George clooney the perpetual heartbreaker


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George clooney the perpetual heartbreaker

  1. 1. George Clooney: The Perpetual HeartbreakerA self-proclaimed bachelor for life, Clooney has broken the hearts of many strong,successful women. The 50-year-old “lady killer” told Piers Morgan in January2011 he had “already given marriage a shot,” so he was not likely to try it again,despite having his parents’ 50-year marriage as an example.Here is a look back on just a few of the romances, friendships and encountersClooney has had along his journey to international stardom:The Early YearsBefore Clooney earned $15 million a movie, he landed television roles on some ofthe most popular sitcoms of the 1980s, including The Facts of Life and Roseanne.Dedee Pfeiffer: mid-1980sHis onscreen flirtations with Nancy McKeon and Laurie Metcalf unfoldedalongside real-life romance with actress Dedee Pfeiffer, the sister of A-list starMichelle Pfeiffer, who later starred opposite Clooney in “One Fine Day” in 1996.Kelly Preston: 1987-89Clooney entered his first grownup relationship with actress Kelly Preston, who isnow the wife of John Travolta. For two years, the struggling actors shared aHollywood Hills home and a potbellied pig. Max lived for 18 years, makingClooney’s relationship with a pig the longest he has ever had.Talia Balsam: 1989-92On a heartbroken rebound, Clooney dived right into his only marriage with actressTalia Balsam, but the Las Vegas elopement ended in divorce three years later.Clooney told Vanity Fair that he “probably – definitely – wasn’t someone whoshould have been married at that point.”A Rising StarClooney’s portrayal of Dr. Doug Ross on ER in 1994 helped him seize the leadrole in “Batman & Robin” a year later. This catapulted him to stardom, landinghim on some of the most prestigious hottest hunks lists, including People
  2. 2. magazine’s Sexist Man Alive and Most Eligible Bachelor.Kimberly Russell: 1995While starring as a debonair gentleman in a martini commercial, Clooney metactress Kimberly Russell, who was only one of a bevy of beauties basking in therising star’s limelight.Karen Duffy: 1995-96Clooney appeared at the 1995 Emmy Awards with former MTV VJ Karen Duff onhis arm, but the pair lasted less than a year. In 2000, Duffy jokingly told theChicago Sun-Times, “I could never fall in love with a man who has a pet pig.”Celine Balitran: 1996-99By 1996, the perpetual bachelor seemed ready to settle down. He moved in withhis French girlfriend, Celine Belitran, who waitressed and modeled while attendinglaw school. After wrapping his Paris film, “The Peacemaker,” the couple moved toLos Angeles, appearing together at the 1996 Emmy Awards and the 1997 GoldenGlobe Awards. Clooney once again entered bachelorhood three years later whenthe relationship ended.Recent HeartbreaksNow an international superstar, Clooney has earned a reputation as a playboy,simultaneously dating the world’s most beautiful actresses and models. Even whenthey are just friends, the paparazzi can’t help speculating about every womancaught on his arm.Lisa Snowdon: 2000-05Clooney’s on-again, off-again relationship with Lisa Snowden, a British actressand model, spanned nearly five years. Often spotted together at Hollywood events,including the 2004 premieres of “The Bourne Supremacy” and “Ocean’s Twelve,”Snowdon maintained her UK residence, straining the serious relationship. In 2008,she told the Daily Mail that “the media attention was unbelievable. I’m not surehow I survived it.”Renee Zellweger: 2001
  3. 3. Clooney has been linked with a number of beautiful A-list actresses, includingCharlize Theron, Julia Roberts and Renee Zellweger. Rumors surfaced in late2001, and again in 2006, that Clooney and Zellweger were a couple, but thefriends, who worked together in the 2008 football movie “Leatherheads,” havemaintained there were never any romantic feelings.Krista Allen: 2002-05Clooney met Baywatch Hawaii actress Krista Allen while filming “Confessions ofa Dangerous Mind.” Clooney bounced between Allen and Snowden before endingboth relationships in late 2005, although Allen was spotted on his arm again in2008 after another breakup. She later told the New York Daily News that she “justcan’t get over him.”Lucy Liu: 2006Rumors about Clooney’s relationship with “Charlie’s Angel” Lucy Liu begancirculating in 2000. Although both denied the romance, a steamy kiss was capturedon camera on the eve of 2006. Clooney and Liu were also spotted sharing severalintimate dinners, but neither has ever confirmed their status as a couple.Sara Larson: 2007-08The model, Las Vegas cocktail waitress and Fear Factor winner, Sara Larson,appeared with Clooney at the 2007 Venice Film Festival and again at the 2008Academy Awards. In September, the highly-publicized couple survived amotorcycle crash, but by his 2008 premiere of “Leatherheads,” they had partedways.Elisabetta Canalis: 2009-11Another woman who could not resist Clooney’s charm – or Harley – was theItalian model and actress Elisabetta Canalis, who stood on the red carpet withClooney at the 2009 Venice Film Festival. The media has speculated thatClooney’s dedication to bachelorhood put an end to the relationship, especiallyafter Canalis told an Italian reporter that she was a “firm believer in marriage.”Stacy Keibler: 2011-presentLess than two months after his breakup with Canalis, Clooney has been linked with
  4. 4. the 31-year-old Stacy Keibler, a former Dancing with the Stars finalist who rose tofame as a professional wrestler in the WWE and WCW. The new romance hasbeen described by one source as a “rebound fling,” although another source saysthe couple is already “exclusive.”