George Clooney has clarified that he does not have a special lady friend, not even Lebanese-born, London-based lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
The star of the smash hit sci-fi flick “Gravity” set the record straight in an interview Wednesday with People magazine in which he fielded questions about rumors of romantic ties with three women.
“Three different stories in three weeks,” he said. “I should be an athlete. But no, of course it’s all made up.”
Tongues began wagging after Clooney, 52, was spotted on a dinner date with a mystery woman in Berners Tavern in London last week.
The woman was wearing a figure-hugging red dress and, by all reports, was thoroughly enjoying the one-on-one time with her Oscar-winning date.
It didn’t take long before Clooney’s partner was identified as Alamuddin, who specializes in “international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law,” according to the website of Doughty Street Chambers where she is listed as a barrister.
The site notes that she has in the past represented clients at the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.
Clooney is well known for his humanitarian work and in particular for campaigning for an end to the conflict in Darfur.
The London-based Alamuddin is currently representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his battle against extradition to Sweden.
As for her relationship with Clooney — the actor has plainly made his case to the jury.