George Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis Split
High-profile couple end 2-year relationship
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 22, 2011 1:19 PM CDT
George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis in Milan, Italy, last year.   (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

(Newser) – Big Hollywood breakup today: George Clooney and Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis have called it quits after two years, reports People. They issued a joint statement short on specifics: "We are not together anymore. It's very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy." Canalis's rep says she will be "taking some time" before talking to the press. They celebrated his 50th birthday in LA last month. (Click to read about an interview that PopEater notes could have led to the split.)