Conspiracy: Have George Clooney & Elisabetta been broken up for a while?


Since it seems like none of us can get enough of the breakup of George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis, here’s another story to add to the growing pile of conspiracies, half-truths and… whatever the Italian tabloids are (fun!). Yesterday, we heard from Eli’s mom and dad – mom said Elisabetta is totes depressed, dad says he wanted Clooney as a son-in-law. Now comes a new wrinkle – were Elisabetta and George done months before the official split announcement?

The break comes as somewhat of a surprise considering Elisabetta just gushed about her “fairytale” romance in one magazine and told another she and Clooney had adopted a cocker spaniel together.

And as recently as June 15, the duo looked lovely-dovey during dinner at Il Gatto nero, near Clooney’s villa on Lake Como in Italy. But later that night, says a Canalis source, the pair had a “fiery” fight: “George was angry about the interview she’d done, talking about wanting to get married. She stormed out of their villa. After the fight, they didn’t see each other.”

As long ago as November, Clooney flirted with women during a Canalis-free getaway to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

“He said he was single,” says a source. At the time, the star denied any hanky-panky, but Clooney has always been clear about remaining unhitched.

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Well… eh. If you go back and look through our archives, you can see that I was calling shenanigans over this “fairy tale” romance for months (years, even). I think it was when Eli showed up in Cannes without Clooney, I felt strongly that it was close to done. Then came the interview, and then Clooney’s old pattern emerged, and YES I CALLED IT. But I didn’t call this whole “I’m single” thing back in November. I have three theories to explain it: 1) It didn’t happen (boring); 2) It happened, and Eli and George had an “open relationship” if you will or 3) Eli and George did split up briefly but reunited for his Oscar campaign. Basically: who knows? We don’t have to care for much longer, because Clooney will find himself a new escort/cocktail waitress type with dark hair and an Adam’s apple soon enough.



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  1. Bubbling says:

    Yes, they have been broken up…for ever. Since, she can’t speak English yall

  2. guilty pleasures says:

    I think his next gf should be a 50 something, slightly overweight mother of two with a few cats and a couple of dogs (and a current husband who may just look the other way-if I’d let him have his way with Halle!!)
    I think Geo is funny, smart, and having a good life. Why force convention on people? If/when he falls in love, good for him. Until such time I’M OVER HERE!!!!

  3. Betsy says:

    George didn’t go to the Oscars this year, did he? So I think theory #3 can be eliminated.

    I do not think Clooney knows how to get out of his relationships gracefully. He is the guy who is too chicken to break up so he just acts like an a$$ until the girl has had enough and calls him on it. Fireworks ensue and he can blame it on THEM causing a big blow up by being demanding or controlling or clingy or whatever.

    And for a while I bet Clooney may have had an ‘open relationship’ with her but I bet Elisabetta had no idea. Heh.

  4. Bubulle says:

    Elisabetta english is worst than mine and George has been living in Italy for several years now and still can’t speak the language, what kind of conversation could they possibly have ?

  5. Hmmm and Yummm says:

    I live in KY and VERY close to where his parents live (Augusta). We are the same age and I could SWEAR I have seen him in the area before. Too bad I’m only 5’2″ and don’t have an adam’s apple! Plus a secretary and not a cocktail waitress. But like the one poster said ” GEORGE, I’M OVER HERE!”

  6. mel says:

    I know its obvious..but why would anyone date him at this point if the person knows they want kids, etc. I ended relationships based on not that issue…its tough but why even go there…he is NOT going to change. As he shouldn’t…

  7. Iggles says:

    I know you guys don’t want to hear this… but let’s be real here. All these different chicks are beards.

    And why would a single 50+ year old actor need a steady string of beards. G-A-Y…

    It his choice how he wants to live his life, but it seems like it would be less complicated for him if he just came out already. Less lies, you know.

  8. mln76 says:

    It’s so obvious that he hires these women and puts them on contract. When Elisabetta was named in a prostitution ring investigation I think that nailed the coffin on ‘the this is really a love match theory’.

  9. J says:

    I saw them together before he started filming ides of march . He was driving down the road with her . He looked stressed out . He had that yes dear , yes dear look on his face . You’ve seen those old unhappily married couples ? My friend and I almost peed our pants laughing . By the look on his face you could tell he just wanted to jump out of the car . My friend knows someone who attended a party in Europe this summer and they were there together .

  10. You don't say says:

    I know nothing of his sexual orientation. It is his business whatever it is, gay or straight is fine. But just because someone of a certain age had a failed marriage and then dates around (Anniston, Theron–not sure if she was married, but she was in a long term relationship-among many others who also come to mind) does not make them gay.

  11. Vickyb says:

    I agree that these women are just a cover. Maybe that would explain the Adam’s apple – maybe she’s half way through a sex change so he gets the best of both worlds. But a friend of mine knows his London publicist and apparently it’s quite well known round the office that he’s gay. Damn shame, though! And why an intelligent, attractive man would want to do a Rock Hudson all these years later, lying about who you are for the sake of a few movie roles (which he doesn’t even need to do now, considering he tends to go for more drama and political stuff, and less romantic lead roles) is totally beyond me.

