People: George Clooney engaged to his girlfriend of 4 months, Amal Alamuddin

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George Clooney has been dating London lawyer Amal Alamuddin for several months. I think they’ve probably been together for about four months (coincidentally, the same amount of time Sean Penn and Charlize Theron have been together). Even in the early days, it seemed like Amal was “different” than Clooney’s usual girls: Amal has a law degree and a high-powered job (she’s Julian Assange’s lawyer, for goodness sake), she smarter than the usual waitress/wrestler types he usually likes, and she seems more than comfortable moving around in Clooney’s sometimes rarefied circle. That being said, she still behaves like Clooney’s usual girlfriend, in that she dropped everything in London to jet off with Clooney on an endless series of vacations in Africa, NYC, LA and Cabo.

Anyway, last time we checked in on Amal and Clooney, my general thought was “let’s not get ahead of ourselves, this probably won’t last.” But it has lasted. For four months? And now there are rumors that George proposed. Because we haven’t heard that rumor a million times before.

His bachelor days are over! George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are engaged. A source with knowledge of the situation confirms Clooney popped the question and exclusively tells PEOPLE, “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.”

The engagement happened “not that long ago, I think,” the source adds, and the couple don’t appear to have wedding plans in the works – yet.

On Thursday, the pair were spotted at Malibu hot spot Nobu with Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, who are longtime pals of Clooney’s. At the dinner, Alamuddin had a conspicuous ring on her left ring finger, a different source tells PEOPLE.

In addition, two sources say that witnesses at another L.A. restaurant, Craig’s, reported seeing the pair apparently celebrating their engagement with friends on Wednesday night, with Alamuddin sporting a “huge ring,” according to one.

A rep for the actor has only said, “I don’t comment on my client’s personal life.”

Clooney, 52, and Alamuddin, 36, a British attorney who specializes in international law and human rights, were first photographed stepping out together in London in October. The two have since been spotted embarking on romantic, globe-trotting jaunts. In March, the two went on a trip to Tanzania, where they were snapped getting cozy during a safari ride, and they also visited the Seychelles. A few days later, the couple stepped out together in New York City for dinner at a French restaurant.

Earlier this year, a source who has worked with Clooney told PEOPLE: “He’s with someone who is a very accomplished attorney. She isn’t someone who is pursuing a career in acting or entertainment. She’s on his level.”

[From People]

I loathe that “she’s on his level” crap. She’s not “on his level.” SHE IS ABOVE HIM. She has to go down to his level. Let’s be real. Anyway, Us Weekly is saying that the engagement rumors are swirling as well which means… God knows. Even though Amal is “different” than the usual girls doesn’t mean he’s going to react any differently when the engagement pressure starts. Clooney hates to be pressured, even by someone “on his level.”

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  1. ncboudicca says:

    He’s totally prepping to run for political office.

  2. Aurie says:

    Oh please. They’re both accomplished in different ways. Her having a law degree doesn’t make her “above him”.

    If you really want to argue (pointless), thanks to being a multimillionaire he’s saved more lives than she will ever save in her entire life.

    It’s not Clooney declaring he thinks he’s above her geez.

    • Luca26 says:

      She doesn’t ‘just’ have a law degree she’s an international lawyer whose at the level of working at the UN. Her career is prestigious in the UK and UK so yeah she’s totally on another level. The people that come to her for advice pat George on the head.

    • V4real says:

      Aurie that’s what I said on a different post. Posters on this site were going hard at Clooney as if those words came from his mouth. It always said a source reported that she was on his level, Clooney didn’t say a word as he doesn’t talk much about his personal life.

      Being a lawyer doesn’t make you the sharpest tool in the shed. Also just because Keibler and the waitress chose a different career past doesn’t make them dumb, enough already.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        She has an English law degree from Oxford and an American law degree from NYU. She clerked for a Supreme Court judge. Her first job was at Sullivan & Cromwell, one of the oldest and most prestigious law firms in the US. Why are you trying to belittle her? She’s obviously very smart and very accomplished.

      • LAK says:

        What goodnames said.

        I don’t know about US education system, but a law degree from Oxford isn’t available to people who aren’t intelligent.

        In combination with Cambridge, the student body is the top percentile of the best students in entire country. You earn your place, only British Royalty buy their place there.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Not going to an ivy league (or whatever they call it in Britain) does not exclude a person from being intelligent or accomplished. Clooney may or may not be able to hold deep intellectual conversations, but he is a successful producer and director as well as a vocal proponent of human rights causes. He has also lasted decades in a notoriously fickle business. I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say that he must be a smart enough guy in his own way. Also, wasn’t the “waitress” a law student herself? I think it’s high time everyone stop demeaning her by suggesting that she’s an idiot because she waitressed. Enough with the kowtowing and class bigotry.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        I wasn’t trying to put down Clooney or anyone, for that matter. I just don’t get the response to her being an intelligent woman. What’s all this, “yeah, well, just because you’re a lawyer doesn’t mean you’re smart,” and “if she’s so smart, how come she can take so much vacation” and ” he’s way above her because he’s rich.” She’s smart and accomplished. So are a lot of people, including people who didn’t go to law school and people who waited tables to keep body and soul together. Why are people having trouble with that?

      • Madi says:

        I agree GoodNames. She also is not just a lawyer, she is a barrister. A barrister in the UK is a lot harder to be than a solicitor (a normal lawyer). A barrister works for themselves not a law firm and she is not tied to one place as she works in international law. She was in Libya a week or so ago as she was on the news but the trial is getting delayed due to Libya not letting her talk to her client

      • T.C. says:

        GoodNames,

        +100000

        This woman’s intelligence and accomplishments are above Clooney. She’s better at international law than he is at being an actor. He’s good looking charming and well connected.

      • LAK says:

        We are all made of stars: it’s not a class or ivy league thing. The closest American comparison I can make is MIT. Oxbridge students, specifically Oxford and Cambridge, are super bright. They are the top percentile academically speaking in entire country. Those who attend MIT are considered super bright, yes? That’s the comparison i’m making.

        Plus, with exception of the royal family, one has to earn their place at Oxbridge. Competition to get in is fierce, and if you work hard enough and get the grades and pass all their interviews and exams, it matters not what class or money you come from.

      • V4Real says:

        @Goodnames

        I didn’t say anything about her law degree so I don’t understand why you are directing your comment at me. I said being a lawyer doesn’t make you the sharpest tool in the shed but I didn’t say she wasn’t intelligent.

        Why is it ok to belittle the other ladies he have dated but it’s not ok to say anything negative about this one. BTW which I didn’t do.

      • frisbeejada says:

        @LAK Like it or not the UK Public school system (which would be private schools in the US) – which is enormously expensive and out of the reach of most UK citizens is still over-represented at Oxford and Cambridge – which means kids from wealthy backgrounds have much more chance of getting in. So much so that both Universities are now considering weighting their admissions in favour of bright kids from ordinary school who do not reach top grades. It’s not all about brains – a privileged background still counts for a lot.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        @V4Real

        I misinterpreted your meaning. I’m sorry. I saw your posts after reading several others putting her down, so maybe I was in that frame of mind when I read yours and mistook your comment to mean she wasn’t intelligent.

        I completely agree with you, and have said on this same thread that the whole “level” conversation is demeaning to everyone and especially unkind to the other women he has dated.

      • Ronia says:

        @frisbeejada No, it simply means the education given in the public schools (UK) is better than the one given in ordinary schools – a truth universally acknowledged in Europe as I know it. Background doesn’t grant spot in Cambridge and Oxford, trust me, I happen to know and well.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Oh please Ronia. It means that elite universities, which of course were founded for the express purpose of educating the children of longstanding privilege, will give priority to students from those backgrounds and that the schools have plentiful opportunity to do so. Nobody in America would be caught in the light of day suggesting that Suzy Smith didn’t get into Harvard or Yale but Suzy Carnegie did because Ms. Smith lacks the native superiority or ability of the well born. Don’t you think that a school could find intelligent and capable students outside that milieu if it honestly cared to look?

    • Dhavynia says:

      Thank you for the comment! I can’t understand the backlash when it comes to Clooney, other than his taste for women i don’t see anything bad. He’s no AJ but he’s done a lot of work for Darfur and he’s not afraid to speak his mind against people in office. So people think he doesn’t deserve sn Oscar for acting? Well he’s not the first one and won’t be the last one to get nominated and people scream bloody murder. At least he admits he’s lucky to come this far and doesn’t act like queen bitch Julia and demands flowers be thrown at her feet when she arrives

      • LAK says:

        George has an Oscar. Two actually. Best support actor for SYRIANA and Producer Best Film for ARGO.

        He’s also been nominated 3 times for screen writing and has one other nomination for acting.

        People generally object to the obvious Oscar campaigning, but his films tend to be well received. Exception MONUMENTS MEN.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Obviously, it’s the press and/or his friends saying she’s on his level, not him. But it’s so condescending to say that. We could argue all day about whether or not he has done more good because of his money or she has done more good as a human rights lawyer (I have no idea), but it would be nice if the whole “level” thing was taken out of the equation. It’s insulting to everyone, including the women he chose to spend time with before.

    • homegrrrl says:

      Perhaps as he ages, he wants meaningful conversation. Isn’t that enough, and why is this an indication of guile, that he now wants to run for a political office. What I’m saying is that perhaps it’s about companionship, and is an end in itself.

    • Lamby says:

      Oh please, nothing comes from Clooney’s camp that hasn’t been discussed and agreed upon prior to submission. His PR work for him, not the other way around and frankly, it stinks to high hell. I agree with those that say this engagement is all by design and it most likely involves all of supposed reasons, ie: political aspirations (I like the ambassadorship, personally), sexual-preference rumours etc. I don’t for one second believe this is true love but hey, whatever.

