Before human rights attorney Amal Almuddin swept him off his feet, George Clooney was famous for being the ultimate ladies man. While he churned out one blockbuster movie after another, he was ever on the lookout for the next beauty he would step on to the red carpet with, and each time, he did not disappoint.
Clooney indeed proved that he has got great taste in women who, in turn, found him irresistible seeing that he was rich, handsome, and talented – all the attributes that the average woman would be looking for in a man. From models to actresses, many women got a taste of the sexy pie that was Clooney before he eventually decided to settle down again.
List of Famous Women George Clooney Has Been With
Before George Clooney became famous in the entertainment industry, he dated actress Kelly Preston who was equally not famous at the time. They lived together briefly. She is now married to another Hollywood great, John Travolta.
George Clooney, right after ending things with Preston, began dating actress Talia Balsam. The two later wed in Las Vegas on December 15, 1989, and were together for about three years before they divorced in 1993. Their separation was quite messy as the two squabbled over who takes what and who keeps what.
In the end, Clooney was said to have walked away with a number of bank accounts, a single-family residence, a 1988 Saab, a 1983 Harley Davidson, a 1959 Corvette, and a motorhome. Talia has since married actor and director John Slattery.
Clooney’s journey to becoming a Hollywood playboy began right after his divorce. His next relationship was with actress Kimberly Russell whom he dated until 1995. In 2000, Kimberly who is best known for her roles in the sitcom Head of the Class and the 1990 comedy film, Ghost Dad, married cameramen, and swingman Michael Bonewitz.
George Clooney began dating French TV personality Celine Balitran in 1996 after meeting her while filming The Peacemaker in Paris. She was a law student at the time. Their relationship lasted until 1999 and Ms. Balitran went ahead to marry filmmaker David M. Rosenthal.
George dated the American stand up comedian and actress between 2002 and 2006. They met while on the set of the movie Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. In the movie, Krista was the actor’s lover, a relationship that soon blossomed off the screen.
After meeting each other in 2000, George Clooney and Lisa Snowden were in an on-again, off-again relationship for five years that made it difficult for people to keep a tab on them. They were spotted at numerous red carpet events together, such as the Los Angeles premiere of The Bourne Supremacy. They later officially ended things in 2006.
Clooney met the former model at his birthday party and they dated from 2007 to 2008. The duo attended the Oscars together which was quite a statement from the actor at the time. Appearing at such a prestigious event with her signaled some serious intention from the notorious Hollywood playboy. Unfortunately, the relationship lasted a little over a year after that.
George Clooney ran into the Italian TV personality in 2009 and hit it off immediately with her. Their relationship soon became one of his more publicized romances as they attended the Academy Awards red carpet and were often pictured enjoying motorcycle rides together. They also attended the Venice Film Festival together. The relationship ended up lasting until 2011 before they parted ways.
George met the former professional wrestler at an Oscars party in 2011 and they soon later began seeing each other. After a few red carpet appearances and fun times, the actor broke up with her in mid-2013.
Hollywood’s Former Playboy Is Now A Family Man
Following his days as a playboy, when he dated all the above-listed women as well as others that include Renée Zellweger, Carole Radziwill, and Jennifer Siebel, George Clooney married British-Lebanese human rights lawyer, Amal Alamuddin, in 2014. The event was a star-studded ceremony held in Venice, Italy. It was his second marriage after his divorce from actress Talia Balsam in 1993.
George and Amal Clooney have since then been going strong despite rumors of a divorce in 2016. Their union has produced twins; Ella and Alexander who were born in June 2017. George has described his son Alexander as a ‘thug’ and his daughter Ella as ‘elegant’.
How Clooney Achieved a Net Worth Estimated at $500 Million
George Clooney has made a lot of money from starring and making films, however, a few business ventures are why he has been able to become a multi-millionaire.
The actor’s first role on the camera was as an extra in 1978 miniseries, Centennial. His first major role then came in E/R, a sitcom that lasted just a year from 1984-1985. He then went on to enjoy a career that spanned over three decades, appearing in movies like The Facts of Life and The Golden Girls. 2001’s Oceans 11 is his most commercially successful movie, grossing $450 million and netting the actor $20 million. Other successful projects he has been a part of include Syriana (2005) for which he won an Academy Award, and Michael Clayton (2007).
In 2002, Clooney ventured into directing, making his directorial debut in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, a biographical spy comedy film. His other directorial works include Good Night and Good Luck (2005), Letterheads (2008), and The Monuments Men (2014). In 2012, he starred and produced the movie Argo for which he won an Academy Award for best picture.
In regard to his business ventures, Clooney co-founded the tequila company Casamigos in 2011. He invested as much as $600,000 into the venture and after a few years, he and his partners sold the company to the world’s largest drinks company, Diageo, for $1 billion.
The Actor Owns Some Expensive Toys and Valuable Real Estate
Like every other man with lots of money to blow, George Clooney loves fast cars. For as long as he has been an A-lister in Hollywood, he has been known for driving some of the slickest cars in Los Angeles. This includes a Chevrolet Corvette V8 C1 convertible, a 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and a Tesla “Signature 100” Roadster which cost him $100,000.
Clooney has further invested his money in a number of assets around the world. This includes a Villa at Lake Como which he bought for $10 million and later listed for an eye-watering $100 million. He also has properties in LA, Mexico, and England. He and his wife paid about £10 million to acquire the England home which is located on an island in the River Thames.