George Clooney’s newest love interest has officially been revealed. One week after the award-winning actor was spotted dining with a mystery brunette (and roughly three months since his split from former WWE star Stacy Keibler), the woman has been identified as British lawyer Amal Alamuddin.
E! News reported Monday that Alamuddin is the woman with whom Clooney was recently photographed leaving Berners Tavern in London late last week. Paparazzi originally captured the pair leaving the restaurant after enjoying a meal of contemporary English fare at its Edition hotel-based establishment, smiling at one another before leaving together in a cab. So just who is Clooney’s latest girlfriend? Here are six fast facts about his newest fling:
WORKS OUTSIDE OF HOLLYWOOD
Based in Britain, Alamuddin works far outside the entertainment industry. The brunette stunner reportedly works in the field of international law and specializes in human rights, according to her Twitter account. The Doughy Street Chambers also reported that Alamuddin works on cases dealing with extradition and criminal law.
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HAS HIGH-PROFILE CLIENTS
Not only has she served as an advisor to the United Nations as a consultant on crises in Syria and Lebanon, according to a report from Yahoo, Alamuddin is also currently representing a high-profile client. According to the report, she is currently serving as lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his extradition case against Sweden.
BIG ON SOCIAL MEDIA
While not nearly as well-known as her male counterpart, Alamuddin has still made her mark via social media. Despite having only 1,778 followers as of Tuesday afternoon, there are some big names among them, including Julia Gillard, the 27th prime minister of Australia; Lalit Kumar Modi, the founder and architect of the Indian Premiere League and Champions; and the pro-gay rights NOH8 campaign organization.
SIMILAR ACCOLADES TO CLOONEY
She may not have an Academy Award under her belt, but like Clooney, Alamuddin has also been recognized for her single status and physical appearance. According to a report from Yahoo, Alamuddin was voted as being the most “eligible barrister (lawyer)” in London earlier this year. Clooney, for his part, has racked up multiple wins for People magazine’s annual “Sexiest Man Alive” competition.
DOESN’T WANT THE FAME
She may be allegedly dating one of the most famous bachelors in Hollywood, but if her Facebook page is any indication, Alamuddin prefers living a private life. While her Twitter account allows anyone and everyone to access her 50 tweets, Clooney’s lady keeps her Facebook account secret from prying eyes. The only information Alamuddin allows strangers to access on the account is the name of the two social media groups she belongs to and a glimpse at her main profile picture, which shows the lawyer smiling while sporting a black top and a floppy white sun hat.
Clooney’s rumored lady has impressive education credentials. Starting her collegiate studies in the United Kingdom, Alamuddin obtained her B.A./LLB from St. Hugh’s College at Oxford University. The British native then went on to study in the U.S. at New York University School of Law (LLM), also receiving the Jack K. Katz Memorial award for her accomplishment in the field of law upon completion. Alamuddin also flaunts her education on Facebook, her account showing she is currently a member of the Oxford University Arab Cultural Society group and the NYU Law Alumni in London page.