George Clooney ‘got down on bended knee’ to propose with the $650K ring

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Wouldn’t it be funny if George Clooney’s engagement was just the most elaborate prank he ever pulled? I kind of wondered if he was ever going to get back at Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, but this engagement might be his way at getting back at EVERYBODY. Anyway, more details have come out of People Magazine’s cover story about the engagement, and it’s sort of funny just how many details these unnamed sources have. Here’s some additional information we now know:

*George visited Amal’s family in Dubai in March. They took a “yacht excursion with her siblings” and I guess George asked Amal’s father for his blessing.

*George helped design the engagement ring. The diamond is “an ethically mined emerald-cut diamond estimated at seven-plus carats and two tapered baguettes set in platinum.” The cost of the ring? About $650,000, apparently.

*He proposed to Amal in LA, at his home. He cooked for her (alright, that’s sweet) and sources say he proposed in the traditional way, on bended knee. Wow, and he has a really bad back, so that must have really hurt. A source told Page Six: “George cooked a meal himself for Amal at home on April 22, then he surprised her by getting down on bended knee and presenting her with the ring. He was so happy she accepted, he was calling friends with the news later that night.”

*George wants to marry her sooner rather than later. He hopes to get this marriage thing nailed down by September, and he’d really like to get it done by the end of the summer. A source says: “It’s only four months away but they want to get married at the end of the summer, in early September, before Amal returns to work.” Wait, is she on holiday right now? But who is helping Julian Assange?!

*Will they marry at Lake Como? A source says: “Lake Como would be a beautiful wedding location, but it may not give them any privacy. It is very easy for the public and paparazzi to see into the property.”

Photos courtesy of WENN, Getty, People.

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  1. Aurie says:

    Sarah Larson is probably the one hurting the most.

    • Nicole says:

      George Clooney is male version of Jennifer Aniston. Isn’t he? She has her fake pregnancys and he has his fake girlfriends. PS I don’t think he is gay. I think he is asexual.

      • Serena says:

        Agree!also how it is that celebrity couples want to get married afer JUST four months of dating???

    • bluhare says:

      Why? She dated him, what at least 5 years ago?

  2. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    I think it’s sweet. And I’m leaving before everyone tells me how it’s fake. Haha, I can’t hear you!

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      Hey get back here!
      …and bring mimosas!

      “SHE’S A BEARD! SHE’S TOO GOOD FOR HIM! HE’S JUST GEARING UP FOR HIS POLITICAL CAREER!”

      …did I miss anything?
      The “she’s too good for him!!!!!” is my favorite. Let’s get more of that.

      • Snazzy says:

        Marguaritas all round!!!

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Ok, here’s the mimosas and greasy cheeseburger for your hangover. I’ll just sip and wait for a new conspiracy theory.
        Lol

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        …I’m sorry, what were you saying?
        I’m distracted by this double cheeseburger.

        We can continue talking when I’m finished eating.

      • bluhare says:

        Aaaaah . . . . this is so much better! Nice tries over on the Peaches thread, TOK.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I gave up on that thread, bluhare. So thoroughly depressing.

        *grabs mimosa and takes big gulp*

      • mimif says:

        Wtf those are my mimosas! Wait, no. Finally, my mimosas have found someone equal to your vodka sodas….No one understands, it’s a disease.

        *sarcasm and ditto to what bluhare wrote re: the Peaches thread.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Well look who finally showed up to the party, fashionably late as usual.

        You can have as many mimosas as you want because I (begrudgingly) admit that I missed you today.

        Did you at least bring some pretzels or something?
        Some rhizomes? Anything?

      • mimif says:

        I ain’t got nuthin. In fact I’ve been worthless (working) all week and all I have to show for it is some ginormous Mendo gold to put into your indigenous clay pipe.

        ETA: Repeat the bit about you missing me again.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I am nothing without you.
        You complete me.
        I just can’t quit you.

        *holds hand out expectantly*

      • mimif says:

        I love it when you lie to me and here’s a huge handful of Green Crack for you, my dear.
        Oh, wait sorry supposed to call it Dream Queen lest anyone get touchy bout the terminology. (Cough)

      • Me Three says:

        Haven’t been here for a bit…sick…but came back just in time! Have to “respectfully” disagree with Kitten. I don’t think he is shooting for a political career. I sadly think he realizes he’s become a laughing stock and decided the hell with it…and, I have to say, with the exception of the photo in People which was obviously staged, where Amal looks like a Cheshire cat–quite satisfied–I think she seems like quite a nice person. I do think she’s lived a life of luxury so she should fit in with his lifestyle very well. She’ll “mature” him so that he appears more intellectual which I think is important to him. And yet, unlike the last one, she doesn’t seem to age him, in spite of the fact that she’s 17 years his junior.

        And now…onto my first Mimosa!

    • Luca26 says:

      How about the ‘she’s not really that smart’ trolls.

      • Sarah says:

        Those are my favourites :)
        I quite like the ” he is getting back at Stacey keibler trolls” too!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh yeah. We can also fight about how good of a lawyer she is.
        Let’s go full-force with this one. I want full commitment from you guys.
        Let’s act like we really, truly know these people.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Don’t forget that she’s privileged, and that’s the only reason anything good ever happened to her. Without Mommy and Daddy, she’d be working at a car wash.

        And how much vacation she takes. Bitch is clearly a fraud.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh I almost forgot about the privileged bitch narrative.

        Let’s light up a spliff, shall we?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Don’t forget that Clooney is getting married because Steve Wynn called him names.

        Don’t be a spliff hog. You spliff hog, you. (Trying to sound cool when actually had to google spliff)

      • Hannah says:

        He is also getting married because Amy poehler and Tina fey took the piss out of him for dating much younger women ( lets forget this woman is almost 20 years younger than him, who cares about the details!)

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        @ Goodnames

        *cranks Bob Marley*

        Get it now? ;)

        You’re right, Hannah. I forgot that those two troublemakers are behind this. I wonder if Old Man Clooney will invite them to his wedding on Lake Cuomo?

      • aqua says:

        all of you ladies are just so funny today. Let me tell you what a love Dr. has said about him. She says that his brain cells have been awakened, his love cells have been awakened. She’s more powerful than he is and that she will bring him places that he has never been to.Whatever.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Well that’s it.

        The Love Doctor has spoken.

        All speculation and theories end here.

