Can any woman lock this man down? Elisabetta Canalis and George Clooney have split up according to a statement received by Italian site TG24. “”We’re not together anymore,” reads the note. “It’s very difficult and very personal, so we hope that our privacy is respected.” Italian model/TV host Canalis began dating Clooney in the fall of 2009, with the pair hitting European premieres for his Fantastic Mr. Fox, Up In The Air and The Men Who Stared At Goats all in one busy, glamorous week. Though rumors of a split came in April 2010, the pair were spotted holding hands just days later.
No details have been given for the split (they were spotted together in Italy less than a week ago), though there’s plenty of potential sticking points for rubberneckers to consider. Clooney’s confirmed bachelorhood was one obvious tangle: even if Canalis doesn’t want children (“My maternal desires are fully satisfied with my dogs,” she’s said), her man’s rumored roving eye couldn’t have been easy to put up with. Plus, as Brangelina could tell you, kids make it easier for international celebs to stay in touch. Without some fashionable orphans to raise, what’s to keep either calling regularly when George is off making movies and Elisabetta is posing in bikinis on a yacht? Look on the bright side, guys—there are undoubtedly plenty of other rich, attractive fish in the sea who’d be happy to dry your tears. For instance, Paris Hilton is single! We’re sure she’d take your call, George.
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