It's true: George Clooney is engaged. Mrs Clooney (as in, his Mum) has confirmed the news as she said: You can say I'm extremely happy, Amal's a lovely girl.' Nina Clooney told the MailOnline from Kentucky: 'I like her very much,' saying she has brains and beauty.
'We weren’t at all surprised when they told us they were engaged, and we couldn’t be happier for them.' She continued: 'On an intellectual level, they are equals. That is very important to him. Amal’s world couldn’t be more different from the Hollywood lifestyle.' She added: 'They also share a sense of fun, a sense of humour and they are both very caring people.'
Is she like any of his former flames? Mrs Clooney said: 'Heavens, no! She’s a lawyer, she is brilliant, she is a very bright woman and at the very top of her career.
Miss Alamudin's law firm also congratulated her on her engagement as they said in a statement to Reuters: 'The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin, a member of Chambers, and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married.'
George Clooney [Getty]
27 April 2014
What!? George Clooney... engaged!? Sorry for breaking the bad news on this *sunny* Sunday morning but reports are circulating that the world's most notoriously eligible bachelor has only gone and got himself engaged. What's more, Clooney seems to be settling down with someone who... well, it may as well be us. Ditching the models and actresses, Clooney has been spotted with 36-year-old Lebanese born, British lawyer Amal Alamuddin on his arm since October, with Entertainment Tonight now claiming that the pretty brunette was spotted showing off her shiny new ring to none other than Cindy Crawford.
While neither have commented, a source close to the couple confirmed to People magazine that the question has indeed been popped. "George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key but they also aren't really trying to hide this, it doesn't seem. I think it's like they want the people they love to know that this is real, that they plan on being together forever."
George Clooney with Amal Alamuddin [Rex]
Clooney has previously dated aaall kinds of women with no hint of settling down. In fact, in 2011 he told Piers Morgan that his one marriage (yeah, we forgot that even happened, too!) to actress Talia Balsam which ended in 1993 was more than enough. "I was married, so I gave it a shot... that attempt proved how good I was at it" he said during the interview. N'aaaw we're sure you'd be a great husband Georgie! (We can call you that, right?) All this just goes to prove Alamuddin must certainly be an extra special kinda lady! Here are a few things you need to know about Amal Alamuddin:
1. She's really, really smart...
After studying at Oxford and the New York University School of Law, Amal is now an adviser to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan.
2. She's no stranger to the limelight...
Amal is the current counsel for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
3. She's quite the elegible bachelorette herself...
Last year Amal was voted the hottest barrister in London by legal blog Your Barrister Boyfriend. The website wrote: "achieving the seemingly unattainable ideal of contemporary femininity: she is both breathtakingly beautiful and formidably successful."
4. She's Trilingual...
Amal speaks English, Arabic and French!
We round up some of his past romances in the gallery below...