George Clooney ‘can’t get enough’ of Amal Alamuddin, ‘he loves how smart she is’


The last time we checked in on George Clooney and his girlfriend Amal Almuddin, Amal was undergoing the official Girlfriend Rollout. Exclusive reports in People Magazine & Us Weekly, exclusive photos from George and Amal’s Seychelles and Tanzanian holidays, then a jaunty trip to NYC where Amal was photographed looking beautiful in some hipster clothes. While I already like the IDEA of Amal – a smart, educated human rights lawyer who can go toe-to-toe with world leaders and Julian Assange – I’m also finding it a little bit weird that we’re supposed to believe she’s the high-powered, in-demand, ballbusting lawyer AND that she can jet off on a whim to be Clooney’s Girlfriend. Anyway, part of the Girlfriend Rollout is that the tabloids start talking about how “different” this girl is and how Clooney has never, ever felt this way and THIS TIME THERE WILL BE A WEDDING.

George Clooney seemed like a nervous teenager as he smiled and slipped his arm around Amal Alamuddin’s shoulder on March 15 during a whirlwind safari in Tanzania. Just days before, the couple were spotted taking a romantic stroll hand in hand on a beach in the Seychelles – an island off the coast of Southeast Africa and a huge honeymoon destination.

“It looked very sweet,” says a witness. “He was hanging on her every word and looking at her like she was the only woman in the world.”

Insiders say Clooney is clearly in love with the Oxford-educated beauty, but the question is whether he’s god enough for her! Beirut-born and raised in England, Amal is an international lawyer specializing in human rights. The 36-year-old coedited a book about the law and politics of Lebanon – and as if that didn’t make her enough of a scholar, she is also fluent in French and Arabic.

George, whose last three girlfriends were a WWE star, an Italian TV hostess and a Vegas cocktail waitress, is gushing to friends that Amal is the woman he’s been waiting for. The insider says George can even see himself proposing!

“George can’t get enough of Amal. He’s very attracted to her and loves how smart and successful she is. He loves their intellectual conversations. He knows she’s a kepper and won’t do anything to risk screwing this up. If things keep going well, he’ll definitely propose.”

[From Star, print edition]

Love the shade from Star in there: “George, whose last three girlfriends were a WWE star, an Italian TV hostess and a Vegas cocktail waitress…” Yes, that sums it up. Now, Amal is demonstrably “different” than the Sarah Larsens and Elisabetta Canalises of the world, but what does it matter if Amal still acts like the same kind of “beck and call girl”? I hope the past week of silence means that Amal went back to London to her job and that she expects Clooney to wait around for HER to call. We’ll see.


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  1. Suze says:

    I see. This is how we’re playing this one. Smart and different?

    Well, we’ll just see.

  2. Sandra says:

    I’m not sure why it is so hard to understand that a high powered lawyer of her status absolutely has the holiday days to take two weeks off for vacation. She is her own boss, doesn’t work at a firm, therefore manages her own time. Not really that complicated.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right. And as long as she doesn’t have to appear in court, she can do most things anywhere she might be if they have wifi.

    • Maria says:

      Yup, but considering the last post about her was filled with posters questioning her dedication to being a high profile attorney. ..

      Seems like the media is just targeting its audience.

      • Lainey says:

        Well as long as she keeps her job. She’ll need it again in one year or two when she’s abruptly terminated. I’m sure she’s smart enough to realize that she’s there to fulfill a purpose, arm candy, regular sex and sure someone to be with so you don’t have to be alone.

    • lucy2 says:

      We have a few clients with very high powered jobs, and it seems like they’re often jetting away on some exotic vacation. I don’t think it’s unusual at all.

    • GiGi says:

      Anyone who works for themselves can tell you that you’re never off the clock. I might be able to volunteer at my kids’ school sometimes, but I’m also fielding client phonecalls at 10:00 at night and answering emails while we’re at Disney. It’s the give and take of being your own boss.

      My guess is that her life is the same. She can (an probably does) work from anywhere. So while we may see pics of her at dinner or on safari, she also might be working a good portion of her day back at the hotel.

