George Clooney in secret romance with niece of Benazir Bhutto

George Clooney
George Clooney’s latest romance isn’t with some cocktail waitress, stripper, or whichever actress happens to be lucky or unfortunate enough (depending on your perspective) to live on the same block or star in a movie with him. According to The National Enquirer, he’s romancing a highly educated well connected woman from Afghanistan who works as a poet and journalist. 26 year-old Fatima Bhutto, the niece of assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, is said to be the object of Clooney’s affections, and he’s also said to be uncharacteristically serious about her, especially considering how smart and independent she is:

Although [Clooney] has been able to keep the relationship under wraps, in private he is gushing to pals about the raven-haired Fatima, say insiders.

“He’s still out there with his usual assortment of Hollywood eye-candy hanging from his arm,” a source told The Enquirer.

“But George insists those days could be coming to an end if Fatima wants to take their relationship to the next level and spend some serious time with him in the U.S.”

George and Fatima – who lives with her stepmother and half brother in a plush suburb of Karachi – met at an international conference last year.

George quickly fell for her, revealed the source. “Fatima was educated at Columbia University… and knew of his heartthrob rep, but she didn’t take his advances seriously because she thought their age difference – not to mention where they each lived – would make a serious relationship impractical.

“But George has courted her by phone and e-mail and arranged to meet her abroad when their schedules allowed it. Now he wants her to spend time with him in Hollywood.”

[From The National Enquirer, print edition, February 16, 2008]

Yes, right, his Playboy days are coming to an end, sure. Bhutto works as a journalist in Pakistan and there’s little chance she would move to America to be Clooney’s girlfriend. If this woman ever expressed a desire to be more available to him, Clooney would probably bail. He did last a while with Sarah Larson but she was completely unchallenging and it’s doubtful that their relationship would have gone anywhere if it wasn’t for that motorcycle accident they suffered together early on. Clooney is an unapologetic bachelor and falling for a lovely accomplished woman who necessarily lives far from him is just another way he’ll ensure he remains single for the foreseeable future.

Here’s a link to an interview with Fatima Bhutto (link leads to video) talking about Pakistan’s political climate after her aunt’s assassination.

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  1. sissoucat says:

    I’m sure Fatima Bhutto’s only dream is to be Clooney’s arm candy in Hollywood. Yeah, right…

    Hope this story is fake. Or else, he’s really an ass. Being a female journalist is unlikely to be easy in Pakistan, she doesn’t need an elderly playboy to ask her to come over in the US.

  2. Leandra says:

    They’re getting younger all the time. As long as they know they’re not going to be walking down the aisle with him, then why not have some fun. Who cares?

  3. geronimo says:

    I really, really doubt this is true.

  4. ade says:

    It can’t be true. She is not his type, she is not a skank.

  5. d_to_the_p says:

    she looks like the crazy 8-baby welware lady!

  6. d_to_the_p says:


  7. Clarise says:

    Does Clooney Have Education or a degree? Why does everybody think this man is gods gift to women? He’s an actor. That’s it. The only reason he is dating this nepotist young politcal figure is because he got cut a lot of smack for dating that bimbo cocktail waitress. But that cocktail waitress was probably more eduucated than he is.

  8. tasteT says:

    Yeah right, every sooo often George comes up with some unknown female–so that the gay rumors will be put to rest.

    George will never marry anyone nor have kids, it would call for him to be intimate with a female.

    Something he is not interested in..
    This is old Hollywood all over again.

    Cover-ups and female beards–when he dies we’ll hear about his true lover..

    That is why he is not living in this country-he really wants to be obscure
    so he can love the italian boys on the low.

    I never beleive anything romeo-ish about Mr. Fine ass Clooney. He has secrets and its his business.

  9. Sauronsarmy says:

    She doesn’t fit into his “types”.

  10. Essie says:

    To answer the question . . . George has a high school degree which he received in Augusta, KY. He then moved to Hollywood to live with his Aunt Rosemary. He was married once to the daughter of Martin Balsam, a character actor from the 60s-70s. The only reason any woman would want to date George is for his money, which is just fine but no young, beautiful, educated woman with a mind of her own would have anything to do with his old ass!! This story is untrue. I can’t imagine this woman wanting to be his beard.

  11. Biscuts n' Gravy says:

    Old fart wants smart, young woman. If she really is smart, she’ll stay away.

  12. el polacko says:

    totally not his type.. she doesn’t have six-pack abs and a penis. can we stop pretending that clooney is a womanizing “bachelor” already ?!

  13. Natalia says:

    Fatima used to date Dr Rand Pink

  14. Goddess711 says:

    Is it just me or would he have to convert to Muslim to marry her? And if he DIDN’T marry her, her reputation would be completely destroyed by association of such an open womanizer. But then again, if he does convert and marry her, he gets to have 4 at a time and keep rotating them with new ones every time one reaches past his apparent age limit…what…28? Happy 28th Birthday, I divorce you, I divorce you, I divorce you!
    Pakistan can use any publicity that doesn’t involve Bin Laden right now.

