Elisabetta Canalis Opens Up About Ex George Clooney After Her Engagement: "I Am Thinking Only of My Happiness"

Celebrity News Aug. 23, 2014 AT 6:10PM
Elisabetta Canalis and George Clooney Elisabetta Canalis recently opened up about her engagement and famous ex George Clooney Credit: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic; ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images

George who? Elisabetta Canalis recently opened up about her engagement to orthopedic surgeon beau Brian Perri and her famous ex George Clooney to Italy's Chi magazine.

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The 35-year-old Italian actress/model revealed that Perri asked her father for permission and that she will wear an Alessandro Angelozzi couture gown for her special day. "I met a 46-year-old man who has never married and does not have children, a rarity," she told the mag. As for her diamond: "It is the most beautiful ring I have ever seen," she gushed. "Brian designed it, he put his heart and soul into it."

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As previously reported, Canalis will be tying the knot on Sept. 14 in Sardinia, Italy — the same month and country Clooney, 53, will be marrying fiancee Amal Alamuddin. (The famous Hollywood bachelor and the 36-year-old British lawyer got engaged in April.)

"I chose the date some time ago and September is the most beautiful time — for those who do not know Sardinia — to appreciate it," Canalis explained of her decision. "Otherwise I would have had to wait a year." 

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The former Dancing With the Stars contestant ended her two-year relationship with Clooney back in June 2011. Despite the coincidence, Canalis only has nice things to say about the silver fox.

"I am happy for him, but I am thinking only of my happiness," she told the mag. "It is the most important day of my life, I don’t have time to think of anyone else."

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She also cleared up rumors that their past relationship was seen as professional rather than passionate. "That is the wrong impression that many have made and I do not have any problems speaking about him. There is no mystery, no contract, no secrets to hide. So many people believe that a relationship with a such a famous person, always in the spotlight, was not possible," she said. "Instead we had a real connection and it ended as all relationships can end."

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