George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis Break Up: Actor, Girlfriend End Relationship

06/22/2011 08:17 am ET | Updated Aug 22, 2011

The glamorous romance between Oscar winner George Clooney and Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis has come to an end.

"We are not together anymore," the pair said in a statement. "It's very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy."

There have always been a lot of rumors about the pair; in 2010, Canalis told Italian Vanity Fair (via People), "I am happy like I was when I was 18 years old. Those who criticize or invent stories about us are jealous."

Recently, Canalis told Italian Magazine Chi that she plans on getting married -- just not yet.

“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 said. "“I am very happy at the moment – thanks to my man and my fairytale is continuing. We are a couple that never gets bored.”

Clooney is 50, while Canalis is 32.

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