Smooth Sailing for George Clooney, Elisabetta – and His Long-Ago Ex!

06/30/2010 at 02:30 PM EDT

Smooth Sailing for George Clooney, Elisabetta – and His Long-Ago Ex!
George Clooney
George Clooney is on a boat – with some good-looking first mates aboard.

Clooney, 49, was spotted cruising Tuesday with his girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis and his ex Karen Duffy on Lake Como near his Italian villa. And don't worry – it was definitely smooth sailing.

Duffy, 49, an actress and long-time friend of the actor's, is not the jealous type. She got married in 1997 and speaks highly of her former flame – and his current girlfriend.

"The woman he's with now is incredible – she's funny, smart, has lovely manners," Duffy told PEOPLE earlier this year. "She's exactly who you'd want one of your friends to date – she's just as beautiful on the inside. And George – you know ... he's very loyal."

Clooney's relationship with Canalis, 31, made headlines earlier this year when rumors spread that the couple had split. But Canalis, an Italian TV personality, isn't fazed by all the rumors and hype.

"Right from the start of our relationship so many horrible things were said, but I immediately left them all behind," she told La Repubblica, an Italian newspaper. "I built cement walls around myself: If you don't get rid of all this rubbish you can't go on living. I live with serenity. I look forward."
Smooth Sailing for George Clooney, Elisabetta – and His Long-Ago Ex!| Couples, Elisabetta Canalis, George Clooney, Karen Duffy

Karen Duffy and Elisabetta Canalis


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