Bar Refaeli is "grateful" for her six months apart from Leonardo DiCaprio
The 24-year-old Israeli supermodel and the actor rekindled their romance earlier this year, after splitting last June. They had been dating for four years before they broke up, and Bar says spending time apart has strengthened their bond, and allowed her to "grow up".
"It was a half year for which I am very grateful," Bar told Israeli magazine L`Isha. "I needed it. I came to understand a lot of things about myself. It was a tough time, but I worked on myself and I grew up.
"I didn`t know what `alone` was like. Today I know that a relationship can work only if you know you can be alone and you are not afraid. Today I`m not afraid of being alone." Bar was happy to confirm she and Leonardo are an item again, but denied rumours they were planning to wed any time in the near future.