Elisabetta Canalis is “down in the dumps” post-Clooney, says her mom


You know what’s surprising? It’s been a week and Elisabetta Canalis still hasn’t given a big interview about her split from George Clooney. My recommendation for her was to do it quickly, because we, the global gossip audience, won’t give a crap about her two months post-split. I think that in Elisabetta’s mind, though, she’s a huge star with her own fan base, and her fans will wait patiently for her to speak about this. In the meantime, we’ve been amusing ourselves with reports about how Clooney dumped her (a fight in which he basically kicked her out of his house) and how Elisabetta basically just “drove him nuts.” Now we have a report – courtesy of Us Weekly’s translation of Vanity Fair Italy, from Elisabetta’s mom. According to Mother Canalis, Eli is “down in the dumps.” Isn’t that an English idiom? Do Italians have “down in the dumps” too?

Molto triste. Elisabetta Canalis’s parents have spoken up about her split from George Clooney after two years together.

The 32-year-old Italian model “is very down in the dumps,” her mother, Bruna, tells the Italian edition of Vanity Fair. “I’ve spoken to her, and she is very sad, but these things happen.”

Clooney, 50, first met Bruna and papa Cesare, a doctor, during a much-photographed visit to Sardinia last year. “He is a nice guy, good fun,” Cesare told Vanity Fair. “We had a good time, but there was a lot of attention and we are not used to it.”

Elisabetta’s dad admits he’s bummed that the handsome American movie star won’t be joining the family. “He certainly would have made a good son-in-law, but it’s my daughter who has to decide.”

Canalis and Clooney have publicly expressed different views on becoming husband and wife; once-married Clooney swore off the institution in a January 2011 interview, while Canalis said in a June chat she is a “firm believer in marriage.”

Italian Vanity Fair also reports that Canalis recently stopped by Clooney’s Villa Oleandra home in Lake Como to clear out her things. “She had her dog with her and was smoking a lot,” one witness said.

[From Us Weekly]

OMG!! “She had her dog with her and was smoking a lot.” I would have loved to have seen photos of that. All of it. Elisabetta showing up at Lake Como, kind of tipsy, her belligerent pout strained with wine. She would be holding her dog and blowing smoke rings as her eyes follow Luca and Antonio, the burly, hot Italian movers she hired. “I am over you!” she declares to Clooney, who is watching her with ambivalence. “I don’t need you… I could have Luca. I could have Berlusconi! I could have another movie star!” Eli cries through the crescendo of her little dogs‘ furious barks. Clooney holds out his hand and Eli throws the key at him. “BASTARD!”




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  1. the original bellaluna says:

    Stop pouting, stop posing, and get on with your life. That is all.

  2. Bubulle says:

    Well she’s talentless, not getting any younger and just lost her meal ticket, no wonder she’s down in the dumps.

  3. LadyJane says:


  4. ihaveacrushonely says:

    really mom? you had to tell the whole world about sadness? i just want ely to go shopping for some hot shoes and swimsuits in milan and then show up with a drop dead gorgeous model boyfriend on a beach. this is not a girl who sits around and mopes for men-at least not in my mind, even if they are george clooney

  5. spinner says:

    Well…you can’t say she didn’t know what she was getting into…unless something was lost in translation.

  6. lilred says:

    Kaiser you crack me up! You should write a smutty novel I’d so buy it Lol.

    Waves @ the original bellaluna

  7. ladybert62 says:

    That one picture alone makes her look like the tranny that he is!

  8. brin says:

    That’s amore.

  9. the original bellaluna says:

    @ lilred – *waving back!*

    And Lord knows she can’t act her way out of a paper bag. (Have you seen her on Leverage? Dear Lord, I wanted to stab my eyes out with a dull fork!)

  10. Wendy City says:

    I am really surprised she is not talking. I just knew she was going to spill some secrets and have an interview with anyone that will listen.
    I know he makes them sign confidentiality agreements, but she seems like she doesn’t play by the rules.

  11. Katie says:

    Maybe she is keeping silent b/c she’s still hoping they will get back together and doesn’t want to upset him by speaking publicly or saying the wrong thing?

  12. mia girl says:

    Don’t be sad Eli, keep your man chin up!

