George Clooney and Stacy Keibler: Did they break up?

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Have George Clooney and his girlfriend of two years, Stacy Keibler, broken up? Is Clooney single again?

No one seems to know the real answer. After several hours of reports indicating that the couple did indeed break up, new articles began to appear saying that the couple was still together and perfectly happy.

So did they break up or not?

The rumors seem to have begun with an article published in the British tabloid, "The Sun." However, no such article seems to exist on the publication's website. In fact, the only mention of George Clooney and Stacy Keibler breaking up comes from an apparently false report published in September 2012.

The only recent "Sun" report on Clooney does reference a "break-up." But it's with a product he endorsed, Nespresso.

What in the supposed article led roughly the entire Internet to believe that Clooney and Keibler had split? Every outlet reporting on the story used the same "Sun" quote from "an insider":

"They knew it was never going to end in marriage or babies and Stacy does want kids and a husband in the next few years."

Some outlets also cited a photo Keibler posted on Instagram, showing the inside of a private plane. The caption reads, "Up up and away..." That's it. But that didn't stop many people from assuming that the former wrestling star was leaving Clooney, possibly for a private vacation in some exotic locale.

Thus, we have all of the proof of the Clooney/Keibler break up.

It's almost too bad that this is probably all false. Following the initial reports, some outlets began to publish denials of the break-up story. Both the New York Post and Radar Online cite yet another insider who says that everything is just fine in George-and-Stacy land.

Which insider source are we to believe? While nothing is likely to be confirmed any time soon, it's probably better to stick to the status quo and to the reports that can actually be found when searching the Internet.

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