“It’s the story of how George Clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.”
That’s how Golden Globes co-host Tina Fey introduced astronaut movie Gravity the other night. And if you think of the gorgeous model/actress/cocktail waitress types he usually dates, you can see what Tina was getting at.
So, we did an inventory of his past girlfriends and in Clooney’s defence, he totally got it on with some age-appropriate women back in the eighties. As we take you on a magical journey through the romantic history of the world’s foxiest silver fox, you’ll notice a something magical: As Clooney ages, his choice of attractive companion gets younger.
Let’s have a little retrospective perv, shall we?
Kelly Preston: 1 year younger than George
It’s 1987. This is in the time before E.R. and George is a 26-year-old unknown babe, dreaming of Hollywood. He hooks up with fellow actor Kelly Preston, 25, a model who was discovered in Australia when she was 16 years old. In 1988, they move in together and get a pet pig (yes, a PET PIG), but it’s all over a year later. Kelly gets into acting and ends up marrying John Travolta. George moves on…
Talia Balsam: 2 years older than George
Shortly after his break-up with Kelly, George gets together with actress Talia Balsam – the only woman ever to get George to put a ring on it. She’s also the only woman older than G.C. – when they got together she was 30 and he was 28. They were married in 1989, and got divorced till 1993. As you can see in this photo, she was ahead of her time with the sheer trend.
Celine Balitran: 13 years younger than George
George lands his role in E.R., becomes a doctorly object of lust for all women with televisions and has a few brief casual flings. In 1993 he goes to Paris, where he meets Celine Balitran, a French waitress/Law student 1993. She’s 13 years his junior. They date for 3 years and she’s forever known as “that French chick George Clooney dated”.