  13. Tiffany says:

    I agree on the tranny pic, but I think it’s just the way she looks because there was a pic of her and her bro on here last week and he was def a big manly looking guy. Dwarfed his sister.

    I’d be bummed too if George and his lifestyle threw my ass out.

  14. Kloops says:

    I’m a big believer that she can’t talk without losing her payout. She’s trying to see if she can get a better offer or pull a Sandra Bullock in the eyes of the public. Obviously, that’s not going to happen, but she’s an egomaniac who doesn’t know any better.

  15. dannyexplosion says:


  16. snackysnaxx says:

    Dude! Dude! Dude looks like a lay-day!

  17. jdao says:

    Aww, being dumped sucks! 🙁

  18. Rhiley says:

    She looks like a drag queen version of Cindy Crawford. Honestly, and I usually don’t care about George Clooney, but I cannot wait to see what hot piece he picks out of the lineup next.

  19. danielle says:

    I feel a little bad for her for being dumped too. :^(

  20. Ally says:

    Nice breakup fan fiction! It reminds me of this scene in Frasier when Bebe’s aged beau, Big Willy Boone, dies before the wedding:

    Frasier: Well, I don’t really blame you, dear. You know, Roz and I are both upset too. You know, look at it this way: at least you’re no worse off than you were before.

    Bebe: [angrily stubs out her cigarette] You don’t know the things I did for that man – the depraved, Western-themed appetites I satisfied!

    Roz: He was eighty-five, how bad could it have been?

    Bebe: Ever worn a saddle?

    Roz: Do I have to answer that?

    Frasier: Well, you know, Bebe, there are other Big Willys out there, better ones! Richer, older… [she’s not convinced] Impotent!

    Bebe: [cheering up] Oh dear, you always know what to say.

  21. nan says:

    Her father thought he would have made a good son-in-law? Oh boy, she truly believed she was going to marry George. She’s a handsome woman…she’ll hook up with another Hollywood figure soon.

  22. Kelly says:

    She is an absolute fool. I’m sure it’s been said here before, but he’s been ABSOLUTELY CLEAR that he will not get married again!!! I’m sure she thought she’d be the one to “tame him” or whatever, but… bitch please. She signed her death warrant the minute she opened her horse-mouth to say she is going to get married

  23. Layla says:

    ““I don’t need you… I could have Luca. I could have Berlusconi! I could have another movie star!” Eli cries through the crescendo of her little dogs”

    Sheer Genius! 🙂

  24. Layla says:

    “I don’t need you… I could have Luca. I could have Berlusconi! I could have another movie star!” Eli cries through the crescendo of her little dogs”

    Sheer genius! 🙂

  25. really says:

    TRANNY please. Next!

    Like Clooney was really going to marry, let alone her huge adam apple man hands azz! Please…………

  26. Kelly says:

    One more thought – many of these “professional beauties” have one or more yappy little dogs. And I don’t think most men – at least the Clooney-esque sort of man – really cares for them. Little dog generally signifies high-maintenance woman.

    (N.B. I really like dogs myself, but I don’t have one because I’m never home, and as a 42-yr-old single mother who’s dating, I don’t want to have that kind of strike against me. A lot of single women put their dogs before their dating life, then wonder why they can’t find a partner. Ditto cat-women.)

  27. Maritza says:

    She is pretty enough to find herself another rich man that will want to marry and have kids with her. At least she had a nice fairy tale life while it lasted.

  28. Bubulle says:

    Please, she’s sad because she can’t talk to the press since she has signed a non-disclosure agreement.

  29. Betsy says:

    You people need to get off her back. Elisabetta needs time to devote her attention to the tell-all that I hope will be published by the end of the year. No time for moping or reading comments on random gossip blogs.

    I want to know how Canalis broke George’s hand (remember Handgate?) and what kind of kink he is into. Get going there, Elisabetta. Inquiring minds want to know.

    *plays DUDE LOOKS LIKE A LADY in the background*

  30. Adrian says:

    I just have never thought she was attractive. She definitely gives off a trashy, somewhat masculine vibe.

  31. stella says:

    How can you not feel bad for the girl? She’s been dumped and is sad. Why should she parade herself around with some younger guy saying look at me when she is obviously hurting? Stupid dumb women and your idiotic games. She did not get the memo about George and his non-marriage clause, Europeans do not wallow in celebrities lives the way Americans do. Even her dad was led to believe there might be a marriage. George Clooney is a big fuckhead and needs to leave young women alone. He’s looking more like an old pervert everyday. Misogynist pig.

