Don’t Wanna Be A Playa No More: George Clooney Officially Engaged!
Look at what we have here, ladies. Actor George Clooney, the self-professed forever bachelor is officially engaged to Amal Alamuddin.
Doughty Street Chambers, the law firm where Alamuddin works released this 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.”
The rumors started swirling about this weekend but when Alamuddin was seen wearing a large ring on her wedding finger in LA. Reporters asked Mr. Clooney’s rep to confirm or deny the engagement, he said he doesn’t speak about his client’s personal life. That’s all right, Alamuddin’s coworkers are all over this story.
We mentioned late last year that in 1995 interview with Barbara Walters, Clooney who was two years off of a divorce said:
“I know I’m never going to get married again because I wasn’t very good at it. It didn’t work out for a numerous amount of reasons and most of them were probably my fault. But ultimately I wasn’t willing to fix those things. I wasn’t willing to try to make them work when things went wrong. And that’s my responsibility and I don’t want to screw anybody else up. I don’t want to do that anymore.”
So who is the woman who was able to make George do a complete 180 and change his mind?
Amal Alamuddin, 36, is an Oxford-educated human rights lawyer with a New York University law degree. According to her website, (which crashed after the news was released) speaks Arabic and French fluently. NBC reported that she once clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and has advised on high-level international issues regarding Syria and Ukraine. She also represented Wikileakes founder Julian Assange during his extradition proceedings.
The chief executive at her law firm, Robin Jackson, had this to say about Alamuddin: “She brings a bright light to everything she is involved in, and I’m so delighted at her happy news.
Clooney and Alamuddin have reportedly been dating since last October, which is just six or seven months, depending on the exact dates.
I don’t even know this woman but I can’t help but like a smart woman who is concerned about the civil rights and liberties of others around the world and she’s cute too.
Congratulations to these two!
See what Amal looks like below.