George Clooney proposed to Amal because she ‘played hard to get’?


I updated yesterday’s post with the news that everybody was confirming George Clooney’s engagement news. Amal Alamuddin’s law firm sent out congratulations to her, while George’s dad Nick issued a statement: “We are thrilled. We have had an opportunity to interact with this wonderful young woman and these are two great people.” George’s mom Nina also confirmed the news, telling The Mail that “Amal’s a lovely girl.”

Meanwhile, people are still trying to figure out just who Amal Alamuddin is and how she hooked the one of the most famous bachelors in the world. Page Six had a surprisingly nice write-up about Amal’s education, her causes and her career, and I came away with some new information but the same belief I’ve had for months now: it’s not that Amal is his George’s “equal.” She is better than him. He’s a lightweight compared to her. As for how she hooked him, well… it’s pretty old-fashioned. She played hard to get!

Just how does a girl pull off an engagement to the most eligible man in the world, whose name is synonymous with the words heart-throb and commitment-phobe? Ask Amal Alamuddin, a beautiful and brilliant barrister, who is reported to have done just that with George Clooney.

As an adviser to former UN Secretary general Kofi Annan, now the special envoy to Syria, no doubt her knowledge on the subject of the war there impressed Clooney, who is a highly vocal political campaigner. But according to one well-informed source, what clinched it for Miss Alamuddin was not her vision for world peace but the strategy she deployed when Clooney pursued her. It was the oldest trick in the book: she played hard to get.

‘Clooney asked her out for dinner and she put him off twice, saying she was too busy, before accepting the third time,’ said the source. ‘She was operating on the lines of “treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen” and clearly it worked. Clooney was beguiled by her and she had the upper hand. What he likes about her is that she treats him normally. He’s so used to being fawned over that it’s refreshing for him. And of course she is a brilliant human rights lawyer – but quite an operator too, you might say. She has met a whole bunch of A-listers through him and is seemingly quite cool about it, though you suspect she’s loving it.’

Yesterday, her mother, Baria, said: ‘I’m so sorry but I can’t comment. She is my daughter and you understand it is very private.’

But maybe not for much longer. According to a friend, Miss Alamuddin is very sociable and great at networking.

‘She goes to all the right parties,’ said the friend. ‘She’s assiduous at making the right connections.’

As a specialist in international and human rights law, her list of high-profile clients includes WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, in his fight against extradition to Sweden where he is accused of sex offences. Whether Miss Alamuddin has had any other serious relationships is not known. When she topped a list of London’s most beautiful barristers last year, she was described thus: ‘Amo, Amas, Amal. These are three short words that come to mind when thinking about this dazzling beauty.’

According to a friend, she is a ‘man’s woman’, forthright in her opinions, and hugely ambitious. Clearly, she is a woman who draws attention wherever she goes. If – and it is a big if – she does become Mrs Clooney, there will be a great deal more attention.

[From The Daily Mail]

As Samantha in Sex & the City once said, “Honey, don’t play hard to get with a man who’s hard to get.” But it worked for Amal. Probably because George was actively looking for something different. Maybe the old bachelor really was tired of plucking flower girls out of the air and Eliza Doolittle-ing them.

And in a fascinating turn of events, George has just stepped down from his UN ambassadorship as a “Messenger of Peace.” It’s a role he’s had for six years. The UN spokesperson made a statement: “After six years in this role, Mr. Clooney feels it is time to retire his official role as Messenger of Peace. The competing demands on their time from their professional and advocacy lives sometimes make it difficult for high-profile individuals to carry out a formal United Nations role.” That’s very, very interesting.

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  1. Kiddo says:

    Yeah, I don’t think she was ‘playing’ hard to get. She doesn’t NEED George for her career.

    • paola says:

      That should be new to him!

    • Birdix says:

      agreed–why can’t people believe she was legitimately busy? Why must she be painted as someone whose main goal instantly became to snag George? And why can’t a “woman’s woman” be opinionated and ambitious?

      • Zigggy says:


      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Exactly. What a sexist article – how the little lady snagged the big man. Hurl.

      • blue marie says:

        Yeah, this article pisses me off and makes me stabby.

      • Liv says:

        What I thought. He suddenly makes up his mind and it’s just because she played hard to get? What a ridiculous story!

      • GiGi says:

        This! I’m about her age and I have to carry my date book everywhere just to book a coffee with friends – it’s how life is for many women and her career is perhaps more demanding than most.

        The fact that she has her own life is probably what attracted him!

      • pwal says:

        Ahhh… the consequences of trying to stretch a meal into week-long leftovers. Yes, I’m sure that some are curious as to why George is marrying Amal, but I doubt that there’s that many women crying in their beer or readying themselves to throw themselves off a cliff.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        The only time I’m crying into my beer is if it’s the last one in a six-pack.

    • merski says:

      Right? I’m sure this very beautiful and professionally successful woman had to plot and scheme her ass off to tie down a man. Totally.

    • minime says:

      That is so stinky old…She is gorgeous and accomplished, maybe she was initially not so much into him..well, that would be pretty normal. Probably he was the one who had to step up the game to convince her to go out with him.

      • Francis says:

        She’s smart yes, intelligent yes, accomplished yes, but she’s not gorgeous, she’s attractive yes.

    • Rockymtnprincess says:

      Exactly!! She probably told him she is too busy and successful to be a fling so he had to up his game. Good for him, I just hope she realizes when she is in her 50’s he will be in his 70’s.

      • homegrrrl says:

        There is a difference of two decades? I’m shocked. I am almost in my 50;s and there is no way I could abide a doddering 70yr old lover. I would be ashamed of my irritation, but it would be palpable.

    • Snazzy says:

      Helz no!! This lady already has it all figured it (I mean that in a good way, I’m jealous of her awesomeness *slowly becoming an Amal-loonie*) Georgie is an added bonus 🙂

      Edit: I need to learn now to bold the way the others were yesterday …

    • Katherine says:

      You are all kidding yourselves if you think marrying George Clooney won’t help her career. She’s a junior associate barrister at the present. Stop talking as if Clooney is chopped liver. He is a big international figure with tons more access than she has. He is the one who got invited to the White House and took her along as his date.

      While she seems like a lovely and interesting person she also seems highly ambitious and everyone’s resume gets puffed up for PR purposes. So you work on the 4th count of a case with 5 other lawyers and it’s presented as YOUR client. See how it works.

      For some reason people seem to think that she isn’t at all interested in his wealth or celebrity. Don’t know why. Lawyers are just as interested in those things as the next person. She seems to live a high maintenance life and that takes money and she did go to a big law firm following her clerkship rather than to some non-profit human rights group of which there are many incredible ones. IMO George needs a certain type of status in any woman he would find marriagable so this doesn’t surprise me at all. The easy way out of marriage for him in the past if you’re not interested in certain types as marriage material is to proclaim you have no interest in marriage at all.

