George Clooney and his actress model girlfriend Stacy Keibler have split, after months of speculation that their relationship was on the rocks.
Stacy, 33, reportedly broke up with George, 52, because they wanted different things in life.
"Stacy called it quits," a close friend of the couple told PEOPLE. "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."
Despite dating one of the world's most eligible bachelors, Stacy has
rarely spoken out about their romance. She often takes to Twitter to
post inspirational quotes instead, some of which could have reflected
her tough time dealing with the break-up.
"'Trying times are not the times to stop trying.' - Ray Owen," she recently posted.
A few days after, she retweeted Channing Tatum's, sharing, "'Happiness doesn't come as a result of getting something we don't have, but rather of recognizing & appreciating what we do have.' -F. Koeing."
George and Stacy had been dating for two years, but rumours that their relationship had come to an end have been circulating for several months.
They were last photographed together in March, enjoying a dinner date in Berlin, where the Oscar-winning actor was filming The Monuments Men alongside co-stars Matt Damon, John Goodman and Bill Murray.
Speaking about her romance with George in the past, Stacy said, "It's
really not anyone's business. A personal life is a personal life. I know
there has to be a happy medium being in the public eye. You just have
to remember not to give everything to everybody."
The couple started dating in 2011, shortly after George had split from Italian beauty Elisabetta Canalis.
His previous romances include an on-off relationship with DJ Lisa Snowdon, and his marriage to actress Talia Balsam which lasted four years.