10/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Elisabetta Canalis Dishes On George Clooney, Slams 'Jealous' Critics

Speaking from Clooney's Italian lakeside property Villa Oleandra to Vanity Fair for its Italian edition, Canalis calls the handsome leading man in her life supportive ("Very. He is always very close to me"), considers herself pampered ("Like I have never been before") and describes Clooney as "the person thanks to which my life has regained color. I feel good, I feel light. Like when I was 18 years old."

In fact, says the beauty, 31, "I am happy like I was when I was 18 years old. Those who criticize or invent stories about us are just jealous."

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