GEORGE OPENS UP
George Clooney dishes on his first meeting with Amal.
Some people search far and wide for their soulmates — but George Clooney didn’t even have to leave the house! “A mutual friend of ours said, ‘I’m stopping by and can I bring my friend?’” the Hail, Caesar! actor, 56, recently told David Letterman, adding that his agent then called and said, “I met this woman who’s coming to your house who you’re gonna marry.” She was, of course, Amal Alamuddin, who became Mrs. Clooney in 2014. After they “stayed up all night talking,” recalled George, he and the human rights lawyer, 40, began exchanging emails. “I didn’t know if she wanted to go out with me. I just thought, you know, we were buddies.” Riiight. Put George in the friend zone? As if!