Elisabetta Tried to Tie Clooney Down, Got Booted

Clooney wanted out for some time: sources
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2011 11:27 AM CDT
In this Oct. 17, 2009 file photo, George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis pose on the red carpet at the 4th edition of the Rome Film Festival, in Rome.   (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
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(Newser) – Just weeks ago, Elisabetta Canalis firmly stated, "in the future I will be married." Then she and George Clooney, her boyfriend of two years, promptly broke up. Coincidence? Not according to friends who tell the Daily Mail that the eternal bachelor was afraid his Italian girlfriend was trying to tie him down. "Elisabetta is a traditional girl and wanted the fairytale," says one. "But George has never made a secret of his feelings and he wanted things to continue as they were."

E!'s sources, however, claim Clooney was simply "over" the relationship. "He's been trying to figure out how to get out of this for a while," says one. "And let's face it, this always happens" right before summer, a season Clooney enjoys spending at his Lake Como estate. Another source blames Canalis' shyness and the fact that "she didn't speak great English" and George doesn't speak great Italian. Click for more on Canalis' comments that may have spurred the break-up.

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