George Clooney, 52, is often portrayed as this notorious bachelor that really isn’t interested in marriage. Even he’s admitted himself that marriage isn’t something he really thinks about or is looking for. But he may have spoken too soon, because the celebrity sugar daddy is now reportedly engaged to his younger girlfriend, 36-year-old Amal Alamuddin.
The celebrity couple was recently spotted two nights in a row enjoying dinner with some friends, and on both occasions, Amal Alamuddin was sporting a huge diamond on her ring finger. She was even seen showing off the ring to one of the other women at the table.
An insider confirmed the engagement rumors, telling People, “George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key, but they also aren’t really trying to hide this,” adding that the celebrity couple “plan on being together forever.” Other media outlets are also claiming to have sources who are confirming the news.
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were first photographed together back in October 2013, but his rep claimed that the rumored celebrity couple were “just friends.” However, they certainly looked like much more than friends on their frequent outings together, including at the premiere of his film The Monuments Men, where his parents were also in attendance. The celebrity couple was also very affectionate with one another while enjoying a safari in Tanzania before jetting off to the Seychelles.
This time, George Clooney’s rep didn’t deny the engagement rumors, but simply chose to not comment on his client’s “personal life.” However, Amal Alamuddin’s law firm released a statement congratulating the celebrity couple on their “engagement to be married.” Some of her co-workers have even spoken out to personally convey their congratulatory messages. “She brings a bright light to everything she is involved in, and I am so delighted at her happy news,” said Robin Jackson, a chief exec at Alamuddin’s firm.
It sounds like wedding bells to us—go figure it would take a lawyer to convince this celebrity sugar daddy to finally settle down.
What do you think: Whose marriage will last longer, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin, or Johnny Depp and Amber Heard?
Cedenheim, P., et al., “George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Are Engaged,” People web site, April 26, 2014; http://goo.gl/OFHdVC.
Takeda, A., “Amal Alamuddin’s Law Firm Confirms George Clooney Engagement, Send Congratulations to Happy Couple,” Us Weekly web site, April 28, 2014; http://goo.gl/nb55Ve.
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