- Publish Date
- Monday, 21 November 2016, 11:09AM
In a rare interview, Leonardo DiCaprio's step brother Adam Farrar has opened up to the Daily Mail about their relationship, revealing "we were once so close".
After very closely growing up together, and even living in a joint apartment, Farrar reveals they haven't spoken for the last two years because Leo dodges his calls.
"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."
Apparently the main reason the brothers have lost contact is to do with Farrar's past.
Adam had battled with drug addiction for many years: "I was arrested five or six times for petty theft, shoplifting from supermarkets, trying to support an opiate addiction of half a gram to a gram a day.
"Leo and I never had an argument. But he started surrounding himself with people that didn't want me around. He's the biggest star in the world and there's me, messed up on drugs. I was slowly shut out of his world.
"Finally I got tired of going in and out of jail. I've been off heroin since 2013."
After overcoming the addiction, Farrar reveals the reason he is speaking out is because he would like to rekindle the lost relationship with his brother Leo.
Although many would assume he might be speaking out as an act of jealousy, Farrar assures us it's quite the opposite:
"I see his [Leo's] life now, the fact that he's still doing the partying and hanging out with models, and I feel sorry for him. He hasn't grown up.
"I've been with the same woman for 17 years and have a kid, but Leo's still a playboy.
"When he first got famous he told me how lonely it felt. How he didn't know who he could trust. I think that's part of why he is like he is now. He's seeking something to make his life complete. I hope for his sake he finds it."