      George is no slouch. He’s smart, industrious, seems to care and willing to do something about it, respected in his field, and he’s still an attractive man. Men of George’s age are always impressed with female lawyers especially if they themselves are without similar credentials. So to me they seem like they make a good partnership for marriage and should be happy with each other. I wish them well.

      • nofkksgiven says:

        thank you. this.

      • Annie Ball says:

        @katherine “she seems to live a high maintenance life” where are you getting this from? All I read about her is that she was studious and hardworking at college and the other students named her just cause because she only talked about causes she is passionate about and didnt party. Then i read her circle of friends are a bunch of other lawyers doesnt sound especially high maintenance or glamorous to me. And honestly Why would anyone think a barrister that has that much success at a relatively early age isnt ambitious anyway? Of course she is. But ambiton doesn’t have to take the shape of wanting to be famous. I know we are on a celebrity blog but believe it or not there are individuals in the world whose goal isnt to be famous above all. They can still have burning ambition in other areas of their life. no serious client would hire her on the back of being some Hollywood actors fiancé either way, If her relationship with clooney becomes too much of a spectacle this could very well work against her. She has a lot more to loose from this than him. For him this is a win win situation.

      • Tanguerita says:

        @Katherine: absolutely agree

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        He really is one of the more intelligent, articulate celebrities out there-good actor, talented guy, questionable dating habits but eh. I’m always surprised at how much people around here seem to hate him.

        I don’t care much about this story but my opinion is that they seem like an attractive, well-matched couple.


      • Francis says:

        Another bea…d maybe with a better resume and stronger contract.

      • Mystified says:

        Are you George Clooney’s mom?

      • Stoner says:

        Thank you!

        Also – HE IS GAY.

    • LoveLee12 says:

      She is the first that doesn’t NEED him or his money…and he maybe he likes that he now has a sugar mamma. LOL Plus, she’s beautiful. I love dark hair, dark eyes and,olive skin…and not because that’s what I look like. 😉 lol

    • lISa says:

      I agree…and why would a woman with half a brain (with her own mind/money/career) want to date George Clooney, who has descirbed himself as never wanting to get married and has been dating and dumping bimbos for decades? She had every reason to not want to date him. Even if he does make it to the alter, it would be surprising if it works. You generally can’t be a self centered bachleor for 50 years and then make a good husband. He’ll get tired of being at her beck and call (why he wants to be in control with bimbos) and shes isnt going to be happy chasing him on sets everywhere when she has her own career. I could be wrong but if George wants a challenge, that will get old too, being with a smart woman who doesn’t see him as some god, as he sees himself!

  2. Hannah says:

    She has said she is not moving from London and will continue working at the same law firm. Maybe George will follow her around lol!
    No seriously I think he is stepping down because Amal works a lot with the UN.

    • bluhare says:

      I think so too.

    • Madi says:

      Doughty Street Chambers is not a law firm, they are a chamber. British law does not work the same way as US law. Solicitors belong to law firms and handle clients. If you become a Barrister you do not belong to any firm you work self employed. The “chambers” which barristers work with are a group of legal clerks who do the barristers paper/ground work. The barristers share costs of the clerks between them instead of hiring a law clerk every time they need one for court.

      Just say you did something really wrong or was accused of doing something wrong and you are arrested. You would talk to your solicitor and tell him everything. When the case goes to court, your solicitor does not argue the case for you, this is done by a barrister. Your solicitor (before you get to court) will call up a barrister who is specialised in the area of law you need help on. The barrister would then come and talk to you, the law clerks will do all the things the barrister needs to have done for court and the barrister is the one with the wig on who will get you off.

      As she is an international law barrister, she works all over the world for specialised cases, not the run of the mill John Doe killed his wife. Her court cases (when in court) would go on for months and months. She is currently on the defence team for one of the Libyans who is about to be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The guy she is defending is the head of the military intelligence in Libya who is being tried with Colonel Gaddafi’s son. The trial was supposed to start a couple of weeks ago, but the Libyans will not let her see her client.

      • Decloo says:

        Thanks for the clarification. This would explain why she was able to take all those vacations with George.

      • Katherine says:

        Some of my colleagues here in D.C. took on a number of these cases over the past ten years or so. It’s not always easy to find lawyers willing to work on this type of case and for these clients but they can prove to be interesting and challenging legally.

        Actually they can be strikingly similar to “run of the mill” cases. In reality very few serious cases are legally “run of the mill.”

      • Madi says:

        @Katherine; but that is what she does, specialist cases, not just “serious” cases. Abdullah Senussi (her client) is charged with two counts of crimes against humanity against hundreds of civilians, not just a murder or two or three. It’s the International Criminal Court where they try cases of war crimes and genocide, not the average serial killers.

      • Jag says:

        So she’s defending someone who might’ve killed hundreds of people? I don’t see how barristers or lawyers can defend people like that. Yes, I know that everyone deserves a fair trial and all of that, but I wouldn’t be able to sleep at night knowing that I had gotten a mass murderer out of jail.

      • Arbee says:

        Thanks! I qualify as a solicitor in September and it’s maddening seeing people refer to Amal’s Chambers as a law firm.

      • Katherine says:

        I understand, Madi, but defending someone is still defending them. There is still a framework of laws and procedure that guide your work.
        You might be surprised how the basics of criminal defense work is the same no matter how many issues entangle your case – international law, crimes against humanity versus dozens of murders by a gang over a ten year period, translation issues, etc. That’s why they recruited criminal defense lawyers in D.C. to work on these cases overseas and at the Hague. About 15 years ago, maybe more, a number of our local judges and attorneys started helping legal systems in the developing world and trouble spots develop and/or reconstruct their legal and judicial systems.

  3. paola says:

    I still believe she could do much much better.

    • Frida_K says:

      Me too, Paola, me too.


    • Tapioca says:

      Such as? A prince/dot-com billionaire with Olympic gold at both winter and summer games, maybe?

      I know she’s a smart and talented women, but if lasting thirty years in one of the world’s most cut-throat businesses and winning Oscars for Acting and Producing (plus noms for Screenplay and Directing) was easy, there wouldn’t be only an elite handful of guys who have ever achieved it.

      Add in his charity work and political connections and he’s like Angelina Jolie 2.0 – and we know how much praise the original version gets around here!

      Dating a cocktail waitress or wrestler doesn’t alter his achievements.

    • Liv says:

      Why? I think he’s one of the nicer celebritys out there. Plus he’s very charming and has great humor (he mocked Gwyneth hilariously). His father is a journalist and he’s, like Tapioca said, very involved in charity and political work. Apart from his bad reputation regarding women and the media frenzy surrounding him I’d say he’s a catch.

    • paola says:

      It just seems like a political move to me. I still believe he’s gay and probably wants to run for the congress.
      I think only time will tell.

