George Clooney Denies Stacy Keibler Breakup Claims

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on September 12 2012 4:32 PM

George Clooney denied breaking up with Stacy Kleiber Wednesday, releasing a statement through his publicist that they are still together after rumors began swirling about the couple.

The infamous British tabloid The Sun published an article on Wednesday, claiming that Clooney, 51, and Keibler, 32, who went public with their relationship one year ago, had broken up due to Clooney's alleged inability to commit. But according to Stan Rosenfield, a PR representative for Clooney, the story was entirely made up.

"A story published by a London tabloid, The Sun, concerning George Clooney and Stacy Keibler is not true. Total fabrication designed to sell newspapers," Rosenfield told E! News.

The article in question relied on information reportedly given by a friend of Kiebler's, and painted Clooney as commitment-phobic. "[Stacy] said George wants to be on his own again and has no intention of getting married," the source told The Sun. "Stacy hoped they would be together long-term. It was a big breakthrough to spend time with his parents. But over the last few weeks George has pulled away from her."

In an interview on CNN's Piers Morgan show last year, when asked whether he was considering marriage again, Clooney said he would never remarry. "I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married," Clooney told the British anchor. "So I've proven how good I was at it, and I just. ... I'm allowed one."

Keibler, who is a retired professional wrestler, was first linked to the Oscar-winning actor in August of last year, following his breakup with Italian model and actress Elisabetta Canalis. The two spent most of the summer together at Lake Como, Italy, since flying out to Clooney's private villa there in June. They also flew out each other's parents there, reportedly to meet each other for the first time, the Daily Mail said.

Clooney was married to actress Talia Balsam for four years, but divorced in 1993. Balsam, who is now married to actor John Slattery, currently stars on the popular AMC drama "Mad Men" as Mona, ex-wife of Roger Sterling (played by Slattery). The couple has one child together.

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