Elisabetta Canalis, George Clooney’s ex-girlfriend, has confirmed she has started a surprise romance with Jackass daredevil Steve-O.
Elisabetta Canalis, 33, confirmed the rumors as she leaned in for a kiss with Steve-O, 37, after having lunch together in Hollywood yesterday.
A day earlier they seemed coy and would not answer questions about their relationship status in a video posted on TMZ.
But Elisabetta Canalis and Steve-O certainly weren’t shy about showing their affection yesterday.
Elisabetta Canalis, who was dressed in a white maxi-dress, sat on Steve-O’s lap and at one point grabbed his backside.
Insiders say Steve-O’s sense of humor won her over.
“Steve makes Elisabetta laugh, and that’s her weakness,” a source tells Radar Online.
“That was her favorite thing about George Clooney-he was always cracking her up and playing practical jokes on her.”
The source adds: “Ever since Steve-O got sober, he’s very sensitive and introspective, so Elisabetta is getting the best of both worlds.
“They’re not serious yet, but they are definitely hanging out, and hooking up. They are trying to stay under the radar, so they mostly hang out at her place and watch movies and order in. But they also hit some low key restaurants around her neighborhood too.”
For nearly two years the Italian TV star Elisabetta Canalis was in the enviable position of dating one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, George Clooney, 50.
But in June 2011, Elisabetta Canalis and George Clooney announced they had split. George Clooney is now dating former wrestler Stacey Keibler.
Steve-O – the London-born former stuntman whose real name is Steven Glover – is well-known for being part of the outrageous Jackass cast that made a name for themselves on MTV.
In March 2008, Steve-O was placed on 72-hour psychiatric hold after friends worried that he was a danger to himself.
His controversial stunts include lighting his head on fire, swallowing live goldfish and trying to vomit them up alive.
Both Elisabetta Canalis and Steve-O have competed in the US TV series, Dancing With the Stars.