Bachelor no more!
has been linked to many women over the years before settling down into married and family life. George Clooney
Before he settled down with wife
, the Academy Award winner was labeled a bachelor because of his disinterest in marriage. Amal Clooney
“People forget that I was married. I love that, ‘Will he get married?’ I don’t talk about it because I don’t think about it,” George wrote in an essay for
Esquire in 2011.
The actor was previously married to
. The couple got married in 1989 and divorced three years later. Talia Balsam
George continued to have high-profile relationships with stars, including
, Céline Balitran , Lisa Snowdon , Krista Allen , Sarah Larson and Elisabetta Canalis . Then Stacy Keibler everything changed after a mutual friend introduced him to Amal in 2013.
“I was like, ‘I’m never getting married. I’m not gonna have kids,’” he told
GQ in November 2020. “‘I’m gonna work, I’ve got great friends, my life is full, I’m doing well.’ And I didn’t know how un-full it was until I met Amal.”
The couple got
engaged less than a year later and got married in Italy in September 2014. George and Amal welcomed twins Alexander and Ella in June 2017.
“He doubted for so long that he’d get to meet that soulmate he always dreamed of … but when Amal came along, everything changed,” a source exclusively told
Us Weekly about the pair in April 2021. “It’s no exaggeration to say she swept him off his feet.”
The Oscar winner and the human rights lawyer continue to put “
constant effort” into their relationship.
“Like any marriage, they’ve had their challenges and needed to adapt to certain situations and challenges,” the insider shared. “It’s taken compromise, establishing boundaries and a lot of patience to keep the relationship on track but they’ve done just that.”
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From Dusk till Dawn star’s romances over the years.
Clooney moved in with girlfriend
Kelly Preston in 1988, while both were struggling actors. The actor once said that “the most important thing in my life is my relationship with Kelly.” Preston died in July 2020 following a two-year battle with breast cancer.
The actor’s first marriage was to Balsam and took place in Vegas in 1989. The pair divorced three years later, and Balsam is now married to actor
. “I probably, definitely, wasn’t someone who should have been married at that point. I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot. I was responsible for the failure of that marriage,” the actor told John Slattery Vanity Fair in December 1996.
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Having recently divorced, Clooney started a three-year relationship with Russell whom he met on the set of a martini commercial. The couple broke up in 1995.
The pair met while Clooney was filming
The Peacemaker in Paris in 1996 and the French law student followed him to L.A. where they continued to date until 1999. In an interview with Esquire, Clooney blamed their breakup on his fear of intimacy. “I was in a three-year relationship with this girl, Celine, who I really adored. A great girl. The truth is, it just became tougher and tougher for us to make it,” he admitted in January 2007.
After casting her in 2002’s
Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, Clooney dated Allen until 2004, when he started dating Lisa Snowdon. Clooney and Allen briefly reconciled before splitting for good in 2006.
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Model and TV personality Snowdon dated Clooney on-and-off for five years before finally ending their relationship in 2006. “We [broke up] three years ago, but I still get asked about it a lot,” Snowdon told the
Daily Mail in 2008. “The media attention when we were together was unbelievable.”
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Clooney was rumored to have romanced his
Leatherheads costar, but in an interview with W, the pair poked fun at the speculation. “We’ve been married 28 [years],” Zellweger joked of their bond.
Together for less than a year, Larson was Clooney’s date to the 2008 Academy Awards before they called it quits in 2008.
After two years together, the A-lister and Italian TV personality went their separate ways in June 2011. “We are not together anymore,” the duo told
Us i n a joint statement at the time. “It’s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”
ER star dated the Supermarket Superstar host for two years before their split in 2013. “She knew he wasn’t looking to get married,” a source exclusively told Us of their breakup.
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Monuments Men star was first linked to Jakisic in 2004 and the duo later rekindled their fling in September 2013. “She’s not his official ‘girlfriend’ yet, but they’ve become very close. She has been seeing George almost every night,” an insider told Us of the couple in October 2013.
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The twosome began dating in October 2013, and reportedly got engaged six months later. “This is the healthiest relationship I’ve ever seen George in,” a source told
Us. “He seems incredibly happy, and Amal is such a sweet and intelligent girl.” The couple tied the knot in September 2014 and welcomed twins, Alexander and Ella, in June 2017.
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