She’s lasted a lot longer than a lot of people predicted. Oh you underestimated the Italian Queen. From the beginning she made it clear she was not like the others. From the beginning she declared herself to be different. And with very few missteps. Maybe just that time on Twitter when she hilariously compared Jennifer Aniston to Iggy Pop – click here for a refresher. Even then she wasn’t punished! Even then her position as Clooney Official Girlfriend was never in jeopardy.

Some say now that she’s become too bold, over confident, overly secure, at least that’s how they say she sounds in a new interview with Italian magazine Chi in which they’ve interpreted her words as a guarantee that George Clooney will marry her...and give her babies??!!!???

“I am very happy at the moment - thanks to my man, my fairytale is continuing. We are a couple that never gets bored. Whenever I see my picture in a magazine I know what is being written. They all say that I spend my time organising parties and that my boyfriend does not want to marry me and be with me anymore.

My boyfriend has not given an interview on his private life since 1999 - everything that you read is just a rehash of stuff that has been written in the past. Between us I'm the one who gossips the most because I have less experience than him. I could never be with someone who every time he opens his mouth says he doesn't want a child with me or marry me.

It's not at all like that - and to cap it all these things are always labelled exclusive interview.

My second job at the moment seems to be maid of honour. For the time being that's how it is but I'm not putting any time limits, who knows what will happen? I am a firm believer in marriage, in the future I will be married, but for the time being I am happy as I am, I don't need anything to confirm how happy I am.
My maternal instinct has not kicked in yet but my mother says when it does it will be like a lightning bolt.”

Here’s the thing: I don’t actually believe that she believes that George Clooney is going to make her his wife and father her children. That’s absurd. He’s 50. Living the good life. He won’t want to run around in 10 years after a toddler when he could be smoking cigars and getting jerked off on a yacht in the Mediterranean. Don’t be ridiculous.

So what does Elisabetta Canalis actually mean? What she means is to assure him that she has no expectations on him. “Let’s just have fun, George! Whatever happens happens! One day I’ll marry some other dude and get pregnant. But for now, I’m yours.”

You see? You see what she’s doing? I’m telling you, she is formidable. And really great at namechecking. Who?

Meryl Streep! The Italian Queen cooked for Meryl Streep???

“She tried the tomato sauce, looked at me and said "Ahhh, Italians. I'd forgive a man anything if he knew how to cook."'

Here she is, Ely looking very pleased with herself and a bouquet of flowers alongside George in Italy yesterday. He’s there to shoot yet another commercial, this time for a Euro bank.

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