London: George Clooney says he likes to be surrounded by strong women and values honesty and humour in friends.
The 50-year-old, who recently split from girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis after being together for two years, is now rumoured to be dating former wrestler Stacy Keibler, reports contactmusic.com.
"I`ve always had really great friends on both sides of the aisle, so to speak. I grew up with strong women, my mom is strong and so is my sister and so was my aunt, Rosemary Clooney," said Clooney.
"I`ve always been comfortable around women. I have some truly great women friends and the friendship is non-romantic," he added.
The actor also values honesty and humour in his friends, and loves the way his loved ones keep him grounded.
"I look for a sense of humour and fun, an interest in other people and, most important of all, honesty. I don`t surround myself with people who are on my payroll and have to agree with every word I say," he said.