A source close to the celebrities has revealed to the media on Tuesday that George Clooney has split from his longtime girlfriend, Stacy Keibler.
The source went on, adding, that the couple decided walk different ways because of their hectic work schedules. However, there’re also rumors that Keibler ended things because of her desire to have children.
It’s a stance Clooney, 52, apparently hasn’t changed since his divorce from actress Talia Balsam in 1993, The New York Daily News writes.
“Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that,” a source close to the couple revealed. “They talked and they quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago.”
Although she wants to be a mom one day, it’s clear Keibler is already a dedicated godmother. She took to Twitter to send a birthday wish to her goddaughter and to attach message the next day about going through tough times: “Trying times are not the times to stop trying”.
By the way, the source also told reporters that the actor, 52, and his girlfriend, 33, remained close friends and plan to stay that way.
“They talk every day,” the source said. “They were friends before they started dating and they’ll be friends after. It was a friendly [breakup].”
Keibler took to Twitter last month and posted this message, which may have hinted at a split: “Trying times are not the times to stop trying.” – Ray Owen”.
The news of a split comes after the two have spent much time apart. They were last spotted together in March in Berlin, where Clooney was filming his new drama Monuments Men.
“They haven’t seen each other in a while and they’ve both been working so much, so in recent months, they’ve started growing apart,” a second insider told People.
In a recent interview to promote her new show Supermarket Superstar, which is scheduled on July 22 on Lifetime, the beauty spoke about her hectic schedule and her desire to travel this summer.
“My schedule is keeping me pretty busy until the show airs and then hopefully I’ll get the chance to go to Europe,” she said at the time.
But while Clooney was photographed near his Italian villa on July 4, Keibler shared her time with girlfriends in Los Angeles at a starry bash thrown by top Hollywood manager Guy Oseary and hosted by DeLeon Tequila.
Despite her raised profile, the beauty has not gone public about the relationship.
“It’s really not anyone’s business. A personal life is a personal life,” Keibler previously said. “I know there has to be a happy medium being in the public eye.”
She went on, adding: “You just have to remember not to give everything to everybody.”
Clooney has previously linked to such famous beauties as Kelly Preston, Renee Zellweger and former Dancing with the Stars contestant Elisabetta Canalis.