On Friday, George Clooney resolved to stay single, despite near-constant speculation about whether he’ll ever wed his Italian girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis.
Clooney, 49, appeared on CNN’s ‘Piers Morgan Tonight’ alongside his father, veteran journalist Nick Clooney. And according to Us, the Oscar winner’s dad said he “yearned for the moment” his famous son would tie the knot.
But Clooney made it clear: his married days are behind him. “I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married, so I gave it a shot,” he said, referring to his 1989-’93 marriage to Talia Balsam, the actress who now plays Natalie Portman‘s mom in the new rom-com ‘No Strings Attached.’
On Morgan’s broadcast, Clooney said his failed stint as a spouse should have “proven how good I was at it.” (Balsam, who never apparently renounced marital bliss, is now the wife of ‘Mad Men’ star John Slattery.)
Canalis, for her part, has expressed profound contentment with the relationship. The 32-year-old beauty told ‘Vanity Fair’ last year, “I feel more embraced than ever before…Being so loved is overwhelming…George has given color back to my life.”
In addition to rejecting a future as anyone’s husband, Clooney also told Morgan he wasn’t cut out for politics. “Honestly, my job is as good as they get,” he said, “I think that I am best suited as an advocate for issues….And I look to people who are far smarter and far better at this than I am to lead.”
Clooney recently confirmed that while doing humanitarian work in Sudan this month, he contracted malaria. On Friday he joked, “I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought I was the bar.”
“Elisabetta had no idea he was going to say that,” a friend of the Italian beauty told Popeater. “She thought she was going to be the girl who would finally get George to settle down and put a ring on it. She was totally surprised.”
How could she be surprised, the ENTIRE world knows about Clooney’s vow of no marriage.
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