Canalis Working Through ‘difficult Time’

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September 8, 2011 | 6:00pm EST

Italian model Elisabetta Canalis has broken her silence about her split from George Clooney, insisting she’s still going through “a difficult time”, more than two months after their break up.
Clooney and Canalis announced they had parted as lovers in June, thus ending a two-year romance.

The brunette beauty kept a low profile in Europe as she battled her heartbreak, but she is now preparing to step back into the spotlight as a competitor on the new season of hit U.S. TV show, Dancing With the Stars, and she’s finally opening up about the breakdown of her romance with Clooney, revealing she blames herself for the split.

In an interview with Italy’s Chi magazine, she says, “At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty in saying goodbye.”

But Canalis claims she has since found inner peace in Hollywood.

She continues, “The end of a relationship is complicated. I went to the United States, because at the moment I could no longer face the world (sic). Watching my life being dissected was not easy for me.

“Here in Los Angeles I have found serenity. I’ve also found work. It was a difficult time for me, but you have to get on with things.”

Ironically, Canalis is now competing on the show which once featured Clooney’s new girlfriend, former wrestler Stacy Keibler.