It was no great secret that former Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was infatuated with former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.

But new evidence found Aug. 24 shed light on the extent of his attraction when rebels, going through the remains of Gadhafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound found an album full of photos of Rice.

Rice did not respond to requests for comment, according to MSNBC. But State Department spokesperson Victoria Nuland told the Associated Press, “I don’t need to see the photos. But bizarre and creepy are good adjectives to describe much of Gadhafi’s behavior. So doesn’t surprise me. It’s deeply bizarre and deeply creepy, though, if it is as you described.”

Rice was a guest in Gadhafi’s home during Ramadan, according to the AP. He gave her several gifts, including a locket with his likeness engraved inside, an inscribed copy of his manifesto, a lute and a diamond ring, presents worth a total of $212,000, according to MSNBC.

According to the AP, Gadhafi praised the U.S. leader in a 2007 Al-Jazeera interview, saying, “I support my darling Black African woman. I admire and am very proud of the way she leans back and gives orders to the Arab leaders. … Leezza, Leezza, Leezza. … I love her very much. I admire her, and I’m proud of her, because she’s a Black woman of African origin.”