As Us Weekly previously reported Barkin and Emmerson met at Clooney’s wedding and got engaged over New Year’s. She later called things off and returned the ring. She realized “she didn’t know him well enough,” an insider told Us at the time. “She got swept up in the moment. Barkin and Clooney, 53, became close friends on the set of 2007’s Ocean’s Thirteen. The two-time Golden Globe nominee said she wasn’t surprised that the former bachelor settled down.