Emmys Host Kenan Thompson Shocks Audience With Joke About Leonardo DiCaprio And Zendaya

Emmys 2022 host Kenan Thompson shocked the audience during Monday night’s (September 12) ceremony with a joke about Leonardo DiCaprio and Zendaya.

The Biggest Night on TV is taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles this year, with successor leads the nominations by 25 nods, followed by The White Lotus and Teddy Lasso Everyone deserves 20.

The host of this year’s awards, comedian and actor Thompson, spoke about the celebrities in the crowd as he approached euphoria Star Zendaya, 26.

“26 is a weird age in Hollywood,” he said. “You’re old enough to play a high schooler but too old to date Leonardo DiCaprio.”

The gag was met with gasps from the audience while Zendaya buried her head in her hands to hide her reaction. DiCaprio was not present at the ceremony.

DiCaprio’s dating history has garnered a lot of attention lately after many fans noticed that he tends to date women as young as 25, despite being in his late 40s.

DiCaprio, 47, recently split from former girlfriend Camila Morrone, 25, and is rumored to have a new girlfriend, 22-year-old Ukrainian model Maria Beregova.

This isn’t the first time DiCaprio has been toasted at an awards show for his relationships.

Leonardo DiCaprio and Camila Morrone

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Earlier this year, Rebel Wilson made a joke about DiCaprio’s relationships while hosting the 2022 Baftas ceremony.

In 2020, Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais attacked the star while discussing the Quentin Tarantino film Once upon a time in Hollywood.

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