George Clooney and girlfriend Amal Alamuddin returned to New York from their South African vacation looking bright orange on March 18. Credit: Splash News Online

Orange you glad to see us? George Clooney and new girlfriend Amal Alamuddin made a big statement on Tuesday, March 18 when they returned from their South African vacation with bright orange tans. The duo was spotted outside of the Carlyle Hotel on their way to dinner in New York City. 

On March 13, the British lawyer, 36, and her Oscar-winner beau, 52, where photographed walking the beaches in Seychelles, an island country not far off the coast of Southeast Africa where Prince William and Kate Middleton honeymooned in 2011. 

Clooney and Alamuddin originally sparked dating rumors in October 2013 when they were spotted together in London, but at the time, Clooney was dating model Monika Jakisic. But recently they attended a White House screening of Clooney's film Monuments Men together. 

Clooney's ex Jakisic (or the "Croatian Sensation") is now dating Prince Andrew. And after he dated former professional wrestler and model Stacy Keibler for two years from 2011 to 2013, Keibler had a surprise wedding to tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre earlier this month.

But the ladies man seems content with his new sweetheart.

"She's very smart," an insider tells Us Weekly of Alamuddin. "He does like having her around."