[Lainey Gossip] Big Super Secret Hookup: There’s a reason she recently decided to flaunt her brand new relationship so publicly.
Suddenly she’d found true love behind the scenes? And they were telling magazines about it? And getting papped on holiday in Europe? It was because she was sending a message.
To the major Hollywood player with whom she’d been having an affair for 6 months. Only, at the time, he had a girlfriend. They were dealing with each other undercover. She would travel to see him while he was shooting on location overseas. No one, none of us, picked up on the fact that she showed up in the same city. He was sleeping with both the official girlfriend and the side job and telling the side job that he’d break up with the official one and make her the bonafide but, really, the side job, to him, was just a good f-ck and not a proper escort at the kinds of functions he usually needs an escort for. She continued to pressure him though and when he refused her demands, she showed up with a new man, jammed it in his face – and ours – and very shortly afterwards, he formally ended it with his gf, with a generous send-off.
Now? Impasse. She’s enjoying her summer hookup. And he’s all like, ok, I’m available, you can come to me, or don’t. It’s not like he can’t find a replacement, like, right away. Any woman becomes an instant star as soon as he takes her out. Given that she’s already a star, on a smaller scale, their reveal, should they figure out their situation, would be great for gossip though it could overshadow his work. And he has a lot of it coming up.
Her New Boyfriend:
Hollywood Player’s Official Girlfriend (may or may not be famous):
She: Eva Longoria
Her New Boyfriend: Ernesto Arguello
Hollywood Player: George Clooney
Hollywood Player’s Official Girlfriend: Stacey Keibler
Holy Housewife, Batman! This is one crazy story!
George Clooney Pursued Eva Longoria
Before Stacy Keibler Breakup
Who could say no to George Clooney? Eva Longoria, apparently. A source close to the Oscar-winning actor, 52, tells Us Weekly exclusively that he unsuccessfully tried to woo the Desperate Housewives star, 38, while he was still dating Stacy Keibler. Friendly for years, Clooney and Longoria hung out at Soho House in Berlin — both were in Germany for work — this past March, “but did not hook up,” according to the insider.
After that, “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.”
While once-divorced Longoria resisted, the Descendants star “continued to pursue her with texts and calls. Eva make it clear to him that she would not date or be with him until he was completely single.”
As Clooney and Keibler’s romantic status appeared unchanged, Longoria found love with someone else: Ernesto Arguello, who starred in NBC’s cancelled dating reality show Ready for Love, which Longoria produced. “She is now very happy with him,” the source adds. “George and Eva never hooked up.”
Clooney and Keibler, meanwhile, finally, officially ended their two-year relationship earlier this month. (The Oscar winner and the Supermarket Superstar host, 33 “hadn’t had sex in months,” another source explained.)
Adds a third insider of the former WWE star: “Stacy has always been independent and has been focusing on her work. She got fed up with the distance between them and broke it off.”
A rep for Clooney tells Us he does not comment on his client’s personal life.
Clooney’s rep does not comment on Clooney’s personal life… but we sure will!
George always tries to line up the next “girlfriend” when his relationships are winding down.
As for whether or not they actually had sex… well, that’s anyone’s guess. Lainey tends to be accurate in her details, while US Magazine tends to back off of the most intimate facts to avoid irritating celebrities and their publicists.
We actually think that Eva would be a good – if surprising – pick for Winner of The Clooney Bi-Annual Girlfriend Games. She’s a bit more age appropriate than his previous picks, she is rich and famous in her own right, she isn’t especially clingy, she’s not naive enough to think that he will actually marry her, and she and George have always gotten along well.
The potential issue that we see here is that Clooney usually picks young “up and comers” who will let his life take total priority, with the woman simply hoping that that little glimmers of fame will rain down on her. Longoria has a career and a life of her own (she is really into restaurants now) and is less likely to tow the line if a conflict arises. She is good at keeping secrets, though, as evidenced by her marriage to and split from Tony Parker.