      • DanaG says:

        Amal does not work for herself she works for a very high profile London law firm and it was over three weeks at least she was off. She is representing Assange and other high profile clients a couple of whom were in the news while she was off on holiday with George. What is going to happen over the Summer when George spends three or four months in Italy? Is Amal going to take a heap of leave again and of course there is his birthday and red carpets to come. If she continues to be seen jetting off with George then it will and already is making people wonder how dedicated to her job she is.

      • Abby says:

        Exactly. I am in a similar position. I work a lot of hours at a “high powered job”, but I have a ton of flexibility as to when, where, why, and how that happens. Geographically I can pretty much be anywhere when I don’t have client meetings, but it doesn’t mean I’m not working at all. It’s been years since I’ve been in an office 8-10 hours a day, five days a week.

      • Madi says:

        She doesn’t work for a law firm. No British Barrister does. They are self employed and she is about to be on the prosecuting team for Prosecutor v Ayash et al at the Hague which is about 4 guys being tried for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri at a special international court tribunal. They are still in pre trial and are waiting for everything to be submitted from both sides then once it is all set, they can get a trial date. As soon as this gets under way she will be super busy in Holland

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Exactly Gigi.

        DanaG, people have laptops and smart phones and she can work from anywhere. But why should she have to justify herself to the public about how dedicated she is? If her clients are satisfied, I imagine she doesn’t care what we think.

      • It’s true that she can work from anywhere, and I had assumed she was in NY for business. But sometimes perception is everything. After a 3-week trip, I would have had my NY photo-op in a suit just to avoid looking like George’s “beck and call” girl. Trust me, your clients (and would-be clients) take note.

    • Vanessa says:

      I know. It’s not like she’s at “his beck and call”. What kind of person doesn’t invest time in a new relationship? I’m sure they’re both having fun & if it leads to something more, so be it.

  3. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I’m actually feeling a little sorry for the old girlfriends, now known as “the dumb ones.”

    • jinni says:

      Exactly. I don’t appreciate his people going around putting down these other women. As if he has now found someone who is worthy of him. The f*ck. Why even bring up women that have all moved on? He and his teams desperation to change his dating image is making him look like a punk.

      • FLORC says:

        Right on the nose jinni.
        They’re desperate to change his image.
        Thing about George is he will never get married again. Ever. He’s listed his reasons and I doubt he’ll change at this point.

        And she’s smarter than him. That will be the downfall of the relationship. His ego will flair up and he’s back to the dumb c listers.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        We don’t know if he has anything to do with it. It’s a tabloid story. Wasn’t the “cocktail waitress” actually in law school and presumably paying her way through herself? I see no need to disparage his exes. Whether you want to be an entertainer, waitress, or lawyer, it is your choice in life. There is more to human worth-and intelligence-than what you are doing for a living at any given point in time.

      • jinni says:

        @We Are All Made of Stars:

        Well you might not believe that he had anything to do with this story and maybe you are right. Maybe his people didn’t put out this particular story. But he and his people did set the narrative of “Clooney finally finding ‘love’ with someone on his level/worthy of him” when they released that People mag story with perfectly timed and posed pictures to accompany it. He set the tune that the other tabs are now going with. So yes, I still side-eye him and his team for throwing his exes under the bus. He is by no means an innocent in these shenanigans.

    • starrywonder says:

      I know. I felt bad too.

    • Shazz says:

      He’s the “dumb one” now – wonder how long he’ll hold her interest.

  4. Greata says:

    “George, whose last three girlfriends were a WWE star, an Italian TV hostess and a Vegas cocktail waitress…” Well , George Mensa chose them did he not…OR WAIT!…HE WAS PROBABLY SLUMMING….JUST WAITING FOR HIS EQUAL TO ARRIVE! PLEASE!!

