Elisabetta Canalis Talks about Her ‘Father-daughter’ Relationship with George Clooney

Elisabetta Canalis, George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend, has revealed in a new book that she had more of a father-daughter relationship with the actor.

The Italian TV-star speaks highly of George but notices that Clooney was like a father to her. Photo: Alcide Boaretto/ Flickr

The Italian TV-star who dated George Clooney for two years until their parted friends last June, says about some details about their relationship in Questo Amore (This Love), a new book by Italian journalist Bruno Vespa.

She speaks very highly of George as ‘one of the best people I have met from a charitable point of view’, however, she also says: “He has been special for me, and very important, just as a father would be. Between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship. I was unable to clarify this until now.”

The last connotation of comparing George Clooney to a father figure ends up feeling a bit strange. This feeling is only amplified when one considers that Elisabetta Canalis was dating a former recipient of People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” title.

Clooney and Canalis’ romance started in Rome, in July 2009, a few days later after their acquaintance lovers were noticed together while walking the 66 Venice Film Festival’s red carpet. Hot summer days “the sweetest couple” spent in former Clooney’s house not far from the lake of Como, riding the wave runner and enjoying each other.

Later things moved faster. The actor introduced his girlfriend to his mother, Nina Woren. The star, who has twice been voted Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine, was considered one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors.

However, the Hollywood star even was not thinking about the possible marriage. He had burned his fingers, dating the actress Talia Balsam. Then he announced that he would never get married. “I was married. I gave it a shot.”

When the couple decided split-up in summer of this year, it was plenty of rumors that their break-up with Clooney’s was because of the lack of interest in marrying again or engaging in a permanent long-term relationship that includes children.

“We are not together anymore,” the pair said. It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”

Elisabetta denies this, “George and I never spoke of marriage nor of having kids. I don’t put limits to the possibility of having them, but neither George nor I had ever envisaged having kids together. The end of the relationship was not caused by a marriage issue but instead by our personal needs.”

“I am a firm believer in marriage, in the future I will be married, but for the time being I am happy as I am,” claimed Canalis after their breakup.

It seems, those statements sounds like a good mode to state that George Clooney envisioned the future in different way than Elisabetta, so a future was no longer possible.

After their breakup Clooney quickly moved on after their breakup and is now dating former  wrestler and Dancing with the Stars alum, Stacy Keibler.

As for Elisabetta Canalis, she has also found new love again, in the form of a younger actor. She has been noticed several times in recent days with 31-year-old former True Blood star Mehcad Brooks. [Via This Day Live and Gather]

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