If you think this is the year George Clooney will finally settle down, don’t hold your breath.
In an interview on ”Piers Morgan Tonight,” he told both Morgan and his own father that his one marriage, to actress Talia Balsam that ended in 1993, was enough.
Morgan pointed out that George’s father, Nick, who appeared on the show with him, had “one of the great marriages.” Nick Clooney has been married to his wife, Nina — George’s mother — for more than 50 years. Morgan asked whether, as a parent, Nick was “yearning for the moment” his son would walk down the aisle.
Nick Clooney turned to his son and said, “I want you to think about that. I want you to think about — we’ve been married — Nina and I’ve been married 51 years.”
“I hate to blow your whole news story,” said the younger Clooney, “but I was married, so I gave it a shot.”
Clooney said the “shot” he gave marriage ought to have “proven how good I was at it.”
Clooney also told Morgan he contracted malaria while in Sudan, but said he’s no longer infected with the disease, and even made light of the situation, saying, “Even with malaria, it’s just good fun.” Clooney, who has been infected with malaria twice, joked, “I guess the mosquito in Juba looked at me and thought I was the bar.