      • Sarah says:

        @ paolo she is from a Muslim family and is the lawyer for a man on rape charges. I am not sure that makes an ideal partner for an American man with political aspirations
        @zana where do you see her being an attention whore? I think it’s kind of sad that as women we want to tear down an accomplished woman like thus for no reason instead of celebrating her achievements. She seems like a lady that worked hard to get where she is and that is something that should be appreciated.

      • kri says:

        @Paola- I’m in agreement with you. I said in another post I do think he is sincere in his politics/causes-he does care about that. But this guy didn’t get to be a power player without guile. He has always called the shots, I just think he’s adjusted his game a bit.

    • Zana says:

      Maybe she is an attention whore…and this publicity is all she wanted. We really do not know her other than her work which she is protecting both the evil and the good to make a name for herself. She seems to love the attention. I think George is trapped somehow now and she is going to loose her credibility for future clients. There are many, many who dislike George. I cannot wait to see how this will escalates.

      • Katherine says:

        She is just doing her job. Lawyers often defend unpopular people or causes. The law must be served. I would hope people are educated and sophisticated enough to realize that. She is not her client.

      • anon33 says:


        Should the “bad guys” just not have legal representation?!? Someone has to do it.

      • Zana says:

        When I say “bad” guys it is politicians etc. Not the real bad guy on the street. I get she is a powerful lawyer but there are very, very famous lawyers with 20-30 years of career that did not manage somehow to be in these high circles of protecting these kind of people. She is a puppet of some powerful people to manage to be able to advise UN etc. I do not believe the reputation that she is a “very smart lawyer” with 5 years of experience in international law and human rights to represent head of states. I have an LLM in human rights from a top program in US (same education she got) and have studied HR law in top European schools. My professors have been the most wise men you can find and never had chances to represent these kind of clients but somehow this particular one does it. Good for her and I am not trying to be mean. But there is more to her as a “person” and “lawyer” than what we read. I see the reality in a different light than you maybe.

      • hmmm says:


        I agree. Otherwise what does she see in this confirmed bachelor, and he, in her? I doubt that this is simply a love match.

      • Liberty says:

        Zana, I have to agree with your comments.

      • Zana says:

        Yes! For me this is just business deal which we will never know what kind of business it is. If she was really so smart as she handles herself to be, she was not going to go after a man that openly declares “I will never marry” and “I won’t have children because I do not want to make a mistake as a parent that I will regret later” (these are Clooney’s words on his interviews). Also, how would she chose to date him, if she is so smart and has some respect for herself, knowing that he has given the impression that he treats women as objects — he will throw them when that contract ends (and as we know none of them will dare to say a word about the relationship with him which I find bizarre) or when he decides the time is up. Unless she does not want children also and wants to be famous for now…
        My take again is that there is much more into this relationship that we do not know and might never know. I do not believe in this “love” things between these two. I just do not and do not see it.

      • Zana says:

        @ Liberty:
        🙂 Thanks.

    • Dani says:

      Just because she’s a 30 year old with an actual career doesn’t mean she can ‘do better’. She’s not better than any other woman with any other job. So sick of the ‘he/she’ can do better. People can be with people ‘lesser’ than them if they’d like to be.

      • Zimmer says:

        I agree, though I like George. I think he’s clever and interesting, though I’ve never found him particularly attractive. Not that he or anyone else cares.

        One thing, though, whether it be popular or not, I do think ‘playing hard to get’ often works whether a man or woman does it. Natural to want what we can’t easily get. That being said, who’s to know what game, if any, either one played. They both have desirable traits. Maybe George had never found his intellectual match until now. Just b/c’s George isn’t a high-powered lawyer does not mean he isn’t just as sharp

      • Dani says:

        I agree, I like George a lot as well which is why it bothers me that people consider her ‘better’ than him. He’s very obviously smart and well rounded aside from acting and being a bachelor.

  4. Loopy says:

    First Simon Cowell, now George Clooney… Leonardo has about another decade i suppose.

    • Francis says:

      Leo is young yet for these two.
      How come no one ever complains about Jamie Fox never marrying? # Justhinkinoutloud.
      He’s an Oscar winner, wealthy, yet no marriage and the press doesn’t harp on him about it.
      Why is the press always pressing Leo or Clooney about why no marriage? Jamie is just as accomplished in Hollywood and no wife ever.
      Ok …..done rant.

      • zainab says:


        You asked a good question, why Jamie doesn’t get hell for never marrying

        The answer is – Jamie doesn’t MAKE his personal life a PR prop. George has become a brand so he has to stay in the news and personal stories do that. Jamie is an actor/singer and father that’s it; that’s all we get from him and that is enough for him to give.

      • anonymous says:

        Strange just the other day about 2 weeks ago Jamie Fox was on camera with his 5 year old daughter he usually steps out with a teenage daughter so jaime has something going on behind the scene. had no idea jaime fox had such a young child. My take on George Clooney is far fetched but I think he was dumped by Stacy Kiebler his pride on being the dumper has been bruised, his revenge do the things stacy Kiebler was begging him to do with another woman, like getting married and having children, he wouldn’t so she left and found somebody who would, George got a taste of his own medicine, he been dumped.

    • Loopy,
      I hate seeing the name Simon Cowell written anywhere, and especially next to The Clooney. Please, this engagement is hard enough…please don’t make it worse by sullying it further…..

      😉 snort.

      • Francis says:

        Simon got engaged, the world press oohed and ahhhhed, marveled that a lady finally knew how to handle Simon and he was finally marrying….he even had her on Jay Leno with him saying how he never felt like this before. (and where is she today, Not married to Simon. )
        This is reminding me of the Simon Cowell engagement.

  5. Chris says:

    The narrative of “woman scheming to land a man” is getting old. Is there a copy of The Rules on Amul’s nightstand? Lol. Maybe two people are just smitten with each other. The Almighty George may be human.

    • Nick says:

      Agreed, Chris. It is so out of date. It continues the boring narrative that women are just scheming to get a ring no matter the cost. Plus, people are applauding Amal for the “playing the game the right way”. Give me a break. Is it so unbelievable that Amal could not drop everything to go out to a dinner with Clooney? That she may have professional responsibilities. As I am typing I am getting more and more irritated so I am going to stop.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:, too, this! We’re all just dying and planning and scheming and centering our lives around how to bag a man and get that ring! That’s probably why she has law degrees from two different countries – so she could meet more men! Ugh.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        “That’s probably why she has law degrees from two different countries – so she could meet more men! ”

        LOLOLOL! That sh*t really is tiresome though….

      • Katherine says:

        “That’s probably why she has law degrees from two different countries – so she could meet more men! ”

        LOL! Damn, why didn’t I think of that?

    • BooBooLaRue says:


    • Thank you for this. My mind immediately went to that awful drivel-fest of a book, The Rules, and how we are likely going to have to endure a second coming of all that nonsense on the back of this.