        I picture Clooney’s love cells to be really slow…..just swimming around and bumping into each other.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        *huge exhale*

        Yup. Got it.

      • Pinky Rose says:

        Those are really imaginative actually. She just happens to litigate in many high profile cases just because of pure luck. Yeah, sure *eyeroll*

    • Sabrine says:

      He probably knew very soon that she was the one. The other ones he was just going through the motions but he didn’t quite feel it. He knew Amal was the one. He’s been criticized for serial dating but I don’t see why. He was looking for something he hadn’t found until now. He wasn’t willing to settle. Congrats to them both.

      I’m sure George has told Amal to ignore the bitchy and nasty comments online and being the smart girl she is, she’s avoiding them like the plague.

      • Jayna says:

        I don’t even think he was looking for “the one” His career was going up and up, and he was gone all the time He was moving into writing, directing, producing, still acting. The last thing he had time for was someone serious when he had no time to sacrifice — or that he wanted to sacrifice. Hence, why he chose women who could accommodate his life and schedule and weren’t very demanding of him. He once said years ago he was no catch for a woman with him gone all the time. But his career was important. He had come a long way from his gigs before getting ER in his 30s He’s at a different time in his life and I think he was more open to love when he met her and it changed his stance. But I believe he’s in love and wants to marry her. He loves the falling in love part and she is a keeper for him. But will his intimacy issues pop back up after two years, where he begins to lose interest?

      • Aqua says:

        @ Jeyna I do think he’s been more open to the idea of getting married again then he has been in the past.The ” I’ll never get married again because I was no good at it” was said after a divorce and who can blame him for feeling that way. Ever since then that quote has been taken to the hilt everyone just kept running with it for years! but I’ve noticed that in the last 4-5 years he has change his opinion to ” I haven’t met the right person yet” I think he understand better now what a sacrifice and commitment marriage really is and he wanted to make sure that he does it/gets it right.

    • SWK says:

      You gals have drunk the cool aid.

      George’s PR bullshit is finally working its magic on you if you now actually believe that this drunk has changed for good. He’s an addict and must deal with that before he can be in a health long term relationship.

  3. Kiddo says:

    He cooked pasta amazingly.

    • TheOriginalKitten says:

      al dente?

      • Kiddo says:

        How are you today, O’Kitt? You don’t sound drunk or hungover.

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I’m hungover.

        Now make me some pasta as good as Clooney makes it.

      • Cecilia says:

        comin’ up

      • Kiddo says:

        George’s excursion on the yacht with Amal’s family:

        “They sailed well and the old man soaked his hands in the salt water and tried to keep his head clear. There were high cumulus clouds and enough cirrus above them so that the old man knew the breeze would last all night. ….”

        (or, you know, maybe just Hemingway).

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Oh man..I’m really mad at you for making me giggle so loudly at work.

        I’m about to take a foot to the old man’s back and push his ass overboard.

      • GreenEyes says:

        @ Kiddo – So the old man on the boat.. George it the dad?? Just clarifying ;) lol

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        Hi GreenEyes-How are you feeling?

    • Kiddo says:

      GreenEyes, I was thinking George, but maybe he is more like Ahab, chasing the elusive creature…cue nautical music from the Audi commercial (Melville).

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Why is Ahab chasing Maria Carey?

      • Kiddo says:

        Haha, I think I posted this before her article, but maybe not.
        I meant it in the sense that the PR machine keeps pumping out stories about how she was a difficult ‘catch’ for George.

    • mimif says:

      Balls. I can’t believe you pulled this one while I was *cough* working. I need get back to my regular early morning insomnia schedule so I can keep an eye on you, Kiddo.

  4. almondey says:

    here’s something i’m kind of confused on–is it just the lighting wherever this ring picture was taken that makes it look yellow or is it a yellow diamond?

    it’s honestly all I care about because I can’t tell at this point because the same picture (more or less) is circulating and I need to know and MUST KNOW if the ring is yellow or clear!

    • CynicalCeleste says:

      Looks like a yellow diamond to me. I think it’s gorgeous, but it’s a cocktail ring. FFS, why is it celebrities are always so vulgar in choosing cocktail rings as engagement rings?

    • Audrey says:

      It’s lighting or she’s jaundiced. The cut of the diamond also has fewer facets than others and that can impact how it appears

      I love emerald cut diamonds so much. That ring is gorgeous.

    • Sassy says:

      Back in the day, this ring was seen on everyone. (in various sizes, of course) Emerald Cut fell out of favor because the cut doesn’t have many facets to reflect light and other cuts came and went over the years. I would like to see a 7 carat brilliant cut. Talk about sparkle! This may be a replica of George’s mother’s engagement ring. The side baguettes were always used along with the Emerald Cut.

  5. PunkyMomma says:

    Yeah, Kaiser, I though of his bad back, too. Did she have to help him get back up? Maybe it’s just bitchy me, but I don’t feel the romance with this pair at all.

    • Dani2 says:

      I’m sorry but I laughed a little, I didn’t know he had a bad back though, when did that happen?

      • Lilacflowers says:

        He injured his back while filming Syriana, the film for which he won his acting Oscar.

      • HappyMom says:

        Or with one of his previous girlfriends.

      • Dani2 says:

        @LilacFlowers thanks for responding, and I guess that it’s fitting that he won an Oscar for that role.

        @HappyMom LOL stop ;)

  6. Damn, George. Please propose to me–I want that ring! I love the color and the cut.

  7. Lori says:

    The 4 horsemen are next right?

  8. Tiffany27 says:

    Wait, has she been on a work break for 6 months? I’m jealous.

    • M.A.F. says:

      That was the only thing I picked up on. A 6 month holiday/vacation. I think I picked the wrong profession.

    • Cazzee says:

      Exactly! That was what I noticed, too.

      God, I would LOVE IT if I could take a six month leave of absence from my job.

      If I told management where I work that I wanted six months off they’d be like, “You can submit your resignation at any time, but other than maternity leave you don’t get any unpaid time off. Tough luck.”

      Besides being a tenured professor, how many professional jobs can you do that with?

    • Schnee says:

      As far as I understand it lawyers/barristers in the U.K. are rather “self-employed” although they can be long-term committed to a firm.

      So, having backed up enough earnings and not having a current case that needs special attention, as a self-employed person you can take as much “time off” as you want. You are not at the will of any employer but you will sell your services to a firm if they need *you* and you have time for them.

