They have filmed together numerous times and are close friends in real life. So, have Julia Roberts and George Clooney ever dated? No, and they never considered the possibility, they say.
In a new interview with Access Hollywood, Clooney and Roberts revealed why romance was never an option for them, despite neither being married when they first met. Read on to find out what the two stars had to say about their very platonic relationship.
Roberts and Clooney first met over 20 years ago.
Clooney and Roberts’ friendship began when they starred as exes in the 2001 film Ocean’s Eleven, but people thought they had been friends for even longer. “We’ve long been considered best friends, but we’ve never met before,” Roberts told Vanity Fair in 2014.
Since then, they have starred in four more films together: Ocean’s Twelve, Confessions of a Dangerous Man, Money Monster and their latest romantic comedy, Ticket to Heaven, which hits theaters on October 21.
They haven’t even thought about taking their friendship to the next level.
In their new interview for Access Hollywood, Roberts and Clooney were asked if they ever followed a “no dating policy” to protect their working relationship.
“You’re not dating? I don’t think we should announce it,” Roberts replied with a laugh. “It was good.”
Clooney further explained, “Julia has always been in a relationship, or I have been in a relationship. And we immediately became friends quickly. really something.”
They then jokingly flirted, which caused Roberts to pretend to vomit. “Well, there’s no need to react so badly,” Clooney said.