      Even if she WAS playing a ‘game’, perhaps it was just to drive home the point that she is the author of her own destiny, and she will not fawn and cowtow over any man, even if he is The Clooney. Why must we interpret this as a ‘man-snagging’ scenario when it may very well be an ‘okay but I’ll be fu***d if I am giving up being my own person” type of scenario.

  6. snowflake says:

    oh, geez, not this play hard to get stuff again! most guys don’t like game playing. like most people said, this is prob more to clean up his image to get into politics, than her “hard to get” game.

  7. Loopy says:

    Forgot to say his parents seem very pleased, but how sick are they of meeting now girlfriends every few months,like i mentioned before with Cindy and Rande having to make nice with his new gfs every 18 months. I had a friend like that, and she expected you to be excited every time she had a new man every 3 months. It was so exhausting!

    • Lucy2 says:

      Ugh I have a friend like that too. She’s still in her 20s, already engaged twice before, and in the first year I knew her she went through at least 5 boyfriends and talked about marrying one of them too. After a while you give up bothering to get to know them!

    • Christin says:

      His family (parents, sister) seem down to earth. They would probably be delighted for that reason alone (not getting to know each and every one of the ‘temps’ he kept bringing around).

  8. Miss M says:

    Interesting timing for her strategies …. Color me cynical, but everybody was commenting how she dropped everything to follow George around…

    • Hannah says:

      It’s not really true though its conjuncture on behalf of this blog and some of its readers . If you read other blogs She was reportedly working on some case somewhere outside America last month. She said she is not giving up work or moving from London. I would venture they probably don’t spend that much time together.

  9. bammer says:

    Something is definitely up with this. It doesn’t seem genuine.

    • Badirene says:

      Yeah I am waiting for something to come out about George that will be damaging to his image.
      I am very cynical today (and everyday!)

      • MichBB says:

        I agree. And I hope it doesn’t have to do with that Singer lawsuit about the Hollywood sex parties. It was said some of the actors who attended them would shock people.

      • Francis says:

        same here

    • epiphany says:

      There’s more to this than we know so far. He’s either going to make a drastic career change, or this is big time damage control for something that hasn’t been reported – yet. Clooney didn’t get where he is by being spontaneous and emotion driven. He’s as calculating as they come, and the engagement announcement is calculated as well; to what purpose, we’ll have to wait and see.

      • Miss M says:

        I agree with you. For someone soooooo called private, his relationship is all over the news. I was not expecting his mother’s statement either. She has always said he was grown up and made his own decisions and she didn’t comment on his life. And the daily mail saying she met his parents a year ago tells us that was indeed an overlap between her and Keibler.

      • Francis says:

        Oh my hand is raised, you can’t see but it is…..YES Preach.
        The best post I’ve read yet.
        I just don’t buy this sudden turn of the switch for Clooney.
        I agree there is something more going on that hasn’t been reported yet , career change or damage control.

        Also yesterday there was article that wasn’t noticed much in the hullabaloo because people were focusing on the engagement ,…that Clooney has left his UN position. I am still wondering what that’s about.
        Also today more reports coming that NO wedding plans yet.
        My invisible hair on arms is standing up….
        Me thinks all this is pr for something yet unseen and it’s not a wedding.

      • zainab says:

        Completely agree with the above.

        For a guy who’s always saying he keeps his private life private, he’s done one hell of a job getting everyone else to talk about his relationship with Amal.

    • Beatrice says:

      Call me cynical, but this seems like a business arrangement to me–she was just a better negotiator and had more leverage than the previous parade of girls. She gets lots of publicity and isn’t written off as this awards season’s arm candy. His reputation gets upped by having an accomplished, intelligent wife. Win-win, even better if they like each other.

    • Mystified says:

      +1 to all of you commenting

  10. Little M says:

    “She goes to all the right parties”. Boy, I really need to learn to do that!

    These two are a mistery to me but Clooney was becoming a comic character. I just hope there are many coments on this post. I have the feeling they are going to be good.

  11. QQ says:

    This whole fucking narrative That “she tamed him” “she played hard to get” is So.Tired.and.trash! maybe the cheap floozies this aging himbo deals with need to play those games, this lady is grown, and busy at that, defending the possible next president of ukraine and getting her out of jail after years of abuse and clerking for Sonia Sotomayor ffs, why the hell a jetsetting International lawyer needs an actor to “tame” or whatever the heck, he got severely lucky here and that’s how im gonna treat him, Like her Lesser

    • Sarah says:

      ^ Everything QQ said!

    • INeedANap says:

      Seriously, I don’t know why she is doing this. She can do so much better than a one-note actor 20 years her senior.

    • seethroughyou says:

      ^ I have to agree with you QQ

    • minime says:

      I agree with everything you said but as a side note, she is not really responsible for the release of Tymoshenko. She was freed from prison as a result of the crises in Ukraine, where one of the first decisions of the parliament was to drop charges against her. For better or worse, since many believe that she was/is also part of the oligarchic system that contributed for the actual state of the country (so, that she was responsible for the crimes that she is accused of). Sorry for the political rant, but it’s not the first time I see people referring to this and needed to chip in 😉

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Right. She doesn’t need to “play” anything. So outdated.

    • blue marie says:

      I’m with you QQ, I think he’s her lesser too.

    • Miss M says:

      YOu nailed, QQ. He is her lesser and PR or not, it’s working for me. I like her. Well played, Dauphin of Lake Como, well played.

    • bluhare says:

      Actually, I think he chased her. Not that she was playing hard to get, but he wanted her and for the first time in memory he actually had to work at it rather than beckon and have it fall in his lap.

    • Pikny Rose says:

      This so much! That is very offensive to anyone.

  12. Barrett says:

    He is getting old. This changes his needs. But as my husband said there not married yet and who knows if they will remain that way until death do we part. I could see her divorce him.

    • Bina says:

      If she divorces him, she certainly won’t need a lawyer…

      And she is Druze, which isn’t the same thing as Muslim, but an offshoot of many Middle Eastern tribes that are monotheistic in nature.

  13. Jackson says:

    Gah. Maybe she was actually BUSY since it appears she has a legit j-o-b unlike some of his other chicas. And I hardly think he thought to himself damn, she put me off for dinner TWICE, I MUST marry her! I wish the press would come up with a new narrative beyond this ‘how the woman caught the man’ BS.

  14. Sarah says:

    The narrative here is that she is lucky to have landed him. It’s actually the other way around. Like the independent wrote she is Mark Darcy in this scenario and clooney is Bridget jones.

  15. db says:

    Wait wait, hold up. Can we agree this high powered attorney IS actually busy?

    Is it really “playing hard to get” when you really ARE hard to get?