  32. Truthful says:

    All I could do was laugh this post had in literally holering LOL!!

    hilarious, and I envision ALL of it!!

  33. lucy2 says:

    I think she’s probably shopping for the best sob story offer. Except we all saw it coming and no one really cares.

  34. RHONYC says:

    @ the original bellaluna


    that is all. 😆

  35. gg says:

    Doesn’t he change them out every two years? Will they ever learn that the minute they get some mag interviews and/or develop an independent career, he’s going to dump them that year???

  36. lolas says:

    She’s not going to talk BECAUSE HE’S GAY, PEOPLE. The ‘sadness’ thing is part and parcel of it. She’s probably sadder that her career Stateside didn’t take off.

  37. Boo says:

    She should’ve kept her bazoo shut about marriage–then she could still be riding that train. George must’ve had a vasectomy…or some woman would’ve capitalized on that long ago.

  38. rom says:

    more like “back in the dumps”

  39. Stacia says:

    Its so typical how Clooney gets with these ladies and dumps them when they speak any hint of potential matrimony.
    Why is he considered an “eligible batchelor”. To me he’s a a MALE SPINSTER and a WOMAN-EATER!

    I’m sorry he’s a douchebag in my book.
    To the female celebs: If you want to marry don’t date Clooney…it’s that simple.

  40. janna says:

    she’s an attractive young lady. she’ll be fine.

  41. FreeLoveForAll says:

    Kaiser –

    I admit that I lurk a lot and comment rarely. I work in a hospital and your comments here made me laugh out loud at the nursing station! Priceless!

  42. Khalesi says:

    aww, she has 2 min pins? I can’t hate her now…

  43. bluhare says:

    I dunno, I’m of two minds here.

    1. She really did think that they had a good enough thing he’d change his mind. Nah, I think she’s smarter than that.

    2. It was the choreographed exit strategy.

    I lean toward the latter. She has seemed as though she’s got a flair for the dramatic so she’s embellishing a bit.

  44. kira says:

    Did Sarah Larson do a post-Clooney split interview? I think the mags should do a George Clooney’s women special at this point–it can be an hour-long, made-for-tv special–on what it’s like to date a big Hollywood star, be the Queen of publicity for 8 months, and then be dumped back into obscurity. It would be good!

  45. fizXgirl314 says:

    Whatya expect? That’s what happens when you have a fling… ya think things are just going to break off nicely and neatly, but alas, no… if you like the lifestyle, if you like the company, like the way you are being treated, of course it’s gonna hurt when it’s gone. It must have been clear it was just a fling because… DUHHH… it’s George Clooney… And who are you kidding? You guys would pay attention even if she talked a year from now. Hope she shows some class and doesn’t, but who knows… It might also bring her closure. Breakups are hard for everyone so best of luck to her I guess…

  46. jane16 says:

    Kaiser, hilarious! Loved your little version of their final scene. Wish you would’ve written more. I bet she got a huge payout (in installments) to keep her trap shut.

  47. Sue says:

    stellastella@ how is it Clooney fault he has made it perfectly clear that he does not want to marry again to the world and her for years, she made a big statement about wanting to get married so he dump her instead of leading her on to believe that he might change his mind.

    Stacia:@ again why is he a douchebag?

    Look I don’t want to get married and have date guys that do and I broken up with them because at the end of the day we want to different thing from each other. That’s like marring someone who doesn’t want kids when you do the relationship is not going to work when you want two different things out of life better to brake thing off that lead someone on so if he a douchebag for doing the right thing than I’m happy to be one.

  48. REALIST says:

    Maybe she IS just down in the dumps and she has no sinister future plans re: Clooney. Fool, yes, but women often tend to wish for more from their men (from Clooney on down to the my ex-BF, who finally got around to telling me how he “wasn’t into getting serious” after all evidence to the contrary over the course of seeing each other FOR THREE YEARS) than their men are willing to cough up.
    I wish Elisabetta good luck and a better man the next time. Again, I will miss her cheerful demeanor and mangled English.

