For some, the timing is never right. Now that Eva Longoria is in a whirlwind relationship with her broke former reality star beau, Ernesto Arguello—bam! All of a sudden, George Clooney is single. Sounds random, right? Like, why would I bring up Clooney and Longoria in the same sentence? Because, apparently, George was after Eva while he was still dating Stacy Keibler but Longoria spurned his advances.
Clooney and Longoria have been friendly for years but things got serious—at least, for George—this past March when the two were both in Germany for work and hung out at Berlin’s Soho House, reports Us Weekly. The mag’s insider insists the pair “did not hook up,” but after that, Clooney was a smitten kitten.
“George began pursuing Eva,” the source continues. “He told her that he was still with Stacy, but had plans to break up with her and was interested in being with Eva.”
Longoria resisted, Clooney persisted, adds the insider. George “continued to pursue her with texts and calls. Eva made it clear to him that she would not date or be with him until he was completely single.”
Please. How convenient that Longoria is shoving her new relationship with Arguello in his—and everyone else’s— face. She can’t be serious with this Ernesto dude, though, right? They’re just enjoying a summer fling—RIGHT?! But as a faithful fan of Lainey Gossip, I couldn’t help but link this Clooney/Longoria story to her latest blind riddle. Go ahead, read it, I’ll wait for you to return.
Sooooo? Uncanny, no? Really, though, I just don’t see George and Eva being the endgame here. He likes his lady companions young and tall and, most important, quiet. Longoria is…well, she’s a little above the age bracket Clooney typically prefers, she’s petite, almost child-sized, and let’s be real here, girlfriend likes to talk at a volume that can blow your eardrums out. But hearing her blaring voice or big, booming laugh on a red carpet while standing next to a wincing George Clooney makes me want this coupling to be oh-so-true. Because for gossip’s sake, it would be simply amazing.