      I know in the U.S. most people are bound to an employer and always fearing making strange requests that could warrant a firing – but in a lot of European countries this is not the case! In Germany – even while fully employed – you can take unpaid time off as well and your employer is not allowed to let you go due to that by law (as long as there is not a big project your are especially needed for). Germany has strict labor-protecting laws and and unpaid time off is absolutely allowed – even if most people don’t make use of this right because they don’t need to/want to.

  9. Cherry says:

    I was puzzled by the ‘they want to get married at the end of the summer, in early September, before Amal returns to work’, too. It makes it sound like Amal is a high school kid rather than a top-notch lawyer. Which makes me question this whole story, frankly. Sounds like it was made up by someone who hasn’t got a clue what a professional lady’s schedule looks like.

    • Just me says:

      yes, I never see a lawyer who take such a long break, in general, they nearly never take a break

      • AG-UK says:

        Probabaly a leave of absence I bet. I know it’s Europe and all and more holiday time but jeez that is a lot of time off. Lucky I wouldn’t want to go back if I wasn’t at work that long.

      • Judy says:

        Not all attorneys work 9-5. My sister works long hours, but my sister-in-law does not. She moved from trial work to non- profits and now does mostly consultation. It leaves her time to be with her two young kids. She is on several boards and her hours and days vary. She earns good money because she’s been an attorney for years and years and has connections, but obviously she’s not in Ms Alamuddin’s league.

      • LNG says:

        I’m a lawyer and if I had the option (i.e.: wouldn’t starve) I would take months off too. It is an exhausing career (for those who work with the big law hours/stress that is.. I know many lawyers who love their jobs and don’t work the crazy hours). A lot of the partners in my firm take full months off at a time because they make enough money to be able to do so – and none of them are dating George Clooney. I’m guessing Ms. Alamuddin has less worries about funding her leave of absence than most (given both her own success and george’s resources).

    • TG says:

      Maybe they meant that she will take August off and then return to work? I admit I am laughing at the comments and the one about them making her sound like a high school student is good!

  10. Dani2 says:

    Wow, is he usually this public with his relationships? I’m not trying to get the conspiracy ball rolling, I’m just genuinely curious.

    • Jaderu says:

      That “ball” has already rolled around the room a couple times. No worries there.
      And no I don’t think he has been this open about one of his contracts….*hic… I mean relationships.
      P.S. I actually do love the thought that this is the ultimate revenge prank.

    • aqua says:

      I’m finding that it’s just the opposite. No movie premiers, no red carpet award season, I’m finding that everything about her and their relationship is being released very carefully.

  11. eliza says:

    The next big announcement comes in a few years, when Clooney announces his run for some political office. So obvious that is what he is setting this up for. He was a serial dater for years and now is engaged to a smart woman who isn’t all fluff. This isn’t just love. It’s part of a plan.

    • Birdix says:

      Back when I was footloose and fancy free, there were a few men who fell hard and proposed quickly. I never trusted it, because what’s the rush, if you truly are in it for the long haul? Same here, if he’s trying to promote an image of the committed man, why not craft it more carefully? Feels a little like George’s version of Oprah couch jumping.

      • eliza says:

        Exactly.

      • kibbles says:

        +1000 George has something up his sleeve. It’s not only love that made him get on blended knee with a bad back. He’s up to something either political or PR wise. A commitment phobe I is age does not jump into marriage again unless he has an ulterior motive.

    • kri says:

      Whoever choreographed this should at least get a TONY nomination.

  12. smee says:

    This all seems like a publicity stunt to me. There is way too much information out there about such a personal event in the life of a private person. I think he’s doing this to “fix” his Lothario image, as it came to a head when being mocked by TIna Fey at the Oscars.

    • PHD gossip says:

      +1,000 – suspicious timing after Steve Wynn called him a pathetic drunk. The next day he trots out Rande Gerber to defend him (!) and the next day he is “engaged”. Not Buying It For One Second.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      I can’t help but think that Clooney imagines that women everywhere will clasp their hands and sigh over how romantic this is and how this proves that he just needed to meet the *right* woman to bring him around. Ugh. A mega Hollywood A lister and an intelligent lawyer with a brilliant career – so why does this whole thing feel so cheap to me? Can’t put my finger on it and I am far from being a hater.

      • madge says:

        You are not alone. I like Georgie but this is all too much. Why give out all this info? If it’s real. It should be private and special. Its like he’s selling this engagement to the world.

      • Pinky Rose says:

        Me too Dame, me too. It seems sketchy at best. And I like her a lot and he is one of my faves celebrities.

    • Francis says:

      +1000 all for PR, George is covering for something. IMO the whole thing is someone trying waaaaaaay too hard.

      Fake, beard, one juicy news someone might have on him.

  13. AG-UK says:

    This doesn’t have anything to do with the ring as I can’t see at work, however I come in today my boss says oh I know that woman who got engaged. I said oh really yes, she has come over a couple of times etc. He said she goes after the high flying cases and likes running in those cirlces of well connected. I said she defended Assange oh she is only 35 he says, she is not the lead lawyer one of many. His last remark she played her cards right.

    • Liberty says:

      Your boss isn’t wrong. A quick search of news stories lists many other attorneys for Assange, even on his Swedish extradition hearing, for example. She is one of many, but perhaps with better fame skills.

      http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/julian-assanges-lawyers-follow-swedish-law-interrogate-him-uk-1436156

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jennifer_Robinson_(lawyer)

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/05/julian-assange-attorney-indictment_n_3386793.html

      and this
      Extradition hearing[edit]
      The extradition hearing took place on 7–8 and 11 February 2011 before the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court sitting at Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in London.[41][42] Assange’s lawyers at the extradition hearing were Geoffrey Robertson QC and Mark Stephens (solicitor), human rights specialists, and the prosecution was represented by a team led by Clare Montgomery QC.[43] Arguments were presented as to whether the Swedish prosecutor had the authority to issue a European Arrest Warrant, the extradition was requested for prosecution or interrogation, the alleged crimes qualified as extradition crimes, there was an abuse of process, his human rights would be respected, and he would receive a fair trial if extradited to Sweden.

      (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assange_v_Swedish_Prosecution_Authority)

    • kibbles says:

      Thank you. You will be called a hater for simply pointing out the facts. I totally believe she played her cards right. She didn’t just happen to meet George Clooney. Just like Kate Middleton didn’t just happen to end up at St. Andrews the same time as William with no plan whatsoever. Please.

