George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis split
June 22nd, 2011
01:56 PM ET

George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis split

Famed bachelor George Clooney is single once again.

A rep for the 50-year-old actor confirmed to CNN that he’s split from his girlfriend of two years, 32-year-old Italian actress and personality Elisabetta Canalis.

The couple says in a statement, “We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”

The couple went public with their romance at the Venice Film Festival in 2009, and since then there's been plenty of speculation about the future of their relationship.

A wave of Canalis' hand in April of 2010 had some convinced that Clooney popped the question - it was actually a napkin ring she'd placed on her finger as a joke, Clooney's rep said at the time.

Earlier this month, chatter circulated that Canalis reportedly told Italian magazine Chi that she was happy with Clooney but did see herself getting married in the future.

Last week, the two were seen sharing a meal in Italy, reports People.

Filed under: Celebrities • George Clooney

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  1. George is honest...

    You want too go for the ride with him fine...but remember do not get hopes up ...women get their hopes up too fast.
    you cannot do that in relationships its one day at a time...that girlfriend thought she could change him...he told her no marriage and that was that......gotta give him credit for honesty in relationships if the woman cannot take it then she has too go.

    July 8, 2013 at 9:39 pm | Report abuse |
  2. George is no lying bachelor...the girls know from day one where he stands and they know he does not want too get married...he treats them well but they know his deal from day 1.....

    July 8, 2013 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Clooney is a bachelor he can do what he wants...end of story...a married guy has too find a decent woman too be with. clooney can go with whoever he wants because he is a bachelor.


    July 8, 2013 at 9:32 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ws

    This guy is emotionally abusive. You do not put yourself in the position of risking someone falling in love with you when you know perfectly well that your only going to hurt people over and over again. Rather than keep hurting people if he has no interest in counseling to solve his issues he should stop dating. Look up passive/aggressive men and/or commitment phobia. George Clooney is a walking, talking classic case. Telling people ahead of time you have no interest in commitment or dating and expecting no one to fall in love and want and need more from you is unrealistic and selfish. Unrealistic because no one can control who they fall in love with or stop it once it is happening to them. Selifish because you use them up and spit them out over and over. Don't put them in the position of falling in love with you if you have absolutely no intention of catching them. Plain and simple..

    July 8, 2013 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • George is no lying bachelor...the girls know from day one where he stands and they know he does not want too get married...he treats the well but they his deal from day 1.....


      July 8, 2013 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 14, 2011 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
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    December 1, 2011 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
  7. pg

    He's old and she has a manly face – enough of this – NEXT!

    June 27, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  8. Karla

    He just can't commit, bless him!

    June 24, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sunshine Girl *

    I dont like jig-a-boos. I likey fish tacos with lots of queef queef. Im Oprah's secret lover.

    June 24, 2011 at 2:33 am | Report abuse |
  10. Patricia D

    He may not want to get married but he sure seems to NEED a woman in his life all the time, and a younger one at that. I'm 60 and haven't been in a relationship for 14 years. I enjoy my own company. Maybe he needs to learn how to enjoy his own company as well and stop teasing all the younger women on the planet. But then, even when he gets to be 90 he'll still be able to buy young things to hang on his arm. That's the way of our society.

    June 23, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. George's Penis

    Finally, now I can get a rest.

    June 23, 2011 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Quackles

    She must have seen "The American"...

    June 23, 2011 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lovesforu

    Why, U R 50. How many gorgeous woman R U going to fall in love with, screw and play around with ??? U lead these gorgoeus woman on..u make them fall in love with you. You should have them sign a contract before becoming your girlfriend that says, I will not want a long-term monogamous realtionship with GC,...and not want or expect Marriage. U waste alot of peoples time. God gave u a pretty face, nice face and bod and a good paying job..what is your problem? When you are 80 years old and saggy on every part of your body.....will u marry then? Get over your self love is marriage and you r blowin it becasue u r selfish.....what goes around comes....stop being a brat and settle down with one woman.......God made us to marry .just do it.................Lover

    June 23, 2011 at 2:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. jen

    I don't care that some of you say he's gay,old or even a womanizer or whatever he is sooo feeiiine and as I said he is one older dude that makes me hot!