  49. silken_floss says:

    Of course she’s down in the dumps. She just lost her meal ticket.

  50. Gigi says:

    She looks like a good looking man in makeup.

  51. Aqua says:

    Now that’s an ending befitting of an Italian soap opera!I wonder if his next girlfriend will be this much fun.

  52. Aqua says:

    Now that’s an ending befitting of an Italian soap opera!I wonder if his next girlfriend will be this much fun.

  53. kitty says:

    This Italian woman probably didn’t have a clue what George Clooney’s M.O. is and he no doubt made her feel very special (until recently anyway) therefore in her mind she had a chance at the gold ring. Why meet her family and behave in such a way otherwise? George is getting too old for this game. He would have kept playing her as long as she kept her mouth shut so in that case it’s good she became vocal about her wishes. Fuck him. She is now free to find a man with a beating heart. Clooney is a washed up old man.

  54. Charlotte says:

    Wonder how George feels about slightly dumpy American teachers? I’d proofread all his scripts…

  55. Jen34 says:

    This is one of my favorite days ever on CB. Kaiser needs to direct Elisabetta’s return to Villa Clooney.

  56. daisydoodle says:

    @Stella, don’t hold back, tell us how you really feel (lol)! I think a lot of young women think they will be the “one” that finally settles him down. Kind of the way Annette Benning did with Warren Beatty. It can happen, but probably not…

  57. suggabugga says:

    wow, that’s a hard looking 32!

  58. Anna says:

    Attractive or not, she does not look like a nice woman. She looks like a mean girl.

  59. observer says:

    SHE’S A LIAR. This has been proven multiple times. Or do the people buying her latest b.s. also believe that George bought her an island, as she said in another one of the dozens of b.s. press releases her publicist sent out during the entire publicity contract with Clooney.

    As evidenced by an L.A. Times poll, 42% of people with only a passing knowledge about the “relationship” realize it was fake. skanknalis’s continuing lies are only making her look even worse, if that’s possible.
    skanknalis even has her parents helping her lie again. She’s pathological. The only thing she’s down in the dumps about is being kicked off the gravy train, and that actually happened in December, which was when George ended the publicity contract. Evidently her parents are just as dishonest as she is.

  60. Rosanna says:

    It makes me sad to see all the hate toward her, frankly. I bet if she were uglier or fatter and her bf had dumped her like GC did you all would be more sympathetic. Or are you telling me that you never got dumped without expecting it to happen?

  61. Elizabeth says:

    @ Charlotte
    “Wonder how George feels about slightly dumpy American teachers? I’d proofread all his scripts… ”

    Sadly, darling, your talent for proper grammer and spelling would be wasted on Georgie Boy. As would your ability to converse on age-appropriate topics. You’re too good for him! Go get a pair of small dogs and look for a man closer to home!

  62. J says:

    Charlie sheen is single . Lmao ! That would be a hell of a couple ! They would be in the tabloids everyday entertaining us endlessly ! That I would pay money to see !

  63. Bonnie says:

    Ol’ George is going to have a difficult time finding a woman to hang on his arm for anything other than a photo-op at this stage of the game. What woman would want to waste her time? I guess there is a lot of hands going up, but I’m talking about a woman who wants to marry and have children; like the young women that he keeps hooking up with. I guess he will resort to keeping the hookers fed. What a raccoon.

  64. J says:

    The more I think about it the more I like it ! Charlie would probably marry her ! They would be good for each others careers and it would be an absolutely evil thing to do to a man who just dumped you . His family is catholic and he dos’nt give a damned what his girlfriends say publicly . If your reading this Eli contact that man !

  65. MASSIMO says:

    elisabetta è bellissima e fuori dalla sua porta c’è una fila di uomini che aspettano che lei schiocchi le dita!!!!!! George non sai cosa ti sei perso…una ragazza così non la troverai mai più! STUPIDO peter pan!!!!

  66. Ruffian9 says:

    Two more weeks & nobody will remember this chick. I’ve got no issue with Clooney. I don’t think he’s ever claimed to be anything he’s not.

  67. april says:

    I think George was an idiot with both Sarah Larson and Elisabetta. He’s getting older and losing his looks. I don’t think he is physically appealing, however, he does have money and a good sense of humor. I just don’t like his dictating that his girlfriend cannot talk about marriage and if she does she’s immediately abolished from the palace. That’s pretty scarey you cannot speak your mind. It’s natural to discuss marriage if you’ve been dating for two years.

