No one thought the world’s most eligible bachelor would stay single for long, so when George Clooney was snapped spending time with a beautiful brunette, it didn’t come as a big surprise.
But, up until today, the identity of the woman in red Clooney dined with at Berners Tavern in London last week was unknown. However, E! has now identified the lucky lady as British lawyer Amal Alamuddin. (A rep for Clooney did not respond to omg!’s request for confirmation.)
Alamuddin, with her long dark hair and exotic looks, is quite different from the “Gravity” star’s most recent ex, blond former pro-wrestler Stacey Kiebler, except for the model-esque physique obviously!
The previously unknown Brit, who attended Oxford University, isn’t afraid of the limelight. Alamuddin specializes in international law, human rights, extradition, and criminal law and is currently representing a very high-profile client: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against Sweden for extradition.
In fact, all of the barrister’s (the British word for lawyer) cases focus on international rights issues and she has frequently served as an adviser to the United Nations, offering guidance on Syria and terrorist attacks in Lebanon — topics that are sure to interest longtime political activist Clooney.
That’s not the only thing they have in common. Alamuddin was voted the most eligible barrister bachelorette in all of London in 2013, a title the two-time winner of People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” crown will surely appreciate.
With awards season just around the corner, and Clooney’s “Gravity” practically a shoo-in for nominations, Alamuddin may need to get ready for much more of the limelight. One thing’s for sure, she’s bound to have great cocktail party conversation!
Update Oct. 30, 2013: Clooney told People that he is not dating Amal Alamuddin nor any other women he's been linked to recently. "Three different stories in three weeks. I should be an athlete. But, no of course, it's all made up," he insists. The actor's rep, Stan Rosenfield, explained why the actor, who usually stays mum on his love life, spoke out. "George wants this Monika [Jaksic] crap to stop. He wants Katie [Holmes] to get a break, and he wants Amal to be able to prosecute cases without being hassled because she had one dinner with George and four others … I even asked George if these [rumors] were true and he said he never comments on his private life, but in the interest of stopping the harassment of all three of these women, he felt he should."