    • Emily C. says:

      How on earth is simply being rich something that saves lives, or helps the world in any way for that matter?

  3. Tiffany says:

    Its on People.com and that is the PR friendly rag. They got approval from his camp to run it. Man, Stacey really did a number on his northern member when she decided to not fade away.

  4. Frida_K says:

    She’s super pretty and obviously very smart, accomplished, and hard-working. He’s a lucky guy if he manages to get her to marry him.

    There really is something that doesn’t ring true about all of this though. Some things, plural, actually.

    Hm.

    *off to refill the coffee cup; will return–and can’t wait–to see what the gang on the Bitchy has to say about this*

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I will probably be run over for saying this, but maybe he found someone who didn’t want to use him to advance her career and he felt more sure that she loved him for himself? Who knows, but she’s smart and beautiful. Good for them.

    I just wish they would stop with the she’s on his level stuff, too. Ridiculous.

    • Etheldreda says:

      If Clooney wanted to be loved ‘for himself’ why did he consistently choose to ‘date’ a string of fame-hungry Z-listers? Why didn’t he go for other famous or accomplished women who didn’t need his fame or money?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yeah, I get what you’re saying and didn’t mean he wasn’t responsible for his own choices. His dating history is embarrassing, and I’m not trying to sugarcoat it. I meant that sometimes you don’t realize what you need until you find it, or appreciate certain qualities unless you’ve experienced the opposite. I was always drawn towards men who I perceived as “strong” who were actually self-centered and controlling. When I met my husband, he was secure enough to treat me as an equal and delighted in MY strengths. I was suddenly free and happy, but I wouldn’t have known that’s what I needed if he hadn’t come into my life. Maybe George and I are just dense. Lol

      • LadySlippers says:

        GoodNames,

        I agree. I guess time will tell.

        And I understand your example — let’s hope I can find a good guy too.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        LadySlippers, any man who found you would be extremely lucky, and would spend his days laughing with your humor and basking in the warmth of your loving heart.

      • stellalovejoydiver says:

        maybe he priotized other things and just wanted some company? I don’t get why everyone is so hard on him. Those ladies knew the deal.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        @GoodNamesAllTaken

        I’m with you on this one. I used to be neckdeep in ‘crappy’ relationship all time….

        @Ladyslippers

        You will! :)

      • FLORC says:

        Either crumby guys or 1st date after 1st date looking for someone who could make me want a 2nd date. Now happily married to a wonderful man. I thought good guys were all taken.
        Clearly some are out there! You’ll find yours.

      • frisbeejada says:

        Ladyslippers – we need to all get together and – putting personal preferences to one side to aid a fellow -er – person thing – go out and lassoo Benedict or Tom just for you for your very own, to keep you warm until a real man – who deserves you and who will appreciate your exquisite refinement and delicate sensibilities – finally has the good sense to turn up and claim you for his own. (I really must do something about these enormously long sentences…)

      • littlestar says:

        Not going to add anything about George on this thread as everyone on here is doing a great job and I’m enjoying being a couch potato reading the comments. Just wanted to say, Lady Slippers, there ARE great men out there and you will find one – stay positive my dear and avoid the sleezebags! :D

      • Nighty says:

        @LadySlippers that makes two of us, but evetually and with time we’ll find the right guy for us… WE WILL!!! There’s gotta be someone…

      • Sloane Wyatt says:

        LadySlippers, go where the good men are and let nature take its course. Join Investment Clubs, Chess Clubs, high end Bicycle Repair Classes, manly type Meetups.com, et al., to pursue your own interests and ever so happenstance rub shoulders with guys you’d like to get to know better. Ahem.

        It’s a numbers game. More of them and only one of you equals kismet. Good Luck in dashing off to enjoy yourself!

    • paola says:

      i think that in any of his previous relationships he was using them as much as they were using him.
      He wanted to keep his face known for dating young hot z-list celebrities and doing so we’ve been talking about him for years. Even when he didn’t have a film to promote or a movie to direct.
      In Italy rumours were that when he was dating Elisabetta Canalis he just did so to raise his profile as a celebrity in Italy (and maybe in Europe). She was the easiest choice in a long list of wannabes.
      He bought a big house near lake Como and brought a lot of attention to himself. Before Canalis he was known in Italy as the hot dude in ER while now he’s considered a talented actor with a great charme.
      I’m not saying Elisabetta Canalis raised his profile (she is just known for her body and her boyfriends and for not being able to do anything like dance/sing/host even after so many years in the showbiz) but he was constantly papped and out and about in Italy and that made him super famous and super wanted from every person in the industry. Every woman loves him. My mom won’t shut up about him!
      I still believe he used young, hot, thick as a brick girls to cover the fact he is gay.
      Beard or not beard none of them was able to speak the truth about the relationship with clooney. Only very vague interviews.. That is fishy isn’t it?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Agree that he made his own choices for his own reasons. I didn’t mean to imply that he was a lamb to slaughter.

      • Hiddles forever says:

        @paola

        How would it be possible to raise your profile dating E. Canalis? She is always been a socialite…….. :/
        Clooney was famous in Italy ages ago, as well as buying the house on Lake Como a long time before he started dating her.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        AMEN SISTER. Is there a woman alive who honestly believes this dude is straight? These were arrangements of mutual usury. He got a pretty beard, they got to live out their fantasies of Hollywood glory and hopefully raise their profile to be with and be seen by the right people. Unfortunately his gal pal the lawyer just goes to show you that Hollywood isn’t the only place full of people who are more interested in power and fame than they are in integrity and a normal existence.

      • paola says:

        @hiddles
        Yes you’re right. He bought the house before starting dating her but don’t you think he became more famous ( or maybe more on gossip magazines) since he started dating ?
        That ‘love story’ contributed to his fame and it increased interest in people in general.
        I think it had that allure and that charme that trainwrecks and car accidents have. You know it’s wrong to find it interesting but you’re just too curious!

    • Snazzy says:

      That’s kind of what I thought too. Probably a whole series of things – maybe even just tired of being along and having to do the roll out all the time? Maybe I’m naive, but I’d like this one to be true :)

  6. PHD Gossip says:

    take your pick – publicity to distract from embarrassing public spat with Wynn, jealousy at Kiebler for daring to move on, or preempting Bryan Singer bad press.

    • vic says:

      This. Damage control. I don’t think public opinion went the way he thought it would with Wynn. Public relations ploy.

    • Lark says:

      That makes no sense. An engagement announcement to People is a big deal, and the Wynn thing was a minor PR thing.

    • kibbles says:

      I can’t help but think that Kiebler played a role in his decision to get engaged. She probably isn’t the entire reason, but I feel like George was affected by Kiebler’s game – moving on quickly to another millionaire, getting pregnant, and still getting attention post break-up. Part of this is PR. He realised how bad he started to look by dating all of these C-list celebs and he finally got owned by one who used him more than he used her. He turned his attention to a more respectable and educated woman who isn’t a celebrity but who is still a high-profile figure in her profession. I agree with some above comments that he could be considering a run for office or something larger in the field of human rights work. I also believe that Amal, though intelligent, has lowered herself and perhaps put aside her own career to be Clooney’s girlfriend. I think it could pay off for her depending on what she wants. Maybe she craves fame and the life of being the girlfriend or wife of a famous celebrity. We shall see how this ends. I don’t have a good feeling about this though. Seems like both are using each other.

      • Etheldreda says:

        I agree. I think Clooney was stung by Stacey’s ability to get over him in miliseconds. It’s not neccessarily that he cared for her on a romantic level, just that she didn’t follow the Official Clooney Girlfriend script. She’s supposed to go crying to the press about how she thought ‘she would be the one to change him’ and how she was just so hoping against hope that she’d convince him to settle down, marry and have baybeez with her. And instead, Stacey is the one not only to get married to another person very quickly, but to get pregnant too! See you round, George! That’s not the way it’s supposed to work!

        I reckon that Stacey’s rebound, and the fact that his love life was made fun of at the Golden Globes, forced George and/or his PR people to have a re-think. Trouble is, people have now become so cynical about George and his showmances that they’re not going to fall for this one. Or maybe I’m speaking only for the people who post on sites like this. Maybe other non-gossipy people will be impressed? Let’s see.

      • Tania says:

        I agree with your comments. I also think this was PR. I’m not sure how much it has to do with Stacy Keibler specifically, but Clooney’s PR hasn’t been good. He’s been viewed as a laughing stock in the sense that he has what appear to be paid relationships with D list women. The joke at the golden globes was simply a reflection of how he is currently perceived.

        I have one comment to make about her. She seemingly has a highly prestigious career. Why does it seem as if she has completely given that up to go on a permanent vacation with him?? And there clearly is some level of “famewhore” in her, otherwise there wouldn’t be inappropriate photos of her out there on the Internet. From what I understand it was for some law society calendar and it is legitimate.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Who knows if she lowered herself? We’re talking about a Hollywood bullcrap artist with a dashing public image whose real brains and personality we know almost nothing about, and a lawyer whose career looks awesome on paper but whose true personality and desires we also know nothing about. Perhaps they are two peas in a human rights loving, fame, money, and attention hungry little pod. We’ll start to hear things about her in 5…4…3…2..

      • kibbles says:

        We Are All Made of Stars: I agree that we don’t know much about her and she simply looks good on paper. She happened to get lucky by working for a law firm that represents Julian Assange. She must be book smart if she went to these top schools, but as someone who attended a top school, I know a lot of people who look good on paper and are ditzy in real life or lack common sense. Either way, George knows that her credentials are stellar and image is all that matters in his line of work.

