Despite rumors from an Italian newspaper that the couple had separated, George Clooney and Elisabetta Canalis are still going strong.  Canalis opened up to Vanity Fair’s Italian edition, dismissing any rumors that they have split as jealousy, People reported this week.  In fact, she told the magazine, “Those who criticize or invent stories about us are just jealous.”

What should you do when people try to meddle with your relationship?

Cupid’s Advice: 

Finding love can be like winning the lotto!  However, one’s happiness and luck can often lead to jealousy from the outside world.  Read on for Cupid’s tips on how to deal with this situation:

1. Don’t fuel the fire: Jealousy can harm a relationship, even if it comes from the outside.  The best thing anyone can do is to not repeat the rumors you hear.  Most of the time, like in Clooney and Canalis’ case, rumors are false.

2. Be happy: Jealousy and rumors can only harm a relationship if those involved let it. As Canalis said, “the best revenge over these jealous people is to be happy.”

3. Time cures all wounds: In the end, rumors don’t last long.  The more untrue they are, the less time it takes for them to fizzle away all together.