Leonardo DiCaprio wins stay-away order against "wife"

Fri Aug 27, 2010 3:50pm EDT
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leonardo DiCaprio has been granted a restraining order against a woman who believes she is his wife and is carrying his child -- called Jesus.

The "Titanic" and "Inception" star said in documents filed with Los Angeles Superior Court this week that he was frightened of the "delusional" woman and felt his personal safety was in jeopardy.

His lawyer submitted a number of hand-written letters from the woman, named as Livia Bistriceanu, to DiCaprio.

"Do you want to be with me for real and to be the father of Jesus? I've explained you I can't be with nobody virtually. I have to have a father in reality for Jesus not like this," read one of the letters, obtained by celebrity website TMZ.com on Friday.

The court ordered Bistriceanu to stay at least 100 yards away from DiCaprio, 35, who remains one of Hollywood's leading heart-throb stars actors despite attempts to move away from romantic dramas in film since the success of "Titanic" in 1997.

The restraining order was granted the same week that another woman was ordered to stand trial in Los Angeles on charges of striking DiCaprio with a wine glass at a private Hollywood party in 2005, and injuring his face and neck.

DiCaprio needed several stitches after the incident.

Aretha Wilson, 40, who was extradited from Canada to face the charge, could face up to seven years in prison if convicted at trial.

DiCaprio, whose next movie project is taking on the role of former FBI director J. Edgar Hoover for director Clint Eastwood, was not in court for either of the hearings.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by Christine Kearney)