      • AG-UK says:

        I also said to him oh people think she will not leave her job and continue working, he gave me crazy eyes as if are you kidding me. So time will tell I don’t care either way I don’t mind him he seems charming etc. but my boss has not clue about gossip asked Clooney is a reputable actor right? He has to email his congrats I said you might not hear back might be some asst replying now he laughed.

      • Liberty says:

        kibbles — I know. But my point isn’t hate. Let them marry and be all kinds of happy, real or by contract or whatever it is. I just kept reading a lot of “how can she be on long breaks if she is defending this guy” and “wow, how high powered she is at her age to be running so many top cases” comments on other threads. So I thought, okay, hmm, my friends are busy lawyers and a couple in the UK smirked, so I’ll try to look it up for myself. Obviously she works hard, has a hand in topical cases, is no slouch. But then again, the facts indicate she’s one of many who do work on these famous cases, at various levels of contact, and various levels of responsibility. It appears therefore that cases won’t stop if she’s elsewhere. So it’s easier to perhaps understand the time she has at her disposal to travel a bit w him right now — to AG-UK’s boss’s point, she is one of many doing the work.

  14. Lilacflowers says:

    By getting engaged to Amal, Clooney isn’t getting back at Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Their joke was that his astronaut character chose to float away into space during Gravity rather than spend another minute with a woman his own age. His fiancee is considerably younger than he is so Tina and Amy’s joke is still on target.

  15. Talie says:

    Does she come from money?

    • HappyMom says:

      Yes. Her family is originally from Lebanon and they were well to do and connected. Her father is a professor and her mother is a journalist in the UK.

    • Tatjana says:

      Her family took him on a yacht ride in Dubai. That sounds so working class, doesn’t it?

    • kibbles says:

      I read in New York Magazine that her mom is the Diane Sawyer of Lebanon and has interviewed some of the most powerful people in the world including Bill Clinton.

  16. epiphany says:

    And here we go, another day chock full of the excruciating details of this oh-so-private man’s latest romance. Didn’t Laura Linney just have a baby without the media knowing until after the fact? Someone really wants to distract us from looking behind that curtain!

    • lexi says:

      Last night I read elsewhere someone’s thoughts on why George Clooney is on this positive PR mode. He is trying to cover up something very damaging to his image that is about to be exposed… his involvement in those Brian Singer’s sex orgies. How he has always been a major player in that world.

  17. Lahdidahbaby says:

    I want that ring. Please. Without the Cloon attached. Just the ring, please. Thanks in advance, God. I’ll try to be nicer if you just do this one thing for me.

    Okay I probably won’t be nicer. But just give me the damn ring, k?

  18. Jackson says:

    You know his string of ladies always told themselves and their friends ‘oh well, you know George, he’ll never get married!’ Oops. I can’t help but feel a little bad for all of them for some reason. Anyone know if her ring is a yellow diamond, or is that just the lighting?

  19. Loulou says:

    I was going to say that her parents might have been a bit disappointed in her choice, considering she could have married a prince probably and that the parallels they tried to make about the parents’ mutual TV experience were laughable considering her mother is far more accomplished in TV journalism than Clooney’s father, but when you mention they live in Dubai… combined with Lebanese showiness and yeah, I can see it now why they’d think it’s a hoot to marry an actor.

  20. HappyMom says:

    All I can imagine is George’s injured back and creaky, middle aged knees . . .

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Seriously. I hope she’s turned on by the scent of BenGay . . .

      • Dani2 says:

        @HappyMom @PunkyMomma you guys are killing me in this thread 😂

      • PunkyMomma says:

        @Dani2 – you gotta think of the logistics here. Stacy Keibler was a former wrestler. I’m thinking The Boston Crab worked well for them. Amal’s gonna earn that ring.

    • kibbles says:

      Dying. Creaky bones aren’t so noticeable when there is a $650k ring flashing in front of your eyes.

  21. BNA FAN says:

    I see Tina and Amy were right about George Clooney would rather float away in space than to be with a woman his own age. George C is 53 in about a week and his fiancee is 36, making him about 17 years her senior. Anyway, GC is doing better than Johnny Depp who is engaged to someone about 24 years his junior. Anyway, good luck to everyone.

    • Etheldreda says:

      I think Clooney’s PR team are hoping that Amal’s much-publicised ‘brains’ will deflect attention from her youth.

      But the message still is – sure you can be an intelligent, accomplished woman and still snag George Clooney (for what it’s worth these days). But only if you’re also young and attractive.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Her youth? She’s almost 40! She’s hardly in her “youth.” I think that’s old enough to know your own mind, don’t you?

      • Etheldreda says:

        She isn’t ‘almost 40′ but in any case, ‘youth’ is a relative concept. Amal is only a few years older than Stacey Keibler and Elisabetta Canalis, and 17 years younger than George. So yes, compared to him, she is still a young woman. Which was the whole point of Tina Fey’s joke.

        And I never said anything about her not ‘knowing her own mind’. Did I?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        My point is that I think it’s a little coy to talk about her “youth” as though she were a 22 year old. I don’t see a problem with an age difference once both people are fully mature adults who know their own minds. Should she not be “allowed” to date anyone more than two years her senior like I was in high school?

    • Francis says:

      I say it’s over in a year, it’s fake.

  22. Val says:

    I wonder who all these “sources” are.

    • Etheldreda says:

      This is ”People” magazine, so the ‘sources’ are likely to be Clooney’s own PR team. ”People” is always very anxious not to alienate celebs who might give them exclusive interviews, so they always play nice with them. If it’s in ”People”, chances are it’s official. Of course, we’ll only hear about vague ‘anonymous sources’ because Clooney doesn’t want to give the game away – that he’s planting these stories and manipulating his ‘relationships’ for publicity purposes.

      Yes, I’m cynical about this ‘engagement’. Just in case you hadn’t guessed.

      • Val says:

        Really? Well, I find it very strange that a man who for years never disclosed info about his personal life is suddenly letting it all out. Next we’ll hear what they wore during that engagement. Really weird.

      • whoozy says:

        Oh you cynics. Are you supposing just because People bumped into the pair in Africa for photos and by coincidence arranged for very professional looking pics at a private dinner something’s amiss? I bet Clooney was jumping on a couch in their offices when he gushed the details. Gotta admit the whole rollout doesn’t pass the smell test, but has given me much needed giggles…and I do like the ring.

