George Clooney’s new girlfriend is probably even more impressive than Clooney himself.
Clooney, 52, is dating Amal Alamuddin, 36 (keeping in trend with his tendency to date women significantly younger than he is). But Amal is unlike any woman Clooney has dated before.
She’s not an actress, or a model, or a celebrity of any description. She hasn’t hosted a reality television show, nor is she likely to appear on one.
Amal’s a barrister who specialises in International Law. At the moment she’s advising Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations, during talks about Syria’s civil conflict. Previously, she represented Julian Assange when he was fighting extradition from London to Sweden. She was educated at Oxford and NYU.
In short: she has a resume that might be even more impressive than Clooney’s IMDb filmography.
It looks like things might be getting serious, too. Over the weekend, Clooney introduced Amal to his celeb buddies (and most adorable couple in Hollywood) Emily Blunt and husband John Kransinski.
A ‘source’ has also told PEOPLE that Clooney and Amal are a great fit for each other. “He’s with someone who is a very accomplished attorney. She isn’t someone who is pursuing a career in acting or entertainment… She’s on his level.”
Clooney’s last girlfriend, 34-year-old Stacy Keibler, is an actress, model, reality television host, valet and former professional wrestler. She recently announced that she and new husband Jared Pobre are expecting their first baby.
As well as dating Stacy Keibler (18 years his junior), Clooney has most recently dated Elisabetta Canalis (17 years his junior), Sarah Larson (20 years younger than George) and Lisa Snowdon (11 years younger).
Look, we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves here… but can you imagine how politically aware and switched-on George and Amal’s baby would be?
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