George Clooney - Stacy Keibler taught George Clooney a lot

George Clooney's friends credit Stacy Keibler for helping him to get over his fear of commitment.

The 'Gravity' star, who proposed to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 22 after just a few months of dating, amicably split from the former wrestler last July after two years together but his pals believe she taught him a lot about relationships.

A source told PEOPLE magazine: ''She was one of the first women he's dated who had her own life. She was sweet and had a very good heart, and he was attracted to that.''

The insider explained that George was ''relieved'' when he started dating the 34-year-old blonde beauty because ''he didn't seem completely happy'' after ending his two-year relationship with Italian presenter Elisabetta Canalis in 2011.

And after his split from Stacy, the actor, who previously swore off marriage following his divorce from Talia Balsam in 1993, ''was calmer and seemed more open.''

The insider added: ''He was in a place to meet the woman he would be with for the rest of his life.

''He has matured and evolved, and he has found someone who can keep up with him.

''He respects that she is not remotely involved in his world. She seems to have no interest in a Hollywood life in the spotlight.''

Stacy has also moved on and is expecting her first child with her new husband, Jared Pobre, later this year.

Meanwhile, George, 52, was an instant hit with Amal's family and they weren't surprised by their whirlwind engagement.

A friend said: ''(They) weren't surprised that this is such a lightning relationship. They found George very easy to get a long with, cool. They felt at ease with him immediately.''

The couple are in ''no rush'' to tie the knot and neither of them ''has ever talked about wanting kids,'' but a family member said they are toying with the idea of a September wedding.


Tags: George Clooney - Stacy Keibler - Amal Alamuddin - Talia Balsam


More George Clooney

George Clooney is Deserved Recipient of Golden Globes' Lifetime Achievement

George Clooney, the Oscar-winning actor and producer, is to be honoured with a lifetime achievement award at next year's Golden Globes. Clooney will pick up...

George Clooney Set To Receive The Cecil B. DeMille Award at The 2015 Golden Globe Awards

At the moment George Clooney’s personal and professional life couldn’t be going any better! As well as preparing to marry Amal Alamuddin in Venice, Italy,...

George Clooney to Star in Special Episode of 'Downton Abbey'

George Clooney, the Oscar-winning American actor, has signed on to star in a special episode of ITV's 'Downton Abbey'. Clooney will play a visiting guest...

George Clooney Plans To Tie The Knot With Amal Alamuddin In Italian Wedding

Ever since news broke that Hollywood lothario George Clooney got engaged to his British girlfriend Amal Alamuddin in April, there has been hardly any details...


George Clooney Going after News Corp with Phone Hacking Movie

Oscar-winner George Clooney is ready to put the disappointment of The Monuments Men behind him and dive straight back into directing, helming a film about...

George Clooney To Take On Phone Hacking Scandal On Big Screen

Uh-oh, bad day to be a journalist involved in the phone hacking scandal; George Clooney is coming for you. The actor-turned-director has chosen the events...

George Clooney Still Suffering From Back Injury Sustained In 2005 Movie 'Syriana'

Almost ten years have passed since George Clooney executive produced and starred in the Oscar-nominated thriller film 'Syriana,' and he is still suffering from the...

How Sandra Bullock Became The Highest Paid Actress In Hollywood

The results of Forbes annual celebrity rich list are in and it is with a certain amount of surprise thatSandra Bullockwas the highest paid film...



George Clooney Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on George Clooney

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All