Hollywood's eternal bachelor is single again

George Clooney has broken up with Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis.

‘We are not together any more,’ the pair confirm in a statement.

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

George, 50, and actress Elisabetta, 32, began dating in 2009 and are believed to have split over the Hollywood star’s refusal to marry again.

‘I am a firm believer in marriage, in the future I will be married,’ Elisabetta told Italian magazine Chi.

It just won’t be George who’ll be her husband.

After his only marriage to Talia Balsam ended in 1993, the heartthrob famously made a bet with Nicole Kidman that he wouldn’t remarry.

Nicole, who gave George $10,000 after he failed to get hitched before his 40th birthday, doubled the wager to $20,000 for the next decade – and lost again.

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