Sarah Larson says dating George Clooney was stressful

Sarah Larson was given a huge promotion from cocktail waitress and sometimes stripper to girlfriend to the most eligible bachelor in the world for nearly a year. One would think that she was on easy street that whole 12 months, and one would be right, unless one were Sarah Larson herself. According to Larson, being George Clooney’s girlfriend is “stressful.”

Sarah Larson split from the ‘Burn After Reading’ star earlier this year after an almost 12-month relationship, but has admitted she felt extremely self-conscious whenever they went out in public together.

Asked how it felt to have dated the “sexiest man alive”, Sarah said: “No pressure. It was a little nerve-wracking because you know, everybody loves George, and so, to be in the public eye like that, it was a little bit stressful.

“It’s a lot to take in. I think I just went like a deer in the headlights. At times, I didn’t know what to do.”

[From Female First]

When you’re way out of your league, and you know it, it’s always stressful. Even if you’re good at covering it up, when you go from serving watered down drinks to slot players in a casino to accompanying one of the most famous and adored actors in the world to the Oscars, you’re going to feel how much you don’t belong there.

Sarah still won’t say who broke up with whom, which means he broke up with her, and she won’t say why, which could mean any number of embarrassing things for her but doesn’t necessarily mean it was her fault. But she does say it happened quickly and that she and Clooney no longer speak to each other.

In some wise words some others could probably take to practice, Sarah said, “It was quick. You know, break-ups are difficult, but people, you know, we move on, go onto other things. I haven’t spoken with him in a very long time. Not necessarily that there’s hard feelings but we just haven’t. When you break-up, it’s difficult but you move on.”

I’m sure Sarah was really hoping to parlay her busted relationship into more celebrity opportunities, and it hasn’t panned out for her. It’s nice to hear, though, that she’s not hanging on to something long dead and gone and isn’t desperately clinging to any vestige of communication with George. Sounds like the best possible course of action for her.

Sarah Larson is shown on 11/14/08 at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach Grand Opening and one of the last times she was spotted out with Clooney, on his 47th birthday on 5/7/08. Credit: Bauergriffin

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  1. Kim says:

    What is she talking about, she even got to walk the runway and make headlines. From a being a waitress, that is massive. It is not that sadly she got any talents, no, she was just dating Clooney. Pass me the tissue. I am sadly feeling so sorry for her. Poor her- NOT!

  2. raven says:

    I’d agree that it would be stressful moving into the rarefied environment connected with dating an “A” List celebrity. I had read somewhere that she approached the “marriage” subject, which is a big “no-no” for him. That supposedly was the reason they broke up, but I also heard that he was quite generous in the breakup.

    I would be more interested in the real reason he and Steven Soderbergh broke up their partnership. Clooney’s explanation that it was time and things have a beginning, middle and end seems like an explanation that leaves a lot out.

  3. fuzz says:

    Looks like she’s wearing the same shoes in the picture of her with Clooney.

  4. Anon says:

    Just because a rich and famous actor deigned to spend time with her doesn’t mean that she is a lowly person or something like that. You sound like you’ve made Clooney into half a godhood.

    It probably WAS stressful, and not because she’s a waitress but because there are thousands of mentally unstable women with a crush on Clooney who are willing to hate whoever he is dating. Not to mention the full glare of hundreds of gossip blogs and magazines watching your every motion and reading something in every motion. It would have been stressful for *anyone*.

  5. Chris says:

    I believe the end of their relationship coincided with the expiration of statue of limitations for the car accident they had while George was driving

    I in no way think George Clooney is any kind of prize or “hot”

  6. blaugrau says:

    Anon, I couldn’t agree more with you. The whole situation would be hard for anyone.

  7. Feebee says:

    I’m with Anon and blaugrau. He was in the position of choosing her. Yes she agreed but she put up with a lot of scrutiny. As for ongoing fame, why not? I’d rather see her than those twats from the Hills or Phoebe Price.

  8. Ana says:

    So that’s why I don’t feel comfortable out in public with my husband after all these years…

  9. Granger says:

    “When you’re way out of your league, and you know it, it’s always stressful.” There’s something about that sentence that just sounds wrong to me. It makes actors seem like demi-gods, like they’re somehow “above” us mere mortals; which I realize a lot of people actually believe, but I personally prefer to think of them as flawed humans, just like the rest of us. Just because Sarah Larson was a cocktail waitress/stripper doesn’t mean she isn’t as nice as/deserving of/AS IMPORTANT AS George Clooney.

    And just because Sarah “still won’t say who broke up with whom” doesn’t necessarily mean HE broke up with HER. Maybe she’s taking the high road and doesn’t want to spill personal details about someone she was in love with. Or maybe she had to sign a confidentiality agreement about their relationship and isn’t at liberty to divulge anything.

