George Clooney has opened up about how him and Amal met

'I just thought, you know, we were buddies.'

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'I just thought, you know, we were buddies.'

George and Amal Clooney are one of the sweetest A-List couples, with the Hollywood actor and human rights lawyer giving us all relationship goals on a regular basis.

On David Letterman's new talk show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, George Clooney opened up about his romance with the human rights lawyer. He went back to the very beginning, explaining how he was just hanging out at his home in Lake Como when his talent agent dropped by and asked if he could bring Amal along.

George said, 'It's the wildest thing. A mutual friend of ours said, 'I'm stopping by and can I bring my friend?' And I was like, 'Of course'.'

Before Amal arrived though, George Clooney's agent already knew a romance was in the cards. George revealed, 'He said, 'I met this woman who's coming to your house who you're going to marry.''

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'We just talked and we stayed up all night talking and then, you know, I got her email address because she was going to send me some pictures of my parents and then, we starting writing,' he told Letterman.

However, it seems like even Hollywood's silver fox can be a little clueless. He said, 'I didn't know if she wanted to go out with me. I just thought, you know, we were buddies.'

George's father, Nick Clooney, previously offered more insight on the situation in an interview with PEOPLE last year.

Nick Clooney revealed then, 'Nina [George's mum] and I were actually the ones who answered the door when Amal came in,' George's dad Nick explained. 'She introduced herself to us and we talked. She was obviously very charming, gorgeous and so clearly accomplished, but by the time we had supper that night, it was clear there was a kindness to her and an inclusiveness.'

Sparks were evidently flying from the word go, with Nick Clooney explaining, 'By the end of supper, I started looking over at Nina and saying, "Look out, this could be trouble for this young man!"'

The couple wed in 2014, and welcomed twins just last July, with their spokesperson, Stan Rosenfield, confirming the news in a hilariously cheeky email to USA Today.

'This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days.’

We look forward to seeing the couple embrace parenthood. We've heard they're supposedly getting some tips from their good pal Julia Roberts.

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