On Friday, George Clooney resolved to stay single, despite near-constant speculation about whether he'll ever wed his Italian girlfriend, Elisabetta Canalis.

Clooney, 49, appeared on CNN's 'Piers Morgan Tonight' alongside his father, veteran journalist Nick Clooney. And according to Us, the Oscar winner's dad said he "yearned for the moment" his famous son would tie the knot.

But Clooney made it clear: his married days are behind him. "I hate to blow your whole news story, but I was married, so I gave it a shot," he said, referring to his 1989-'93 marriage to Talia Balsam, the actress who now plays Natalie Portman's mom in the new rom-com 'No Strings Attached.'

On Morgan's broadcast, Clooney said his failed stint as a spouse should have "proven how good I was at it." (Balsam, who never apparently renounced marital bliss, is now the wife of 'Mad Men' star John Slattery.)

Canalis, for her part, has expressed profound contentment with the relationship. The 32-year-old beauty told 'Vanity Fair' last year, "I feel more embraced than ever before...Being so loved is overwhelming...George has given color back to my life."