Despite the example of his parents, who have been wed 40 years, Clooney has said he’s not interested in marrying again or in having kids.“I’ve made it difficult to have a relationship because my first love is work and my second love is my friends,” he told .But cheer up, ladies: “That will change, I’m sure,” he added.“There will be someone somewhere along the way who will knock me for a loop again, and I’ll be willing to sacrifice everything.” Let’s hope so—because for us, he’s the best fish in the sea. CAVEAT: Watch out for housemate Max—a large potbellied pig. After all, her big bro is a three-time World Series champ who earns million a year. After incurring flak for airing his breakup with Minnie Driver, 30, on Oprah in 1997 (“I didn’t understand the impact of speaking about something like that,” he later told , for which he earned a reported .5 million.
A GOOD CATCH BECAUSE: “I don’t forget the little things.” CAVEAT: His workaholism will “drive you nuts,” says drummer pal Kenney Dale Johnson.
Clooney shoulders the blame: “I wasn’t that good at [marriage],”he said in a in February, “because I didn’t want to deal with the issue of how all the time we were spending away from each other was hurting her.” Since then the hardworking actor has spent his rare downtime (he’s next onscreen in the musical comedy this fall) basking in bachelorhood—shooting hoops and riding motorcycles with his rat pack of longtime buddies at his eight-bedroom L. “Casa de Clooney.” All this guy’s-guy stuff, of course, only fuels fantasies of reeling in the 5’11” Kentucky native, who acquired his scorn for showbiz pretension at the knee of his TV broadcaster father, Nick, now 65, and mother Nina, 60.