Much of the world was introduced to Italian beauty Elisabetta Canalis because of her relationship with now-ex George Clooney, but the actress and model has officially moved on, evealing the details of her engagement to orthopedic surgeon beau Brian Perri to Italy's Chi Magazine.
Clooney and Canalis ended their two-year love affair over three years ago in June 2011 and they clearly left it in a good place as she only has kind words for the renaissance man. Canalis told Chi, "I am happy for him, but I am thinking only of my happiness. It is the most important day of my life, I don't have time to think of anyone else."
Canalis also made sure to address rumors that their relationship was merely a means for her to get ahead in the acting world: "That is the wrong impression that many have made and I do not have any problems speaking about him. There is no mystery, no contract, no secrets to hide. So many people believe that a relationship with a such a famous person, always in the spotlight, was not possible. Instead we had a real connection and it ended as all relationships can end."
As for her own pending nuptials, fiancé Perri stuck to tradition and asked Canalis's father for her hand marriage, and designed her engagement ring. On the diamond stunner, she said "It is the most beautiful ring I have ever seen. Brian designed it, he put his heart and soul into it." She also revealed that she has chosen to wear an Alessandro Angelozzi Couture gown for the big day.
Canalis will be wed next month on September 14th in Sardinia, Italy, which coincidentally is the same month former flame George Clooney will be tying the knot with fiancée Amal Alamuddin. The proximity of their dates was the furthest thing from her mind as she was born in Sardinia and knew long ago that she wanted to get married there. "I chose the date some time ago and September is the most beautiful time — for those who do not know Sardinia — to appreciate it," said Canalis. She would have had to put her wedding on hold for an entire year if she didn't take the chance for this September.