George and Amal Clooney Are 'Mad About Each Other': 'It's Like Watching a Rom-Com in Front of You,' Says Friend

Author Kathy Lette, who recently had the couple over for dinner, chats with PEOPLE about the "down-to-earth" twosome

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No need to bring in entertainment when you invite George and Amal Clooney over for a dinner party.

Friend and author Kathy Lette tells PEOPLE seeing the newlyweds interact is like “watching a rom-com in front of you.”

Lette, who became pals with Amal through her husband Geoffrey Robertson QC, founder and joint head of Doughty Street Chambers, where Amal works as a lawyer, recently had Clooney, 54, and his wife over for dinner and says it’s clear to see the two “are mad about each other.”

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Having known Amal, 37, for several years, Lette says it’s no surprise to her why the Sexiest Man Alive fell for the human-rights lawyer.

“She’s drop-dead gorgeous, your jaw hits the ground, but she’s also very charming, funny, self-deprecating,” says Lette, adding that fame has not changed Amal one bit. “She’s as warm and down-to-earth as ever.”

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In fact, Lette says her new novel, the romantic legal thriller Courting Trouble, is partly based on Amal.

“It’s about a woman in her 30s in the legal world trying to change the world and make it a better place.”

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