      • Me says:

        I agree with you but I don’t believe these two are right for each other her career won’t allow her to live his lifeStyle she’s much too independent and doesn’t look like the mothering type.

    • M.A.F. says:

      The argument with Wynn isn’t a big deal.

    • Francis says:

      It’s a big deal because WYNN knows the secrets of many of the stars who have stayed in his high end suites in his Hotels over the decades land that’s not just talk, that’s a fact. If anyone thinks WYNN doesn’t have some choice stuff on Clooney if he ever wanted to expose it, you are naive. I believe this sudden engagement after that fight is some sort of damage control, pr. Maybe Wynn let George know what he had….and believe me Wynn does have the goods.
      A lot of these big stars interesting requests ,while staying in his hotels,go directly to Steve personally, to keep it all hush, hush.

  7. GeeMoney says:

    I’m surprised that he’s getting married! He was so adamant about not doing it ever again in the past. Goes to show you that we should all “never say never”.

    I like it that she’s smart and has something else going on for her rather than her looks. Congrats to both of them.

    • RJ says:

      I agree Gee, the fact that he always stated so vehemently that he wouldn’t get married again makes it seem odd that he would jump into marriage so quickly. Fine, you’re head over heels in love, have a ball and sing it from the rooftops. But why the rush to get married? They are both professionals of mature years with high profile careers and are wealthy in their own right. If he was so gun shy about getting married, why not date for a while to make sure you really know each other and are making the right decision. Once the new relationship lust and shininess wears off and you are still passionately in love, that’s how you know you have a keeper. Maybe she’s pregnant?

  8. Lucy2 says:

    I’m very surprised, but congrats to them. Maybe they’re just a good match for each other and it changed his mind on marriage.
    If it together since at least October, isn’t it more like five or six months? Still quick though.

  9. Talie says:

    I think all the talk got to him and came to a head at the Golden Globes this year. And I know people will roll their eyes, but ever since Stacey Keibler kept dropping her bombs about getting married and then having a baby… he seems to match her each time with his own. All a bit weird.

    • pwal says:

      I’m not rolling my eyes. That Fey/Poehler jab hit the right/wrong spot and people can’t unhear it. The same can be said about Wynn’s comment about a drinking/drunk Clooney.

      Also, his identity as being one-half of the so-called HW’s coolest friendship with Pitt has been thoroughly squashed by the awesomeness of the Stewart/McKellen friendship and Pitt’s disinterest in reclaiming the media-constructed crown.

      Who knows… maybe he’s positioning himself as the anti-Depp… getting engaged to a younger, but accomplished woman.

    • Aqua says:

      I also agree with what your saying.I can”t help get the nagging feeling that deep down their could be a bit of tit for tat going on here.Although it’s just so unnecesssary I also believe that the Tina/Amy joke really got to him more then we realize I’ve seen him give a few interviews after that joke was made he seemed a bit hurt by it.,I think it really hit him hard.

  10. Hissyfit says:

    Eh. I’ll believe it when he actually marries her. It’s seems like it’s a “taking it to the next level” PR stunt to me. This whole relationship seems like a PR stunt anyway.

  11. NewWester says:

    Being engaged is easy(if this story is true) Let’s see George actually go ahead and get married. I say they will split by the end of the year. They will use the old” our busy schedules and time apart made it difficult to continue our relationship, but we remain close friends” statement.

  12. mandy says:

    Engaged don’t want to say “married”
    Again marketing ????
    I don’t believe to their story !
    Again a woman who know since long time !! Pfffff

  13. Mia 4S says:

    I really don’t know what to make of this? I guess I’m not that surprised, he must be tired of his usual type and it sounds like he couldn’t do better than her. (I mean that as a compliment to her). I guess I’m not surprised…unless they have a kid, then I’ll be stunned.

  14. Tiffany27 says:

    Idk. Something about this seems a bit……off? Anyway congratulations to the couple.

  15. LAK says:

    I want this to be true. He isn’t a Johnny Depp ie engaged to every woman he is in a relationship with, and considering he has been so adamantly against marriage, he really might have changed his mind.

    EDIT: wait, Simon Cowell did the same. Urgh. OK. Different rant.

    i’m annoyed that she’s being written about in reference to being on his ‘on his level’.

    Considering his level is professional waitresses/wrestlers/’models’ etc, can’t say that his level is particularly high.

  16. Hmmm says:

    Just when you thought Georgie couldn’t get anymore laughable!

  17. Suze says:

    School of Thought One: He found someone he truly connected with, admired and loved, and figured, I’m not getting any younger. Let’s move this thing forward fast. If so, congrats to them.

    School of Thought Two: He looked around at his general PR after the Keibler split (and her incredibly fast rebound, which probably stung a bit) and figured, I need to change it up this time. I’ll find a candidate who is different and we’ll make it look like a traditional romance, ring and all. If so, it all worked, and congrats to them.

    School of Thought Three: He wants to move into politics and was counseled that his previous lifestyle choices were not going to advance that career. So he rearranged things so that he was dating the right person and making the right choices. If so, right path, and congrats to them.

    Hope she’s happy with it all too, regardless of what happened.

    • Talie says:

      Yeah, definitely one of those three. Sad we all have to be so cynical, but when you’re dealing with someone who appeared to have contracts with women, well…

    • Christin says:

      I really wouldn’t even wish to wager which of the three is the real story. They each seem plausible. The other thing that keeps coming to mind is, engagement doesn’t mean marriage.

      • Suze says:

        Oh, it could be a lot of other things or a combination of things. People are complicated.

        Those were just my theories.

        I guess we’ll just see what happens with this.

        There is the general feeling that George’s public persona was disintegrating. Keibler out-Cloonied him in the PR department. He was longer the witty, self-deprecating bachelor but the butt of jokes at the GG and the target of whispers about too much drinking/weird sex life.

        I don’t mind George, but I do think most of what he does in his public/personal life is very studied, very designed. I can’t help thinking he is making a tactical move here against the prevailing wind.

        Whether it is a long term strategy and they actually marry remains to be seen.

        Or it could be true love and entirely organic.

        I have definitely been wrong before in my theories. After all, Simon hasn’t married his baby’s mother yet, and I did think he would put a ring on it just to keep her happy.

      • RJ says:

        @Suze: “Keibler out-Cloonied him in the PR department”

        I’m not so sure about that. He’s an A list Oscar winning actor and producer and always will be, she is barely a C list celebrity whose profile was raised significantly by being in a relationship with him. She was put out to pasture (or showed herself the door) like every Clooney girlfriend prior. and months later she’s pregnant and married with a businessman from Orange County. I wish her well and happiness, but I don’t see ruminations on her new life sending poor George rushing into a rebound marriage.

      • Nighty says:

        @RJ actually, that might have affected his male ego more than one might think, “a C list celebrity, so below me has moved on without looking back not even once?? Am I loosing qualities, am I no longer so virile??? ” That together with the joke at Golden Globes might have hit hard in the core of his ego…

      • MyCatLoves TV says:

        @RJ: What you say is true but men are often ego driven creatures. Keibler was able to wash her hands of George and move on very (curiously) quickly. Maybe that was Stacy’s big eff you to Clooney and his ego took a hit. Here is this “nobody” female (to him) showing up the Big Hollywood Player. Keibler moving on, getting married and pregnant probably wasn’t THE reason but I still kinda think it was a factor. (When I hit ENTER I see Nightly is pretty much saying the same thing I am. So this is a “yeah, what she (or he) said!”)

    • stellalovejoydiver says:

      either way, lucky bitch(I mean him)

    • LAK says:

      Suze, I love your theories. However, I have always been on the opposite side of the fence regarding Simon marrying. Ever.

      Based upon his track record, how he treats the married-who-soon-divorce-despite-having-kids members of his harem, i’ve never thought he’d put a ring on the baby mama. If she thought he would, she needs to go back to remedial Gold digger classes.

      At best she’s very well looked after financially and that was a good gamble on her part – gold star, but I will be very, very surprised if he marries her.

    • Olenna says:

      Suze, I think you may have something there with the 3rd point. I’ve followed George and his father’s careers for years as I consider them homeboys, born and raised in the area where I grew up. The politics angle is a strong one and though I don’t see him running for office, I doubt he’d turn down an appointment. Nevertheless, 4 months is awfully quick for a ring, for anybody. But, who knows, maybe this young woman has star-struck the star.

      • Christin says:

        Isn’t Ashley Judd from the same general area (and Billy Ray, for that matter)? She seems to have backed off her rumored political plans in KY.

        Now that I think about it, Billy Ray’s dad was in politics as well. Maybe he’ll decide to follow in his father’s footsteps if he ever tires of the circus he created with Miley. That would be interesting.

      • Olenna says:

        Yes, Ashley’s from the same area. I think she backed off because she knew the Kentucky republicans (KMA, Mitch) would rip her public image to shreds and, having problems with depression, didn’t think it was worth the fight at the time. Some people think she’s flaky, but I think she’s extremely intelligent and would be a real asset to the state.

    • lunchcoma says:

      I’m going to bet on School of Thought Two, with perhaps a bit of School of Thought Three thrown in. That’s not to say I don’t think he genuinely likes her. I just don’t think there’s any truth to this engagement talk. Clooney has been anti-marriage for decades, and four months isn’t going to change that.

    • Maggi says:

      I don’t think it was Keebler that did it. If you believe the blind items about him and Eva Longoria, then I think that he was actually far more stung by whatever happened between him and Eva. I know people don’t rate Longoria but apparently she is quite smart and politically inclined. If so, this new woman reminds me a bit of Longoria.