      • Pinky Rose says:

        Everyone with basic or superficial knowledge (if you can call it that, lol) of how gossip works knows the pictures are all planned in advance. I mean the lightening, pose, everything is staged. They are fooling no one. It is super obvious and being people the publication of choice just confirms this.

      • lexi says:

        something funny about George. Let’s say secret past perhaps.

  23. NotBuyingIt says:

    Anyone saying he will run for political office is off base. Do any of you remember any of the past political elections??? The press and tabloids go through the ‘hopefuls’ background with a microscope. If any of the allegations and ‘blinds’ are true about Clooney they will come to light under investigative journalism. He will be dead in the water before he starts. He may as well announce with a hooker sitting on his lap. As far as this new twist in the Clooney brand, my take is that it is another ploy. He is all about his image and man, it was just time to play the marriage card. I am thinking that she is not in on the joke howsomeever. He will play it straight with her, but I have no doubt his extracurricular activities will continue. Whether she gets hip to it sooner rather than later will determine whether the marriage takes place or not. But make no mistake this is no romance but a multi-level marital contract where both sides (parents included) benefit. Does anyone remember Princess Diana? She too was the only one not in on the ‘joke’.

    .

    • eliza says:

      Lol. Yes, because all of our politicians are so squeaky clean and above reproach. Times are changing and Clooney has enough powerful friends, including the POTUS, that his background would never be an issue. His life since Facts of Life has been lived publicly. As far as I know he has no huge skeletons in his closet and in today’s society, those skeletons mean nothing unless he is a tax evader, racist or sexual deviant(child abuser) which I venture to say he is not.

      Anyway, it’s only my opinion. Time will tell.

      • Francis says:

        It’s HER representation of criminals and alleged rapist that is too controversial and will damage him if he runs, the op posting political forces will use it against him. She’s not really a good pick for a political wife IMO!

    • Sarah says:

      @notbuyingit I can’t believe you just compared a 19 year old nanny to a 36 year old highly educated woman who has an international career in the human rights field. I know you don’t think it’s real but that was a really bizarre comparison.

    • The Original G says:

      Pretty sure that if she could get Yulia Tischencko out of jail she could google George Clooney.

      • HappyMom says:

        I love you.

      • Pinky Rose says:

        I mean she is a 36 WOMAN, not a schoolgirl or child. Give her some credit. Whatever this is (meaning legit or pr romance)l she is very much involved and knows what she is doing.

      • Me Three says:

        I don’t think she had anything to do with getting Yulia Tischencko out of jail. She was freed when the former president took off and a new government took control of the Ukraine. I think she seems like a very nice woman but she’s not Mark Darcy as Lainey likes to suggest. She’s been part of teams of lawyers on several high level cases. I suspect there are some hard working lawyers around the world who have been working hard on various cases which are now all being attributed to her who would like to have a few words with the gossip folks (Not her fault at all. Not blaming her; she’s probably horrified by all the glorification).

        But this seems to be what happens with all Clooney’s “girls.” No matter who they are; once they are “the one,” he rolls them out with a whole lot of fanfare, telling us how wonderful they are. I had no idea who Stacey Keibler was (and am embarrassed that I know who she is now! ) before he hooked up with her but I seem to recall “people close to the couple” telling us she was special because she was able to handle herself around famous people and George didn’t have to baby her…blah, blah, blah.

        I used to be a Clooney fan (I know, I know!) but now I sort of just follow him out of habit and because I find his whole “image” thing pretty fascinating. But lately, he just looks like a guy who drinks too much. I hope this is real (is anything in Hollywood real?) but have to say if his Mother really did say that Amal is “different” from the other women he’s been with because she’s a smart and successful woman, I’m disappointed in her. Her quote seemed pretty nasty frankly, at least towards all those other girls he’s been through over the last several years. And, while I would agree with others that a woman who’s 36 years old is mature and old enough to know better, she is still quite a bit younger than he is–17-18 years older–so I really see very little difference in her than the other Clooney girls…with the exception that she apparently thankfully doesn’t have loads of naked photos all over the web.

        And, I guess it irritates me a bit that he’s so surprised that a woman can be both smart and pretty and that he seems to think pretty is the most essential asset and that intelligence is just an added benefit.

        I hope that Amal is as smart as she seems. I suspect that culturally accompanying a known womanizer around the world would not be acceptable to her family and that if he wanted to be with her, marriage was the only way. Maybe we’re all just being pessimistic you know whats. Maybe this was love at first sight and they will live happily ever after. For her sake, I hope so!

      • AG-UK says:

        Just me but I am cynical I feel that no matter what job how much money someone has the “appeal” of private jets/ exclusive restuarants and that movie star life can be or appear to be exciting. I will wait and see in 6 months what happens, but I think if they marry she will continue to work but I would give it 1-2 years tops and she would relocate.

  24. Belle Epoch says:

    If he is planning a run for political office, would he really marry someone who represents Assange? He’s a controversial figure.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      ^Yes. This absolutely. Assange is a polarizing figure, regardless of political leanings.

    • Francis says:

      Exactly, She is a political lightening rod for him. The opposing political press will tear her apart. How can a woman who represents an alleged rapist ,who is wanted nt the US government for giving away military secrets, be a good pick. IMO She’s an awful pick, too controversial.

  25. Ramona Q. says:

    What is SHE thinking, getting engaged after 4 months, during the honeymoon phase of their relationship??

    • Sarah says:

      They been dating since last September that’s not 4 months.

    • Liberty says:

      “$$$$$$$$$$”

      • kibbles says:

        This. Oh, and all the fame and attention of being The woman who finally tamed Clooney. And the $650k ring.

      • acer says:

        she’s wealthy enough as it is. Her family is probably richer than George Clooney, why would she marry him for his money when she has plenty of her own?

      • Francis says:

        Yup that and Star Struck which I think she definitely is.
        I doubt she would have said yes so soon if it wasn’t George Looney.

        Maybe she won’t sleep w him without fake engagement.

  26. PunkyMomma says:

    What I really want to know is when am I gonna see that ring as a TSV on QVC?