    June 23, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  15. Luv2cook

    There are some Hollywood couples who don't want to marry but still had/have long term relationships ... Goldie Hawn/Kurt Russell, Susan Sarandon/Tim Robbins. Unfortunately with George, it's just going to be a short-term relationship, he likes variety. At least he's honest about it. But silly me, I thought they had a good thing going and that maybe it would last a bit longer.

    June 23, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
  16. ArmyguyDan

    This is news how ?????

    June 23, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
  17. Rebecca

    All power to ya george! When you date a man who has said MANY times he is never getting married why are you surprised when he doesn't marry you? George is a confirmed single for life man he knows what he wants. You never know one day maybe he will meet that women he can't live without but I very much doubt it. So here's a heads up if you date George you may get 2-3 yrs tops with him if you can deal with that date if if you can't move on! So tired of the whining from women about him you know exactly what you are getting into when you date him so get over it already and all you women who bash him for his life style....shut up already!

    June 23, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
  18. lilo

    who would really want him, only his money is good. he is not all that

    June 23, 2011 at 9:27 am | Report abuse |
  19. charlie crack

    I'll take George's

    June 23, 2011 at 6:37 am | Report abuse |
  20. hatshepsut

    forget clooney i will take Adam Richman from Man Vs Food.

    June 23, 2011 at 3:25 am | Report abuse |
  21. Lynnda Maree

    I think George Clooney keeps breaking off his relationships is because he's gay. He needs to come out of the closet. This is 2011.

    June 23, 2011 at 2:48 am | Report abuse |
  22. Believer

    Their relationship ran its course as many do. No need for marriage always; just have some fun together! Nothing wrong with not making it permanent!

    June 23, 2011 at 1:18 am | Report abuse |
  23. Mr. Ed

    @FERNACE!!! jezuzz cc*hristt how old are you!!!!!!!

    June 23, 2011 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
  24. Irene C.

    He is starting to look sooo old esp next to the younger women he takes up with. Maybe he should try a woman his own age

    June 23, 2011 at 12:11 am | Report abuse |
  25. SF218

    As soon as I read that Elisabetta said she saw herself getting married in the future I thought – you just blew it! George has always been open and honest with everyone about his decision to never marry again. She new that going in. If that is truly what she wants, George is allowing her to stop wasting her time with him, move on and find someone she can marry. He's just not that guy. Frankly, I think she just gave up a very good thing. He's smart, funny, donates time & $$$ to various charities, and, in my opinion, is very good looking. He may have eventually changed his mind. I'm also one who never wanted to get married and have never met anyone I wanted to marry. I can understand George's views and if Elisabetta wants to be married she's now free to pursue her dream. To each his/her own; I wish them both the best.

    June 22, 2011 at 11:36 pm | Report abuse |
  26. brenda melady

    Anyone remember rock hudson. He dated many women and was even married once. Didnt he die if aids? George needs to just be open

    June 22, 2011 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  27. dubya

    george justin timberlake oprah all gay

    June 22, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  28. SKY


    June 22, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Report abuse |
  29. Drakeypants

    He's always made it abundantly clear that he has no intentions of marrying again. That is totally within his rights as a person. Why must he be armchair psychoanalyzed about some imagined faults? The man is, by all appearances, intelligent, witty, caring, and compassionate. He's not trying to pull the wool over anyone's eyes, as far as his dating life goes. He's honest about it all. If there are women who harbor illusions to the contrary is only fooling herself. I would bet money that he also gives it to them straight at the beginning. If not, all they have to do is pick up People once in a while.
    Lay off the man. He doesn't date 20-year olds or anyone age inappropriate. He seems to be a good guy. Settle down, people.
    And George, call me.

    June 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  30. Just Me

    Not everyone considers marriage the be-all end-all, one and only goal of a relationship. Seems to me he's been pretty up-front that he's not going to get married again. I, for one, would be totally okay with that. 😉

    June 22, 2011 at 8:31 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Tully

    I think it's better for her because George is getting old.

    June 22, 2011 at 8:00 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Minnie

    IF he ever marries, it will be to a woman who wants nothing to do with marriage.

