Bad news for Arab pride: George Clooney denies Lebanese lover
Fans hoping that Hollywood’s “eternal bachelor” may have finally found love with a Arab lady may be disappointed.
“Gravity” star George Clooney’s apparent blossoming romance may already be dead in the water - after Clooney himself downplayed rumors of the potential romance.
“Three different stories in three weeks. I should be an athlete. But, no of course, it’s all made up,” the Gravity actor, 52, told U.S.-based People magazine.
The mystery woman Clooney was spotted having dinner with last week at Berners Tavern in London has been revealed as Lebanese lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
Alamuddin, sporting a curve-hugging red dress and overstated earnings, exited the restaurant with a megawatt smile following her rendezvous with the actor.
The Lebanese beauty comes with a notable resume working as a lawyer specializing in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law, according to her Twitter bio.
Despite only boasting around 1,700 twitter followers, Alamuddin is followed by people such as Julia Gillard, the 27th prime minister of Australia, Lalit Kumar Modi, the founder and architect of the Indian Premiere League and Champions; and the pro-gay rights NOH8 campaign organization.
Actor Ashton Kutcher also follows the trilingual lawyer, who is currently representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his extradition case against Sweden.
Ironically, Clooney’s name appears in a 2010 diplomatic cable published by Wikileaks. The actor's name was part of a list citing others stars, TV shows and films that are more effective at preventing jihad than the U.S. government funded television station Alhurra, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Clooney’s 2007 film Michael Clayton was specifically highlighted.
While Alamuddin works far outside the spectrum of Hollywood, the pair have both been recognized for their killer looks. Though Clooney is a two time winner of the Sexiest Man Alive award by People magazine, the high profile trilingual lawyer was voted the most “eligible lawyer” in London earlier this year.
The 52-year-old actor and humanitarian aid activist broke up with wrestling star Stacy Keibler in July after two years together.
He has also recently been linked to 33 year old Monika Jakisic and Gravity co-star Sandra Bullock.
Despite being married for four years to actress Talia Balsam between 1989-1993, Clooney has said he will never marry again. His string of relationships over the past decade and a half has dubbed him the “eternal bachelor” in Hollywood.