George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding is fast approaching [Getty]
It looks like the countdown to George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin’s wedding is well and truly on. It was reported this morning that the couple’s wedding banns had been posted at Chelsea Town Hall. The document – which will have cost the pair £35 each – must be posted for 16 days before they can legally marry.
George and human rights lawyer Amal, who have been dating since last September, will then marry in Italy where the actor has a home in Lake Como. It was previously revealed that George had worked with the local mayor to make his property a no-go area for tourists and paps in the run up to the wedding. Boats have been banned from loitering within 100 metres of George’s home and people are prohibited from loitering outside his house.
When Amal and George’s engagement was announced it caused a ripple of shock through the land of show business. George – who was married once but said he was ‘terrible’ at it – had long been a bachelor. Indeed, despite having many long term relationships many thought he was never going to wed. Let’s take a look back at the women who didn’t make it down the aisle…
1. Stacey Keibler
Our favourite thing about George’s beautiful blonde ex Stacey is that she used to be a wrestler, proper WWE style. The pair dated between 2011 and 2013 but split amid rumours that George wasn’t keen to settle down with her. Stacey on the other hand was ready for marriage – she moved swiftly on from Mr.C marrying tech entrepreneur Jared Probe this year, she is now pregnant with his child.
2. Elisabetta Canalis
Model Elisabetta and George dated for 18 months between 2009 and 2011. When they split she was left heartbroken, she told one magazine, ‘At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty is saying goodbye.’
3. Lisa Snowden
Lisa Snowden dated George on and off for five years and apparently it’s been a relationship she’s never been able to get away from. She once said that she still gets asked what George is like in bed, ‘People actually ask me what he was like in bed, usually after a few drinks have made them brave. They are like, 'Seriously, though, how was it? What was he like?' I never tell.’ What a spoilsport.
4. Kelly Preston
Amazing. Before she married John Travolta (they’re still together now) Kelly Preston dated George Clooney for nearly three years between 1987 and 1989. He even bought her a pot bellied pig called Max, however, when they split George won custody of him keeping him until he died in 2006.