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Elisabetta Canalis Calls Her Relationship With George Clooney 'Father-Daughter'


Oct. 29 2011, Published 10:24 a.m. ET

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By Radar Staff

For two years they were one of the hottest couples in Hollywood, but Elisabetta Canalis has opened up about her relationship with George Clooney saying he was more like a father to her.


The Italian beauty made the candid revelation in a new book Questo Amore by journalist Bruno Vespa, reports People.

The 33-year-old lifted the lid on her relationship with the 50-year-old Oscar winner, praising him as "the person who valued my feminine side the most" and also "one of the best people I have met from a charitable point of view."

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Canalis then went on to say, "He has been special for me, and very important, just as a father would be."

When asked by author Vespa to explain, she said "between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship. I was unable to clarify this up 'til now.

"George and I never spoke of marriage nor of having kids," she said. "I don't put limits to the possibility of having them, but 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."

"George is a real gentleman even in his private life. I was very much respected both as a woman and partner," she added.

Elisabetta joined Dancing with the Stars soon after her split with George, and Clooney is now dating former Dancing star Stacy Keibler.


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