They have something in common. Clooney. George Clooney.
Rumors that George Clooney and Renée Zellweger had a brief relationship have persisted over the years. These two may or may not have hooked up in 2001, shortly after Zellweger split from Jim Carrey. British model and television host Lisa Snowdon met George Clooney in 2000, while filming a commercial with him for Martini. The two began an on and off again relationship that finally ended around 2005.
Actress Talia Balsam remains, to date, the only woman who ever walked down the aisle with George Clooney. The two were wed in a Las Vegas ceremony in 1989, before Clooney’s career really took off. Clooney and Balsam divorced three years later. Actress Kimberly Russell began dating George Clooney shortly after he split from wife Talia Balsam.
Kelly Preston is now married to John Travolta — but did you know that before she met Travolta, she dated George Clooney? They lived together while the two were trying to get their respective acting careers off the ground, circa 1987 or so. Preston and Clooney were together for about two years. After their breakup, she dated Charlie Sheen before marrying Travolta in 1991.
Celine Balitran caught George Clooney’s eye in 1996, while he was in Paris filming the movie ‘The Peacemaker.’ At the time, Balitran was working as a waitress and attending law school – both of which she quit to move to California to be with Clooney. She was on his arm until 1999. Sarah Larson was working as a cocktail waitress in Las Vegas when she met George Clooney in 2007. The two dated for less than a year, splitting in 2008. She has now a career as fashion model. Actress Krista Allen dated George Clooney for nearly two years. The two first got together after she was cast in 2002’s Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. They called it quits in 2004 – but some say they (very briefly) got together again in 2006.
Italian starlette Elisabetta Canalis began dating George Clooney in 2009. The couple first went public with their romance at the Venice Film Festival in September of 2009 — and they were a stunning pair. Sadly, George and Elisabetta called it quits in June of 2011. In a joint statement, Clooney and Canalis said,
We are not together anymore.
It’s very difficult and very personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.