George Clooney & Elisabetta Canalis Call it Quits
Stepping out for some shopping, Elisabetta Canalis was spotted with her brother Luigi in Milan, Italy today (June 22).
The Italian television personality looked a bit sad as she held her bro’s hand and picked up a few items.
The sighting comes just after it was announced that Canalis and boyfriend George Clooney have decided to call it quits after two years of dating.
"We are not together anymore. It's very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy," Clooney and Canalis said in a joint statement Wednesday (June 22).
Her publicist also added: "It is a very personal and sad matter, and Elisabetta wants it to remain that way. She will be taking some time ... and then will face the press. She has not authorized me to say when the split happened."
Just last week, George and Elisabetta were spotted out in Cernobbio, Como, Italy, where they dined at Restaurant Il Gatto Nero and ate by candlelight.
Before this, the now ex-couple was last seen in May as they stepped out to celebrate “The Men Who Stare At Goats” actor’s 50th birthday.
While there's been no official word on what caused the split, US weekly points out that Clooney and Canalis had contrasting opinions on the topic of marriage.
The "Oceans Eleven" stud, who has once married to actress Talia Balsam, has made no secret of his plans not to get hitched again.
Meanwhile Elisabetta recently painted a different portrait of her future while talking to the Italian magazine Chi.
"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," she says. "I don't need anything to confirm how happy I am."
During this same interview, the 32-year-old also gushed on her relationship with Clooney, telling the mag, "I am very happy at the moment - thanks to my man and my fairy tale is continuing. We are a couple that never gets bored."
George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis first made their romance official at the Venice Film Festival back in September of 2009. Asked at the time if she was enjoying the limelight of hew new relationship, Canalis replied, “Yes, I love it!”
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