  27. JuJuBee says:

    Wow, he’s really laying it on thick with the details, no? What makes this thing reek of ulterior motives is the Kardashianing of the announcement. I’m surprised their isn’t a well lit photo of him on a bended knee. He really is slumming with this. Clooney 5 to 10 years ago getting engaged would have been news, not so much know. At least online, I’m sure we’ll be bombarded at the grocery store with magazine covers.

    • Suki2 says:

      Too many details it’s true. I already know more about this movie star’s ‘engagement’ than I do about the courtship of my close friends or siblings.

    • lexi says:

      there is a very good reason why and we will all find out pretty soon.
      I once read a commentary on Crazy Days and Nights and insider information on sex fuelled incidents between hollywood celebrity minors and famous actors/actresses. George Clooney’s name came up as did Cindy Crawfords if you can believe it and many others which were so hard to believe. A well known sex ring of famous names.

  28. Bubulle says:

    George got down on bended knee and cooked for her, yeah right, George’s PR team needs to stop , this is getting embarassing, I can’t believe he gets along with this charade.

    • OK says:

      ^^THIS^^^ I was just about the post the same thing.

    • PHD gossip says:

      I can just imagine George having a meeting with his PR Team about rolling out the engagement. Right after the Cambridges returned from their Australian Tour. I bet this was in the works with Kneepads Magazine for Weeks. Look at the Photoshopped Cover Photo. No one is commenting on it. Sheesh.

      • whoozy says:

        Well yeah, I sorta did, sniff sniff (sorry, it’s the ‘nobody read my post’ sniffles)

      • Me Three says:

        Have to say at first I was taken in…I know, I’m an idiot. I looked at the hand close up and thought God, her skin is perfect. A graphic artist friend had a very good laugh at my expense. He took both photos apart; said the lighting was just too good in both cases and that the hand had been photoshopped and also had makeup on it. Made me feel much better about my freckled hands!

  29. Maggie says:

    Nice ring! Better than that clunker Pitt designed for his so called engagement to AJ. It’ll be interesting to see if they actually go through with a wedding.

  30. HoustonGrl says:

    I was in a long-term relationship with a man Clooney’s age, but that was 10 years ago (i.e., he was 10 years younger than Clooney at the time) and I’m a little younger than Amal. It’s all fun and games during the honeymoon period, but it’s a real sacrifice being involved with someone so much older than you. Not to sound vulgar, but you are the one that has to look at them naked day after day, and she’s a woman in her prime. I do hope they are really in love, because if not, she’s headed for some tough times. That said, she seems to know what she wants.

    • cody says:

      I agree with you. It is all romantic now, according to People magazine, but when the Honeymoon is over, they will have to settle in to their day to day lives, that is when reality has to settle in. I hope she knows what she is doing and what she wants. Just because you are smart, pretty and have a good job, doesn’t always mean you have common sense in the every day things.

  31. OTHER RENEE says:

    The ring: bigger isn’t always better. Just tackier.

    • hmmm says:

      My objection to the ring is, how hard was it to design something so simple? It’s laughable.

  32. Sonia says:

    Her mother is a journalist on a cheap Arabic network no Arab intellectual takes seriously. She’s also a plastic queen. Hardly the Diane Sawyer of the Arab World. Lool

  33. Maya says:

    Am I the only one who thinks the engagement ring looks just like the one Brad designed for Angelina?

    • Hissyfit says:

      The was my first thought upon seeing the ring. How very Brangelina!
      I am laughing at this embarrassing PR stunt – cooked pasta and on bended knees! And what a clear shot of her ring for a supposedly private dinner! This reminds me of Aniston’s engagement and wedding plans from People (also a PR stunt) – very detailed!

      • Me Three says:

        My question is did either of them eat the pasta? He is always so thin as are all his “girls,” and it sounds like none of them eat carbs so did he cook the pasta, get down on bended knee and then drink his dinner, or eat watermelon and chopped salad while she ate the pasta.

      • lexi says:

        When will these hollywood nuts realize that the public cannot be fooled anymore. We know fake and scripted when we see it you idiots.

  34. lowercaselois says:

    So do you think the big ornate ring and Amal’s new lavish lifestyle makes up for the 16 year difference between the two of them, George’s vasectomy, that he probably needs a magic pill to get it up, he has chronic back issues and when she has to listen to him talk about the good old days of TV, like the Ed Sullivan show The best part of growing old together, is when she is his age he will be around 68 years old, the conversation will switch from talking about politics to listening to his close pals talk about sports and constipation? But she will have the wonderful ring and the memory of when he could get on his knee to purpose, because in a few years he might not be able to even bend down.

    • Jag says:

      You must think Clooney has different genes than my family on my dad’s side. My father is age 75 this year and, other than some hearing loss that hearing aids take care of, he hasn’t missed a beat. He is fitter than many men in their 40′s, and still works for a living. He actually takes care of me right now, due to my disability. His mother died just short of her 90th birthday, and her mother lived to be age 104. Some part of aging truly is one’s mindset. If a person believes they will be decrepit at a certain age, it’s more likely that they will be.

      Do a search for Alice Herz-Sommer and The Lady In Number Six on the video website and you’ll see a very spry, mentally alert 109 year old; God rest her soul because she died at age 110. <3

      • nancynurse says:

        Got to jump in here. Wow you have lucky genes. I work as nurse in a group medical practice. We see many male patients over the age of 65. Studies show that 1 in 7 Americans suffer from dementia. About 3.4 million people over the age of 71 have dementia. Alzheimers is the sixth leading cause of disease in the U.S. 60% of prostate cancer is diagnosed in Men over the age of 65. 40% of men between the ages of 60 to 69 report having ED. Average age of knee replacement in the U.S. is 70. Good luck Amal.

    • Jayna says:

      Wow. There are a lot of boring men more age appropriate, dull, work all the time, distant, etc, can’t even pick a vacation spot, just like their wives do it all. George is an interesting man and attractive and worldly and loves to go and do. Many men have zero issues getting it up in their fifties and sixties and the others just pop a blue pill and good to go. I can think of a lot of friends over the years who have complained about their age appropriate boyfriend’s or husband’s low sex drive, or all their husbands do is golf on their downtime, blah, blah.

      I saw Bruce Springsteen the other day in a photo on the beach, and that man in his early 60s, like 64, and had an amazing body, and does four-hour concerts, putting the young bands to shame. Liam Neeson at 61 is still amazing.

      • Suze says:

        Springsteen hasn’t done a four hour concert in years. Two hours, out and done, tops. I know as I am a fan and have seen many of them.