    June 22, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  33. fernace

    Sorry, I misspelled "divorced"! I wrote "dicorced," which I think has something to do with a 5 course meal! lol

    June 22, 2011 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  34. fernace

    Well, this was predicted & happened right on schedule! Some people just don't want to be married! I don't & I've had a fabulous time being "happily dicorced" for 30yrs! I don't think George is "afraid to get it wrong" or looking for the "perfect relationship"like his parents, I think he just feels his life is fine the way it is! That's how I feel, & I will Never marry again. I don't feel sorry for the girlfriends who think they can change him, he has let the World know where he stands! It also doesn't mean we're gay or bi, hiding in the closet, some people just choose Not to marry! I understand this is not a conventional view, & sometimes hard to comprehend, but it works for some of us, what can I say?!? I luv my luvers!

    June 22, 2011 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  35. deez

    I'd like to smoke sum dat elisabetta cannabis...

    June 22, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  36. nrmlguy

    Piglets and. Man haters.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:47 pm | Report abuse |
  37. kim

    Sad that he won't be enriching the gene pool by passing on his good looks. Maybe tow two masters of failed relationships: Jennifer Aniston and he should get together and have a non-lasting fling.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:43 pm | Report abuse |
  38. emme

    wimmen are just snail trails and trolls.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
  39. HELL NO!

    New generation of younger girls are thinking differently than the ones we have today. My opinion is that's why guys now a days go with young girls.

    June 22, 2011 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Dee Lusional

    Woo hoo! Hold on, Georgie. Italy, here I come.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  41. Timme62

    As a straight female I have never understood this man's appeal. If he smiles in a picture his teeth are yellow, as for looks he is average at best.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sani46

      I agree with you, his teeth would turn me off completely. Did you ever see a picture of
      his gardner?

      June 23, 2011 at 2:03 am | Report abuse |
  42. Lennie Ross

    Hmmmmmm. I would say that's sad....but....GEORGE! I'm available! Over heeeeeeere! 🙂

    Lennie Ross

    June 22, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Kathy from NJ

    George makes no bones about his opinions on marriage...he cycles through hot women like a washer machine....however, I still find it hilarious that each one thinks that she is SOOOOOO special that he will propose to HER.

    He must be something else....just sayin....

    June 22, 2011 at 4:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • skarrlette

      He's not something else, he's rich that's it. Without the high paying job he would just be anther American bum. And he isn't that good of an actor either neither is Brad Pitt please someone ask him to retire.

      June 22, 2011 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  44. jalisa

    I did love The Perfect Storm though.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  45. mac jones

    He will show up with a 19 yr old, as that seems to be the trend these days. He sees these other stars with the young stuff so he's trading in. Just like an auto. You want the low miles. Trust me, I just rented a car with 36k. POS. THen I got one with 200 miles. Smelled great.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  46. jalisa

    After his Acdemy Awards speach about how actors and hollywood people are the smartest and best people there is, ive been protesting him. He really seems like a big piece of crap.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  47. Diana

    I met George Clooney when he was promoting The Perfect Storm. He was extremely, gracious, kind and smart. I think everyone misunderstands George when it comes to marriage. He was married once before. And since his parents appear to have a wonderful relationship, I sense George simply wants the same. He wants to get it right. And when he can't visualize living with one particular woman for the rest of his life, well then he calls it off. I think more people should think this way. He's probably looking for the right woman the same way women look for the right man. But not enough of us think long and hard before we say "I do!" George does not want to make that mistake again because he doesn't want to go through another divorce. He's a good guy. Am I right, George?

    June 22, 2011 at 4:18 pm | Report abuse |
  48. stiffery

    I wonder if the Cloney beard job pasy as well as the Cruise or Travolta positions?

    June 22, 2011 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  49. Charlie Sheen

    Now HE is winning!

    June 22, 2011 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
  50. Linda

    Enough of this guy already. CLEARLY there is some kind of issue he has with women. When will these women learn? What, they think that finally THEY will be " the one"? Get over it. This guy has bigger issues underneath it all. He shows himself to be a good samaritan on some fronts..but enough already. Come out of the closet GC!!!!

    June 22, 2011 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
  51. poops

    Smug alert!

