He's one of Hollywood's most notorious bachelors - now discover the starlets that have stolen George's heart....
He’s one of Hollywood’s most notorious bachelors – now discover the starlets that have stolen George’s heart….
George dated Italian model Elisabetta Canalis for two years, before confirming the end of their relationship in June 2011. The rumour mill immediately spun into overdrive, claiming Canalis’ desire to marry may have led to the break-up. She told an Italian magazine just weeks before the split: ?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? I am very happy at the moment, thanks to my man, and my fairytale is continuing.’
George first met cocktail waitress Sarah Larson in 2004, but it wasn’t until the pair met for the second time in June 2007 that sparks flew. The couple made their public debut at the Venice and Deauville film festivals in September 2007 and Larson became the first-ever date to accompany George to the Oscars in 2008. She may have scored a Clooney dating honour – but the relationship was over in less than a year.
Another rumoured shortlived love, George and the Desperate Housewife reportedly enjoyed a brief romance, that hit the headlines hard when she covered Vanity Fair later that year. In an interview with the magazine she spoke of a ‘Mystery Man’ who broke her heart: ‘He charmed, he conquered, he said, ‘I’ll call you,’ and – poof – he was gone.’ Hollywood was abuzz with whispers that Mr Mystery was, in fact, Clooney.
After meeting on the set of 2002’s Confessions of Dangerous Minds – George’s directorial debut – Clooney and Krista Allen reportedly dated for two years, splitting in 2004, to then briefly rekindle the romance a year later.
Ok, so this one is strictly rumoured only, but Renee and George reportedly hooked-up in 2001 and again in 2006, following her short-lived marriage to singer Kenny Chesney. Neither ever confirmed a romance.
Lisa Snowdon saw her profile soar when she hooked up with Hollywood’s most notorious bachelor after meeting on a set of an advert in 2000. The pair dated on-off for five years, making Ms Snowdon George’s most consistent date of the decade. She later revealed the romance simply ‘fizzled out’.
Another mini romance, actress Traylor enjoyed a string of dates with Mr Clooney during 2000.
Melrose Place star Brooke was another short-lived flirtation for George, with the pair casually dating in 1999.
While filming movie The Peacemaker in Paris, George met 23-year-old Celine, who was then a law student and waitress. she soon packed in her day job to follow the actor to LA, where they continued their relationship until 1999.
Karen accompanied George to the 1995 Emmy Awards, but their romance sizzled soon after they went public. As with many of his past romances, the pair remained firm friends, with the pair even holidaying together with Clooney’s then squeeze Elisabetta Canalis in 2010.
The only woman to ever make it down the aisle with Clooney was actress Talia Balsam, who married the actor in Las Vegas in 1989. The pair had dated in 1984, then reconciled shortly after his split from Kelly Preston, marrying swiftly. ‘I probably definitely wasn’t someone who should have been married at the point,’ he later revealed. ‘I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.’ She later went on to marry Mad Men star John Slattery.
George and Kelly dated for two years and lived together in the Hollywood Hills with their pet pot-bellied pig, Max. The actor got custody of their beloved house guest following the split, while Kelly went on to marry John Travolta.