        He does look good, though.

        George, otoh, has a terrible back and has been reported as being in constant pain.

        You can’t really deny the aging process, unfortunately.

      • Me Three says:

        The one caveat with George is his drinking. I’ve been a fan for years; he’s aged badly in the past 5 years and it’s because of the drinking imo. I remember a video someone took when he was in Germany last year. He was coming out of a restaurant–out the back–and a group of fans were waiting. He was so drunk he could barely walk; he danced his way over to the group and leered at a few people and talked to others but his whole demeanor was that of the drunk in the bar everyone wants to go home. Sort of turned me off for good. One too many videos of him drunk off his you know what. There are videos of him feeling up girls in their 20′s with his “good buddy” Randy, obviously totally wasted. So, for Amal, maybe it’s not an issue but it seems unlikely he’s getting it up much if he’s drinking as much as he seems to.

      • Suze says:

        Check out the photos on Lainey’s site of Clooney dragging himself up the (short) steps to his private plane, hands on both rails, back hunched over. He looks about 80 from behind.

  35. Jade says:

    Looks wise, she reminds me of Nazanin Boniadi. I’m still suspicious of why this is going so fast. Anyway good luck to both.

    • Side-eye says:

      I thought the same thing–she reminds me of her too. I think they are both very pretty.

    • lexi says:

      We should all be suspicious and for very good reason which will be exposed.

  36. MynameisPeaches! says:

    Is anyone else tired of Clooney’s oversharing intimate details about his private life?

    • Jag says:

      Yes!

    • Suze says:

      I cannot get enough of it. I want to know everything. What color underwear was he wearing when he proposed? What type of wine did they drink with dinner? What level was the dimmer switch on?

      I see several more People Magazine articles in this.

    • peaches mcdooby says:

      hahaha just saw your name!, so is mine

      and i don’t do heroine

    • Francis says:

      Yes +1

      …and how is he so intellectual as he proclaims, yet he’s still writing petty letters to and about Steve Wynn.

      That letter is a good indication of George’s ego and how he is concerned about HIS image.

  37. qtpi says:

    I wonder if he has said he is anti marriage because it would seem all the women he has dated in the past would want to start a family. I think he he more anti kid then anti marriage. Look at Stacy – went right out and got pregnant right after being dumped by him.

    I think his injuries have aged him and he can’t be the same playboy he used to be. He met a lovely lady that will be busy and won’t want kids. (I’m guessing this based on her high powered career and age). Best of both worlds for him.

    • Jayna says:

      I think he was more anti-kids because he says he’s always gone off on location and it wouldn’t be fair to have children and be an absentee father.

      Marriage he mostly said it after his divorce, that he’s not good at it and never again. Over the years ometimes he has been softer about “never ever getting married,” saying just that he doesn’t think about it, and other times he is more adamant it’s not for him.

  38. Tiffany says:

    The only thing that interest me about that cover is Queen Latifah. I want to buy it for that reason but also not give GC any interest. Damn you People, damn you!!!

  39. lunchcoma says:

    We get it, George. Really, we do. You’re in love with a brilliant, talented woman who you had to chase a bit, and she’s almost instantly changed thirty years of carping about not getting married. Now run along and get married, or don’t, and let your poor PR team have a vacation.

  40. Nymeria says:

    I’m sure the dirt-poor person who dug that rock out of the ground is crying with happiness about where it ended up.

  41. Krissie says:

    The ring looks like rather like a citrine gemstone ring, with tapered baguette. It looks simple and beautiful.

  42. Leslie says:

    Now the tabloids are checking into her background. I’m sure they’ll find out things Georgie wasn’t aware of, and rake her over the coals.

    • joan says:

      Because you can’t stand the idea that someone might be classy, educated, and accomplished.

      Commenters like you sound so desperate to feel better about yourselves that you try to bring her down closer to your own level.

      Are YOU qualified to work in international law? Do you have an equivalent education? Do you speak several languages?

      Or do you just sit at your computer in your bathrobe obsessing over Kim Kardashian?

      • The Original G says:

        You can see my bathrobe?

      • Cecilia says:

        Lol !!!

      • whoozy says:

        I don’t think Leslie meant that as a slam, but just what is. In the past team Clooney has religiously altered the bios of his girlfriends..all cleaned up. When the internet made it easier to find facts, nude lewd pics or questionable quotes, it was clear that there was always more to a story than the one fed to people mag. That’s all. All pr folks do it (‘they went to rehab for a rest’ or ‘they’re just friend’s) and his rep was also Charlie sheen’s..Gotta be king of cleanup. CONTROL THE STORY is the mantra, and I’m guessing people’s payback will be pics of the wedding. Let’s be real..the good dirt yet to come will be way funner.

      • Francis says:

        No need to attack a poster Joan,

        It’s what tabloids do, they dig up things. She might be better protected because she is a lawyer and can nip it in the bud, before it’s released. …Just-saying

    • Flower says:

      i don’t think there will be much scandal on the personal front but her career is a matter of public record and that can be edited to suit anyone’s agenda , it seems she has no problem representing Dictators charged with human rights abuses.

    • Katherine says:

      Original G, ROTFLMAO!!!!

      Yea, it was obvious her resume was puffed up. She is basically a sole practitioner who works on teams of lawyers that handle these matters. Sort of a prettier, younger Rumpole. Not saying she’s not smart but you don’t need some huge intellect to do this job. The idea that she was “high powered” or at the top of her profession with such limited experience and at her age was just silly. Don’t be fooled by the man behind the curtain.

      The fact alone that she is available to travel with him and can take so much time off tells you she doesn’t have a lot on her plate and/or she’s easily replaceable on the team. Which we say about prosecutors all the time – they are fungible.

  43. aqua says:

    It was the shock that was heard around the world. Most people believed this was never going to happen, So now that the so called impossible has finally happened everything is coming out fast and furious.

    • siri says:

      George got tired of his own game, I believe. Most of his friends are married with kids, so finding company for Lake Como parties will be harder. Stacy’s fast ‘recovery’, and the joke at the Oscars probably did some hurting to his ego, so the game now switched to ‘serious’. He knows Ms.Alamuddin for about a year, as his mother confirmed. Yet just a few month ago, he still insisted he didn’t meet “the right one” yet. Somebody must have told him to polish his image by picking an ‘accomplished’ woman this time. Amal A. surely is a qualified lawyer, but there are many. That she speaks three languages is nothing special given her backround. And, being intelligent doesn’t mean experienced regarding intimate relationships. I believe the comment about playing her cards right to be correct, so this is convenient for both of them, AND their parents. This is big time PR, and by now getting completely overboard to the point where it’s becoming unbelievable. If George wants to be taken serious, he better gives his PR-team a free ride to a remote island.

