George Clooney still open to marriage
February 16th, 2012
06:07 PM ET

George Clooney still open to marriage

Although he's gained a reputation as Hollywood's playboy, George Clooney hasn't totally ruled out the idea of one day settling down for good.

Clooney's been married before, and as he told Piers Morgan on "Piers Morgan Tonight" last year, considering that union ended in 1993 "should show you how good I was at it."

These days, however, it sounds like Clooney is ever so slightly changing his tune.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Clooney says he hasn't ruled out getting hitched once again - although, he admits, "I don't even think about it, really."

Or, at least, he's not going to share if he does. The 50-year-old Oscar nominee is currently attached to Stacy Keibler, whom is often seen at his side at red carpet events, but he remains tight-lipped about their relationship. "There is so little in my life that is private," he explained.

One curtain he was willing to pull back revealed that yes, he does suffer from loneliness, just like anyone else.

"Anyone would be lying if they said they didn't get lonely at times," he explains to THR. "The loneliest you will get is in the most public of arenas: You will go to a place and end up in the smallest compartment possible, because it's a distraction to everybody, and you end up not getting to enjoy it like everybody else."

And yet, Clooney says, "I have been infinitely more alone in a bad relationship; there's nothing more isolating. I have been in places in my life where that has existed."

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  1. DEEVA50

    Players don't get married...

    February 20, 2012 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. grooossss

    George Clooney is gross! He's slept with half of Hollywood. I don't want sloppy seconds!

    February 17, 2012 at 6:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Slapnutz

    jennygirl and Listen!

    Just because George isn't with you two sweat hogs, don't take your anger out on me. Oh, have a nice day.

    February 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Twinkles

    George clooneys openly gay marriage?

    February 17, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Rick in L.A.

    Okay, kids. Time to get off the playground and back to your rooms. George Clooney is one of the more decent people who are subject to the public eye. A gentleman. You clowns are just jealous 'cause he gets the girl everytime. G-I-R-L.

    February 17, 2012 at 5:01 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Lisa Marie

    Since when has George Clooney EVER been open to marriage? He's been very vocal about NEVER getting married. Nice try George. LOL!

    February 17, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  7. fretlessbass

    Hey George you big stud... take me to bed or lose me forever!

    February 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Sharon

    I think you're all nuts. Leave the guy alone. Get a life of your own instead of running down others.

    February 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. John

    The evolution of George Clooney- Really bad actor who makes really bad films -> One of the dumbest "star" politicos --> Open to Marriage. What's next for George? Any cliche to remain relevant in a world that hasn't seen one of his movies in over a decade.

    February 17, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Anton

    But he's gay tho ...

    February 17, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Chub E

    George, slap out of it! You get more trim than any man on the planet. Forget the marriage BS and remember this: pre-nup...

    February 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Grammar Maven

    Dear CNN writers:
    Please learn grammar or pay someone who knows it already, or should I say, since you seem to think "whom" is a subject pronoun, pay someone whom knows it already.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Fuzzy

    LOL, dangle a fish out, watch the seals clap and bark. He's gonna make more money pretending to be available than he will by seeming unattainable. I respect his marketing instinct.

    February 17, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  14. deadmanwalking47

    he's stupid if he lets stacy get away from him,marriage or not!

    February 17, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. ian

    if you want to be happy, george, STAY SINGLE!!!!!!!

    February 17, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Report abuse |
  16. John

    Of course he is open to marriage. More and more states across the nation are legalizing gay marriage now.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • ian

      awww....poor miss 'john'. dont some of you single gals out there want her? she sounds a little (ok, very) angry, but stilll sincere. bless her heart.

      February 17, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Sharon Westey

    Well, George...I will make the ultimate sacrifice and give my single life up just for you.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
  18. lgwelsh1

    The ladies know he is a great guy, you never hear anything bad about him from any of the girls he has been with over the years. I'm sure he is up front with them regarding his intentions and just wants to go with the flow.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:54 am | Report abuse |
  19. Pamela

    Georgie will be ready when he meets ME! 😉

    February 17, 2012 at 11:41 am | Report abuse |
    • ian

      oh pam, you sound like ur happy already.
      and good for you about that!

      February 17, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  20. WC

    At first I didn't see the 'to' and thought, 'I thought that was Newt'.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  21. Porgie

    He doesn't have any kids, so by not getting married, he's not going to get divorced, either. It's difficuly for ubercelebrities to meet anyone they are really compatable with. Just look at all of the award shows, the same people all the time, they all stay in their little bubble, sort of like being in High School.

