Though he's never won an Academy Award, Leonardo DiCaprio, actor and founding member of the Pussy Posse, can consider himself the recipient of one great prize: the company of MAC Cosmetics VIVA GLAM Rihanna™ model Rihanna. —Or can he? Yes, he can, and this photo has proved it.

Until his morning, no photographic evidence of the hot couple, rumored to have engaged in sexting for, at this point, months, had been bestowed upon the gossip-hungry public. Did they even know each other? Had Rihanna even seen Titanic? Could Leonardo even sing the hook to Rihanna's "Rude Boy" at karaoke if a friend handed him the mic? Were photographs of them exiting the same establishments at the same time enough to prove that they had at least been in the same room, if not in the same room sanding near each other?

For me, yes. I believed fully that Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna had been near each other in the same room on multiple occasions. Perhaps I am gullible. For doubters, however, everything changed today when photos of Leonardo DiCaprio and Rihanna standing near each other at Rihanna's birthday party—thrown by, reportedly, Leonardo DiCaprio—made their way to the web.

Get a load of this:

Whether or not these photos are, for you, enough evidence that Rihanna and Leonardo are in a causal relationship that TMZ describes as "not exclusive — more like they're each other's first choice," the photos are, at the very least, enough to prove that Rihanna and Leonardo DiCaprio are not the same person.

Best of luck to our two sexy sex friends.

50% model.

[image via Getty]