In December, George Clooney admitted that he’s still single because he’s still waiting for the love of his life.
“I haven’t met her yet,” Clooney told W magazine.
Could that be about to change?
One of Hollywood’s best-known bachelors, Clooney, 52, was seen getting cozy with British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36, at a special White House screening of his latest film, “The Monuments Men,” on Feb. 18. According to People magazine, Alamuddin was Clooney’s guest at the special screening with President Obama.
“They were holding hands,” Harry Ettlinger, 88, told People.
Ettlinger was one of the World War II soldiers whose job it was to recover stolen art from the Nazis whose story inspired the film.
“I said to myself, ‘George, you did a lot of good things and you sure know how to pick them!’” Ettlinger told People.
Not only is Alamuddin a beauty – she topped London’s “Hottest Barrister” list in 2013 – she’s smart too. Oxford- and NYU-educated, she speaks three languages and is currently representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his extradition proceedings with Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning in a sexual assault case.
Clooney and Alamuddin first sparked relationship rumors last October after they were seen dining together in London.
Linked to two other women at the time, Clooney denied that he and Alamuddin were an item, telling People, “Three different stories in three weeks. I should be an athlete. But, no of course, it’s all made up.”
The actor’s rep also released a statement to put a stop to the gossip.
“He wants Amal to be able to prosecute cases without being hassled because she had one dinner with George and four others,” Clooney’s spokesman said.
Since then, the actor hasn’t said another word about Alamuddin.