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Elisabetta Canalis: George Clooney's Been Special for Me Just as a Father Would Be

October 31, 2011 (1:27 am) GMT
Having said that she had a father-daughter relationship with the 'Ides of March' star, the 'Dancing with the Stars' alum clarifies rumors that marriage was an issue that led to their break-up.

has offered surprising details about her relationship with . In a new book by Italian journalist Bruno Vespa titled "Questo Amore (This Love)", the former "" contestant revealed that the star of "" was like a father to her.

Apparently having no hard feeling toward her ex-boyfriend, the 33-year-old beauty praised him as "the person who valued my feminine side the most" and as "one of the best people I have met from a charitable point of view." She added, "He has been special for me, and very important, just as a father would be."

When asked to clarify what she meant by that, the actress who has a recurring role on season 3 of "" explained, "Between us there was more of a father-daughter relationship." She continued to point out, "I was unable to clarify this up 'til now."

Elisabetta also broke her silence about their break-up. While many have speculated that the 50-year-old actor's aversion to marriage was likely to have caused their separation after two years together, she set the record straight by stating, "George and I never spoke of marriage nor of having kids."

"I don't put limits to the possibility of having them, but neither George nor I had ever envisaged having kids together," she continued on explaining. "The end of the relationship was not caused by a marriage issue, but instead by our personal needs."

While she didn't comment on George's new relationship with , Elisabetta did offer more sincere words for her ex. "George is a real gentleman even in his private life," she said. "I was very much respected both as a woman and a partner."

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