George ClooneyGenerally, George Clooney's relationships follow a similar trajectory: Clooney and the Woman in Question begin dating, marked by an inset on an Us Weekly cover ("George's New Love!"), and then in a flash-within weeks, seemingly-she is escorting him down red carpets and vacationing with him at Lake Como; finally, about two years later, they part ways. But Clooney's new, somewhat mysterious (we'll get to why momentarily) relationship with British lawyer Amal Alamuddin is bucking all previous George Clooney Relationship tradition.
Clooney and Alamuddin were first spotted together back in October on a dinner date in London, after which they "shared a cab" (which is like the bat signal for tabloid editors). Outlets quickly dug up a dossier on the 36-year-old Alamuddin: she represents Julian Assange; she topped a "London's Hottest Barristers" list in 2013; and she's Oxford- and NYU-educated. (All of which is to say: aside from the "strikingly gorgeous" part, she is somewhatRead More »from George Clooney Took His New Girlfriend on a Date to the White House