Michael Clarke Duncan was rendered nearly speechless when he first laid eyes on his now-girlfriend of nearly two years, Omarosa Manigault Stallworth, and the actor happily admits he’s in love.
“Yes, I am [in love],” Michael told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Friday’s Access Hollywood Live, when asked about the big “L” word with Omarosa. “I found her, literally. I walked up to her. I think that in life you get one chance with somebody and either you blow it or you make it happen. And she was the most gorgeous woman I had ever seen.”
The54-year-old star was enjoying a casual trip to the supermarket when he saw the former reality TV personality and attempted to make conversation.
“I said, ‘You’re the mean girl from ‘The Apprentice,’” Michael said with a laugh. “That’s the only thing that came out. That’s the only thing I saw was that girl.”
“Great leadoff line!” Kit joked.
“I know, but I [had seen] her on another talk show and she had these legs and her legs were crossed,” Michael said. “I was thinking, ‘That is a gorgeous woman right there, I’ve got to meet her!’
“And when I met her, I said that line, but then I said, ‘OK, this may be the last time you ever see her and you gotta go back!’” he added.
The actor — who is currently starring on “The Finder” on FOX — quickly remedied the situation, searching the store until he found Omarosa.
“I went up every aisle and found her again — and the rest is history,” he said with a smile. “You know I wasn’t going to give up like that!”
“The Finder” airs Fridays at 8/7c on FOX.