  18. Mich says:

    Meh. If true, I think it is great. He could do and has done faaaaaar worse.

  19. Blood&Sand says:

    Kaiser…great choice of photo! I had a nice laugh with that.

  20. Lark says:

    Four months? More like six or seven months. I really dislike the slanted and sexist tone taken towards his former girlfriends. Yes, none of them had prestigious jobs like Amal but still…the classism makes me cringe. It’s the “on his level” comments that are icky.

    JMO, but I feel like George suddenly realized he was getting up there in age (the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler jokes, the rumors about him and Sandra, Stacy moving on and getting knocked up) and started re-evaluating his life and decided he wanted to settle down. A lot of times old playboys settle down when they realize everyone around them has put down roots (kind of like a male biological clock). I also think there may be a bit of “ego” there in that he may have been a bit envious of the power couple dynamic of Brangelina, and wanted to meet his own “Angelina.” My guess is they’ll split their time between NYC (as she has worked for the U.N. in the past and apparently taught at a law school there) and Italy.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      “the classism makes me cringe…”

      THIS. There are a lot of intelligent people from all walks of life, and doing all different kinds of jobs. My guess is that they’ll never get married in the first place. He’ll wait for all the bad publicity to blow over and then pull a T Swizzle and have everyone feeling so sorry for him that he got dumped for Julian Assange. Lol. No really, he’s going to do something along these lines.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      I think that is called “pulling a Warren Beatty”! lol I think some of these older guys, who were considered swinging batchelors, wake up one day and find out that they are now becomeing the butt of some old man jokes and decide to change their image.

    • Artemis says:

      Yup agree. I don’t care if they were contracted or not, they were still adults unlike DiCaprio who’s girls virtually come out of highschool. Honestly, I don’t like him all that much but as a partner, I haven’t heard bad stuff about him. He isn’t bad looking, he’s nice, accomplished charming and generous so why would those women who probably struggled in their life or are stuck in a job that isn’t considered ‘classy’ turn Clooney away? I’m sure it was fun while it lasted.

      And yup they were seeing each other before the official confirmation (and the Tina/Amy joke). In October 2013 he denied dating Katie Holmes and Monika WhatserName and he was working with Amal on some kind of surveillance program for Syria. He was seen dining with her but people quickly forget.

      I don’t agree with the powercouple thing. He will never be like the JP. He could and can have his pick (him and Bullock are shipped so often for SO long). People want it bad yet he still went for somebody who isn’t in entertainment. The JPs will always be remembered as Movie Stars first and foremost and then all the other things. That’s their appeal, not their other work. AJ might be a Special Envoy but it’s not her main job unlike Amal who studied and worked her way up. BP is great at what he does but Clooney has been doing the political thing longer and won Oscars for it. Clooney is still taken more seriously than BP (and he obviously choose it that way). Actually he always one upped BP and now he might get married before him too ;)

      I don’t think he cares about the age jokes. Amal is still in the same age bracket as all his other girlfriends. Although he’s rumoured to have hooked up with Ellen Barkin, that fine crazy ass bitch!

    • allheavens says:

      This a thousand times. Did I miss something? Has George found a cure for cancer? Has he brought peace to the Middle East? Has he perfected cold fusion? Just because his previous girlfriends didn’t have JDs does not mean their dumb or not “at his level.” Classism does not get a pass because people think it’s less harmful than racism or sexism.

      I don’t think George gives a rats ass about what Wynn says or thinks.

      The engagement might be real, George is too savvy and knows people will think it’s pure PR. So why bother? However, he is getting on and like my father said, “Nothing brings a man in like time.”

  21. MissMary says:

    I’m thinking it’s a bit of a PR stunt… a perpetual engagement that eventually fades out after a year or so to a woman who, while beautiful, isn’t a model or someone known just for her looks or being arm candy. After it fades out, he’s back to dating whomever he wants openly and reaffirming in interviews that he’s not the marrying type.

  22. fanty says:

    This is all Amy Poehler and Tina Fey’s fault.

  23. Sabrina says:

    Since this has been confirmed by People Magazine it has to be true as they are a PR-friendly mag. I will be more surprised if he actually gets married rather than just being engaged.

  24. paola says:

    I still think he’s gay. The engagement is not going to end in a wedding.

  25. Ag-UK says:

    Just curious if she is in such demand as a lawyer why isn’t she actually working or is that the kind of job you can walk away from for 5-6 months at a go??

    • Suze says:

      Sssh. Do not ask questions like that. Let the romance take you away…

    • lisa2 says:

      Actually she belongs to a panel on preventing sexual violence in war zones and worked with Angelina Jolie and William Hague on their campaign on ending Rape in War. I saw a post on another site and read someone speculating that she may be in London in June for that Summit.

      She could have taken a vacation when she and George went away. Even lawyers get vacation time.

      • Me Three says:

        I’m an attorney and yes I take vacations, but if I took as many as she seemingly has, I’d be out of a job. And, according to various publications, she’s on a number of high level UN panels and is involved in humanitarian efforts in Syria. Yes, she most definitely can do some work via cell and computer but I’m sorry, I would like to know her secret…how can one person do all that is attributed to her, work as a barrister in London and spend all of March and most of April traveling the globe with George Clooney?

      • Gi says:

        Member of Expert Panel of Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative formed by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague to gather evidence of sexual crimes committed in conflict zones.

        http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/barristers/profile/amal-alamuddin

        She will be there i think….

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      We have these things now called laptops. And cell phones. You can work from anywhere as long as you don’t have to be in court.

      • LadySlippers says:

        A lot of attorneys work on the go or from home. Plus, once you’ve established yourself, you have a team that does a lot of the legwork (with strong direction from the attorney in charge).

        My guess is her schedule didn’t change much post George — just the company she keeps.

      • Ag-UK says:

        I know that we have laptops and the ones lower on the pecking order get all the crap to do as with bankers the MD’s do the client meetings all the newbies work on all the presentations hence the 9-2a work hours. Yes you can take a vacation as she is in the UK will get more than 2 weeks but she has been gone longer than a month that’s all. TBH he sort of fell off my radar years ago. If it’s true goodie for him and her. But a lot of high flying business people wouldn’t say no to that arrangement far more exciting than dating chairman of a bank.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Wow, my first response to you comes across as really snarky. I’m sorry.

        In my experience, the more powerful and sought after an attorney is, the more control he/she has over where they work and how much actual “face time” they put in at the office.

      • Ag-UK says:

        @goodnamesalltaken
        All is good . If it’s true good for them both. On,y time will tell as they say. I gives I will watch this space :)

      • Me Three says:

        I’m an attorney and unless you’re doing estate work or something like that, there’s no way you can be away from your clients for as long as it’s been reported she’s been vacationing with Clooney–barrister or not. You cannot do your job by cell and laptop. I’m sorry but it’s just not feasible. She’s supposedly on several UN panels. She’s supposedly involved with humanitarian efforts in Syria. Either she’s a super woman or the rest of us lawyers are schleps.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        My husband is an attorney, and what you’re saying is simply not true. He has a partner who spends 6 weeks at a time in Paris, and others who work from various vacation homes for long periods of time and return when they need to appear in court or meet with a client. It depends on the flexibility of the firm and the type of law you practice. Maybe a small town general practice attorney couldn’t do it, but that’s not what she does.Besides, if she had to fly out to sit on a panel for a few days or meet with a client, she could do so. We don’t know that she didn’t ‘do that.

    • CynicalCeleste says:

      You’re mid-30s and being wooed by a billionaire playboy handsome Hollywood actor… one of the world’s most famous eligible bachelors who publicly stated he’d never settle down, yet he is vowing to do so with you. He invites you to jet away with him to private tropical beaches, a glamourous safari in africa and his amazing home in Italy. He wines and dines you in all your favourite spots and many more you’ve never heard of, first class all the way. Your job? Sorry, George, but I’ve got to file this brief? Please. Work will always be there. This kind of whirlwind romance, even if it turns out to be a calculated PR move, happens once in a lifetime to a very few. I say, grab your passport, tell your boss you’re taking a leave of absence and have fun with it while it lasts. Which is what it seems Amal is doing. Good for her. Life is short. Careers are long. I hope she enjoys the ride!

      • MarilynGray says:

        I was saying the same thing to my best friend when I was filling her in on this story. Sure, it may not look the most professional to uproot yourself from your job simply for a boyfriend, but honestly, if I had someone I was enamored with ask me to go on a safari, then I would say ” hell yes!”

    • Shhhimsupposedtobeworking says:

      Perhaps she’s on a sabbatical? I’m a lawyer at an elite firm as well and one certainly cannot disappear for significant amounts of time. The sort of work she does would not lend itself to working via cellphone for great lengths of time. I wish it would.

      My theory? Perhaps he thought that this one could serve more than a two year stint and had to up his game to lock her into a long-term contract. I would not give up my career in a similar situation without something major in return.

      My secret hope is that this is all part of an elaborate practical joke they’re playing.

  26. Rita says:

    For those of you saying George won’t run for political office because he has too many skeletons in his closet, I have to ask this:

    Unless he’s a raging pedophile, what possible skeletons and how many clattering bones good he have in his closet that would prevent the “California” electorate from giving him in a landslide victory?

  27. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I know I’m going out on my own here but I’ve always had this feeling that he really wanted to be with Stacy Keibler but thought she was too tacky for his image. And she WAS too tacky for his inage but in the end you have to go with who makes you happy. I know they seemed like such an odd couple but deep down there is something odd about him with women so it almost would have made sense.