    Yeesh, I’m not even a “fan” of this woman’s (or Clooney’s, for that matter), but this article made me want to defend her! :oops:

  10. Jugz says:

    Oh come on…talk about beatin’ a dead horse.
    Get over it already and move on.

  11. Kaiser says:

    Granger, alegedly he broke up with her over the phone and made her move out in an afternoon. Allegedly. But I believe it.

    At least she got some new ta-tas out of the deal. That’s something, right?

  12. Rosebudd says:

    Raven, I have not heard of partnership w/ S. Soderbergh, so, please give me a brief description and time frame. I think it wld. be so difficult to go fr, living “her lifestyle” to dating George, traveling the world and meeting the people/artists she did and THEN go back to “her lifestyle”. It wld. be equivalent to me moving to Bel Air in a servant filled mansion for 1 yr. & just like that…go back to my old lifestyle. And my life, home are very nice. Once people get a taste of or become accustomed to something, it’s always hard to go back. I am glad to hear she was stressed because I sure wld. be. When you are not a bit nervous is when you better start checking yourself. Anyhoo, I read that stories were coming out saying they were to marry & George thought she leaked that.

  13. Victoria says:

    She got a huge Vogue spread out of it! She’ll be on reality shows or Dancing with the Stars. We haven’t heard the last of her. But we should.

    Clooney knows that a fellow A list actress needs a lot of pampering, so he picks on these good looking nobodies as his arm candy.

  14. lulu says:

    I like her in this photo, she’s looks prettier with darker hair.

  15. Leandra says:

    Of course George broke up with her over the phone. He’s not going to do that face to face. He keeps an emotional distance from the women he dates. I hope he at least gave her some cash for her trouble.

  16. Aspen says:

    I didn’t get the impression that she was hanging on to anything or trying to gain sympathy…so I’m not sure what all the hostility is about. I tend to agree with CB here that she sounds like she’s taking a high road and doing the healthiest thing possible in moving on.

    Of course dating someone like him would be stressful. It would be stressful for a celebrity…much less a civilian like this woman.

    I didn’t disagree with CB’s “out of your league” comment. I didn’t take it as a rip on the girl. I took it as an acknowledgment of the fact that dating a celebrity when you are not one yourself…throws you into the deep end of the pool in a big way. You don’t get more famous than George Clooney. I’m sure it was a huge out-of-her-depth experience.

  17. Tia says:

    she has the same shoes on. surely he could have bought her some different shoes.. and those brows.. she needs to get them waxed. she was out of her league, but i am sure she is a sweet person and did the best she could

  18. Jinxy says:

    Actually she was still fucking Ryan any chance she got, her ex who dumped her. You may remember the photo of her being humped against a wall in a bar? That was Ryan and it was taken while she was dating George. I am sure she got a payoff to shut up, because it’s all about the image. She was a poor choice on almost every level for him, but he’s a man and probably everyone reading here can figure out the attraction *multiple partners* cough.

  19. Codzilla says:

    Am I crazy for not finding her attractive? I just don’t see it. But then again, George Clooney isn’t exactly pounding down my door, so …

  20. lori says:

    It’s clear now that aging Clooney only likes truly empty-headed bimbos..if she doesn’t say anything about ‘personal’ George, then this nobody has nothing to say and shame on the tabloid shows for giving her airtime. Her agent at Nous is just trying to make her into Paris Hilton..paid to party.

  21. shadow side says:

    Sorry Granger but I have to set the record straight on this one:

    GEORGE dumped SARAH.

    At the time of the breakup, ALL of George’s sources and ALL of Sarah’s sources said that it was George who dumped Sarah. Why she’s pretending to be coy about it now is beyond me. As a matter of fact Sarah’s close friend and spokesperson during the breakup, Andrea Tiende, went on the record as a named source and confirmed that George dumped Sarah. Tiende also confirmed that it happened suddenly and Sarah was shocked and quite devastated.

    And I’m sorry but a woman who has posed and sold photographs of her bare crotch is not an appropriate public companion for Nobel Laureate ceremonies and photo ops with dignitaries and heads of state. As George’s public appearances veer increasingly into the area of domestic and international politics women like Sarah become a liability not only for George but the public officials that unknowingly wind up in photos standing beside her. It becomes an embarrassment to the other attendees and a distraction away from the grave and serious issues that are often being discussed at these venues. The media message gets lost and overshadowed by news of Ms. Larson’s photogenic genitals and her other assorted videos with licking and bum-biting and pole dancing. She’s wasn’t just out of her league, her presence as companion to someone seeking to become a political player on the national and international stage was inappropriate and embarrassing. It was a mistake George had to correct.

  22. Mugsy says:

    Yes I believe that Sarah had quite a sordid past which (as Shadow said) would not go down well with the direction that Clooney want to go in. There were some very risque pics which surfaced on the net and also some rumblings about her shady background. There were rumours that she was an ex-call girl. I think Clooney got out before it would be too damaging to his career and reputation.