George's ex Elisabetta on their 'father-daughter' bond

Monday October 31, 2011

George Clooney's glamorous ex Elisabetta Calanis has finally opened up about their romance.

The Italian TV presenter, who split with the actor in June, says the actor was more like a father figure to her.

"He has been special for me, and very important, just as a father would be," says Elisabetta in Questo Amore (This Love), a new book by Italian journalist Bruno Vespa.

When asked to elaborate, she adds: "Between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship.

"I was unable to clarify this up until now."

According to the 33-year-old, George's reluctance to wed was not the reason for the break-up.

"George and I never spoke of marriage nor of having kids," she says, in a translation given to US publication People.

"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."

Photo: © Rex Features

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