While he has undoubtedly made a name for himself with his amazing on-screen performances for which he has earned Oscars, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards, George Clooney is equally famous for being one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors.
Named People Magazine’s “Sexiest Man Alive” twice (in 1997 and 2006), Clooney’s personal life has been the subject of tabloid headlines for more than two decades. While he seems to have trouble finding the right person to settle down with, the Hollywood hunk has dated his fair share of gorgeous women. Here is a look at 11 of Clooney’s former flames.
1. Kelly Preston
A few years before she would go on to marry John Travolta, Preston dated Clooney from 1987-89. He famously bought her a pot-bellied pig named Max, which he continued to raise even after the couple broke up.
2. Talia Balsam
The only woman to ever tie Clooney down with a wedding ring, Balsam married the actor in 1989. The two divorced in 1993, and Clooney has since claimed that he had been too young for marriage at the time.
3. Karen Duffy
In the mid 90s, both Clooney and Duffy were at the height of their partying phases. The two dated during the same year in which Duffy was diagnosed with the rare disease sarcoidosis.
4. Celine Balitran
Clooney met French law student/waitress Celine Balitran while he was shooting “The Peacemaker” in Paris in 1996. The two dated for about three years before they split because Clooney preferred being single.
5. Lisa Snowdon
British TV personality Snowdon first met Clooney in the year 2000 while they were shooting a commercial together. The two had an on-again, off-again relationship that lasted for about five years, making her Clooney’s longest flame. The two called it quits for good in 2006.
6. Lucy Liu
A relationship between actress Liu and Clooney has never been confirmed, but they were rumored to have been together in the year 2000. The two were also photographed by the paparazzi kissing on New Year’s Eve, 2006.
7. Renee Zellweger
Fellow A-lister Zellweger has been linked with Clooney several times over the last 15 years. They were rumored to be dating in 2001 and then again in 2006 after the actress divorced Kenny Chesney, but both have denied ever having a real romantic involvement.
8. Krista Allen
Allen and Clooney first met while filming the 2002 film “Confessions of a Dangerous Mind.” They had an on-again, off-again relationship for two years before breaking up in 2004.
9. Sarah Larson
Clooney dated Las Vegas cocktail waitress Larson from 2007-08. During their relationship, the two were involved in a motorcycle accident in which he broke a rib and she broke her foot.
10. Elisabetta Canalis
Italian TV star Canalis wooed Clooney when the two met in Rome in 2009. They dated for two years but broke up when she hinted to the press that she would like to get married in the future (Clooney has said that he doesn’t intend to walk down the aisle again).
11. Stacy Keibler
The former WWE wrestler and “Dancing with the Stars” competitor Keibler was linked with Clooney for two years, from 2011 to 2013. In Clooney’s most recent breakup, he and Keibler found they had drifted apart because they had conflicting hectic schedules.