Leonardo DiCaprio Didn’t Want His Mother to Know He Smoked Cigarettes in the ’90s

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According to a new book by photographer Steve Eichner, In the Limelight: The Visual Ecstasy of NYC Nightlife in the ’90s, which chronicles the 1990s club scene in pictures, Leonardo DiCaprio didn’t want his mom to know that he smoked cigarettes.

Steve recently told Page Six that Leo made a deal with him one night in 1994 at Club USA during a party.

Steve snapped a photo of 20-year-old Leo, whose big movie was What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, buying something from a “cigarette-and-candy girl.”

“[Leo] came over and tapped me on the shoulder and said, ‘Hey man, can you do me a favor and please don’t use that photo? You can take photos of me tonight,'” he said to the outlet.

When asked why he didn’t want the picture to go public, Steve recalled that the actor told him, “I was buying cigarettes, and I don’t want my mom to know that I smoke.”

Of course, Leo is super close with his mother, Irmelin Indenbirken.

Not gonna lie. This is super cute and makes us love Leo even more. Right?