  5. Em says:

    I don’t really get why the writer of this article assumes she is on his beck and call? Perhaps it’s the other way around? Maybe she was due a holiday and he cleared his schedule to come along. Even high flying attorneys take holidays I suspect. As for being in NYC why wouldn’t she be in NYC? She works for the UN, holds teaching positions at NY universities. Can we just this once not automatically assume that a woman is running after the man, at least until there is further evidence to support this train of thought, please? It’s so boring to always assume the man calls all the shots.

  6. gogoGorilla says:

    Isn’t he always head over heels in the beginning, though? So the script is still the same, they just picked someone polished and accomplished. (Which admittedly is a nice change.)

  7. paola says:

    I still believe he’s gay and I bet all his ex girlfriends are reading tabloids and shaking their heads saying ‘oh girl you don’t know what you got yourself into!’

  8. Daffy says:

    They’re in LA. She’s his new beck and call gf., like all the others. There is no difference.

    ” E! News has exclusively learned that the handsome actor and his girlfriend Amal Alamuddin stepped out together for a romantic date night at Soho House in West Hollywood, Calif., on Saturday night. The pair arrived at the Hollywood hot spot with another couple around 8:30 p.m. and enjoyed each other’s company for close to two hours, an insider tells E! News. During their visit, Alamuddin and Clooney were seated on the terrace and remained very low-key. The star seemed very attentive to Amal, who was dressed in red, and the duo shared plenty of laughs. “

  9. JM says:

    Please Please Please let George propose….and Amal turn him down and break up with him. That would be Karmatic justice for the self confirmed bachelor.

  10. NewWester says:

    Glad to see George is happy with his new girlfriend, but what is it with all this subtle shade he is throwing at his ex’s?
    His former girlfriends may not have been lawyers like Amal, but there must have been some qualities he liked about them besides just being beautiful women.
    Just because a person is “smart” and has a degree or high powered job does not always make them nice people.
    Maybe George should focus more on getting to know Amal rather than comparing her to his former girlfriends

    • Godwina says:

      “Just because a person is “smart” and has a degree or high powered job does not always make them nice people.”

      +1. This, and the reverse, too: just because someone doesn’t have a university degree doesn’t mean they aren’t deeply intelligent, well-read, and able to discourse on current events like a boss. And I say that as someone who holds a PhD.

  11. Ugh–I just can’t with George Clooney. He bugs me. Like I think he’s good looking and all–but his personality, his charm seems to be completely forced and unnatural….like it’s part of his public persona that he HAS to be this or this. He tries way too hard……not attractive to me at all.

    And seriously? Clooney should thank his lucky stars that someone like Amal is willing to be seen in public with someone who’s spent the last ten years of his life publicly ‘dating’ a revolving door of cocktail waitresses……Clooney doesn’t come off as that smart to me. Charming, but not that smart.

  12. Cora says:

    I have some old Clooney gossip for you ladies. When George was doing the official girlfriend roll-out for Sarah Larson (the Vegas waitress), his team told People magazine that the reason George was so head-over-heels for Sarah was because she was “smart and classy”! I’m not kidding – THAT was the quote. “Smart and classy”! Now his story is the Vegas cocktail waitress was an unpolished dum-dum! George is a BS artist of the highest order and his girlfriend roll-outs are a comedy of spin, and always have been. I don’t believe this guy has changed one bit.

  13. lower-case deb says:

    this is why i cringe, pitting women against women again. putting other women down (george’a old girlfriends) to lift another up. that’s really sad. and once again the man is no problemo, it’s the girls that’re no bueno. gosh.

    whatever their faults or perceived shortcomings, George’s exes don’t deserve to be thrown under the bus.

    and the scary thing is the tabs keep doing this because a section of their audience loves doing exactly this?

  14. Frida_K says:

    This is horrible, but the coffee hasn’t yet kicked in, so…I read the headline of this post out of the corner of my eye and thought it said…well, change the “m” (second letter of her first name) to an “n”– “George can’t get enough of…”

    Yes. That is what I read.

    Yes. My eyes popped wide open. They did.

    It’s coffee time!!

  15. eliza says:

    Her clothing choices aren’t that smart.

