George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis part ways

Updated: Jun 23, 2011, 20:11 PM IST

London: Actor George Clooney and his Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis have parted ways.

The 50-year-old actor, who has previously dated British beauty Lisa Snowdon and was married to actress Talia Balsam for four years, has released a joint statement with Elisabetta confirming the split.

"We are not together anymore. It`s very difficult and very personal and we hope everyone can respect our privacy," quoted the statement.

The couple headed for a splitsville after being together for nearly two years.