George Clooney Turns 50, Still Like Kryptonite for Women


Today (May 6) we celebrate 50 years of the gorgeous, charming George Clooney. Though he is timeless, ageless and will likely be sexy at 85, Clooney, like all of us, is actually aging but somehow he makes it look so easy.

Who could have ever guessed that the mullet haired boyfriend from Roseanne would grow into such a tall drink of water? Of course, that is not all. In addition to being deadly sexy, he is also smart -- he is very politically involved and well-informed; athletic -- he tried out for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team in 1977; charitable -- he is working hard to find a resolution for the Darfur conflict, raised funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami and 9/11 victims, and oh yeah, he is kind of rich and talented, too. 

But alas, he is like Kryptonite for women. Kryptonite, as you may recall, was the ultimate physical weakness for Superman. It was his biggest weakness and ladies, George Clooney is ours. Here's why:

The Gorgeous One says he will never marry again. Talia Balsam was his wife from 1989 to 1993 and after they divorced he vowed never to marry again. And now, 18 years later, he has dated countless amazing, gorgeous women and yet, he has kept that vow.


Who is this Balsam and where can I find her? OK, simmer down me. I am married and happily so, but for all the other ladies in the world, I wish he'd reconsider that vow.

Clooney's current girlfriend -- the poor, poor sweetheart -- is Elisabetta Canalis.  She is a 32-year-old Italian model and they have been dating since 2009. Canalis says she is okay with his "vow," but my guess is she is going to be wanting some other kinds of vows in the not too distant future.

But take heart Elisabetta, other stars have taken this same vow and broken it. Take Howard Stern for instance. He always said he would never marry again and it only took model Beth Ostrosky seven years of dating the "King of All Media" to change his mind. And they seem really happy, too!

Hang in there Elisabetta. You may get your ring. And even if you don't, you still get to enjoy George Clooney in his prime. Oh who am I kidding? It will always be his prime! Oh and happy birthday, George. May 50 be the year you change your mind.

Do you think he will break his "vow"?



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Johnna Escobedo

Loving Clooney at 50 and ALL hot May 6th birthdays...

nonmember avatar Anon

I doubt it. Why should he? All of his attraction is that he won't be tamed by marriage. I will never understand what else anyone could possibly see in this man.

nonmember avatar Maya

yes, but not in the way you think.
i do believe that just like everybody else he wants someone to last for the rest of his life and to be there for all the good and the bad. but i also believe that you can be with someone till old age without having a ceremony, and i have a strong feeling that George believes that too.
a real marriage is more then just the papers and the prenup, and the size of the rock on the ring; it's about the heart and love and commitment you put in it.
you don't have to get married to be in a life long commitment.
I think that someday some woman will come along and he will fall really hard for her that she will last for the rest of his life. and she will love him enough and be secured in his love for her to agree that they don't need a ceremony to prove to everyone just how strong their love is.
and who knows maybe that woman is Elisabetta.
I guess only time will tell.

nonmember avatar Michiel Van Ket

It's simply amazing to know that on May 6 we celebrate 50 years of the wonderfully charming and handsome George Clooney. For Clooney aging doesn't seem to be a tough job. Not just being sexy, he is also intelligent. He has been known to be athletic, and charitable as well. In being charitable, he has been trying to raise funds for the 2010 Haiti earthquake, 2004 Tsunami and 9/11 victims. Looks like there's a strong vow Clooney has taken. He is never to marry again. It is known that Talia Balsam was his wife from 1989 to 1993 and after they split up, he had sworn never to marry again. In fact, as for now 18 years later, he has dated many beauties and yet he has kept the strong vow. To think that Clooney is keeping a promise so strong for a woman one can get envious of her. Although he has kept the vow, we cannot keep wondering how are the rest of the women going to react knowing about his vow. His current girlfriend is Elisabetta Canalis who is a 32-year-old Italian model. They have been seeing each other since 2009. Let's hope that Elisabetta will remain strong and optimistic. One will never know. Who knows the vow could be broken, since other stars who have spoken similarly like Clooney has broken their promises.

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