  16. Etheldreda says:

    Agree that this is all terribly sexist and patronising. I have no idea if George’s exes were ‘smart’ or not, but since he chose them, doesn’t he bear some of the responsibility either way? There are plenty of smart, beautiful women who would be very happy to date Clooney, so if he chose to date women who are not ‘smart’ that’s his look out. And while Clooney may be more intelligent than your average Hollywood star, that’s setting the bar rather low, isn’t it?

    And all this talk of how he’s going to propose? Please! Maybe Amal doesn’t want to get married, to him or anyone else. I think Clooney knew he’d damaged his image, especially among women, by appearing to date a string of z-list escorts, so now he’s trying to redeem himself and instead is making himself look even more arrogant and sexist.

    • jinni says:

      “Agree that this is all terribly sexist and patronising. I have no idea if George’s exes were ‘smart’ or not, but since he chose them, doesn’t he bear some of the responsibility either way?”

      Precisely. The only thing those women have in common is him. So, whatever anyone says about them actually shines more light on Clooney’s personality, intellectual capacity, and qualities he looks for in a woman or relationship than any of those women individually. Just like people side-eyed Halle after constantly getting with crappy guys the same should go for Clooney. If all of his exes were dumb than what does that say about him?

      • Etheldreda says:

        ”If all of his exes were dumb than what does that say about him? ”

        Indeed. Now, I don’t know if these women were ‘dumb’ or not – the mere fact of not having a fancy degree doesn’t make one ‘dumb’ and Stacey Keibler for one seems to be a shrewd businesswoman who used her ‘relationship’ with Clooney to her advantage – but nobody forced him to go out with any of these women. He could have his pick of women, and yet he consistently chose short-term, apparently passionless ‘relationships’ with much younger women with few accomplishments to their name. So now we’re supposed to think he’s some kind of hero for dating a woman who, though still nearly 2 decades his junior, is clearly intelligent and accomplished? Please. Maybe if he’d dated Amal two ‘girlfriends’ ago I might have bought it, but now it just looks like PR damage control, particularly with all the gushing insights from the ‘insider’ about how Clooney is so bowled over by Amal’s brains. As if brains were ever a feature he seemed to value in women.

  17. nina says:

    Why is she a beck-and-call girl just cause she went on vacation? I don’t know, the nature of her work is obviously demanding but even lawyers take holidays.

  18. Karen says:

    Clooney is charming but please, he is nothing more than a pseudo-intellectual, I’ve watched him in interviews. I hate the storyline that she’s on his level. What on earth?

  19. Hissyfit says:

    I’m sure Clooney is / was smitten and head over heels in love initially with his every beard. The relationship is good until she mentions marriage and settling down and he’s out. I give this fake relationship two years max.

    • Bubulle says:

      I’m 100 % sure there is no marriage talk at all, it’s part of the deal, it’s just a convenient excuse endlessly used by George’s PR when the relationship goes south (that’s is to say the contract is over).

      • Etheldreda says:

        Exactly! Everyone knows that Clooney has vowed never to marry again. Are we supposed to believe that all his ‘girlfriends’ have been living under a rock for the past 10 years, and don’t know this? Or is it just that old sexist myth, that all women think they’ll be ‘the one to change a man’? Ugh.

        I agree with you. These ‘relationships’ (probably including this latest one) are showmances only. The whole ”George backed out because (insert name of latest escort) wanted marriage and baybeez” line is used because we’re supposed to believe that George is so desirable that every woman thinks she’ll be the one to make him settle down with her.


  20. Emily C. says:

    I give it 18 months. He was smart enough to find a woman with an education to burnish his image, but I do not believe this relationship is any different from any of the others.

  21. the other Guest says:

    It is nice, she is still on vacation. According to Just Jared they had a double date last night, in LA ,,
    I have to talk to the partners in my law firm and see if I could get the next few months off.

  22. break says:

    She’s still almost 20 years younger than him.
    Call me when he wants to date a woman born in the same decade as he was.

    • Me Three says:

      Thank you! She’s only 1 and a half years older than the last one and yet everyone is talking about how great it is he’s finally dating someone his own age. I guess if you have a degree you are considered “older?”

