The end of the romance for George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis

Hollywood actor George Clooney has split up with girlfriend of two years, Elisabetta Canalis.

They released a joint statement to America’s Entertainment Tonight which read: “We are not together any more.

“It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”


The pair were pictured together earlier this month where they enjoyed a night out at the eaterie Il Gatto Nero near his home on Lake Como, Italy.

The beautful Italian – a "firm believer in marriage" – even seemed to suggest the couple might one day tie the knot as she addressed her boyfriend's reputation as an eternal bachelor.

"I could never be with someone who every time he opens his mouth says he doesn’t want a child with me or to marry me," the 32-year-old told weekly magazine Chi.

"My boyfriend has not given an interview on his private life since 1999 – everything that you read is just a rehash of stuff that has been written in the past.

"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 don’t need anything to confirm how happy I am."