    February 17, 2012 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
  22. Phina

    I love clooney so much, he is a man of integrity. But my advice for him is that the earlier the better he settles down with another woman of his choice.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  23. Janet

    Sounds a little self-absorbed if you ask me. Marriage takes work. He didn't want to work at it.
    Now the wrinkles are starting to show and he knows he's running out of time. He'll marry a woman, have a couple of kids, and he'll be dead (or feel like it) by the time they're in high school. He'll never live to see his grandchildren should he have any.
    These Hollywood celebs are so annoying. I guess if we learn anything from them it's that money and good looks do not buy happiness.

    February 17, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
  24. kitteh

    but isnt it true that he's really into men?! anyways who really cares?!

    February 17, 2012 at 10:16 am | Report abuse |
  25. Will

    A washed up actor dating a washed-up B-movie actress and former female professional wrestler who people forgot existed 10 years ago. Seems appropriate

    February 17, 2012 at 9:58 am | Report abuse |
  26. beenz

    Jack Nicholson has been living like this for years, and it hasn't hurt his career any.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
    • ian

      and thats why he's a happy, happy man....let it be a lesson to all the guys out there.

      February 17, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Report abuse |
  27. dolores nolan

    George, you are very intelligent,very handsome, and very talented. I admire you're acting and I am glad that you have branched out into directing and other areas of film making. You're still my favorite actor and I believe that you have made your best film yet, "The Descendents." I hope you get the Oscar for Best Actor and other awards.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  28. jennygirl

    george says he's open to marriage because that's his key to keeping up the continual flow of good-looking women. when he dumps her, he can say, "nope, she wasn't the ONE, but i'm still open to marriage." then the next dumb beautiful woman thinks she just MIGHT be special enough for the great george clooney, but nope! she's not the one either.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  29. Richard

    Who cares! If someone replies with why are you even reading this? I didn't...saw the headlines and felt the need to say WHO CARES?

    February 17, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  30. Dan Halen

    With all these states passing gay marriage, it shouldn't be too long before he can get married again.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  31. MD

    Oh how much better the world is now that George is open to marriage. LOL....who cares?!!!!!

    February 17, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  32. I heard

    Bobby brown wants to marry george. he is looking for a white man with money

    February 17, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
  33. Ve have vays

    Bobby Brown is to blame for George Clooney's decline in dates. Bobby has more SWAG

    February 17, 2012 at 9:14 am | Report abuse |
  34. bunny

    And as for you who believe he is gay... stop your jealous rants... your "gaydar" is way off on that one.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:13 am | Report abuse |
  35. Bunnyy

    I understand George's situation totally, he is lives in a glass cage and is condemned for every move he makes. But no one sees the fact that every person in his life personally or professionally is going to try to use him for their own gain. He is a very quiet soul, but no one will allow him to be himself totally. He hones his craft to suit the masses but unlike some he cannot go home at 5pm and have a normal life outside the job.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
  36. S

    This guy is a modern day Rock Hudson. He's gay and hiding behind arm candy. It'll come out some day.

    February 17, 2012 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  37. Missyatalent

    His career depends on him keeping up this image of a good looking straight man. He can't commit to women as I think he uses them for image and career builders. I think he prefers men but he may never open up about it and continue his life at this level as long as he finds success. Time will tell. He won't marry. Like I said... Women are accessories for him.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  38. Listen! Slap Nutz

    Sad! That you are! Slap nutz!

    February 17, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  39. ?

    Whitney called and she is happy smoking crack in hell !

    February 17, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  40. ?

    Whitney is effen satan right now. she is riding his big fat d!ck while she smokes crack. Flim at 4 ! the crack wh0re rides the big red trunk

    February 17, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  41. Listen! PONY DICK


    February 17, 2012 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  42. Listen!


    February 17, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  43. di

    I think George doesn't want to marry again because fears another divorce. He's a good guy and he knows how challenging marriage can be. He wants to be 100% sure he marries the right woman for him. More people should approach marriage with such intelligent caution. Maybe there would be fewer divorces.

    February 17, 2012 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  44. LAB

    dont forget me boys@coolbreeze and sokman! i would like to watch n video tape it ! i'll watch it while i'm alone n want to rub one out cuz women n wh0res hates me

    February 17, 2012 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  45. Listen!