  15. Sally says:

    Yeah, right, like Clooney would EVER be interested in a woman who knows the entire alphabet (probably in several languages) and who practices a profoundly conservative lifestyle. There truly is a sucker born every minute. He’ll be back in Vegas or Miami or Hollywood by the end of the month banging some skank.

  16. Ned says:

    He is trying to show that he’s got “range”.

    It’s like a collection- a Vegas “waitress”? check!

    A muslim nepotist with connections to politics? check!

    Angelina collects children from different countries to prop an international image, and Goerge might be doing the same collection, but with women from all over the world and different background.

    It’s all PR and image- for both of them.

  17. Ned says:

    Cover-ups and female beards–when he dies we’ll hear about his true lover

    That’s what I thought about Matt Damon.

  18. tasteT says:

    I would not doubt Matt just because he is married and a father..its been going on for years…

    Hollywod has soo many secrets.

    Some we’ll never know.

    nothing surprises me anymore-since I saw that picture of John Travolta kissing a man in the mouth before he flew off in his jet. AND Eddie Murph’s
    sorted life w/Johnny Gill AND La Reid being married but wearing lip gloss and sitting like a mama hen in all of his pictures.

  19. stewie says:

    well, she seems smart and not terribly pretty..the antithesis of Clooney’s babes..

  20. BROOMSTICK says:

    you’re a dumbass. She’s NOT from Afghanistan, she’s from Pakistan.

    Get your facts right next time. Stupid ignorant Americans.

  21. BROOMSTICK says:

    Goddess711, you are truly a dumbass. “Convert to Muslim”?? LOLOLOLOL, what the f–k is that? You mean convert to ISLAM?

    No, Muslim women don’t have to marry Muslim men. As a Muslim woman, I have a white non-Muslim boyfriend– surprise!

    Shut your f–king mouth about Pakistan and politics and stick to celebrity gossip. dumb b-tch!

  22. Farah says:

    No, BROOMSTICK, you are so wrong. Muslim *men* are allowed to marry non-muslim women, it’s discouraged, but allowed, as long as they are “People of the book” (i.e. Jews or Christians) and he cannot coerce them to convert. Muslim women have to marry Muslim men. Try researching it properly. Btw, I think it’s sexist bullshit.

  23. MT says:

    Actually Farah is right.

    There was a famous case in Canada of a young muslim who was killed by her own family members becuase she was inlove and wanted to marry a non- muslim guy.

    It was explained again and again (they tried to justify the horror…) what a disgrace it was for them that she “dated” and with a man who was not muslin was considered an insult to the name of the family.

    They said more things about pride, and respect and that’s why they thought she should have been killed.
    Sick, I know.

    George might be gay but could also be a very troubled man who cannot have an intimate relationship.
    Some people have all sort of emotional problems.

  24. Marina says:

    So this is what the lion’s den feels like. I don’t know…let them live in secret bliss. These hounds are too much to take.

  25. lulu says:

    `*If this woman ever expressed a desire to be more available to him, Clooney would probably bail*
    celebitchy, you got it. you’re such a smarty.

  26. Tazeen says:

    someone here mentioned that being a female journalist in Pakistan is not very easy. Believe me, it is just as hard or easy as it is elsewhere. I have worked as a journalist in the past and still write for various publications and its not that big a deal. Our TV channels and newspaper newsrooms are full of smart and enterprising women.

    PS: Fatima is not really a journalist, she is a columnist.

  27. Goddess711 says:

    @ Broomstick: flippin the e-bird – RIDE THAT, after your ho’ass rides your trophy “white boyfriend.” Betcha keep it all secret from your family, right? Nobody’s going to want your garbage tainted ass after the find out about WhiteMeat. Does this mean you’ll be converting to Christianity or is your current hell all you need to continue with that lovely personality of yours?

  28. Malik Irshad says:

    I dont believe about this story. I really dont see to Fatima Bhutto but I believe it she is very nice girl.

  29. ahmed says:

    Though i don’t believe it but still my 2 cents of opinion: Not a match at all!! Not that she’s too smart for Clooney but probably because she’s a highly accomplished and well learned lady and wouldn’t sacrifice her professional reput for such a stint!

    p.s. No bad comments about Pakistan. Stick to celeb gossip. However if anyone does want to comment then first try increasing your knowledge base on the topic by visiting or atleast by meeting any pakistani.

  30. asif says:

    dont believe about this story. I really dont see to Fatima Bhutto but I believe it she is very nice girl

  31. lula-mae says:


    “The rumor that George Clooney is dating the 26-year-old niece of assassinated Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto is false, according to the actor’s publicist Stan Rosenfield.

    Rosenfield e-mailed wowOwow saying “The story is not true,” as rumors continue to grow that the striking actor has been cuddling up with Fatima Bhutto, and it sounds like she’s taming famous playboy Clooney.”

  32. Raunnie says:

    Isn’t this Camilla Alves???

  33. Its totaly fake story to disgrees a muslim lady.

  34. shah says:

    from afghanistan????????

    this is all lie…shez from pakistan dude!!!!!