  12. Iggles says:

    @ You don’t say:
    “But just because someone of a certain age had a failed marriage and then dates around (Anniston, Theron–not sure if she was married, but she was in a long term relationship-among many others who also come to mind) does not make them gay.”

    I agree. But he doesn’t date around. He has a specific type of woman (waitresses, lesser know model/actresses) that he “dates” for fixed amount of time before signing a contract for the next one.

    Gerard Butler, he’s in his forties and he clearly dates around. He’s with a variety of women and I actually believe he’s involved with them!

    George’s relationship seems staged. It seems like a beard situation, and usually famous gay or bi men are the ones who use beards!

  13. Heatheradair says:

    So, uh, I guess our minds can’t FATHOM that a rich, famous dude would want to give up on all the “models” he can find in favor of settling down, knockin someone up and going with them to allllll of those fun little doctor’s appointments. Why would he rather troll for hot pieces in Mexico than put a ring on someone? Why on EARTH would he rather stay globe-trotting, jet-setting and politically influential when he could find some nice girl and set her up in a huge house in Malibu and have babies.

    Huh. He MUST be gay. Must be. Only explanation for a famous guy NOT wanting to play house for the next 30 years.


    He’s just holding out for Cindy Crawford.

  14. Enny says:

    This is not based on any personal knowledge I have, I do not personally know George Clooney, but from what I’ve read and what I’ve heard and what my gut tells me, I think that he is a guy who has had and enjoyed sexual experiences with both men and women but, as he gets older, has started to prefer men. I have no doubt he and Elisabetta had an active sex life, but I also think she (and the others before her) have been around primarily to distract attention away from his more male-oriented recreational activities.

  15. mln76 says:

    I honestly have no idea whether he’s gay straight or bi. Maybe he just likes hookers and wants but woman slightly respectable on his arm for events. Maybe he likes boys and girls. I’d love to hear the real dirt. BUT I am not buying that this was a love match and that Canalis is heartbroken. The contract expired end of story.

  16. nan says:

    He met her parents, he bonded with her friends, they were practically joined at the hips for 2 years. I can see why she was optimistic about marriage. I don’t think she saw this coming.

  17. really says:

    He said that TRANNY gots to go! Thank goodness.

  18. observer says:

    It was only a publicity contract from the beginning, and George ended that in December. skanknalis’s publicist recently released old photos of the photo op at the restaurant which supposedly was a romantic dinner but included skanknalis’s publicist, George’s friend Ben Weiss, and other people, and she recently released the photos of the photo op outside a hotel in Italy. skanknalis’s hair was more than three inches shorter in those photos and she had no suntan, while in actual recent photos as seen in Cannes etc. she has longer hair and a suntan. I’ve been telling the truth about this fake relationship for months, and the truth is now apparently being leaked by other sources to various media.

  19. observer says:

    Here’s a thought. Perhaps for every new lie skanknalis’s camp releases, George’s camp is going to release a truth. LOL. That could explain this latest leak.

  20. bluhare says:

    If he isn’t gay, and they aren’t beards, and he doesn’t want to get married and have kids, why does he continue to be with women who are going to want exactly that? It’s sort of cruel in a way.

    Otherwise, I think this has been staged, and now Elisabetta is milking it for as much as she can.

  21. Wendy City says:

    I just can’t stop laughing at this. I don’t think she saw this coming. She was so smug! She thought she was so much better than the rest. That she would be different. She is crushed that she was thrown away wet just like the rest of them

    Now who is just jealous?

  22. taxi says:

    Canalis has such a sleazy rep that I’m surprised George didn’t dump her faster. That whole coke-hooker thing didn’t make her look like mother material for anyone, much less a guy who doesn’t want marriage or kids. She’ll find another bankroll or go back to her “modeling” work.

  23. Truthful says:

    I LOVE GC but truthfully the contract was up!!

    on to another (this time exotic) tranny/bearding romance.

  24. Praise St. Angie! says:

    “If he isn’t gay, and they aren’t beards, and he doesn’t want to get married and have kids, why does he continue to be with women who are going to want exactly that?”

    a better question would be “why do women who are going to want exactly that continue to date him?”

    I think he’s made it VERY clear about what he does not want…that is, marriage and kids. I think Canalis was like a lot of women who say one thing when they start dating (“oh, I don’t want that either!”) and think “he’ll change for me – I just have to bide my time!” if a woman chooses to date him, she should be well aware by this point of what he wants out of a relationship, and that she’s very likely NOT GOING TO BE “THE ONE” TO CHANGE HIM. He is NOT going to “change”.

    sorry if that came off as argumentative, I didn’t mean it that way…I just don’t think that he should have to tell every woman “hey, btw, I don’t want to get married” – I think he’s made that clear in interviews and with every relationship he’s had since he was married.

    regarding the whole “is he or isn’t he”…I say he isn’t. wouldn’t he go for a more high-profile relationship if it were in fact a “bearding” issue? when he’s not on a red carpet, he seems to live a pretty low-profile life in Italy…he’s not constantly parading around with a woman as if to say “LOOK AT HOW STRAIGHT I AM!”

