It only took three years, but finally we’re getting some intel on how actor / mere mortal George Clooney met human rights lawyer / bridal pantsuit wearer Amal Alamuddin.

Since the announcement of their impending twins (congrats again guys!) the informational floodgates on the couple have opened, which is why we’re getting this gem of a “meet cute” story straight from the lips of George himself.

As told to David Letterman, the two met when Amal visited Lake Como as a friend of a friend. George “called and wrote” for months before Amal would go out with him, which you know, seems about right.