George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis have split up

The 50-year-old hunk—who has previously dated British beauty Lisa Snowdon and was married to actress Talia Balsam for four years until 1993—has released a joint statement with Elisabetta confirming the split, and asked for "privacy" in the wake of the breakup.


George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis have split up after nearly two years together.

The 50-year-old hunk—who has previously dated British beauty Lisa Snowdon and was married to actress Talia Balsam for four years until 1993—has released a joint statement with Elisabetta confirming the split, and asked for "privacy" in the wake of the breakup.

The pair said: "We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy."

George and 32-year-old Elisabetta were seen just last week on a night out at the Il Gatto Nero restaurant in Lake Como, Italy, and she has previously revealed she hoped to marry—despite the Ocean’s Eleven star saying he never would again.

She said: "I am a firm believer in marriage, in the future I will be married, but for the time being I am happy as I am."

Discussing his opinion on marriage recently, George—who is currently filming a role in Gravity alongside Sandra Bullock—said he had given it a chance.

He said: "I was married. I gave it a shot."


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