    I agree with Heatheradair #13…including that he’s holding out for Crawford! (seriously, Canalis looks like a budget crawford…)

  25. nanster says:

    I’m with you, guilty – I’m over here, George! I don’t believe that he’s gay, either – he just doesn’t want to get married, like praise st. angie and heatheradair said. Why the hell would he want to get married when he has the money and the ability to do ANYTHING that he wants to? He’ll just continue to date until the woman “gets too serious”, and then he’ll move on when it’s not fun anymore. Honestly, if I could, I would do exactly the same thing.

  26. Ell says:

    It’s pretty pathetic when someone feels the constant need to blow their own trumphet.

  27. jane16 says:

    I agree with Enny, think he prefers men now, although I think he’s bi. Most of the people I know in ent. ind. think he’s gay (a few don’t), also, some of the locals in Laglio think so. I’ve known him since the late 80s, and my hubbie knows him from work. We aren’t friends, but we know him well enough that he says Hi to us if he sees us. He introduced us to Ely and we saw them around several times. He never looked like he cared about her, in fact, he generally ignored her. I would feel sorry for her if she wasn’t such a conceited little snot. In fact, I think that was one of the things that exasperated George. It is important to him that people think he is nice, kind, etc., and he works to maintain that image. Ely wouldn’t even condescend to speak to us and a lot of other people we know, & I think he was embarrassed by her rudeness.

  28. cindigirl says:

    Jane16, Very well said. I would feel sorry for her too if she wasn’t such a conceited little snot. She’s an animal lover like me and I tried to like her for just that. But the more I’ve seen her smouting I’ve given up even trying to like her. I’ve felt sorry for George for quite some time now and am so happy he finally got rid of her.

  29. harfang says:

    ROFL @ “dark hair and an Adam’s apple” heehee! Russell Brand has a *huge* Adam’s apple. Anyway, I don’t feel sorry for Canalis, either; becoming Clooney’s beard is essentially a business transaction. You hold the position (huhhuh) as long as you can, and try to be ready for when you have to work like a normal person again. I don’t judge being a beard; I just think it’s silly to whine once your number’s up.

  30. Aqua says:

    Their is a saying “A little bit of humility goes a long way”

    Too bad she didn’t have any.

  31. Aqua says:

    I truly am sorry for the double comments you may have seen from me in the last two days.Technology seems to have a mind of it’s own in my house and it probably doesn’t help that I’m not very good at it either!

    Have a Happy Canada Day!

  32. april says:

    They made a good-looking couple in the first photo. Too bad it didn’t work out.

  33. anon says:

    I have to say that, as much as I hate to think this, I am going to have to agree with Enny and Jane16 in their assessment of George being bi. His last two “girlfriends” did him no favors and he actually seemed to act like they were “beards” and nothing more. I’m not going to say “too bad” though. I just hope that his next relationship is more authentic than the last two (or more) have been.

  34. J says:

    Don’t think he’s gay . Gay men don’t go to strip joints . He used to frequent them 10 years ago . All the time . His sexual orientation is none our business . I have a friend that everyone accused of being gay . He is sleazy and can never keep a woman for more than a couple of months . He’s about the same age as George . Decent women won’t go out with him because of his reputation . He goes out with strippers and prostitutes only to dump them when they embarrass him . I think George is kind of like the guy I know . He has the same sadness and pain in his eyes . I think George was hurt so badly that he won’t let anyone that close to him . He probably has women pulling at him all the time to the point that he just shuts down . Could you imagine what it must be like to be a sex object ? Women throwing themselves at you to the point that you can’t even eat a meal in peace . I have seen women swarm restaurants in celebrity frenzys in LA . It’s sick ! He probably wants to be left alone . For example how many of you hot women have gone to gay bars just so you could have a drink without being hit on by a bunch of men ? Just playing the devils advocate here . I’ve met George , don’t get a gay vibe from him . When your that good looking ( I used to be ) you shut down when you constantly get hit on . I’ve told men I was gay to keep them away . maybe he dose the same thing ? Sorry for the double post .

  35. janie says:

    @j Good observation. Who knows about his sexual orientation but, I would think, at some point you would just “shut down” and/or say something that would put people off just to have some peace.

  36. Fleur says:

    If he was really hurt so bad, he has to work it out.
    At his age and in his position he should act as an adult, he has so many responsibilities.
    Showing up with cocaine sniffing hookers in public and being fooled is self destruction.
    For sure he can be with a woman, who loves him with all of her heart, but would he be able to accept the love he is given? Or would he just push her away?

  37. Hein says:


  38. LucyOriginal says:

    @J: good observation! When I am annoyed by men, especially if I am not interested I will not say my real name, say I have a boyfriend when I am single, etc. I have friends who have said they were lesbians when they were bothered by guys who just didn’t get it they were not interested in them.

    It was a valid point there.

  39. blackswan says:

    they look alike somehow