After a string of relationships with some of the most beautiful women, George Clooney has finally gotten engaged. For the last seven months, Clooney has been secretly dating Amal Alamuddin, a 36-year-old lawyer. Reports state that the actor and Alamuddin were having dinner with their famous friends, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber, and Alamuddin was spotted wearing a huge sparkling ring on her left finger. A source claims that Clooney’s long time pal, Edward Norton, came over to to the table to talk to the couple, and Clooney actually announced that he was engaged.
This is not the first time Clooney has been engaged. The star was married from 1989 to Talia Balsam. The pair divorced in 1993, and Clooney swore he would never remarry. Clooney admitted that he was not good at being married and he didn’t want to talk about it further. Since then, he has been in several long-term relationships that usually last around two years. He has been linked to actresses, waitresses, and reporter Elisabetta Canalis, an Italian beauty. His last relationship was with Stacey Keibler, it lasted two years, before they split. Keibler has already moved on from Clooney. She is recently married and expecting her first baby very soon.
Perhaps George Clooney was only waiting for the right match until he finally decided to become engaged again. The actor met Alamuddin last October at a dinner party they both attended. Alamuddin shares in Clooney’s passion for human rights and also works with the United Nations. Alamuddin grew up in Great Britain, although she was born in Lebanon. Alamuddin can also hold her own in a debate with Clooney—she is an accomplished lawyer and speaks several languages. Alamuddin was also educated at Oxford and NYU.
Perhaps all it took for Clooney to propose to a long-term girlfriend was finding one with that perfect blend of class, beauty, and brains. Certainly all the women Clooney has dated have been beautiful and accomplished by Hollywood’s standards. However, Alamuddin also has a lot of real world credentials. Alamuddin possesses global awareness and life experience. This might be what Clooney has been missing in a romantic partner all along.
Although there are many reports that George Clooney is finally engaged again, there has not been an official statement made by the actor to confirm this. In fact, Clooney has never confirmed that he is dating Alamuddin. Clooney usually announces his new girlfriend by bringing them as his date to a red carpet event. Although Clooney and Alamuddin have been spotted together, it is always in a group of friends, so is unclear if it is a romantic situation. When Stan Rosenfield, Clooney’s longtime publicist, was asked to comment on the engagement rumors, he only said he would not be commenting on Clooney’s personal life. However, in the past, Rosenfield has put dating rumors to rest for Clooney, so the fact that he is not confirming that this engagement story is a rumor means that George Clooney might actually be off the market.
Opinion By Sara Petersen