    February 17, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  46. Sokman

    if he doesn't want u coolbreeze, i sure will bend over for u to put it in. grabs my nuts while ur at it

    February 17, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  47. Coolbreeze

    i wonder if he would bend over for me. I come on blogs to pick up wh;ores. maybe he is desperate as me

    February 17, 2012 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
  48. Slapnutz

    Don't do it.... Once is enough. Why have the same cereal day after day after day, when you can have the variety pack?

    Have a nice day....

    February 17, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • jennygirl

      because he's getting old. the box of cereal is getting empty.

      February 17, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  49. pablo

    George is totally devoted and in love with one person, George.

    February 17, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
  50. JG

    He's looking for someone to change his diapers.

    February 17, 2012 at 6:58 am | Report abuse |
  51. CAROL


    February 17, 2012 at 5:30 am | Report abuse |
  52. CAROL

    Clooney take it from and OLD BIRD...your not getting any younger...why not get married and have a few kids while you still can.......THAT IS THE BEST THING IN LIFE...NOT PARTYING AND MATERIAL THINGS...FAMILY IS EVERYTHING.............JUST SAYIN OLD BOY

    February 17, 2012 at 5:29 am | Report abuse |
  53. Gail D

    I hope you find love, George

    February 17, 2012 at 5:15 am | Report abuse |
  54. rosie

    Its ok your probably better off alone. when it comes to having fun. this way you dont have to explain yourself.

    February 17, 2012 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
  55. Leucadia Bob

    This one goes out to Whitney and Bobby

    February 17, 2012 at 1:29 am | Report abuse |
  56. Jay

    Huh, he has continually always said he will NEVER re-marry, said there is no point in it because he would just end up divorced again, now he's changing his tune? Better stick to his guns, for he would end up divorced again, no doubt abouth that. Everyone knows how difficult and unhappy marriages can be, very few are good, all the marrieds I know are miserable, I've been happily unmarried to a guy for 13 years and it shall stay that way, why ruin a good thing?

    February 17, 2012 at 1:28 am | Report abuse |
  57. jo

    I enjoy seeing George act...I think he would be a looser as a partner...he is too 'into George'....

    February 17, 2012 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  58. Momma Crass

    Yep, just like Warren Beatty. Famous playboy until he realizes he has a limited amount of time. Then it's whoops! Better get on the procreation before I'm dead. Now you've got 30 selfish declining years to bring up baby.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |
    • pandoramn

      OR, like Warren Beatty, until he finds the RIGHT WOMAN! Warren and Annette are the perfect example of two people that nobody ever thought would settle down, until they literally locked eyes for the first time. I think George has aged quite a bit over the past couple of years, but after hearing about his health problems since he did "Syriana", plus the malaria he contracted in Africa last year, I understand. I have a long-standing injury that causes me pain 24/7 and believe me, it's draining. Especially if you are determined not to use drugs as a crutch. I hope George finds someone like Warren found Annette...maybe it really is Staci, maybe not. Only time will tell...

      February 17, 2012 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • TB

      Look forward to the same diatribe when Jennifer Aniston's name comes up. Until he actually fathers children, he is being completely responsible thing. And who cares if he's too into himself? He again is not hurting anyone by doing it, and he has a lot better reasons to be into himself than most people, the first being that it has worked out really well.

      February 18, 2012 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  59. AnnieR.

    So typical of the gay comments, probably from a bunch of losers who can never hope to look like George at 50 years old – or at ANY age....George Clooney is a gorgeous man, getting better with age....and at least he's honest about marriage, rather than having a divorce every couple of years like many celebrities.....

    Georgie – hope you find the woman of your dreams – too bad it ain't ME!!

    February 17, 2012 at 12:39 am | Report abuse |
  60. CDaeda

    No he is not?

    February 17, 2012 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  61. carrieanne

    Hes the one you have fun with but not the one you marry. Do have to say he is getting more attractive as he gets older.

    February 17, 2012 at 12:07 am | Report abuse |
    • BeeGee

      I so agree with you. i like him more now than i did 10 years ago 🙂

      February 17, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  62. faith

    Please take two minutes to complete this survey.
    I'm an MBA student and I need a few more responses. Thank you

    February 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
  63. Green Eye Monster's just amazing the jealousy that's on this blog. You people are pathetic and your jealous nature shows. How many of you have guts and a55e5 hanging to the floor?

    February 16, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  64. carm

    Right along with you, pony dick (or is it pencil dick?)

    February 16, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  65. jjok

    go on cloony dont mind does freakin jealosy....