  16. sauvage says:

    I am SO tired of the old Play Hard to Get Scheme. “Treat ‘em mean, keep ‘em keen.” – seriously? In my world, that’s playing games with someone. I wouldn’t want to be with someone who’s playing games with me. Never worked for me. Plus, if I have to play games with someone in order to land him instead of me being myself being enough for them, then maybe there’s not much of a keeper in there. Just sayin’.

    Don’t get me wrong: Not dropping everything the very moment a new love interest enters the scene is GREAT. Being independent is GREAT. Being your own woman is GREAT. Taking good care of yourself is GREAT. Having to pretend to feel differently from what you actually feel is NOT GREAT! How is trust supposed to be established if you’re not being honest with each other? How’s that supposed to work?

    This relationship clichée just feels so stupid and unhealthy to me. Why is it so persisting?

    Sorry, pet peeve of mine. *rant over*

    • Helvetica says:

      I agree. Games are for children. People either like you or they don’t. Games not included. Also, if you have to play games, then you aren’t being kind or yourself.

    • Abby says:

      This plus a million- well said!

  17. Jaded says:

    I think for the first time in his life he’s fallen for a woman’s brain. She’s a very attractive woman but her skills are cerebral, social and political, and not the least bit concerned with “how to play the romance game” to bag a guy. I don’t think the reason he proposed was because there’s “something big” coming out about him and he needs to cut his losses. His private life is locked down tight and quite frankly, at this time in his life I think he realizes it’s time to do something meaningful with a meaningful partner, not just faff around with bimbos in between making movies.

    • BooBooLaRue says:

      Applause! Couldn’t have said it better. I wish them well.

    • Lucy2 says:

      I agree with this too, I think he fell for someone very different than his past girlfriends and it changed his whole outlook. I don’t feel like it has anything to do with PR motives, impending scandal, etc. Maybe he just finally met The One.

      And I agree with many on her that the narrative about her game is stupid. She doesn’t need that kind of nonsense, and if the genders were reversed we would NOT be getting those stories.

    • Blannie says:

      I agree! I’m old enough to remember a young Warren Beatty and his endless stream of beautiful girlfriends. He was the perennial bachelor until he met Annette Bening and they immediately clicked. They wed just over a year after they met. Twenty one years and four children later, they’re still together. He was 55 when they wed. I’m usually very cynical, but I could see George really falling for someone at this point in his life.

      • Kriss says:

        I’m old enough to remember that too. I don’t know if there was necessarily a ‘click’ or if Annette was just his type of woman who came at the right time. The right time meaning WARREN’S TIME. After many years of philandering he just got tired of fooling around. HECK even Hugh Hefner got married! Men of this type are pretty self centered. They so used to bucking and running if a problem comes up or if THEY aren’t ready to commit. They are not used to the long haul. And even the most intellectual of women tend to become swept off their feet by a seeming Prince Charming (remember the book ‘Smart Women, Foolish Choices?’). And let’s admit it–it’s a big boost to a women’s ego to declare that they had the power or attributes to tame and catch a player/bad boy! The reality is one can only change his/herself. Marriage is hard enough for people with the best intentions but doubly hard for anyone who may not have a sense nor the skills to be committed.

      • zainab says:

        I thought it was a well known secret that WB and AB have an open marriage.

        WB was a major slut in his day but he did say many years before he met AB that he wanted children but wasn’t sure about marriage. Also, for all his sluttiness, WB is known for genuinely LIKING women. I think its been pretty well reported that George prefers his guy friends to women.

      • Jaded says:

        @zainab – there hasn’t been a smidgeon of proof that George is gay. Period. Lots of silly gossip but show me the proof. Where is the proof? The only thing George is guilty of is taking the easy way with relationships, finding some hot young mindless, eager babe that looks good on his arm and is eager for the step up of being his girlfriend for a while. He probably realized with Amal that he was missing out on a whole other side of a relationship, that you can love someone for their intelligence and social values, not just for being arm candy.

    • bluhare says:

      Me too. Agree with all of you!

    • aqua says:

      Well said! Their is no ulterior motive coming from either side. It’s just two people who feel in love with one another and who want the exact some thing at the exact some time.

    • Francis says:

      What about her? Why should she say yes to a proposal already? What about HER being in love, all we are hearing is how in love George is, how she’s so stellar,but hardly any articles about how she’s crazy about George.
      I think it’s fake, just more of the same , with bigger contracts, better press and she’ll be gone before she turns 40.
      I also have yet to hear very many in the Hollywood circle really going wild in congratulations , except for all the magazine glossies and tv shows.
      The whole engagement just seems fishy. Like a deal and pr in overdrive.

      • Jaded says:

        She doesn’t need his contracts. She has her own life, and a very admirable, successful and high profile one at that. She doesn’t roll with the celebrity crowd. Hollywood doesn’t need to be abuzz with this engagement. They both keep their public information locked down tight so nobody who is a close friend of either of them will be selling out to Star or National Enquirer to say how happy they are. Period.

  18. Cora says:

    Well if he resigned from his United Nations role, that tells me George is planning to actually marry Amal very soon. I don’t think there would be a conflict of interest with her role at the UN if he was just going to stay indefinitely engaged to her.

    • AG-UK says:

      Summer is upon us almost it wiill be in Italy at his villa

      • Jo says:

        I also think it will be a summer wedding this year they have probably been engaged longer than we know. Good luck to them but i think she can do so much better than george clooney.

  19. Lucy says:

    I know there’s A LOT more to her than just looks and her love life, but I still can’t get over how GORGEOUS she is, and how confident she seems.

    • Snazzy says:

      She does seem very confident, doesn’t she? I like it!

    • pru says:

      The more I know about her the more I want to marry her.

    • Rachel says:

      She is very attractive. But I was appalled to read that there’s a list of “most attractive London barristers” released each year. Because as a society we still objectify people who have worked their asses off to get where they are and reduce them to nothing more than looks?? Maybe I’m especially sensitive to this because a judge once said I was a “pretty little thing” and wondered why I wasn’t married. Because after earning a scholarship to one of the top law schools in the US and graduating at the top of my class, all he had to say was “she’s a pretty little thing”

      • pru says:

        I don’t think you’re especially sensitive.
        I was so annoyed by the articles sexist tone – why judge female barristers on their looks at all? And I got annoyed with the 50’s “pretty little woman catching a man” slant, too. It’s a shame these attitudes are still perpetuated in the press. But it’s because these attitudes are still very much alive in society, as you obviously can contest to, which is why articles are still written with this tone.
        Maybe written by an old man? I hope, because I’m ready for this kind of attitude to die.

      • Liberty says:

        Um — you should know there is a list of hottest male barristers too. They do it for both, male and female.

    • Sara says:

      I don’t think she’s very attractive.

  20. Helvetica says:

    It’s interesting how her narrative is being written up completely different by the tabloids versus the other women he’s dated.

    If George has fallen in love, then I say, good. He was long overdue. I like him and like the fact he never lied to any of the other women he’s between with about wanting to get married – so he was honest. Just seems like he met someone who it clicked with on another level. Life is too short to not be in love. Congrats, Clooney.

