Whitney Port was too 'nervous' to sleep with Leonardo DiCaprio: 'I had never had a one-night stand'

Many dream aloud of a night with Leonardo DiCaprio, but one famous face says that when the offer was actually on the table, it was just too anxiety-inducing to pursue.

Whitney Port, who shot to fame on MTV's "The Hills," met DiCaprio inside a Manhattan club in 2009, one year after she'd left the show to star on her spinoff "The City." Recalling the story on her "With Whit" podcast this week, Port said they exchanged numbers after DiCaprio approached and indicated that he sometimes watched her show.

DiCaprio invited Port and her friend to join him at another nightclub, she said. Afterward, "he invited me back over to his house, and I said no," Port, now 34, said. "I was too nervous. I had never had a one-night stand. I didn't want to be with him alone."

Looking back, she said, she wishes she'd summoned the courage: "I was way too nervous to do it, and then I lost my chance, and it's really one of my bigger regrets in life," she said, adding, "If you didn't think I was cool, now you probably do!"

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 22: Tv personality Whitney Port attends the REVOLVE fashion show benefiting Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) on October 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Donato Sardella/Getty Images for REVOLVE Clothing)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: TV personality Whitney Port attends Kari Feinstein's Style Lounge at Sunset Marquis Hotel & Villas on September 17, 2015 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Rebecca Sapp/WireImage)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 14: Whitney Port attends Create & Cultivate's Fashion and Beauty Summit at W Hotel Chicago Lakeshore on August 14, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Timothy Hiatt/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: (L-R) Whitney Port and Lauren Conrad attend a private event at Hyde Staples Center hosted by Tommy Bahama during the Taylor Swift concert on August 22, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Tommy Bahama)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 07: Television personality Whitney Port rides the High Roller during her bachelorette party at The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade by on August 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 07: Television personality Whitney Port (CR) rides the High Roller during her bachelorette party at The High Roller at The LINQ Promenade on August 7, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 14: Whitney Port hosts the Grand Opening of Mixology at Mixology on May 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Dustin Harris/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 07: Whitney Port attends Erin Wasson hosts dinner to launch collection for PacSun on May 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for PacSun)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Whitney Port gets styled for spring at British celebrity stylist Mark Hill's Master Class in celebration of Mark Hill Salon Professional's introduction to ULTA Beauty at The Glass Houses on April 30, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for ULTA Beauty)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 20: Whitney Port arrives at Create & Cultivate's Speaker Celebration at The Line Hotel on March 20, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 22: Whitney Port attends the ISSA Autumn/Winter 2015 Runway Show during London Fashion Week at One Great George Street on February 22, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for ISSA)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Whitney Port attends the Julien Macdonald show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 on February 21, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage,)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Presenter Whitney Port attends the Lucas Nascimento show during London Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2015/16 at on February 21, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 10: Whitney Port (R) and fiance Tim Rosenman attend the Portsea Polo event at Point Nepean Quarantine Station on January 10, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 04: MIAMI Whitney Port, an American television personality, fashion designer, and author, on the beach on December 04, 2014 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Fred Hernandez/BuzzFoto via Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - NOVEMBER 17: Whitney Port attends The CFDA hosts Soul Cycle Charity Ride in LA benefiting Fashion Targets Breast Cancer held on November 17, 2014 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - OCTOBER 07: Whitney Port arrives for the Club Tacori Launch of Their Gentlemen's Jewelry Collection at HYDE Sunset: Kitchen + Cocktails on October 7, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 16: Whitney Port hosts 'Building Your Professional Brand' Event at The Core Club on September 16, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Nomi Ellenson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 09: Whitney Port attends the Cynthia Rowley presentation during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 on September 9, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 29: Whitney Port and Wedding Paper Divas unveil Whitney's bridal stationery collection at a rooftop event at the Mondrian Soho on July 29, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Wedding Paper Divas)
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 21: Fashion Designer and TV Personality Whitney Port attends the Blo Blow Dry Bar 'Blo Dupont' opening hosted by Whitney Port and Maha Sharma at Blo Dupont on March 21, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Blo Blow Dry Bar)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Whitney Port (L) and Tim Rosenman attend Wedding Paper Divas Presents 'Whitney Port's Love Story' at Mari Vanna Los Angeles on February 11, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Wedding Paper Divas)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 10: TV Personality Whitney Port attends Diane Von Furstenberg's 'Journey Of A Dress' Premiere Opening Party at Wilshire May Company Building on January 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JULY 17: Whitney Port arrives at the Magnum Sydney Pleasure Store launch at Westfield Sydney on July 17, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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Although the two kept in touch via BlackBerry Messenger for another six months, they never saw each other again, she said.

The friendship didn't exactly end amicably: After a producer on Port's show leaked the story of their supposed relationship to the press, the text communications stopped permanently.

"Whenever I tell [the story] to friends, no one believes me," she said.

But things all work out in the end: Port is happily married to Tim Rosenman, and they have a toddler named Sonny. (Incidentally, Rosenman was also a producer on "The City," but it doesn't sound like he was the one who leaked the DiCaprio story.)

DiCaprio, for his part, hasn't openly expressed interest in walking down the aisle anytime soon.

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UNITED STATES - APRIL 18: Leonardo DiCaprio gets an earfull from Mark Wahlberg (Marky Mark) at party following the screening of the movie 'Basketball Diaries.' DiCaprio stars in the film., (Photo by Howard Earl Simmons/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Mark Wahlberg & Leonardo DiCaprio during The Concert for New York City - Backstage at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 26: (L to R) Actors Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio attend the Warner Bros. Pictures premiere of 'The Departed' at the Ziegfeld Theatre September 26, 2006 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Mark Wahlberg, nominee Best Actor in a Supporting Role for ?The Departed? and Leonardo DiCaprio, nominee Best Actor in a Leading Role for ?Blood Diamond? during the The 79th Annual Academy Awards - Show at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Caulfield/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD - FEBRUARY 25: Leonardo DiCaprio (R) celebrates with Mark Wahlberg after director Martin Scorsese won the award for Best Direction for 'The Departed' during the 79th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre on February 25, 2007 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: (L-R) Actors Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo DiCaprio attend The Hollywood Foreign Press Association Annual Luncheon at Beverly Hills Hotel on August 4, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/WireImage)
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