He mum tells Vanity Fair, "She (Canalis) is very down in the dumps. I've spoken to her, and she is very sad, but these things happen."

Her father, Cesare, admits he'll cherish the short time he had with the movie star, adding, "He (Clooney) is a nice guy, good fun. We had a good time... He certainly would have made a good son-in-law."

It is still not known what caused the break-up.