  21. Aysla says:

    She is not “better” than him (and vice versa). More than anything, that classist elitist crap makes me stabby (look how educated she is! while, pfft he’s *just* an actor). Clearly there’s more to him than meets the blogosphere, or else she wouldn’t have gone for someone like him. She’s a smart lady, I don’t think people need to worry that she’s not making smart decisions. Maybe they actually, genuinely (gasp!) fell for each other fast and hard. I don’t believe she played games, and I don’t believe he proposed to her from the stand point of some cynical scheme. I do want to see what their wedding will be like, and that ring.

    • We Are All Made of Stars says:

      “She is not “better” than him (and vice versa). More than anything, that classist elitist crap makes me stabby (look how educated she is! while, pfft he’s *just* an actor).”


      He’s still gay though.

  22. HoustonGrl says:

    I don’t think this is true. She’s not Kate Middleton. I honestly think this was just a question of timing. She’s a super hot successful lawyer, and he’s a man ready to settle down. They met at the right time for both, and probably had great chemistry. I think when two compatible people fall in love, it doesn’t involve those games.

  23. Mari says:

    Regardless of the seeming sexism of the article, playing hard to get obviously WORKS. The same articles were written about how Carolyn Bessette landed JFK Jr. and folks said they were catty….but thats EXACTLY what she did if the biographies were true! Handsome men are spoiled with having women fall all over them all the time. When someone shows themselves to either be disinterested or have a life of their own it causes interest in the man. And yes even in these modern times alot of men, even the hot ones who don’t need to chase STILL LOVE TO CHASE AND CATCH. This girl must be especially worthy in Georges eyes. She’s beautiful and intelligent. She has her OWN MONEY AND CAREER so she’s in no way a waiting wanting mistress type. And she’s a Human Rights Lawyer–an area that George is into very much! Considering her life and attributes I’m sure SHE WAS HARD TO GET! I agree to whoever said that actually it’s George that’s marrying up! Don’t F**** this one up Georgie because she’s rare!

    • minxx says:

      I totally agree. It’s not about playing games but playing hard to get (meaning not falling all over him immediately, having your own life, interest, friends, money and goals) makes a woman attractive to a man. Like my husband says: it’s all about confidence. It’s just human nature – men need a challenge when they first pursue a woman. Make it difficult for him and watch his interest go up. I think that George was smitten precisely because she doesn’t need him and she’s plenty busy on her own. NOt to mention gorgeous and brainy. I think he told himself he can’t let her slip away, so he immediately proposed. I don’t think he did it for some cynical reasons.

    • christy says:

      those bio’s also said that carolyn cheated on john w/i months of marrying him. guess she just wasn’t that into him.

      • Jaded says:

        I think she was into the Kennedy mystique more than John-John. She turned into a screaming harridan with him after they married, public arguments, etc. For her it was all the cachet of being a Kennedy – she worked in a high profile PR job at Calvin Klein, was a huge social climber, loved to roll with the high and mighty. He was more down to earth, liked just walking the dog and going to divey bistros. She wanted the elitist lifestyle and thought she could get it through him but she was wrong.

  24. NotBuyingIt says:

    Every narrative about every gf has been they want him because he is famous, etc. etc. why would it not be the same with this one? After all that is mainly what he brings to the table. What does he get out of it? He gets to please his mom which is a big deal for him and I will bet he is going to get some big bucks from her father. To have access to that kind of money is not trivial…her fortune makes Clooney’s look like chump change. No one will convince me this is a love match because my take on him is that he doesn’t believe he is lovable (back to mom again) and that anyone who attempts such a thing will become suspect and eventually be held in contempt. He will never show her his entire hand and this one seems so entitled she will never see it coming. After all he did propose to her etc. etc. she is the ONE etc. etc. I pity them both but for different reasons.

    • christy says:

      omg you are so right. gc has got some issues for sure.there was an astrologer who said gc had mommy issues and didn’t feel he deserved love. hah! maybe it’s true

  25. dorothy says:

    Still believe he’s gay and has found an intellectual beard for himself. If your going to marry someone to hide the fact your gay, might as well be someone that is self sufficient (financially), someone that is intellectually stimulating and a independent woman.

  26. itsetsyou says:

    He is SO gearing up for political office.

    • Francis says:

      Politically she may be a lightening rod of negativity.
      Julian Assange is a very divisive figure. He has an alleged rape charge amongst other things.

  27. Jayna says:

    It’s such a quick engagement. He fell hard for her, but this is the honeymoon stage. She lives in England, has a busy career. He lives in the States and spends his downtime in Italy. He is away a lot for months at a time and she is away a lot. I just wonder how they are going to navigate this and will it ultimately kill the relationship. George no matter how much he thinks he can sacrifice to commit he doesn’t have a good track record. Long-distance marriages are hard. What happens when the honeymoon phase is over? I hope the engagement is a year so they both are sure.

    • minxx says:

      All good questions. But maybe George really fell hard this time and will make sacrifices for her? Maybe he doesn’t care so much for his career anymore and he’ll move to Europe for better part of the year? He’s accomplished pretty much everything there is to be accomplished in HW, maybe he wants to live a little?

      • bluhare says:

        With his status, he could move to London and take care of his career from there. She could keep her job and he his.

    • Aqua says:

      He’S already starting to make some sacrifices for her, and he’s said that the Hollywood award season makes him feel unclean because of all the sucking up one has to do during that time.He knows he’s been lucky to have had the kind of career he’s had.Besides he’s no stranger in Britain he’s spend a great deal of time there many times before.If he wants to continue to have a career he can do it from there or he just may choose to ease himself out of Hollywood for a while.

  28. Lucky Charm says:

    I think it would be AWESOME if they ended up getting married the same weekend Kim & Kanye do. Talk about having all the wind taken out of their sails, lol! No one would say more than one or two sentences about the K&K circus (oops, I mean wedding) because George & Amal would be the couple everyone talked about. Please make that happen, pretty please!!

    P.S. How DO you bold on here????

    • Mona says:

      Haha that would be EPIC and I think George should do it on purpose so that no one covers that Kartrashyian wedding and we don’t have to hear about it.

  29. Val says:

    Can’t believe we are still talking about this.
    Prince William’s engagement didn’t get this much coverage.

  30. Cody says:

    Don’t mean to sound snarky, but I work for a prestigious law firm that does human rights and international law and around the water cooler today, many of the attorneys never heard of her. She maybe famous or high powered in England or in Europe, but in the US, I have a feeling she is not well known and probably will be known as George Clooney’s girlfriend, who is attorney. Too many lawyers now in the U.S. anyway and many can’t find jobs, so stand in line with the rest of them Amal.