    If you don’t want to commit in some way to the girl, George, then date someone your own age who doesn’t care if they get married or not. Obviously most women in their 30s will want to get married and/or have children. Doesn’t he ask these women when he starts a long-term affair with them if they ever want to get married to someone, someday? If they say yes, maybe he should rethink his intention for having them around. I think he’s a huge jerk.

  68. JulieM says:

    Boo @37- I so agree with you about the “snip job”! There is no way there would not be a dozen little Cloonettes running around, if he hadn’t. Someone would have tripped him up by now.

  69. jane16 says:

    Oh God yes!!! Eli and Charlie! A match made in tabloid heaven. Oh, please, please tabloid gods…

  70. snowbunny says:

    Charlie would be a great match! But don’t forget about Mel Gibson, course she is alittle old for him but who knows. Or Sean Penn?

  71. Jennifer says:

    I applaud George for getting rid of her. Canalis is ridiculous. For someone who acts so smug she is very insecure and needy and I commend George for ending it. As George was distancing himself from her for months she continued to deny what was happening and stepped up on her immature interviews on marriage in order to manipulate him when all along she, and the rest of the world, knew George has always been very clear on his intentions. Canalis pushed him over the edge and the guy couldn’t take it anymore. We all knew this relationship was not healthy and she definitely was milking it for her own selfish motives. Nothing against George for his choice not to be married again – marriage is not for everybody – and he shouldn’t get cut down for that. George treated Canalis like a lady and with respect, but she took all of this for granted. Heard her ex-boyfriend Bobo, who dumped her too, is single again, they should get back together again as they deserve each other’s trash.

  72. endoplasmic ridiculum says:

    eh.. I kind of think they’re both trash: won’t come-out-of-the-walk-in-wardrobe George and Canalis are both kind of lame.

    It’s Villa Oleandra I care about in all this. Have y’all SEEN this beauty?

  73. LucyOriginal says:

    @Jennifer: ditto!

    Kaiser, ELi did not look down in the dumps when she went partying in Rome before she headed to Sardinia…She is so trying to portrait this sad dumpee, but she forgets she is an awful actress. Also, I would love to see you try to write down their fight with her broken English, it would be epic!

  74. daisydoodle says:

    I’d say she should ring up Hugh Hefner, but he prefers blondes…

  75. Jana says:

    He can say he never wants to get married in the press, but this man sweeps these women off their feet. He seems to fall in love easily and move them in and make them think they’re the most special woman in the world (from interviews I’ve read by many of his women over the years.) So in your mind after several years you think he loves me, maybe some day we will marry — or at the least be his longtime live-in love and have a baby, like Matt McConaghey. But George falls out of love just as easily as he falls in love. He gets bored. He didn’t just dump her over this. He obviously was losing interest in her. But I bet he misses her great body, just not her mouth. LOL

  76. linda says:

    George si annoia facilmente, ma Eli impiega veramente poco a mandare a quel paese i fidanzati che non la rispettano!
    (vedi ex!). Brava Eli, sei forte e fatti ssempre rispettare, nella vita conta solo questo! L’amore è come un sigaro che si consuma, l’amore è cenere, il resto è fumo:

  77. linda says:

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    George si annoia facilmente, ma Eli impiega veramente poco a mandare a quel paese i fidanzati che non la rispettano!
    (vedi ex!). Brava Eli, sei forte e fatti ssempre rispettare, nella vita conta solo questo! La vita è come un sigaro che si consuma, l’amore è cenere, il resto è fumo.

  78. Gino says:

    Still milking the story for every last drop of publicity, I see. Go join Sarah whatsherface on the unemployment line.

  79. machiavelli says:

    Eh. Her contract was up. He paid her handsomely for her silence. This is a staged exit.

  80. Chris says:

    Get a job.

  81. Stefy says:

    Siete un popolo di merda! Elisabetta è bellissima e un donna in gamba! Il vostro clooney un vero coglione, gay, culattone e lui merita di essere buttato nella spazzatura. Criticate le vostre donne che sono tutte di plastica e fanno cagare!