Their relationship had been doomed for quite a while before the breakup.
Fans thought she'd get him to the altar, but Barbie Nadeau says the flameout of Hollywood's most eligible bachelor and his showgirl squeeze started months ago.
The 50-year-old graying stallion announced that he and his 32-year-old Italian showgirl have called their fairytale romance quits. "We are not together anymore," he and Elisabetta Canalis said in a joint statement obtained by The Daily Beast. "It's difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy." /node/79125
Sad as it may be, it's fair to say that "Cloonalis" was probably doomed from the start. Canalis had recently given a series of interviews to Italian glossies in which she talked about dating George—something that's explicitly forbidden when dating George. She called him "better than plastic surgery" and alluded to their sexual chemistry, quipping during a television interview, "We are a couple who are never bored." In an interview with the Italian magazine Chi three weeks ago she may have crossed the line when she went so far as to say that she was "the marrying type" and that "I am a firm believer in marriage…In the future, I will be married." Newsweek: Is Selena Gomez' Image Losing Its Sheen?
Perhaps, but it won't be to Clooney. Since they first fell into each others' arms in 2009, there's been much speculation that perhaps Canalis was the siren who could finally wrestle America's most eligible bachelor to the altar. The two seemed inseparable, and Clooney had passed several coupledom milestones with Canalis, like vacationing with her parents and bonding with her girlfriends. They had been effectively joined at the hip from the beaches of Mexico to the red carpets of the Kodak Theater for two full years. He stood by her side when she was questioned about her role in a prostitution ring in Milan, and she accompanied him to the Emmys when he won the Bob Hope Humanitarian Award.
But it doesn't take more than a glance through the recent tabloids to see a number of red flags foreshadowing this breakup. The couple has been spending much less time together compared to summers past. Last year, they were photographed frequently dining in Milan and Lake Como, riding Clooney's Harley-Davidson, biking together around the lake, and sunning themselves at his pool. She and her miniature Dobermans were regulars at his villa and on his boat.
Read the rest of the red flags on The Daily Beast: Clooney Breakup's Red Flags
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