      I used to like George. Now, sadly, I think he’s a bit of a joke. Not to mention a sexist.

  23. break says:

    I noticed a couple commenters have called her his next “beard”. Don’t you guys think that if he were gay, then there would have been SOME evidence of it at this point? In the age of cell phone cameras, recording devices, easy internet access, etc…. wouldn’t someone have at least come up with something???

    • Bubulle says:

      I’m kinda clueless regarding George’s sexual preferencies but I know he is part of hollywood elite and he has the financial means to get away with a lot of things , and since he is a big movie star he is also protected by big studios, lot of them own big publications ( for instance WB own TMZ and People magazine), also George is good buddy with the guy that owns Us Weekly, that might explain it.

  24. PHD gossip says:

    I think Clooney went nuclear when it appeared that Stacey Kiebler moved on (marriage/baby) and is showing the world – “I did better” with a big fancy, educated lawyer.
    His narcissism doesnt allow for the possiblity of an ex not pining for him forever. That is why all of a sudden – literally the week after Staceys out of the blue marriage – he is high profile with his new consort.
    Shades of The Brange/Aniston triangle to me. GIVE IT UP. Now.

  25. cody says:

    Some men collect stamps, others autographed baseballs or antique cars, but George collects girlfriends. He has been down this way so many times, I doubt he even knows how to have a normal relationship with a woman.

  26. joan says:

    I hope some of you realize how you sound using the same reasoning about this woman that you do about minor movie starlets — Petty, small-minded, parochial.

    If you really want to know how she manages to take a vacation you can google her career and see what her life is actually like. Obviously she leads a different life than your starlets — or you.

  27. kristiner says:

    George is the modern day Rock Hudson. Mark my words. He’s gayer than a picnic basket.

    Why he won’t finally come out beats the hell out of me.

  28. TheOriginalWaffle says:

    Listen everyone, I am just as jealous of rich people vacations as you are, but it doesn’t make me want to start conspiracy theories.

  29. Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

    Who would have thought that George from the Facts of life would end up like this?

  30. Dalovelee says:

    Call me crazy but I kind of wonder what this barrister high powered attorney wants to be with Clooney for? He has never come across as intellectual, just a smug and maybe he chose girlfriends in the past who were no competitive with him so that made him look more clever… But if this new woman is this intelligent ..I have no doubt she’ll get bored of him.
    Also she’s a human right lawyer but yet she’s hooking up with this clearly spoilt wealthy celeb …again very odd.

  31. Anon says:

    Kill me now but in all honesty I believe George had more feelings for Stacy then anyone realizes. Think it bothered him she moved on fast something he has always done. i think Stacey and I am not a huge fan but I do think she should be given some credit.. She is not dumb and she really did make George lighten..

    George got taken back by Stacy.. This is rebound for George and just not him unless he is hitting political life

    • Me Three says:

      Sorry but I think a few months into the Stacy Keibler experiment George was desperate to get out but was working on his movie and didn’t need the “headache” of finding the next one. They never seemed to have any sexual interest in each other and frankly, I think she bored the you know what out of him. I also don’t think he cares that she married and has a bun in the oven. They were over way before the official announcement. I think this is a man who doesn’t like being alone. When he works he’s okay. When he’s done with a project, he needs someone. When he starts a new project he moves on. He’s a sad person.

  32. mc says:

    I see the coher’s were hard at work here. Celebitchy, you should really enforce your no multiple posting under various names rule.

  33. Mat says:

    Good God she is ugly. Lucky for that gal there is photoshop.

  34. Harry says:

    He’ll change the whole script that is I don’t want to get married thing because Amal is an angel fallen to the earth.


  35. Carrie says:

    George takes an intimate moment with his new girlfriend in Paris. A picture is worth a thousand words that’s for sure.

  36. Mary says:

    You having fun ? Really.

  37. Lenny says:

    Thanks for the history lesson. Ask Kelly Preston or dd phieffer maybe talia will tell you the truth or ask Roseanne.