September 10, 2010 / 7:06 PM / 9 years ago

DiCaprio "wife" told to keep away for three years

Cast member Leonardo DiCaprio attends a news conference to promote the movie "Inception" in Tokyo July 21, 2010. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Leonardo DiCaprio won a court order on Friday that barred a woman who believes she is his wife and is pregnant with his child from coming near him for three years.

The “Titanic” and “Inception” star said in a statement to Los Angeles Superior Court that he felt his safety was in jeopardy because of the “obsessive and harassing behavior” of the delusional woman.

The actor, who was not in court, wrote that he had never met Livia Bistriceanu, 41, of Chicago, but said she had sent him numerous letters and had traveled twice to Los Angeles to try to meet him.

In hand-written letters submitted to the court, Bistriceanu claims she is pregnant with DiCaprio’s child — who she calls Jesus.

DiCaprio remains one of Hollywood’s leading heart-throb actors despite attempts to move away from romantic dramas since his 1997 box office hit “Titanic”.

Friday’s restraining order requires Bistriceanu to stay at least 100 yards away from DiCaprio and extended for three years a temporary stay-away order against the woman that was issued by the Los Angeles courts in August.

Reporting by Jill Serjeant, editing by Christine Kearney

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