    I think a seemingly vapid woman like Stacy IS his level. He should have had the guts to stay with Stacy and not care about his image.

    • Suze says:

      You are not alone.

      Your points make as much sense as anything else.

      And I agree that there is something deeply weird about George and his relationships with women.

      • Lark says:

        @Suze

        I’ve always thought that the old Ted C rumors about George were likely true in that he was bisexual and swinging/and or just not being monogamous. In essence, that he basically wanted a gf but also to be able to run around with his boys and screw on the side. The seemingly “contract” girlfriends made sense to me in that context because they were likely willing to go along with it for the side benefits, while other women may have demanded something more serious.

        I really think the Tina/Amy joke (and the other jokes when he broke up with Stacey and denied dating Sandra) started to hit home for him. Plus, like I said…men can have sort of a male biological clock too.

      • Francis says:

        Who is Ted C? Is that the former news host?

    • Tanguerita says:

      then the history repeats itself – does anyone still remember Krista Allen? the softcore/porn/whatever actress Clooney used to date ages ago? he never took her to red carpet events or really acknowledged her “existence in his life” for that matter, but kept going back to her again and again, till she dumped him for good.

    • lisa2 says:

      It’s obvious that Stacy was doing the “I don’t care about marriage and kids” for George’s benefit. She by her actions after they broke up wanted marriage and a family very much. I don’t blame her. I think that i you want a certain life; man or woman and your partner doesn’t you have a right and should leave and build the life you really want. What a horrible thing to have wanted those things and spent you life with the wrong person. Doing what they wanted and not what your heart wanted.

      George has always seemed weird with every woman I have seen him with. There was always some distance with them. Never anything sexual to me. Not saying he is gay; but I never get that sexy vibe with any of the women he is with ever

    • Emily C. says:

      I never thought Stacy was all that vapid. She never said the positively idiotic things that come out of the mouths of most Hollywood types on a regular basis. She wasn’t a brilliant intellectual or deep thinker or hugely giving person — but she wasn’t terrible either. She seemed very normal, actually. And quite shrewd: she parlayed her 20 minutes with Clooney into a low level of fame that will continue to give her a cushy career for the rest of her life. She knew what she was signing up for.

      I think that they had a contract that was over after a certain period of time, but I bet he’d have liked to extend that contract. I’d guess it hurt his ego when she declined and moved on so fast.

    • Me Three says:

      I’m sorry but I couldn’t disagree more. I never saw a couple with less sexual tension than Keibler and Clooney. He always looked in pain with her and she made him look soooooo old. I used to cringe when I saw photos of them together. On the other hand, he actually seemed to have a sexual attraction to the Italian woman he was with before Keibler. To me, Keibler was chosen in haste and then he didn’t know how to get out of it. She was in it for the long term–she made a ton of money off the relationship and whenever there was talk they were breaking up–off she’d run to make sure she was photographed with the guy. I used to joke that he looked like her pervy uncle…I have no doubt he celebrated the day the public was informed they had split up. And, I have no doubt that she was hooking up with her current millionaire well before the official split.

  28. Rita says:

    As far as Amal being on a superior level relative to George’s usual cliental, let me add this: She is engaged to one of Hollywood’s biggest biscuit chasers after dating him for only four months. Law degree or not, she’s got the vapors.

  29. Dana says:

    First, I think that Stacy moving on so quickly really stung.
    Second, Amal is still quite a bit younger than he is, so he hasn’t gone too far off the usual Clooney girl type just because she is a lawyer.

    • Me Three says:

      Have to disagree with you about him being “stung” by Stacy moving on so quickly. I think he probably doesn’t care one way or the other. I don’t think he ever really cared that much about her. They weren’t together for several of those last months and Stacy was hanging on for the publicity while most likely enjoying her current hubby’s attention. Ol’ George was most definitely “enjoying” Amal’s company as well as others before they announced their split.

      Do agree with you that Amal isn’t all that different from the others–she’s 17 years younger than he is and has the look that appeals to him. At least there aren’t a whole bunch of nekkid pictures all over the internet. That’s a change.

  30. PHD Gossip says:

    kaiser: Serious question that may influence the analysis about this engagement- who has this 36 year old woman dated prior to Clooney? Was she ever married? That information will shed light on a lot of issues.

  31. HappyMom says:

    Maybe this is a Warren Beatty situation. I’m sure most of you are too young to remember-but Warren was The Bachelor forever. He never wanted to get married and have kids. If Celebitchy had existed back when he met Annette Bening we’d all be saying similar things: why is she getting with such a womanizer? Is it PR? And now they’ve been married for years with 4 kids. So it is possible that George finally met the “right” person.

  32. Aqua says:

    Like most of you,when he said he would never get married again I believed him.Sometimes meeting the right person can make you change your mind.Maybe he’s finally ready or he’s realizing that he’s running out of time.Either way I think he has found someone who he actually finds interesting and has something in common with.She’s a smart,educated well accomplished woman who isn’t high maintenance,or trying to further her career.George is the lucky one and I hope he holds on to her.I can’t wait to see the ring!

    P.S. I too! wonder if he’ll now go into politics.

  33. Anon says:

    Hate to say it but rebound anyone?????? Seeing as it was Stacy that called the romance and he really wasnt seen much after that bust up I think George was most in tune with Stacy than he has been with anyone.. There is said it.. This is just too convienent for George and will help with political aspirations but a real warm loving relationship I dont see.

    • Me Three says:

      Wow–I saw the Keibler thing so differently! I never got any romantic/sexual vibes from those two from day one. He always looked really uncomfortable with her and frankly, she was obviously in it for the money…she made a ton off that relationship and, it was my understanding that he dumped her, or tried to for several months. I also find it interesting that no one finds it incredibly funny that Stacy ends up with another millionaire a few months after the break up and then suddenly is marrying him and having his baby. I’d give a year’s salary and bet that she was getting some on the side while getting those huge appearance fees as Clooney’s GF. I think what is really ridiculous is how much dating someone like Clooney affects a woman’s professional interests. I’d never heard of the woman before he hooked up with her and I don’t think I’m in the minority…and yet, just by dating one of HOllywood’s greatest womanizer, she gets paid $25000 to walk a red carpet. Go figure.

  34. rtms says:

    I’m betting she’s pregnant. Girl got smart and reeled him in good.I’ll be surprised if they actually make it down the aisle.

  35. bettyrose says:

    You know what? I’m not going to hate on him for marrying an extremely intelligent and accomplished woman. I am going to side-eye her a bit, though.

  36. Nanou says:

    With all his past quotes about marriage, i admit i still can’t believe George Clooney is engaged … Maybe there’s hope for Leonardo DiCaprio after all …

    • Artemis says:

      No, he’s a lost cause :D

      Clooney dates women in their early 30s, old enough to have some life experience and thus better at decision-making (ideally). They’re not interchangeable and have various backgrounds. He’s not shy of appearing in public with them and allowing them a platform where they speak about Clooney. He takes care of them, he looks good and he takes them to events. No shame in his game.

      Dicaprio picks the same girls (blonde slender models between18-23), walks in front of them, hides his face, looks like a hobo (there is 0% effort) and publically hangs out with his friends on a boat full of young half-naked women/models. No respect and he’s an embarrassment in general when it comes to dating going on past stories and behaviour. His friends tend to be like him (fratboys) and for some reasons, the one that aren’t, change after he befriends them (Vlad and BCoop who started dating young girls!). No respect. I’ve read accounts of people with inside info and he’s apparently super insecure, he values intelligence but can’t date women who are mature because he doesn’t want to feel inferior. He also dated black women on the DL (unlike Maguire who was engaged to Rashida Jones) and you know he would never go public with them! He’s nice though but the bachelors that got married late in life, were much more confident in general about their game and there were no momma’s boy issues.

      • Artemis, where’d you hear the ‘Leo dates black women on the DL?’–I read it on here before, and asked around, but no one had ever heard of it before. If he does do that, I’ll be off of him…I hate that.

      • Artemis says:

        Lipstick Alley and other black blogs of course :D !

        Now, I know they talk a lot of bullshit (especially with anon posts) and a lot of it is conjecture but there are a few indicators that he keeps company with black women. He hooked up with Naomi Campbell, he was papped a few times with Kidada Jones (he definitely went out with her more than once) and there are pictures of him with black females. Then there was the case of him being slashed by a black woman and he reported it 3 days later. She claimed that she thought Leo was an ex-boyfriend but Leo denied this. Black blogs often compare this to the case of Michael Douglas and Dawnette Knight who claimed she wasn’t a stalker but his girlfriend. During the Inception era he exited a club after partying with Usher (random!) with a black female (pretending they weren’t together of course) and she and Leo sat together in the back seat instead of next to Usher who was already in the car.

        Black blogs think he hides his black girlfriends and it helps that the media would never describe them as ‘dates’. Back in the 90s, I think Johnny Depp said that he dated black women but the media never reported on it even though he was in the company with them so I tend to believe that 90s Leo could easily hide his black hook-ups or dates. I think he never dates black women like he dates his white models. Maybe casually but he would never openly date a black women for years. There are anons who pretty much said the same, his preference is white, skinny and blonde but he’s a nice guy overall. Ehhhh….

      • Ugh, why? I think it would improve his cred a whole lot if he dated someone other than the tall, blonde, angular models i.e. HIS MOM. He needs to pull a Warren Beatty, and fast. I’m not holding my breath though.

        I think that when it comes down to it, we should be looking at qualities, not what they look like (obviously you have to still be attracted). Like my mom’s preference is black men. But when she was young, black men were willing to be her f-ck buddy, but they didn’t want to date her. So after a year or so of that, my mom started going out with anyone who wanted to go out with her–she dated white guys, basically.

