George Clooney tends to like his women like he likes his frequent vacations to Cabo: hot, quiet, uncomplicated and with a definite expiration date. So when the megastar, 52, stepped out for dinner a few days ago in London with a doe-eyed brunette, the Internet quickly concluded that she was either a little-known TV hostess or a former lingerie model.
Turns out the Internet was wrong (shocking, we know). The so-called "mystery woman" he was photographed trading smiles with has been identified as Amal Alamuddin, a multilingual British barrister whose specialty runs to international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. Her client roster includes Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former U.N. head Kofi Annan.
Clooney fans haven't quite been able to process this information, and they have unsurprisingly resorted taking potshots at the dark-haired lawyer, who looks a bit like the offspring of Anne Hathaway and Natalie Portman.
While the actor's rep did not respond to our request for comment on whether the dinner meet-up was business or personal, a source tells Us it was "non-romantic" and Alamuddin is "just a friend."
So who is the Oscar winner spending time with? That would be leggy model and so-called Croatian Sensation Monika Jakisic, a sometime flame he reportedly reconnected with in the wake of his split from Stacy Keibler.
"Monika and George are dating," a source tells Us. "She's not his official 'girlfriend' yet, but they've become very close. She has been seeing George almost every night."
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