Now that she's a fixture on George Clooney's arm, former WWE babe Stacy Keibler commands a whopping $25,000 a pop for her personal appearances — a 150-percent increase over her previous fee! But though they may seem an unlikely pair, Stacy quickly became priceless to the A-lister after they first ignited in Italy last summer, friends tell Star in this week's issue.
"George likes Stacy's down-to-earth personality; she's a girl who can drink a beer with him and hang out — she's really a tomboy. But they also cook for each other and have enjoyed meeting each other friend's and family," says the pal. "And he loves that she never acts needy with him."
The 50-year-old actor also appreciates the fact that Stacy is determined to keep the details of their romance under wraps — especially since his most recent ex, Elisabetta Canalis, couldn't stop babbling publicly about their relationship. "Stacy has had many offers to talk about George, but she's stayed quiet," notes another insider.
He proved his devotion by throwing the statuesque blonde an intimate, catered 32nd birthday party in mid-October at his Studio CIty, Calif., home. He also flew Stacy and some of her girlfriends to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to celebrate.
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