In a new book, 'Questo Amore' by Italian journalist Bruno Vespa, she said: "He has been special for me, and very important, just as a father would be.
A source told the magazine that Stacy, 31, has been shacking up with George, 50, in his Lake Como villa after they were set up by a mutual friend.
"He's enjoying spending time with Stacy, but he just got out of a two-year relationship," the source said. This fling is purely for fun." Now Us Weekly is reporting that multiple sources have confirmed the hookup, and one suggests it might be something more serious.
She was spotted socializing with NBA star (and single dad) Dwyane Wade at a fashion show Tuesday afternoon--merely hours before she and Clooney released a statement about the breakup.
A source tells the that Canalis "didn't appear too heartbroken" while flirting with Wade, who is dating actress Gabrielle Union.
Their relationship was closely watched, and some thought Clooney had popped the question in 2010 when Canalis was photographed with a bauble on her finger.
But it was actually a napkin ring she'd placed there as a joke."They're basically exclusive at this point," a source told Us Weekly. Obviously they're both physically attracted to one another." George and Elisabetta recently split after two years together and their opposing views on marriage may have played a part.Just weeks before they split, Elisabetta told an Italian magazine that she planned on getting married but was still enjoying her relationship with George.I was unable to clarify this until now."It was a great love and it was like living a fairy tale.George is a real gentleman even with his private life.Krista Allen: Clooney fell for "Baywatch" actress Krista Allen in 2002.