      • Artemis says:

        i.e. HIS MOM
        Preach.

        Good for your mom!

      • Good for me too–I wouldn’t be here if she hadn’t. What’s funny is that one of my cousins is rather…..famous for not really dating. Pretty much, she’s settled, nearly thirty, and doesn’t want to mess around with anyone who is not at her level (she’s going for her PhD in psychology, if I’m remembering right) i.e. he needs to have a college degree, a job, and NO kids. And a lot of my other cousins give her the blues. And my mom told her that seeing what we young women have to pick through now, she said she wouldn’t have EVER had a boyfriend.

      • mimif says:

        @Artemis, you must show me how to do italics immediately. Pleeeease.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Lol mimif, step AWAY from the italics. This is your conscience speaking.

      • Artemis says:

        LOL @ GoodNames & mimif.

        For italics: TYPE TEXT HERE (no space in between the code brackets of course).

        Here’s a quick guide to basic HTML codes:

        http://lorelleteaches.com/2012/01/06/the-10-html-tags-you-must-know-to-blog/

        The Fontpocalypse is coming ;)

      • mimif says:

        Thank you @Artemis! Everyone, I apologize in advance.

  37. gennline says:

    I think this is all about cleaning up his image(hopefully the relationship is genuine), but on reading other gossip sites,one of the prevailing comments is how bad Clooney treats women, that is having contract girlfriends.
    Also toward the end of the Kiebler relationship,people were literally counting down the days to the end of the relationship. I know the internet is not the real world but eventually those things start to seep out.
    Women are a huge part of his fan base, I don’t think he can afford to alienate them.
    There was a time he could do no wrong, not so much now.
    I think the engagement is in part to show he is not just a user and is emotionally invested.

  38. Robino! says:

    I’m thinking it is an awesome prank pulled off by Brad & Matt. I know they all play pranks on each other and I seem to recall one of them saying they had something in the works and were just waiting for the perfect time. What a prank that would be!!

  39. snowflake says:

    so women who waitress aren’t good enough for him? just b/c they waitress doesn’t mean they don’t have a brain. hes a pretty boy who acts. what makes him better than a waitress? and what’s wrong with being a waitress? there are people who like doing it. This reminds me of when I was a McDonald’s manager and certain customers would treat everyone like cr&p b/c they worked at McDs. stuck up snobs! and yes i know george didnt say that. but obviously, he didn’t want a professional woman otherwise he would have dated one before. he wanted someone who wasn’t on his level financially so he could control them with his money and dump them when he was tired of them. now, all of a sudden, he’s looking for a wife, supposedly, and these types of women aren’t good enough for him? if you wanna think that way, i say amal is too good for him, why should she date/marry an actor when she’s a lawyer and can get someone on “her level?” gmafb

    • Jayna says:

      He’s not just an actor. He’s a film director of many movies and he’s a producer of many projects that have been hits, like Argo, etc., and wrote a screenplay for one of his movies. He has produced many intelligent movies, not just fluff. He is also a huge humanitarian who is well versed in the areas he’s passionate about, like the Darfur conflict and is very involved in many organizations and has written articles and given speeches and been involved with documentaries regarding Darfur and other areas he is involved in. I consider him to be far more than a pretty boy who acts..

  40. LaurieH says:

    George Clooney is interesting and reminds me exactly of a friend of mine, an older (62) successful lawyer and avowed bachelor. Like Clooney, he had been married before a long time ago and it didn’t work out. Since then, he’s dated a string of non-marriage material women – all much younger than him, all syncophantically impressed with his power and wealth. They stroked his ego (and other things) but were so vacuous and unserious that he was never in danger of falling in love and marrying them – which is why I think he chose them. Once they became too clingy and started wanting the relationship to advance, he would drop them and replace them (like a dating Pez dispenser). But then suddenly one day, he decided he wanted something more serious and stable in his life. He felt secure enough in himself that he no longer needed women to boost his self-esteem and decided he wanted a woman who would challenge him.

    I think this is where Clooney is. He has been putting much more time and effort into politics and his activism work with Darfur and I think he wanted someone who could and would share that passion with him – in which case, Amul is a perfect match. It also doesn’t hurt that she’s exceptionally beautiful.

    I also don’t like that “his equal” remark. Amul earned law degrees from Oxford and NYU. Clooney never graduated from college. So, at least from an intellectual and academic standpoint, she is clearly his superior.

  41. Teri says:

    Isn’t George Clooney getting married one of the seven signs of the apocalypse?

  42. the original bellaluna says:

    Pix of the ring or it didn’t happen. Even then, remember that stunt ring pulled by one of his bimbos?

    • idk says:

      Well this girl is not one of his bimbos. However, I don’t believe he proposed. It’s out of character for him. I just find it odd how he has strayed so far from his usual type of girlfriend…this girl isn’t a model or waitress or wanna-be actress (not that there’s anything wrong with those occupations).

      • For me, the reason why I cringe at George’s exes, isn’t because they’re waitresses or wrestlers who happen to be dating a famous actor–it’s because the majority of them think that they’re ‘models’ or someone famous, while they’re dating him. So, to me, they’re pretty much screwing their way in for a job.

        I remember Sarah Lawson–I think she was the Vegas cocktail waitress, who thought that she would be this huge model after she and George broke up, because he got her a few gigs. To me, that’s just tacky–on both their parts.

        If I was dating an actor, and I was a waitress, and he wanted me to go to HW events–sure, I’d tell him to get me something decent to wear, but other than that?

  43. toto says:

    guys please , if this is true i will tell you the real reason behind it .
    Amal alumdin if from a very well known family in Lebanon ..a sector of Muslims druz . Lebanese people are know to be open minded but also they have Arabic traditions.

    so i would say George really likes her and maybe she does , she went out with him for a while as open minded family to get to know each other more but defiantly she can not be gf for him like others .
    they usually frame it , either you like me or not.

    so i guess if this true or not this relation is either go serious or will end very soon.

    I am sure their public PDA will effect her family reputation some how unless the relation is more formal.
    Lebanese people are more open to inter religions marriage .
    but they care more about their prestige and how things will effect their image , specially from deep rooted family.

    • Nymeria says:

      Being Middle Eastern myself, this occurred to me too.

      • Francis says:

        I agree that this is about her wanting to not be seen or viewed as George’s girlfriend on the red carpets like the others. I think it’s an arrangement though. Engagement while they date and then when split happens, (which it will, because I don’t believe George is ready to marry her after just 4months) then the Lawyer lady will be the one to say she ended it, she didn’t want Hollywood life or Hollywood marriage.
        I kinda see George as someone who makes contracts with all the women he dates, I think the only difference now is this one raised the game….no more dating publicly without a engagement ..in other words I think it’s fake.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Very interesting point.

  44. Amy says:

    Maybe she got pregnant? Though he’s been with so many women at this point I’m surprised none have gotten pregnant! I also feel like she seems too smart to do that at with the career she’s laid out for herself. Not saying she would have to give up her career for a baby but she would have to take a little time off at leas.t

  45. d b says:

    Is it possible to sing Alamuddin’s praises without putting down other women?

  46. prayforthewild says:

    When I read that headline I could have sworn I heard the hoof beats of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. I’m having trouble believing this story is actually true.

    Edit: I don’t like how they keep saying she’s “On his level.” She is an individual who has her own accomplishments and not some object to be only looked at through the lense of being relative to GC. Plus it is some not so subtle shade being thrown at the women he’s dated in the past.

  47. Fan says:

    Suspicious. He is up to something.

  48. Dari says:

    I think this is the girl he sent flowers to and the note said sugar sugar. There were numerous reports in the Other newspapers about their relationship. He did not attend the Oscars for what reason? Entertainment is his livelihood, it’s part of him. I say the same thing I said about the previous one, if they are talking to the press he needs to say goodbye. He’s 52 he’s going to find it hard to tailor his life. I wish them happiness nevertheless

  49. zut alors! says:

    “I think it’s like they want the people they love to know that this is real, that they plan on being together forever.”

    My reaction: uncontrollable laughter and massive side eye. Thanks so much for this gem ‘anonymous source’, aka George’s publicist who ‘doesn’t comment on his client’s personal life’. How dumb and gullible do they think we are?

  50. Maggie says:

    Not sure if I believe this or not but I do know for fact he has a drinking issue. While in Vancouver he was drunk every single night.

  51. Marybel says:

    He’s finally found the perfect beard. Congrats, Georgie! I wouldn’t vote for your liberal ass if you married and had twins.

  52. Dizzle says:

    His best work was playing Booker on Roseanne.

  53. Sara says:

    I think he’s more accomplished than she is. She is a lawyer who comes from a wealthy Arab background, with all that that implies corruption-wise. Although she’s a part of the team which represents the wikileaks founder, she’s not known for having done anything of note. And we all know how the wikileaks case is advancing. Or not at all. So yes, he is above her. With regard to Oxbridge, you don’t have to be extremely intelligent to get accepted into either school. Just as in the US, coming from a certain background and working hard, as most people do, suffices.

  54. floretta50 says:

    This one is easy. believe it or not. This is the Stacy Kiebler rebound, his male ego have been shot down, none of his other romances have done what she quickly went on to do. Find a relatively wealthy man, get married and then have a baby and keep some notoriety of her own Stacy Kiebler is currently posing naked in People’s magazine 50 Most beautiful people recent issue. Maybe Stacy is the one who dumped Geroge! If the engagement happens to be true he got this woman with a degree and quickly engage, it smacks of Stacy you take that!

