George Clooney’s Girlfriend Breaks Silence About Their Romance

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Italian model Elisabetta Canalis says that dating one of the most desirable bachelors in Hollywood isn't as glamorous as it might seem.

"There are some people who just don't want to see me happy," Canalis, 31, complains of her relationship with George Clooney in the new Italian Vanity Fair.

The aspiring actress — who was recently alleged to have been linked to a cocaine and prostitution ring in Italy — also reveals that the constant criticism sometimes causes her to question her 11-month relationship with the 49-year-old Up In the Air star.

"I sometimes feel insecure, but if you are loved then you always feel great," she says. "[George] reassures me all the time. He is very close. I feel more embraced than ever before."

And while Canalis says that most of the criticism stems from jealousy, she admits that it's still hard to understand why people question her motives for dating Clooney.

''I know some women, very high profile women, who have taken his picture off their computer desktop," she tells the mag. "Maybe I should not get so stressed over it. At the end though the best way to confront this envy is to be happy, but it's just that they won't forgive."

Not that Canalis is looking for anyone else's approval — she credits Clooney for helping her see what's most important in life.

"The idea of being so loved is overwhelming," she gushes. "George has given color back to my life. I feel great — it's as if I am 18 years old again!"

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