Today we’re throwing it back with a celebrity engagement style post. We’re going WAY back with one of America’s most iconic bachelors, George Clooney. The now 57 year old finally settled down with wife Amal Alumuddin back in 2014.
There’s not a female in America (nor gay guy) that hasn’t crushed on George at some point- from his early ER days to present silver fox, director and screenwriter status.
See also: Our last celebrity engagement story
We’ve all seen George transition from weeknight TV doctor to big time Academy Award winning actor and producer. He’s been linked with Lucy Liu, Charlize Theron, Renee Zelwelger and everyone in between throughout his chronic bachelor years.
It took him nearly 30 years to meet The One. It happened to be intelligent, established and extraordinarily beautiful Amal Alumuddin- a high profile Lebanese-British lawyer and activist, specializing in international law and human rights.
The two met at George’s lakeside home in Italy, when a mutual friend dropped in with Amal in tow on their way to Cannes. After exchanging emails, Amal and George talked and wrote on a regular basis and quickly developed a romantic connection.
After their first date in London, their relationship escalated to Christmas in Cabo and an African safari, after which he knew he’d have to pop the question and lock it down.
THE ENGAGEMENT STORY
Just six months into dating, George proposed over a romantic home cooked Italian pasta dinner. He planned out the whole event, from a special playlist with music from his late aunt, Rosemary Clooney to a perfectly choreographed bended knee.
He hid the ring in a drawer and then asked her to retrieve the lighter to light the dinner candles. She reached back to pull open the drawer and instead found the ring.
George dropped to one knee and claimed “I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you.” A stunned Amal eventually gathered her thoughts and responded “YES” after what seemed like 25 minutes George told reporters.
George spared no expense on his bride-to-be’s diamond. The ring designed by jeweler to the stars, Jacob Arabo of Jacob & Co. featured an extremely rare 7 carat canary yellow, emerald cut diamond.
George ensured the ring was conflict free- an important detail for his human rights activist girlfriend.
Two tapered, white baguette cut diamonds accented the main diamond on a platinum band. The ring was estimated to cost around $750,000. Good choice on the ring AND woman, George.
The couple was happily married in Venice, one year to the date of their initial meeting. The two have twins- Ella and Alexander, who just turned one this past June.
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