-wife, Demi Moore, decided to leave him in favor of a star 23 years his junior, Ashton Kutcher.
Willis and Attias met at a luxury hotel in the Italian town of Salamesjura, and according to the Italian newspaper Il Massaggio, the two had a stormy meeting that began in the lobby, continued with caresses and whispers – and ended away from the eyes of the cameras. According to the evidence at the time, Willis looked at Attias – and immediately melted. “From the moment Moran went down to the lobby, Bruce didn’t leave her for a moment. He caressed her hair, ran his hands over her cheeks and sensually whispered in her ear ‘Blissima’ (beautiful in Italian).” The sparks between the two did not last too long, and they ended up in a short summer affair.
Estee Ginsburg & Chace Crawford
Tzipi Rafaeli & Warren Beatty
Long before her daughter dated Leonardo DiCaprio, Tzipi Refaeli also had a Hollywood-flavored romantic relationship. The year is 1984 – Warren Beatty, then a huge Hollywood star (and an equally big dress chaser) – came to visit Israel for the opening night of the Jerusalem Film Festival. Beaty notices a young girl named Tzipi Levin – and so called, the click is clicked. The two began to have an exciting affair that soon ended thanks to her current husband, Rafi Rafali, whom Tzipi met shortly after.
Bar Refaeli & Leonardo DiCaprio
This is perhaps the most publicized and most talked about partnership that was on the Hollywood-Israel line. Apparently the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, because the eldest daughter of Tzipi Refaeli herself had a long-term relationship with the superstar, Leonardo DiCaprio. The two met in 2006, and since then struck up an exciting relationship that rocked the gossip sites in Israel and abroad every time. DiCaprio even came to visit the Holy Land once – which is remembered as an event that led to hysteria among the local paparazzi photographers. It turns out that the person responsible for the match between Rafaeli and DiCaprio is Israeli himself – The director and actor, Danny A.
Let’s recall that only last February, DiCaprio’s name was linked to the name of another Israeli model, 19-year-old Eden Polani. The actor and the model were spotted sitting side by side during a prestigious party in West Hollywood, and soon the gossip sites overseas reported on the connection between the two – and did not stop mentioning how Polanyi reminds DiCaprio’s Israeli ex (that’s right, Bar Refaeli). But a few days later, according to people close to DiCaprio and Polani, it became clear that there was no real relationship between the two.
On Refaeli & Hailee Steinfeld
If you thought that this was the end of the discussion about the Raffaelli family – you are wrong. Because even the eldest son of the famous family, On Refaeli, managed to touch the heart of quite a Hollywood star. Refaeli had a brief affair with Hailee Steinfeld, an actress and singer of Jewish origin. Steinfeld came to visit Israel in 2019 – during which she was captivated by On. The two tried to manage relationships by remote control, but then the corona virus came and disrupted their plans. After less than a year of an out-of-sight-out-of-heart relationship, they finally broke up.
Gil Ofer & Sofia Richie
Long before she had time to convert and marry her Jewish heartthrob, Eliot Grange, in a religiously and legally traditional ceremony – Sofia Richie had time to date Scott Disick (the father of Kourtney Kardashian’s three children), who is also a strict kosher Jew who is often proud of his roots and does not hide his great love to Israel, which he visited several times.
The two did break up at the end of three and a half years of marriage – but shortly after, in February 2021, Richie found herself comforted in the Israeli arms of none other than Gil Ofer, the son of the billionaire, Idan Ofer.
Richie and Ofer were caught snacking on the beach in Miami, spending a day together in sunshine, alcohol and countless caresses, kisses and hugs. The couple was unable to maintain a stable relationship, and soon parted ways. Shortly after, the singer Lionel Richie, Sophia’s father, matched her with Elliot – and this match, as mentioned, turned into a marriage according to the religion of Moses and Israel last April.
Sherry Givati & Olivia Martinez
In the carriage of the actress and singer Shari Givati, stand Hollywood exes of the first rank. After going out in 2005 with the knotty lead singer of the “Maroon 5” band, Adam Levine – Givati met the equally hot French actor, Olivia Martinez. The relationship between Givati and Martinez was endlessly criticized, after the gossip sections overseas claimed that the relationship between the two began when Martinez was engaged to the singer Kylie Minogue, who at the time was still dealing with breast cancer. Eventually, Givati and Martinez broke up, and years later he found himself married to Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry. The two divorced at the end of 2020 after a marriage of only two years.
Mittal Dohan & Al Pacino
In September 2018, we were surprised to hear about an unusual connection between Israeli actress Mital Dohan and Hollywood actor Al Pacino – they were separated by almost 40 years. After many ups and downs, the two separated at the end of a year and a half of a highly publicized relationship full of red carpets. In an interview she gave to “Lasha” magazine in 2020, Dohan admitted that the two broke up and told why she left the actor. “It’s hard to be with someone so old. I tried to deny the age gap, but he’s getting old,” revealed Dohan – and alluded to the thrifty nature of the ex: “He only bought me flowers. How can you politely say ‘he doesn’t like to spend money’ ?”. Dohan added: “I left him because I couldn’t take it anymore. I left him – I just didn’t run first to the press.”
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