We've been hearing the rumors.
Beginning in late July, people began speculating that George Clooney was seeing Elisabetta Canalis nude. This was pretty much established as (lucky) fact.
Well, now he's gone public with his new flame, putting any doubts to rest.
Well, going public is a stretch. They keep a low profile, but aren't hiding.
Here's George Clooney with his (bandaged) arm around her in Italy:
The day before the premiere of his movie, Men Who Stare at Goats, the couple made an arrival at the Venice Film Festival in the famed European city.
Italian papers gushed over the pair they're calling "the next Brangelina."
That's a tad premature, as there's no good nickname potential (Canalooney? Gebetta?) and they haven't created many kids and become the subject of constant cheating rumors, but it's an apt comparison in terms of beauty.
In any case, Clooney and the woman better known to local media as "La Canalis" or simply "Eli" have been inseparable the past three weeks.
Clooney was introduced to his new love interest in Rome, but apparently "carried a torch for Eli" even while still dating now-ex Sarah Larson.
Larson became the first girlfriend to accompany the perpetual bachelor and ladies' man to the Oscars. Will Elisabetta Canalis be the next?!