Why It Pays to Be Dumped By George Clooney

Sugar Daddy George ClooneyStacy Keibler, 33, may be nurs­ing the rem­nants of a bro­ken heart after agree­ing to finally break up with her famous older man, 52-year-old George Clooney. But she’ll be cry­ing all the way to the bank because, while she may be cut off from her sugar daddy’s cash flow, she’ll still be mak­ing more than enough money just by hav­ing that con­nec­tion to him. By dat­ing Clooney, Keibler has sig­nif­i­cantly upped her celebrity appeal—after all, she’s the woman that was able to keep Hollywood’s infa­mous bach­e­lor on lock for more than two years. We all know how it works in Tin­sel­town: the more celebrity appeal you have, the more peo­ple want you.

Since becom­ing the young, beau­ti­ful arm candy to this rich older man, Keibler—a for­mer WWE wrestler—is esti­mated to have increased her earn­ings by up to $10.0 mil­lion, accord­ing to one celebrity expert. And even though the celebrity cou­ple is no longer a cou­ple, she’ll still be mak­ing money off of the relationship.

For starters, Keibler has just signed on to host a new real­ity show for the Life­time network—an easy mil­lion dol­lars in her pocket. There’s a pretty good chance that she never would have even been offered the part had her name not been so well known from her rela­tion­ship with Clooney.

Being a famous older man’s girl­friend has also led to other money-making oppor­tu­ni­ties for Keibler. Notable brands that are now approach­ing her for celebrity endorse­ments may deny that her appeal has any­thing to with Clooney, but again, her name wouldn’t be as big as it is today if it weren’t for her rela­tion­ship with the famous sugar daddy. Fash­ion design­ers are not much dif­fer­ent. A for­mer wrestling star wouldn’t ordi­nar­ily be approached by big cou­ture names like March­esa and Alexan­der McQueen. But Keibler has worn them all, and they all came to her after she stepped out in pub­lic with Clooney.

It looks like it cer­tainly pays to date a rich older man, even if he’s not in the pic­ture anymore.

What do you think: Will Stacy Keibler be able to build a fruit­ful career in the spot­light out of her rela­tion­ship with George Clooney, or will she fade into the back­ground when the hype even­tu­ally dies down?

Gorn­stein, L., “How Much Did Stacy Keibler Make By Dat­ing George Clooney?” Yahoo! omg! web site; http://goo.gl/J3rK1, last accessed July 11, 2013.

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  • april dia­mond

    she will fade into the back­round — she has noth­ing & is noth­ing with­out George. he made her; she didn’t do this on her own. I tweeted her ‘George made u rich huh?’ her tweet back ‘yeah totally because I’m stacy.…’ hum­ble? she’s not sweet or nice. she’s self centered.

  • Robyn Sul­li­van

    Stacy was a celeb when she appeared on DWTS. She’s beau­ti­ful and tal­ented that’s why she’s in demand. George just con­firmed that. You go Stacy!

  • Melissa Knight-Lee

    She was a huge star in the WWF and one of the only diva’s i remem­ber. She’s also had small roles in movies since 1998. I agree that dat­ing some­one like George can help with celebrity sta­tus, but i think she still would have been ok with­out him.