    • Flower says:

      Actually Celine married rich and had a family, she married a European Warner Brothers exec and has a baby or two . Quite a few years after the break up but still she didn’t languish away pining for George, She got a big payout when they parted (in the order of $3million) because she knew where all the bodies were buried, after Celine he started with the contracts.

    • Jayna says:

      Stacy was filler. He never was into her. She was available after he dumped the other one abruptly after her interview, and there was zero chemistry with Stacy. I’ve never seen him so bored with a girlfriend as he was with her. He never showed her an ounce of attention on the the red carpets. She hung in there I guess because she started getting gigs and becoming more visible, so worth it since she had nothing else going on. In fact, I have never seen him acting so distanced from a girlfriend as during the Stacy period. And by this point, any interviewer just knew she was temporary and I bet so did she. So it wasn’t like, oh, George is in love. Nope. George just needed filler for his vacations and events, and she put up with it.

  55. MG says:

    They were spotted together in October…how is that 4 months?

  56. A says:

    When I first read this headline earlier I was half asleep and didn’t see the part where it said “People”, and I just dismissed it as crap from Star or something… but People??? Who accidently on purpose leaked this, him or her?

  57. Liz says:

    He’s too old for her. 16 year difference is too old for a 36-year-old.

    I think his PR team decided to change things up because it was becoming too obvious that he his “girlfriends” were for hire. Now he’s moved to “fiancees” for hire. Maybe he should try a woman his own age.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I don’t have a problem with the age difference. She’s not an early twenties naive girl being taken advantage of. 36 is a mature woman.

    • cat says:

      I was 34 with someone 14 years older. Wasn’t really a stretch, except that his friends were harder to relate to but not him. I don’t think it’s that – depends on the people. Probably better to be a little closer in age but it can work (this lasted 10 years).

      • Me Three says:

        But you obviously got out before you reached the point of care giver. I have a friend who married a guy 17 years older–same as Clooney and Amal–and he’s now in his 70′s, has alzheimers and she is his in home caregiver. He dumped his first wife for her and his kids refuse to help–they say she’s made her bed. It’s heartbreaking to watch. I respect her for sticking it out–she actually loves him so I guess you could say it works but if you’re going to get involved with someone that much older; someone who’s had major medical issues and who seems to have an alcohol problem, she better be prepared for 20 years from now. Obviously with money she’ll have help but still, I guess I’m a cold b!tch…could never do this. I took care of both my parents and I don’t look forward to doing the same for my husband. And yes I know that stuff happens no matter what age you are but if you marry someone that much older than you, it’s way more likely you’ll end up a caregiver.

  58. Miss M says:

    This is how his PR machine works. They throw a rumor to see his fanbase reaction before he confirms anything. It is all about his image. So, I believe it is true , but I think they’ ve been engaged longer as they were first spotted hanging out in October. Congrats to them! George won the lottery with this accomplished woman and she is his ticket for office.

  59. Jaded says:

    It’s like the old Ginger Rogers/Fred Astaire relationship in reverse for those old enough to remember:

    “He gives her class and she gives him sex appeal” only with Clooney and Amal it’s in reverse. He finally wised up that choosing arm candy from the legions of low-rent Italian “bunga-bunga” girls, Las Vegas casino babes and wrestling world hotties isn’t exactly the way to appear credible. I’m surprised it took him so long to twig that who you’re with reflects directly on who you are. Good luck to them both.

  60. The Original G says:

    Wow, I had no idea that there was so much anger towards George Clooney and waitresses.

  61. HappyMom says:

    You know who’s totally bummed right now? Eva Longoria.

  62. joan says:

    If he’s gay, then is the theory that he was gay when he was married? Or did he suddenly figure it out?

    Because he didn’t grow up in a sophisticated environment, he’s just a smalltown boy, so being gay would be so foreign and hard to face?

    This theory doesn’t make as much sense as you think it does.

    Now, bi, maybe. That fits with a movie star from a Hollywood, famous family.

  63. Ruyana says:

    I don’t know why anyone would want him – he’s incredibly immature. Still thinks pranking people is so so funny. Grow up, fool!

  64. Camille (The Original) says:

    When I told my hubby about this story, the first thing he said was ‘ when does the Oscars campaigning start?’ LOL.

  65. Jayna says:

    If he is engaged, bad move so soon. George always flips over women in the beginning when he chases them and gets them. It’s after the one-year mark that tells the truth. Remember Celine, the young French women who was pre-law or pre-med in college? He met her in France and fell so in love he moved her over to America to move in with him pretty quickly. After three years together, he was always gone off on location as his career became busier and they ended. He actually felt bad because she moved for him and the only one to have him financially leave her with something. I will believe it if he is still crazy about this one down the road. He is older and at a different point in his life. Maybe he’s like Warren Beatty who met the right one at the right time.

  66. Ginger says:

    IMO she’s not only (seemingly) more intelligent than his exes but she’s also prettier. Good for him if he’s finally going out with someone that in Kaiser’s words is “above him”. That’s the kind of lady he should marry (A BIG) if he actually gets that far. All of the prior comments about him possibly contemplating a run for office makes sense as well.

  67. Francis says:

    Fan says:
    April 27, 2014 at 12:18 pm
    Suspicious. He is up to something
    “”…….”………”"…………”……………………….”.

    Fan, I totally agree.
    Clooney is up to something.
    I think this is a PR move
    Tina Fey joke at the GoldenGlobes went world wide, everyone got the joke and he was bothered by it.
    His drunken fight with Steve Wynn, was bad pr, on some level too.

    He wants to possibly run for politics and needs what appears to be a more serious image.

    I personally think the marriage between these two will never happen. It reminds me of when Simon Cowell got engaged and even brought the woman on the Jay Leno Show-telling the world how he suddenly feel hard enough to get engaged and want to marry. After awhile Simons fiancée was slowly,quiet dropped.
    How interesting he gets engaged just AFTER the fight with Steve Wynn. one thing Mr.Wynn knows is a lot of movie stars secrets, because they stay in his hotels in Vegas and we know George has been there plenty. There have been several BLind items of a film star paying people off in Vegas to keep some story quiet which happened in Vegas in Wynns hotels over the years. Wynn knows many secrets.
    This engagement makes George look fickle IMO. The guy doesn’t take time to breathe, he moves from woman to woman.
    IMO it’s all fake. I don’t see any marriage lasting w Clooney and this is different than Beatty, he dated a woman he knew for several years before they married, not someone he knew for a few weeks.
    Also what if the engagement is to head off a story someone was or is trying to put out. Maybe Wynn? …just. saying.

  68. racer says:

    1. Do not assume educated people are intelligent. If you think all highly educated people are intelligent, live a little longer.

    2. George Cloony is not an intellectual catch.

    3. If this is true he has an aim to be taken seriously and she wants the limelight.

    4. Deep down I’m a hopeless romantic and believe in the spontaneity of love, but make no mistake that the foundation of this relationship is a business deal.

  69. Serena says:

    I call this bs. Also, yeah, she is way ABOVE him!

  70. Flower says:

    Engaged and married are two very different things, I can’t help but smell a rat here, what I can’t figure out is why she would bother, high flying career in a different country, a man with serious health problems in constant pain due to his back and neck injury would limit the nookie, no kids he has said many times he doesn’t want them and 50 plus is not a good time to change your mind add to that he would need to reverse the vasectomy which isn’t always possible. I can see her having a fling, getting her self introduced to some movers and shakers in a different area and living the high life fore a year or two but marriage nah don’t see it, I can’t see her putting up with Georges c*ap for too long.

    I think this whole thing is to raise her profile without looking like one of Georges usual bimbo contracts at the same time he can ditch the old letch tag , making him look good for once because he chose someone with a career and a brain.

    Too co-incidental that this ‘leaks’ a day after the Wynn pi**ing contest sideshow. Excellent way to kill that story.

  71. Francis says:

    I get your points and agree about education.
    With George, I just see Simon Cowell’s whole episode of sudden engagement to the lady Mezghan ,who he professed instant love, and it went worldwide and then quietly she was dropped.
    I just don’t buy this engagement as anything but PR..something is up with George. IMO

  72. BELLA says:

    I BET SHE HAS NO INTEREST IN CHILDREN…THATS WHAT GOT HIM!

  73. Emily C. says:

    ” She’s not “on his level.” SHE IS ABOVE HIM. She has to go down to his level.”

    This. George Clooney’s a Hollywood actor, and that’s it. He’s not gross the way most of them are, and he seems more thoughtful than most of them are, but that is saying very little. His transparent PR shenanigans regarding his relationships have been frankly embarrassing.

    I also think this is a PR move on his part. It’s possible that the reason he’s dated all those other women is that he both wanted and feared marriage, and knew he wouldn’t want to marry them, and now that he’s with someone with actual depth, he wants marriage. But I don’t buy it. I think that when they break up, they will play it like she dumped him, too, in order to try to make us think he’s changed.

  74. Cora says:

    Here’s a fun fact for you, girls. Sarah Larson – you know, one of the exes who now gets put in the “just a dumb waitress” category. Well, Larson has her Bachelor of Science degree and was pre-med, before she moved to Vegas. She was very well educated and in science to boot.

    Celine Balitran – also working as a waitress when Clooney met her – was taking pre-law courses in France.

    But because these women had to work in the service industry in order to put themselves through school, they are somehow seen as inferior in intellect to Amal.