    June 22, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  52. Diana

    I met George when he was promoting The Perfect Storm. He was extremely gracious and kind. My guess is that George doesn't want to get married because he is afraid of possibly getting divorced again. His parents appear to be a wondeful couple and I think that's what George wants. So unless he can visualize being with one woman exclusively, forever, well then, he doesn't marry her. More people should be as careful when choosing their mates.George is simply being wise.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
  53. Terre

    He hasd always been honest and open about his intentions, so any woman who dates him knows this going in. I am speculating that Elisabetta knew this and was not out to change his mind. Not all women are desperate to marry.

    June 22, 2011 at 4:03 pm | Report abuse |
  54. K

    Would LOVE my turn with him. I'm NOT looking for marriage. Just a nice LONG companionship.

    June 22, 2011 at 3:55 pm | Report abuse |
  55. The Måd Ræp3r

    George is the smartest man in hollywood. He dates these gorgeous women for a few years, they eventually break up, he moves on to the next one. I hope none of the women he dates go into the relationship thinking they're going to change him, not gonna happen when he's got such a good thing going.

    June 22, 2011 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Rachel

    Come out of the closet Georgie. I have some hot gay male friends I can introduce you too. 🙂

    June 22, 2011 at 3:46 pm | Report abuse |
  57. ?

    Now there's 1 good looking man! So George, whatcha' doing tonight?

    June 22, 2011 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  58. hoofawted

    atta boy. she was probably pressuring him to get married & he just wanted to keep on dunking his cookie

    June 22, 2011 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
  59. anna

    Why any woman would want to go out with this man is beyond comprehension, he has no intention of getting married.
    Wake Up girls!!!!

    June 22, 2011 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • AnytimeAnywhere

      I have no intention of getting married, either. Come on, anna, enough with the stereotyping. Don't men do enough of that already? You're perpetuating the myth that all women are "out to get a husband" and you end with "Wake up, girls"? What are you, 12?

      June 22, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • HELL NO!

      That's how lots of girls don't get the respect thinking that they are guys. Inside almost every girls head "If guys can do it we can do it too". No one will ever be happy only a few out the millions of people. Sad very sad indeed!

      June 22, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Dee Lusional

      Married? I'm already married. I don't need or want another husband. George I just want for stimulating...conversation. What did you think I was gonna say? 🙂

      June 22, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • skarrlette

      I like how some men think they are intelligent enough to decide which women deserves respect and which one doesn't. Stick to what you know golf and beer and leave the complicated matters to women.

      June 22, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • HELL NO!

      @skarrlette Men decide if you are the right one if you aren't out you go. If women had more respect instead of sleeping here and their. All women will make it harder for a man to make that choice. Guys will start thinking I can't get laid whenever I want especially the rich. If women show more compassion a relationship wouldn't fail. I think that is why god or whoever chose women to have babies instead of men. Not all men like golf or beer. Not arguing just trying to prove a point. But of course this will never happened so it is always going to be complicated for women. My opinion and only an opinion open for discussion!

      June 22, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • LW

      Why do you think that every woman is out to nab a husband? What century is this??

      June 23, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • mswalli

      Right on, Anna! I agree – wake up girls...why waste time (2 years) on a man who does not want commitment – just because he is George Clooney – who cares? You ladies out there are just as good as he is!!!

      June 23, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  60. tsk tsk


    June 22, 2011 at 3:06 pm | Report abuse |
  61. jen

    Now that's one old dude i'd like to take a bite out of!

    June 22, 2011 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
  62. Italian Sausage

    So you're saying there's a chance?...

    June 22, 2011 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Louise

    This is no surprise. We all knew this was coming. He does not want a permanent relation with anyone and this is his choice. She is beautiful, but so is he.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:36 pm | Report abuse |
  64. MadCityBabe

    ....oh Georgie......whatcha so afraid of?...I'm surprised any woman would date him, because there is NO FUTURE

    June 22, 2011 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  65. wow

    For some reason my eyes were messed up and I thought the article said "George Clooney and Elizabeth Cannabis split"

    Another Hollywood couple split... well half-Hollywood... but all too predictable.

    June 22, 2011 at 2:13 pm | Report abuse |

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