By Kate Ward
Updated June 22, 2011 at 04:13 PM EDT

One bellissimo courtship over: George Clooney and Italian girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis are no longer dating, People reports. According to a statement released by the couple, “We are not together anymore. It’s very difficult and personal, and we hope everyone can respect our privacy.”

Clooney and Canalis were together for two years.