George and Stacy at the Oscars earlier this year.

George and Stacy at the Oscars earlier this year. Photo: Getty

After two years, George Clooney and Stacy Keibler have split. Apparently the pair wanted different things, with a source telling People.com, 'Stacy called it quits. She wants to have children and a family someday. She knows where George stands on that.'

'They talked and they quietly stopped being a couple several weeks ago.'

According to rumours, 'several weeks' means more like 3 months.

People.com also says Clooney, 52, and Keibler, 33, will remain on good terms: "They talk every day. They were friends before they started dating and they'll be friends after. It was a friendly [breakup]." 

But according to blogger, Elaine Lui, who always offers more insight than your average scribe on Laineygossip.com, George has a pattern, and it has virtually nothing to do with women and everything to do with winning awards.

'Well, IF the regular pattern holds up, we may see a new girlfriend installed by August. George seems to prefer having a date around
during festival and award season and Gravity is opening Venice and then, usually, it’s on to TIFF right after. IF the regular pattern
holds up, that is. He may finally choose to rewrite the pattern this year, bring his mother instead, as I’ve been encouraging. Besides,
Julia Roberts will be working the campaign circuit with him. And he might just not want to hear it from her for 6 months, you know? The
Oscars are pushed back to March in 2014 due to the Olympics. That’s a long time to work it without a gf but it’s also a long time to have to
listen to Julia go on about whatever it is that she harangues him about…mostly his love life.'