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7 Crazy Facts We Never Knew About George Clooney

He's one of the most beloved actors of our day, but George Clooney somehow manages to remain a bit of a man of mystery in his personal life. Sure, we all know he was a confirmed bachelor for decades until George Clooney's wife, Amal, came onto the scene. Now, he's just like any other expectant dad, ready to become a father--of twin babies, that is!

You may have even heard about George Clooney's pig, and his surprising affection for keeping the cute animals as pets. Come to think of it, his love for animals is a pretty well known fact about the actor, as is his penchant for practical jokes on-set, especially when he's working with any of his beloved friends in Hollywood.

But there's a whole world of George Clooney trivia out there, and we were amazed to learn lots more fun facts about him once we really started digging. For instance, he once made a bet with not one but two famous women that he'd stay single into his 40s--and both ladies had to pay up! There's also a strange-but-true story about the odd living situation Clooney had when he was first trying to make it in Hollywood. (We're so glad his hard work paid off!)

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On a more somber note, Clooney has also suffered from some serious medical conditions over the years. And while he is a pretty famous guy, he's also related--they're cousins--to one man that's FAR more famous.

Watch the video to learn more crazy facts about George Clooney. They just make us love him more!

Video credit: Heather Thompson