Before Alamuddin, Clooney Was Married To Talia Balsam

Before Alamuddin, Clooney Was Married To Talia Balsam

Before Alamuddin, Clooney had Talia Balsam

George Clooney is a 53 year old actor who catches the eyes of many women. He is handsome, charming, sophisticated and suave. He is also married to beautiful Amal Alamuddin, a 36 year old international lawyer and activist. She is bright, well educated and gorgeous. They wed in a lavish ceremony in Venice, Italy. However, what many people are unaware of is Clooney was married once before.

George Clooney was married to Talia Balsam on Dec. 15, 1989. According to, Clooney and Balsam filed for divorce on Oct. 12, 1992. Clooney admitted he was not ready to be married at that point in his life.

Clooney and Balsam were married in Las Vegas, after only dating for only a few months. Balsam is also an actress. It seemed that they had a lot in common. However, their whirlwind romance did not last long. Clooney was quoted in, as saying, “I just don’t feel like I gave Talia a fair shot.” He also vowed he would never marry again.

Similar to Clooney, Balsam also remarried again. She is currently married to actor John Slattery. They have one child, a son, they named Harry.

Balsam has a solid Hollywood career. As pointed out in Ok magazine, Balsam starred in episodes of Happy Days, Taxi, Family Ties, Murder, She Wrote, Law & Order, Ally McBeal, and many more.

Prior to Clooney’s marriage to Alamuddin, Clooney dated other Hollywood actresses as well. As reported by, Clooney has dated Kelly Preston, Renee Zellweger, Lisa Snowden and slew of other celebs in the past.

As with most divorce cases, Clooney and Balsam both moved on. They are now each happily married. Their lives went in different directions after they split up. Fortunately, each seem happy with where they are today, and who they are currently with.