    • Kriss says:

      She’ll never have to wait in line or have another 9 to 5 again. And wouldn’t a prestigious law firm be professional enough not to leak their engagement for the rest of the world to see? Isn’t Clooney suppose to be on the private side and should have warned her? What was up with that?

      • Francis says:

        Her firm and her colleagues are like leaking faucets, talking to everyone and giving direct quotes from her. This lady loves the Spotlight George brings. IMO

    • Jaded says:

      Why would they hear of her? She’s UK based. I’ve certainly heard of her prior to her engagement to Clooney, because of her work with Julian Assange. But I’m Canadian and we’re more Euro-centric than Americans. In any event, she’s already well known for her work, she doesn’t need Clooney to give her a leg up. She won’t be standing in any unemployment lines, just google her on some UK television political commentary programs, she’s incredibly bright and articulate. And she’s conducted herself with great grace and aplomb since the celebrity spotlight is on her, she hasn’t put a foot wrong. Why all the shade?

      • Sara says:

        I’ve never heard of her and it’s difficult to gain access to anything she’s worked on, which leads to me believe she hasn’t done anything of note.

  31. Diane says:

    George, like Warren Beatty, has found his Annette Bening.

    • Francis says:

      Difference is Warren Beatty stayed I the same catagory of women he dated “actresses, entertainers.” He didn’t suddenly change the type of woman he dated. Beatty dated people like Julie Christie, Joan Collins,Natalie Wood,etc and models. Hemarried Annette Benning also an actress and they are still married. George has suddenly done a 180 on everything. I just find it suspect and wonder what the real deal is, because in no way am I buying that this is love.
      I barely hear anyone say that She is madly in love with him. It sounds like a Clooney press kit to make him seem more serious. I think the whole thing is a fake arrangement.
      If George was really in search of women with high positions in the high powered corporate, International business or law world, he would have been pursuing this type of woman all along.
      He just doesn’t come off as authentically as Warren Beatty did in choosing Benning. IMO
      It seems very awkward and inauthentic ,this whole short relationship, sudden engagement with George.

  32. Etheldreda says:

    I think this ‘relationship’ is every bit as fake as Clooney’s previous showmances. Maybe more so.

    I reckon he has been sorely stung by Tina Fey’s joke at his expense, and that his PR people have told him that folks all over the internet are mocking him and his predictable production line ‘girlfriends’ who look like they’re taking their grandfather out for the evening. For a man who likes to think of himself as something of an intellectual and a Serious Actor – and who has a substantial female fanbase – that’s gotta hurt.

    Solution? Find a woman who – though still young and attractive – is conspicuously intelligent, media friendly, and has a life of her own. And then very publicly announce your engagement, in the meantime having your people leak comments about how you’re so in love with Amal’s intelligence. And being ‘engaged’ doesn’t really mean much – I highly doubt there will be a wedding. As for Amal, she gets to up her profile, rub shoulders with the Hollywood set, and position herself as a celeb lawyer. Just because she’s a lawyer with a fancy degree, doesn’t mean she’s not star struck of fame hungry.

    One of two girlfriends ago, I might have bought into this ‘romance’. But there’s been at least one too many Italian showgirls and mud wrestlers. So I’ll remain a cynic unless I have a very good reason to believe otherwise.

  33. JuJuBee says:

    Why pussyfoot around the announcement? He still hasn’t confirmed, but instead released it as a “close” source. Why not come out and boldly announce? You know his parents don’t publicly speak about him unless he gives the ok. The whole thing is calculated on both their parts.

  34. Liz says:

    I wonder what the terms are of this so called “engagement”. I don’t buy it. Again, I believe George and his PR team were wising up to the fact that even people who don’t read blogs, suspected he was hiring 30-something-year-old women to be his girlfriend. I’m not sure if George is gay, asexual, bi or if the rumors are true about him being into hardcore s & m, but there’s a story there. His partners in crime? Cindy C and Rande G.

    • Francis says:

      When the entire world got Tina Fey’s joke, Maybe his handlers and he knew his supposed serious image was in the crapper.

  35. Bubulle says:

    I don’t know how anyone can believe this relationship is legit, George Clooney hasn’t changed one bit but his PR game has.

  36. Nene says:

    I know this is cynical of me to say but I can’t help thinking George and his new lady are probably bearding each other.
    I mean this is Hollywood where anything is possible,especially the most absurd things.

  37. Nene says:

    I know this is cynical of me but I can’t help thinking George and his new lady are probably bearding each other.
    I mean this is Hollywood where anything is possible,especially the most absurd things.

    • Annie Ball says:

      Nobody gives a crap about her sexuality so that makes no sense. She isn’t famous.

    • Bubulle says:

      I don’t necessary believe George is gay maybe bi, but I think it has more to do with his image, he is a huge egomaniac surrounded by sycophants , he is part of hollywood’s elite and no one make fun of hollywood’s elite . I ‘m sure he was fuming after that Tina/Amy’s joke.

    • Jaded says:

      She’s not Hollywood Nene, she doesn’t need to beard anyone for anything. Why would she put a successful and lucrative career that she’s passionate about in jeopardy to sink so low as to beard for an actor? Why would she debase herself in a huge lie? Give your head a shake….she’s in a totally different strata and George has always had one foot in Hollywood and another in the political/social responsibility arena. He’s found someone who can help him gain more in areas of his life other than movie-making and she’s found someone who shares her passion for human rights.

  38. Annie Ball says:

    I think he started dating this woman a good while ago. His mother said she met her a year ago. That would have been before he officially split from keibler. He probably had his eyes on her at the end of that relationship.
    I am on the warren Beatty comparison bandwagon Beatty met and married anette bening at round about the same age. At the time he was known as an ageing womanizer and his last romance before Benning was a somewhat embarrassing one with a young madonna. It strikes me as similar to how clooneys love life was starting to look a bit embarrassing at that age.. Within a year of meeting Benning and Beatty was married and had a kid on the way. Beatty like clooney settled down with a strong woman as opposed to a glamour puss. The attraction seemed to be admiration and respect as much as looks.

    • Aqua says:

      I agree with you, I get the impression that they have known each other before.It just appeared to be a “little to out of the blue for me”.I think he’s just tired of always being made fun of because of his relationships because he sure is doing a complete turn around, so he must be serious about her.and good for you for sticking to the warren beatty bandwagon unfortunately I jumped on the “he never going to to married bandwagon”.I’m more than happy to be proven wrong though.I truly do wish them nothing but the best.

    • Francis says:

      The difference is Beatty dated actresses and married one, he didn’t change to a whole new sudden program of the type of women he dated and Warren and Annette were a solid couple for a year or more.
      If George was really into high level professional business world women ,eg; lawyers, etc, as he claims now , we would have seen evidence of it long ago. This is why this sudden engagement seems very contrived and awkward to me.

  39. aqua says:

    Maybe I’m a little nieve and their could very well be a combination of reasons as to why he’s engaged but I just think it’s as simple as finding the right person at the right time. He’s found someone who shares the same interest /passions as him, and he’s finally ready. I think having mom approval was important to him to.

