"She also happens to be one of the smartest people I've ever met," says the star

By Melody Chiu
Updated May 07, 2015 08:35 PM
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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin made a splash when they stepped onto the red carpet at the Met Gala, and it turns out the actor is just as enamored with his wife’s style as the rest of the world.

“It’s amazing, because she’s always – since the day I met her – she’s always had this insanely it’s eccentric but it’s fun, sense of fashion,” the Tomorrowland star told ET Thursday.

What’s even more impressive is that “she does it while she’s got 11 cases she’s working on, and she was teaching at Columbia, and she’s still like, ‘I want to wear that dress,’ ” Clooney gushed. “It’s crazy she has such great taste.”

Married for nearly eight months now, Clooney reveals he fell in love with his wife, 37, for “a number of reasons.”

“She’s an amazing human being,” he said. “And she’s caring. And she also happens to be one of the smartest people I’ve ever met. And she’s got a great sense of humor.”

One thing the couple isn’t completely on the same page about? Sports.

“I watch sports and it kills her because I got her into March Madness a little,” he told Extra. “She got into that, but it was enough, so the next week was the Masters, and I’m watching that and she goes, ‘So every weekend we’re gonna be watching a sporting event.’ I’m like, ‘Actually, that’s how it works.’ ”

Clooney turned 54 on Wednesday and remained coy about his birthday present from Alamuddin, but the two did celebrate with “a little party,” he said. “From what I remember of it, it was a good time.”