    • Francis says:

      I don’t really see this lady as much different than some of the earlier girlfriends George had. The Celine woman was quite intelligent,several languages from what I recall and educated also.
      I think this woman is just as star struck as the others, its just that she may Require an engagement announcement Before taking it to the level of being his constant arm companion at events, holidays and on the redcarpet. I don’t think this is about marriage at all, I think it’s about a deal with yet another lady and she requires an engagement announcement and ring., outcome will be the same, a breakup ,except her image will be in tact.
      She is just like the others in that she immediately dropped her life to go run around in George’s world. Same stark struck soup as the others. When I saw her coming out of restaurants after dinners with George’s celeb pals, it just looked like more of the same.
      I also find it insulting for him to put down the previous women he dated. If he wanted a lawyer, he should have pursued one long ago and not wasted everyone’s time. He sounds a bit like a big jerk the more Inread about him. He’s fighting in restaurants, making rants about other actors in interviews, putting down his exes, he sounds like an a,,,hole not a catch.
      And I’m someone who just last year for years saw him as Hollywood royalty practically because of his family history, RosemRy Clooney and his father ? ..but George is sounding a bit like a Jerk.

      • kibbles says:

        Well said. This could very well be a deal like all his other contract girlfriends. Only this time, Amal has more leverage to demand an engagement condition in her 2 year contract. And I agree that she also seems star struck in photos. She’s loving the attention.

    • Jayna says:

      Sarah Larson was late twenties, maybe 29 when he began dating her, I believe. She wasn’t in college at that time, had graduated and chose to cocktail waitress for the money

      This was a comment about her degree on Celebuzz when they ran an article last year. I am not trying to take away from the fact that she pursued higher education. I just thought this quote below was interesting because I had never heard of a college where you don’t get grades.

      More interesting was she went to Vegas in her 20s and stayed in the cocktail industry until about the age of 32 ending up in NY in 2011 doing the same thing and hated being recognized as Clooney’se ex. She’s 35 now and in an interview last year she said she was the director of a beauty spa and teaches yoga part-time. I think yoga is her passion. So at least she’s out of Vegas and not cocktail waitressing. I always thought she was pretty and she sounds like a nice girl who tried to get some modeling off of being with George as they all do, and once he ended it and the offers dried up, she went quietly away, not a fame ho at any cost.

      The quote from a poster on Celebuzzy:

      “Larson got her B.S. at Evergreen College in Washington State. It’s an “alternative evaluations” college which means they don’t issue grades. Evaluations are strictly comments. While this can be a great way to evaluate liberal arts programs, it is a ridiculous way to evaluate a science program. It makes it very difficult to get into graduate school and pursue a serious science career. In the sciences it would be much more difficult for her to compete against students who were issued grades. So while Larson got the degree it wasn’t the most rigorous science program by any stretch and we have no idea how well she did because she wasn’t issued any grades.”

  75. Suzanneg444 says:

    She reminds me of Paul McCartney’s newest wife…just kind of tall, dark and handsome….but nothing outstanding in the looks dept. Brains, pedigree and money seem to be the attraction this time. Lets see if he actually walks down the aisle…I’m guessing he will….since he’s not getting any younger and the younger hotties aren’t looking at him as a stud anymore…more like a perv!

  76. Francis says:

    I still think it’s a fake arrangement.
    She is no different than the others in that she dropped what she was doing to go hang with him in Hollywood. I just see Simon Cowell’s harem when I see George and his current flame. Instead of dating he now raises the game to engagement.
    People seem to be giving her a lot of credit for educational status, but she’s really doing the same thing the others have done and that is FOLLOW GEORGE around. I doubt he’ll marry her.
    It just seems like more Simon Cowell.

  77. HoustonGrl says:

    Maybe I’m a little jaded because I recently went through this, but I hate how men will string a woman along for years, break up, and then BOOM be engaged to their new girlfriend five minutes later.

    • Jayna says:

      String Stacy along? He never showed much interest in her. She got what she wanted, more visibility and paying gigs as she sure wasn’t doing much before he came along and somebody to date. She probably realized early on it wasn’t going anywhere, but had nothing better to do. Why not vacation in Italy at his villa when he’s not off on location or go to A-lister red carpet events when he’s in town, like to the Oscars and wear designer gowns. I saw her in a bit part on Lifetime and she had no chemistry on screen whatsoever, just like she and George had no chemistry. Now, since George, she has gotten some lucrative endorsement deals.

  78. bluhare says:

    I think it’s pretty simple. He met her, she’s so far from women he has known he fell hard. Got nothing to do with anyone else.

    I hope they’ll be happy.

  79. rudy says:

    Clooney is preparing to run for office. Gathering all his chess pieces in order before moving his first pawn. The U.S. unfortunately is not ready for a gay prez so Amal is a lovely choice instead. Who cares what they do – or don’t – in the bedroom.

    President Cloony. I like it.

    George for President, 2020.

  80. Jayna says:

    They were spotted out at dinner in October of last year, and that’s just the first sighing or photograph of them together. Hardly four months. At least seven months dating and probably a little longer than that.

  81. Agree says:

    I agree with the first poster up there; this is a ‘legitimacy’ move for George, who has made various ultra-serious movies such as the Ides of March. I hate to be cynical when someone is taking charge and believes in the political process, but when celebrities start lecturing you about human rights and refugees, one naturally cringes. One does, really. But all the best to George, he seems really passionate about it all. Also, the idea of practising humanitarian and human rights law ofen makes one chuckle. It’s an important area but it also attracts a lot of famewh*ores who are intent on rescuing you and making a project out of everything.

  82. Francis says:

    Taking off the rose colored glasses for a moment…………….

    The problem with her as a choice for a political wife is, SHE is REPRESENTING a controversial MAN WANTED FOR an alleged,”RAPE.” If George is planing a run for office , she’s a lightening rod for Negative “political” controversy. She represents Julian Assange , a man wanted for not only alleged “rape” charges but also wanted in the US for alleged espionage and viewed by the US Government as Criminal on the run who revealed US military secrets. This won’t sit well with a lot of voters and for many women voters ,her representing Julian Assange who is wanted in connection with a alleged sex crime, won’t go down well at all. I’ve worked in public relations and the big picture surrounding his new supposed fiancée … (if George is seeing her as a way to enhance his political future) will not be good ,by the time the opposing forces/candidate are done presenting all they know on this one very controversial client she represents, she and George could be political waste. Her representation of Julian Assange will overshadow any other good works she has done and be made into a huge negative and political road kill.
    That said, I still think it’s just fake.
    If George was really so into women with great educational interests he would have dated them before now.
    It’s just to convenient that this story came after the Wynn drunken fight in Vegas.
    It sounds like PR 101 , float another story to change the subject.

    Just one excerpt about this man she is representing”"……………………………………………………..
    “None of that should detract from the seriousness of the rape allegations made against Assange, for which he should clearly answer and, if charges are brought, stand trial. The question is how to achieve justice for the women involved while protecting Assange (and other whistleblowers) from punitive extradition to a legal system that could potentially land him in a US prison cell for decades.”
    The Guardian UK news

    • Agree says:

      Some good points but it’s a principle in civil societies that even the worst criminals need to have representation to get a fair trial.

    • JulieM says:

      Francis: As a political issue (Amal representing Assange), you may have a point. But as a legal issue, Julian Assange has the right to legal representation just like you and me. The people who look negatively at lawyers defending people they don’t particularly like (example: Assange) are the first to go screaming for a lawyer when they get in legal jeopardy themselves. People hate lawyers until they need one.

      • Francis says:

        My point is from a public relations view, what the opposing camps against George will do IF he runs for office, to her image politically for defending Alleged RAPIST and will be off the chart; all it will take is a constant drumbeat of negative political commercials with her defending Assange and showing his alleged Rape charges and alleged crimes against the US military and government, showing him being fleeing or being arrested and splashing her pictures with George in split the screen while the “wanted man” Assange is shown being arrested on Rape charges or escaping to another country to avoid rape charges. IMO this lady although intelligent has a lot of negatives as a possible political wife for a US potential candidate For a big office. The US government is after this man she is defending,he’s still on the run, in a foreign Country for allegedly exposing military secrets and for allegedly RAPING women and any astute political campaign opposing George can turn her image to burnt cinders. If I’ve already seen this, just think what the high powered public relations people in political world may have in store to use. #Justsaying…
        The opposing camps will make political road squash of her. She’s getting the romantic Hollywood treatment right now, but if George were to actually marry and run for political office, She’s an extremely controversial choice as a political wife for a US candidate. This is the honeymoon period,but if he makes a real step towards an office, the claws will come off in the political press.
        IMO

  83. Helvetica says:

    I like George but with his history, I will have to wait for it to happen to actually believe it.

    Maybe he has fallen in love which would be great and wants to be with someone more long-term.

    Again, wait and see. I personally would not marry again ever I were him. But I am biased because I have also been married previously and do not see the point of doing it again.

  84. Jaded says:

    It’s actually an interesting role reversal for him. His previous girlfriends all took a huge step up when they started seeing him. He was definitely bottom-feeding and seemed only to need a bangin’ body and pretty face for a while. Now his engagement to Amal is giving him a great deal of cred and it’s a huge step up for him. It will be interesting to see how this relationship unfolds.

  85. Francis says:

    This is going to be fun to watch.
    She plans on staying in London. I wonder if George will do a Gwyneth Paltrow type move to. London or maybe they’ll commute between his various homes LA, Italy.maybe they’ll buy one in London or stay at hers in London?
    This is going to be a interesting couple to watch.

    “Amal Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer, has told colleagues that she will not give up her career and will continue to work as a barrister in London after she marries the actor.”

    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/future-mrs-clooney-puts-her-foot-down-20140429-37ey3.html#ixzz30FtBcnB9

    http://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/celebrity/future-mrs-clooney-puts-her-foot-down-20140429-37ey3.html