George Clooney had to make a statement about all the chicks he is supposedly banging

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George Clooney’s love life is so fascinating to all of us that there is always rampant speculation as to who he is or isn’t dating. So much so that he felt the need to set the record straight with an actual statement.

In fact, just a week ago it was reported that he was dating Katie Holmes of all people. Turns out that it isn’t true and neither are rumors that he is dating Croatian model Monika Jakisic or a London lawyer named Amal Alamuddin, at least according to George.

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“Three different stories in three weeks. I should be an athlete. But, no of course, it’s all made up,” the Gravity actor, 52, tells PEOPLE exclusively.

“George wants this Monika crap to stop. He wants Katie to get a break, and he wants Amal to be able to prosecute cases without being hassled because she had one dinner with George and four others … I even asked George if these [rumors] were true and he said he never comments on his private life, but in the interest of stopping the harassment of all three of these women, he felt he should.”

Well, okay then. Far be it from us to want to live vicariously through one of the coolest bachelors of our time. (We’re still going to keep doing it, by the way.)

George Clooney Talks Girlfriend Rumors, Sets the Record Straight [People]