Even though he’s one of the most wanted bachelors in Hollywood, marriage isn’t part of his plans.
“I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married. Yeah, so I’ve proven how good I was at it, and I just… I’m allowed one,” George told Piers Morgan in an interview, referring to his 4-year marriage to actress Talia Balsam that ended in 1993.
Since 2009, the actor had an exclusive relationship with Italian model Elisabetta Canalis, 32.
In a 2010 interview with the Italian issue of Vanity Fair, Canalis talked about her relationship with Clooney.
“There are some people who just don’t want to see me happy,” Canalis said. “[George] reassures me all the time. He is very close. I feel more embraced than ever before. The idea of being so loved is overwhelming…George has given color back to my life.”
However, last June Clooney and Canalis announced their separation in a joint statement.
“We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy,” a statement read.
“It is a very personal and sad matter, and Elisabetta wants it to remain that way. She will be taking some time … and then will face the press. She has not authorized me to say when the split happened,” the model’s publicist added.
Recently, Elisabetta opened up about her relationship with the 50-year-old actor in a new book by Italian journalist Bruno Vespa called Questo Amore (This Love), describing him as “the person who valued my feminine side the most” and “also one of the best people I have met from a charitable point of view,” adding, “he has been a special for me, and very important, just as a father would be.”
Asked by Vespa to elaborate, she said, “between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship. I was unable to clarify this up ’til now.”
Whether or not it’s the age difference that determined their “father-daughter relationship”, George seems to find it hard to keep his hands off younger ladies.
After his split from Canalis in June, reports said The Descendants star is already in a relationship with Stacy Keibler, 32, a former WWE star and Dancing with the Stars contestant.
So far Keibler has been discreet about her relationship with Clooney when talking to reporters.
“Anybody that knows me knows that I’m definitely a guy’s girl. I just can really adapt to any kind of environment. So I can get all dressed up and have a great girls’ night out, and then can also be playing beer pong with the boys.”
“I’m always happy,” she adds. “Anybody that knows me knows that I’m a very happy person.”
The couple made their first official appearance together on the red carpet for the premiere of his latest film, The Descendants.
“They don’t really know where things are going to go, and it doesn’t bother her,” a Keibler friend tells People. “They’re just having fun, and Stacy is enjoying every moment of it.”
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