  44. peaches mcdooby says:

    a happy union of eyebrows

    all i can see is heavy eyebrowed children in their future

    where’s my tweezers?

  45. Flower says:

    I haven’t had a chance to read all the comments so apologies if someone else has already posted this, it’s very odd that the same day the the engagement was announced this was also made public. Seems he didn’t want anyone asking questions about the reasons why and the engagement was a perfect distraction.

    “Academy Award winner George Clooney has stepped down as a UN Messenger of Peace, the United Nations said on Monday, suggesting that the newly engaged actor did not have enough time for the role promoting the world body’s peacekeeping efforts.

    “After six years in this role, Mr. Clooney feels it is time to retire his official role as Messenger of Peace,” said UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric, wishing Clooney well on his engagement to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.”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,” he said.

    As a messenger of peace, Clooney traveled to Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. Dujarric said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon hoped there would be future opportunities for collaboration between Clooney and the United Nations. In 2010, Clooney helped found the Satellite Sentinel Project, which tracks human rights abuses and mass atrocities in Sudan.

    “Retiring from his UN role will afford him the independence to move forward with this and other personal advocacy projects and activities,” Dujarric said.

    When Clooney was named a UN Messenger of Peace in 2008, Ban cited his work on raising awareness about violence in Sudan’s conflict-torn western Darfur region, where he advocated for aid for the millions of people displaced by fighting. – ”

    He never really did that much in his official role he was always ‘too busy with work’ to do an regular appearances for them like Angelina Jolie, so this engagement also looks like it was a convenient excuse to opt out, he also belongs to that ‘think tank’ group (can’t remember their name off hand) and he never seems to be in the same place at the same time as their regular official meetings, I think he is way out of his depth with that group as well.

    Now on to the ring, does anyone else think it screams Publicity overkill, its very nice in its own way but it’s a Kardasian cocktail ring ,knuckle duster not at all Amal’s style there is nothing discreet or serious about it, can you imagine wearing that every single day . 650k isn’t that much for a 7ct ring so it’s not the best flawless D colour. A similar priced better quality 2 carat solitaire or emerald cut would have have convinced me more that this engagement is anything but publicity flim flam.

    • Flower says:

      Having thought about it for a few minutes I’m of the opinion that the UN was doing the pushing here.

      George has been schilling Nescafe for years . Nestle has dozens of UN sanctions against them for their illegal activities in developing countries-marketing formula to poverty stricken mothers telling them its better than breast milk ,with no clean water supply it is actually killing babies, draining aquifers leaving whole villages without a water supply, child labour in the cocoa fields and factories and killing labour leaders.

      I don’t understand how he could continue working for them after all this was brought to his attention. Nestle has more UN sanctions against it than any other multinational. He even did a publicity trip to Sth America talking to workers about their condition (not independently or with the UN mind you but staged and guided by Nestle ) and said he found nothing wrong with conditions. He makes about $5million a year out of them, he is such a hypocrite. It undermines his whole, I am a human rights advocate and he hates being called out on his association with Nestle. Remember the female reporter who asked him about it in Cannes a few years ago and he was very rude to her , belittling her and saying something along the lines of ‘ he was allowed to make a living’.

      • whoozy says:

        I remember the nestle thing..was it Emma Thompson who called him out about it? Whenever he’s asked about Euro ads from banks to booze, he claims only way to afford his villa. It seems like he was excited about the U.N. label for about a year..Maybe the novelty wore off or it didn’t really give him the cred he expected. He seems to always be chasing that legit stamp. I know nothing about the price of large diamonds (sigh) but knowing how pr works, I would bet the price was actually less for using jewellers name. Guess every millionaires fiance will want one, lol.

      • Katherine says:

        Flower, thank you for recounting the Nestle affair. I never knew that. Very disappointing to learn and it does scream hypocrite so glad to know it.

      • Francis says:

        His Nescafé commercials run in Europe around the clock, after almost every tv show. I got sick of seeing his commercial when I was in Europe for several months this year going to school there. He is a big commercial actor there, no hiding , just balls out commercial actor, …the gist was ,where girls run screaming towards a cafe,because they think George Clooney is going to appear at some cafe.

    • PunkyMomma says:

      Outstanding analysis, Flower. You’re spot on about the diamond – a D flawless emerald cut weighing in at 7. + carats should be in the millions. Very difficult to hide flaws in an emerald cut.

    • siri says:

      The ring: She can’t do the dishes with it, but since George already is cooking, he might as well do that, too. I think the lighting in this pic is a bit strange, it shouldn’t look yellowish or golden, since it is supposedly platinum. I like the ring, but it doesn’t look as expensive as it seemingly was, or unique.

      • Suze says:

        I am obsessed with emerald cut diamonds, and this one is, I’m sure, very nice. It’s certainly large.

        What it isn’t is particularly “designed”. It’s a standard setting. I’m not sure that the jeweler needed Clooney’s input for it.

    • Cora says:

      @ Flower

      Great post! The name of the “think tank” you were referring to is the Council on Foreign Relations. Clooney accepted a lifetime membership in 2010.

  46. Jayna says:

    Could she be pregnant? I do think the ring is very pretty. I have not been impressed with most celebs’ rings lately, like Kim’s. It’s like lets get it as massive as we can to out-big some other celeb and forget the beauty of the design of a ring is just as important as some massive gaudy thing. I do like the simplicity of the ring, so it doesn’t make the stone seem so overpowering Plus she doesn’t have short, stubby fingers She has long fingers and can handle the ring

  47. Jayna says:

    It looks like to me she’s taken a leave of absence for a while.

  48. simone says:

    Wow all this stuff on Clooney being a phony and hypocrite is news to me. I appreciate everyones insights. He sounds like a wannabe intellectual but can’t even play the game, like not attending meetings or following through with his UN obligations. He’s going to be way out of his depth with Amal and her circle of associates.

    • Katherine says:

      Simone, I think we’re going to see that Amal and George may be better suited than it may seem from all this PR for both of them.