Elisabetta: George Clooney Was Like a Dad to Me

OK, that's not weird or anything
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2011 10:20 AM CDT
Elisabetta Canalis: George Clooney Was Like a Dad to Me
George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis embrace in, apparently, a father-daughter manner on March 7, 2010.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)

You may have thought George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis had a steamy Hollywood romance, but apparently it was “more of a father-daughter relationship,” Canalis explains in a new book. In Questo Amore (This Love), Italian journalist Bruno Vespa also quotes Canalis as saying that Clooney was "the person who valued my feminine side the most." He was "special for me, and very important, just as a father would be," she says, as reported by People.

"Between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship," she continues. "I was unable to clarify this up 'til now." As for why they broke up? "George and I never spoke of marriage nor of having kids … 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." Apparently, some Gawker commenters think Canalis may be implying Clooney is playing for the other team… (More Elisabetta Canalis stories.)

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