    February 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  66. carm

    Yeah, now that he's becoming an old man, and he needs viagara, he's losing his Playboy image.

    February 16, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
  67. TruthGenesis

    George must have been watching Two and a Half Men. The old sympathy ploy of saying he's lonely sounds like a Charlie Harper strategy. Chimichunga!

    February 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Amused

    Well stop the presses! Oh wait, they already did.

    February 16, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Mary

    I don't get the attraction.

    February 16, 2012 at 9:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jay

      I agree, I don't get it. Plus he is a very old looking 50, and not just his hair, his face is falling, too much alcohol, he is not aging well at all, he almost looks as old as his dad.

      February 17, 2012 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Carrie

      I don't either.

      February 17, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
    • emma

      Great, more for me! [I suspect you do not see the attraction of Cary Grant either...]

      February 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Report abuse |
  70. k1k2lee

    lol! Of course he says he's open to marriage. That's how he keeps the ladies hanging on as long as they do. He keeps them hoping for something that he knows is never going to happen. And it takes them a while to figure it out. As the song says, nice work if you can get it.

    February 16, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  71. mrskool

    he's been holding out for someone taller than him with good genes – Stacey could be "it" 🙂

    February 16, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rose

      Oh come on, everyone can see that Stacy is just a Clooney groupie.

      February 17, 2012 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
  72. stu

    take ur pick...u have 14 states where gays can marry now Georgie.

    February 16, 2012 at 7:19 pm | Report abuse |
  73. Mary


    February 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Carm

    Sure he's open to marriage, as long as it's not him getting married.

    February 16, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  75. MaryAnninVA

    George realizes he's getting old and maynot be able to attract the young girls anymore. Saw him in Washington yrs ago and I was not impresssed. Short and pasty looking. Totally blew my fantasy.

    February 16, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Liutgard

      Heck, I don't care, so long as he still has THE VOICE. Ooooohhh...

      February 17, 2012 at 2:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      I have news for you, all celebrities are short and pasty looking in real life. That's why they all have makeup artist, lighting, plastic surgery, and photo shop. I once sat next to a super model on an airplane, and no one even noticed her because in real life she looks like a horse. Too much hype about celebrities nowadays.

      February 17, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  76. jean-luc

    Come on Cloon-tang don't wuss out now!

    February 16, 2012 at 7:02 pm | Report abuse |
  77. w.s.

    A commitment phobic waking up? Hope it works. But never heard of it sticking without help. Good luck to ya George. Hope you find the happiness your looking for.

    February 16, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  78. mg

    George, if you ever feel lonely this Texas gal will give you some Southern Lovin'

    February 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Joe

    I understand you too George. Go and a hug a man... don't be shy about it!

    February 16, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Blondefly

    I understand, George. Come here, I'll give you a hug. haha

    February 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • M

      LOL the line forms behind me, Blondefly!

      February 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • RealRuralHousewifeOfCalifornia

      I wouldn't waste your time w/George. He'll wine ya, dine ya, use ya, then toss ya away like all his other girls.

      February 16, 2012 at 11:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robert

      What's wrong with that.

      February 17, 2012 at 2:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Blondie

      Why does anyone care about his reproductive and/or mating habits. That's his own business. He's not a zoo animal.

      February 17, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • JaneIre

      Some of us know that George has an Italian male partner at his villa in Italy but I guess to keep the masses happy, doesn't bother me either way, he's a great guy.

      February 17, 2012 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
    • tom-ay

      JaneIre: LOL. Most artists are bi anyway... I wouldn't mind sharing him with a girl, especially if she were halfway across the world...

      February 17, 2012 at 11:43 am | Report abuse |
    • susie mart

      I think he's just:
      1. Not into women/lives in the closet
      2. afraid of commitment/wants to be alone
      3. a jerk who uses women
      4. looking for someone he will never find

      February 17, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |

      He is lying to his fans about being straigh.

      February 17, 2012 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tracey

      I'm no Clooney fan, but I don't understand how he "uses" women as some suggest on here. It couldn't be more plain that he's a carefree bachelor who shies away from marriage. He picks a gal, has her on his arm for a while, she gets famous and gets to enjoy all the perks of a celebrity boyfriend, and then it's over. He never promised anything and delivered some pretty cool parting gifts.

      February 17, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen

      @ Blondie: Read the article again. There was nothing that mentioned about his reproductive and/or mating habits. So, I guess you're the only one who's interested.

      February 17, 2012 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |

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