  40. joan says:

    It’s so funny when people comment that they’ve never heard of her — and therefore she must not be as important as she’s described.

    “Because I’m some two-bit legal secretary in the US and I have to denigrate her to make myself feel better.”

  41. Lia says:

    She looks like Anne Hathaway in those pictures. I just think that this is a rebound, knee-jerk reaction to Stacy Kiebler getting married and pregnant so soon after breaking up with him.

    • Jayna says:

      Right, That’s why for three months when he was in Germany doing a movie he made no effort to spend time with Stacy, pulling the guy trick of passive aggressively dumping her: Busy, pulling away, hoping she will get the hint and end it so he doesn’t have to be the bad guy. Not Stacy. She hung on because she got great gigs off of being his girlfriend, so then he made no effort to the point she couldn’t ignore it and a phone call later they were over since they spent no time together. George really is pining over Stacy. LOL Stacy is the one who rebounded quickly so she didn’t look like the poor dumped Clooney girl. Then she got knocked up and married to rebound guy She probably will appreciate him after dating a playboy who never put her first.

      • Miss M says:

        You’re right. He was filming monuments men in London last year and no signs of Stacey. It is possible he was seeing Amal.

  42. lowercaselois says:

    Why is it every time George has a new girlfriend, Team Clooney needs to sell his new girlfriend to the public? To convince us that she is amazing and worth while. There are always things about all the wonderful things these ladies have done on the gossip sites and TV shows. Honestly, who really cares. There are many great actors, whose spouses or significant others are not in the entertainment business and you never know what they do or never see them in public . Amal could be a teacher, doctor or garbage collector and Team Clooney would have to sell us on all their accomplishments. I am still not going to pay $10 to see his movie just because Amal is an human rights lawyer.,

    • Francis says:

      True, if you strip away her position it’s almost more of the same, except she held out for a better contract.

    • Sarah says:

      And how is this different from any other actor on the planet? Johnny depps team just tried to sell us how intelligent amber heard is. At least with this Amal woman it’s believable.

  43. wow says:

    She looks like an older version of Anne Hathaway to me and unfairly that makes me think she is equally as annoying to.

    George was more interesting when he was with his starlets. He’ll become an old boring f@rt now. I hope she doesn’t give up her career that she worked hard for just to be his “wife”. I wonder why Amal hasn’t been labeled as his beard in the way his much younger girlfriends are usually tagged?

  44. janet says:

    A very smart woman but hardly beautiful and she doesn’t have an ounce of sex appeal but they are probably a great match. He is older and has had many gorgeous woman. I think there comes a time when a man wants companionship, too, and someone to talk to than just boink.

  45. aqua says:

    @ Original Kitten 3:17 Lots of great comments that I’m agreeing with today! I’m not a Clooney hater either. I think he’s a pretty decent guy. I love his sense of humor it,”s so wicked. As far as his dating history goes, haven’t we all had our own oopsie daisy. P.S. I think their a good match too!

  46. Penny says:

    I don’t really understand the confusion over Amal being a different type to his previous girlfriends.

    In the past when I didn’t want something serious, I’d specifically date guys who I could never get serious about. They were nice and attractive and had plenty of good qualities, but we didn’t have a huge amount in common, our life goals were mis-matched etc. They were great to hang out with for a while, but I was never going to marry them and vice versa. That way I wouldn’t get enmeshed in something when it wasn’t the right time, and I wasn’t stringing anyone along because I wasn’t right for them either.

    Up til now George didn’t want to settle down, so he sought out women who were good company but who weren’t looking for a traditional relationship. Then he either met Amal and decided he wouldn’t mind settling down after all, or he decided he’d like something more serious and started being open to dating someone he could have a real relationship with. IME there’s nothing unusual about that. I know a lot of people only start relationships with people who could be ‘the one’, but if you aren’t looking for that your criteria is a bit different and it’s not unusual to date a string of people who aren’t really your true type.

  47. aqua says:

    I read this over at the Daily Mail and found it to be very interesting and very telling Georges mother said that on an intellectual level, they are equal, that’s very important to him. She couldn’t be any more removed from the Hollywood lifestyle. That say it all.But on the other hand I found this to be a little insulting to the other woman he has dated. after all he picked them. Is she anything like his previous girlfriends her response was heavens, no, she’s brilliant, she’s a lawyer.

    Not trying to be mean but maybe it will be a quick engagement because his parents are getting old and he really wants them both to be there.

    • whoozy says:

      Mom has some nerve…her precious boy has a high school education, while his ‘bimbos’, at least the last 3 had college degrees..even Vegas whoever was better educated. If you watch his early work, he really was just hired to be the hunk, cause he was just awful. His parents are probably thrilled with her family’s wealth and political clout because that’s what the others didn’t have. I couldn’t care less if he marries, but to say his sudden change and the whole unfolding doesn’t smell is naive.

    • lISa says:

      I agree. George has had decades to date very intelligent women- script writers/directors/gov’t contacts/equal status actresses… He chose NOT TO. NOW he does?? If he hooks up with one more younger “bimbo,” people will laugh at him. My question is why did George only choose to date women with less status than him??

  48. Agee says:

    She’s pregnant

  49. cleo says:

    Am I the only one who just finds it refreshing it see a young woman in the public eye who wants to DO something with her time besides beauty duty and wants to BE something other than a ‘model’/TV presenter/hostess/trophy wife?

  50. Amy Tennant says:

    I have no “hate” for George. I admire his political passion and charity work. But let’s be real– he’s an actor. A very famous actor, yes, and probably not unintelligent. I just think this “level” talk is insulting to Amal . I could be wrong. I obviously don’t know him personally, and he could be brilliant… or he could just be “smart for a movie star.”

    The only way I can think they are on the same level is that they are both quite attractive and at the top of their respective careers. They both are influential and wield power in their circles.

  51. Kosmos says:

    I am wondering how it is that she was not already married to some successful, brilliant man? And how can an engagement happen this quickly, especially to a man who has a track record of going from woman to woman. I can see how it could possibly occur for him, but for her, I’m not sure she would have accepted so very soon……this has to play out. Very soon after the Stacy Kiebler arrangement, she found someone right away and now they are married. I found that to be interesting, too. I’m not sure I buy everything.

  52. TheOriginalPuppy says:

    George saw the writing on the wall and realized that at 52 it won’t long before his ability to lure beautiful young women is gone, so he thought he’d better marry one while he still can.

    • Jayna says:

      When you are famous and rich and attractive, even as he gets older, he can still get plenty of younger women. At 60 he could be dating a hot 39-year old. Look at Al Pacino who looks a mess these day, at 74 has been with a beautiful young thing for years and she’s 33 now. Look at Patrick Stewart 73, married his longtime 35-year-old girlfriend.