Is George Clooney divorcing? Most people think of George Clooney before he married his current wife, Amal, as one of Hollywood’s most attractive single men. After all, the handsome actor had said more than once that he would never get married and settle down, so when he did, everyone was shocked.
Most of the actor’s fans have forgotten that he was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. After that, he was famously single for a long time. As it turns out, Clooney gave his ex-wife whatever she thought was “fair” in their divorce.
The relationship between George Clooney and Talia
In December 1989, George Clooney and Talia Balsam married after dating for less than a year. He was young, handsome, and in love. InStyle says they met in 1984 when they were both in a local play and “hit it off.” During the months they dated, they broke up and got back together.
Then Clooney asked her to marry him, and she said yes. They got married in Las Vegas. The actor says that he did care about Balsam. But sadly, the marriage was not meant to be. In 1992, he asked for a divorce, and it was finalized the following year, in 1993.
In their divorce, Clooney told Balsam she could choose whatever she thought was fair.
Most divorces, especially in Hollywood, can be messy, but George Clooney and Talia Balsam’s were the opposite. In an interview, the actor said, “I probably—definitely—wasn’t someone who should have been married at that point.” This suggests that he blames himself for the breakup of the marriage. He said, “I just don’t think I gave Talia a fair chance.” So, just what happened? Clooney told IBT Times that his first marriage “was tough.”
Both of them said that they weren’t ready for marriage at the time. Looking back, we can see that Clooney was more focused on his career than on his wife, which hurt their marriage. Balsam was from a well-known family, while Clooney was still trying to make a name for himself as an actor. Even though they were different, they never talked badly about each other.
The Ocean’s Eleven actor said, “She didn’t do anything to me. We used to be together, but it didn’t work out. I’m mostly to blame. That’s not me trying to beat me to the punch. I could watch it like a TV show. I wasn’t willing to make things better in the relationship. Balsam’s ex-wife says this about her new husband: “George is charming. He hasn’t lost his charm. I’ve done business with him.”
When it came to the divorce, Clooney even offered whatever Balsam thought was “fair.” He said, “I would tell Talia, ‘You tell me how much, whatever you think is fair. I’ll give you the money. I’m not willing to talk.'”