Elisabetta Canalis opens up about ex George Clooney

clooney-canalis.jpg"At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure," says 32-year-old Elisabetta Canalis. "There is nothing ever pretty [about] saying goodbye."

Canalis, Italian actress and newly-minted "Dancing with the Stars" competitor, is referring, of course, to her high-profile break-up with A-lister George Clooney. The couple split in in June after two years together frolicking around the world, but mostly near his home in Lake Como, Italy.

"I'm a bit of a tomboy, but when it comes to love I am a doormat," says Canalis in a new interview with the Italian magazine Chi. "I'm looking for men who can give me security."

Is she maybe implying she was ready for marriage but Clooney, who divorced Talia Balsam in 1993, was not?

"I have always seen cold and controlled men as the right ones for me," Canalis adds, about no one in particular. "You have to accept that Prince Charming who is coming to save you is not going to happen -- it works against you."
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