Clooney splits from girlfriend
13:30 22 June 2005
Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney has split from model girlfriend Lisa Snowdon.
The couple called time on their year-long relationship after deciding their long-distance romance had fizzled out.
It's rumoured that living apart - TV presenter Lisa lives in England while the 'Oceans Twelve' actor is based in Los Angeles - put too much strain on the relationship.
A source told Britain's Daily Mirror: "It's always difficult to maintain a long distance relationship. They have remained great friends and there is no animosity between them.
"Lisa last saw George in LA at the beginning of May. They spoke on the phone regularly but they began to realise that the relationship had nowhere to go."
Stunning Lisa, 33, had already ruled out a move to LA to be with her lover.
She insisted: "I would miss Britain too much."
But just last month, 44-year-old Clooney revealed he was happy with the arrangement.
He said: "Lisa and I get along well and she's comfortable with my tendency to be a workaholic.
"She has her own life and her own career and she's very independent that way. She makes things very easy for me."
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