Meet Tala Alamuddin, George Clooney’s Pippa-esque future sister-in-law


Meet Amal Alamuddin’s sister, Tala Alamuddin. Tala was photographed several times over the past few days in London, which is where she calls home (apparently) just like her sister. Tala is Amal’s only sister, and they have two half-brothers, Samer and Ziad. I can see the physical resemblance between the two sisters and personally, I think they have the same cheesy kind of street style. LOOK AT HER BAG. Look at her shoes!!

Anyway, we’ve heard of Tala before but I just haven’t paid that much attention. George Clooney has made it a point to include her (and the rest of Amal’s family) in many of his vacations and such. Apparently, Tala was on a yacht with George and Amal at some point, and Tala has been to Clooney’s Lake Como mansion. I guess we can take it as a sign that the wedding isn’t happening YET because Tala is currently in London. Apparently, Tala is going to be Amal’s maid of honor. Tala should totally be in Como to help her sister with the wedding plans. But maybe their mom is there, working on the plans instead.

This whole thing is giving me Middleton-family vibes. Amal is Duchess Kate, Tala is Pippa and I guess Samer and Ziad are like James Middleton (I’ve yet to see Samer and Ziad, honestly). Tala even dresses like Pippa and gets pap’d like Pippa. There’s probably an interesting big sister (Amal)-little sister (Tala) dynamic too. I’m not sure what Tala does for a living (something to do with fashion, it seems), but I’m guessing that her profile will be raised significantly when Amal and George get married. The Alamuddin family fascinates me.

PS… Tala is apparently engaged as well. To a guy named Nico. JUST LIKE PIPPA.



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  1. Lori says:

    She’s younger? I would have guessed she’s 10 years older.

  2. NewWester says:

    That purse looks like she ripped up a piece of her lawn and put handles on it. She is the younger sister?

  3. Freebunny says:

    Honest, I thought it was Amal’s mother.

    • marjalane says:

      me too- I think while everyone claims George may be “marrying up” intellectually, he’s going to be surrounded by fashion disasters. These sisters are tacky as all get out.

  4. Zapp Brannigan says:

    She works in fashion? Oh my.

  5. Lauren says:

    Those gals certainly know how to dress….interestingly.

    • Lauren says:

      If you could easily see Britney Spears wearing what you’re wearing, you need to go home and change.

      • eliza says:

        Lol. Britney wouldn’t even wear that ugly dress.

      • BooBooLaRue says:


      • Chris says:

        It’s a tough job to defend that outfit but….at least it works logically…..each piece has the same vibe, you know? I don’t like it, but at least there isn’t the more common solecism of adding ‘illogical’ items like Ugg boots, or delicate strappy stiletto evening sandals.
        The one thing I’d change, if I had to permit the outfit, is the shades: too Nancy del’ Olio. Aviators or even Wayfarers’d be cooler.

  6. Lauren says:

    She reminds me of Jean-Ralphio’s sister from Parks & Recreation

  7. Eleonor says:

    While I agree about the comparison between Tamal and Pippa (they both look trashy to me) I disagree with Duchess and Amal: the Duchess hasn’t worked a single day in her life, and that is a HUGE difference. And I agree with previous commenters: this woman looks ten years older.

    • Esmom says:

      Agree but I don’t think that’s the point of the parallel. Like Kate, Amal landed “the big fish,” and the rest of the family is going along for the ride, lol.

      • Eleonor says:

        I’ve got a different vibe from Amal, the Duchess wanted desperatly to marry the Prince, she has waited for 8 ? 9 years ? And her parents (I think) pushed her into this, financed her waity thing. Amal is an independent woman who for some misterious reason is going to marry Clooney (for the record: I’ll believe it when I’ll see it) . Now I have to see how Amal’s family behave to find the comparison fitting. For the moment the only thing fair in this parallel is Tamal’s awful and trash street style with Pippa trashy ways.

      • Dame Snarkweek says:

        Not sure it is accurate to say Kate’s parents pushed her to marry William. If anything maybe Carole, but William is on the record saying he asked Kate to marry him before he asked her father for her hand because he thought Michael might say no and embarass him. So idk. William was pretty rotten in the three years leading up to the proposal and Michael may have been ready to wash his hands of the whole headache.

  8. Leaflet says:

    A lot of younger sisters weigh more than their older sisters. If you sort of reflect back on any personal or other professional relationships or the ones you’ve seen on t.v. , you kind of notice this more often than you think. You’re just seeing this in a more matured form because of their ages. The younger sister has a more wider bone structure as well. I wish someone would do a study on this.

    • Cupcake says:

      There have beeb studies. It’s called 2nd sibling syndrome or something like that. Basically the mother has more biological resources with a first pregnancy thus the baby is superior.

      • Leaflet says:

        @ Cupcake,
        Wow, I didn’t know that. Do you know where I can find this study or if I could get it? I’m a youngest sibling, my mother had 7 kids), so I’m really interested in this.

      • megs283 says:

        What!! “Superior”?? Are there any legitimate studies that claim this? The only references to “second child syndrome” that I can find relate to time management, money, etc. Not genetic superiority.

        ETA – I’m getting more and more annoyed about this. It’s completely ridiculous. Nevermind that I can count on one hand younger sisters who are smaller than their older sisters.

      • We Are All Made of Stars says:

        Wrong. Siblings get progressively larger because the mother has more room to carry and birth larger and therefore, speaking in terms of evolution, healthier babies due to the widening of the pelvic bones that takes place during the first birth. They have done studies on this and observed this phenomenon over and over again. The difference in big families can be quite pronounced.

      • Bucky says:

        How does a mother have more biological resources with a first baby? The baby doesn’t, like, deplete the mom’s vitamin stores forever. That sounds like bad pseudo-science. Perhaps there could be an egg quality issue and hormonal barriers for second siblings born much later than first siblings, but to make such a sweeping statement as yours seems terribly off to me.

      • Crystal says:

        Youngest of 4 here (3 girls) and the girls are all about the same height but I by far have the smallest frame. My mom has said I was the biggest baby but I don’t believe this theory holds true beyond birth.

    • bella says:

      interesting theory.
      i’ve never heard of this and now want to research it.
      i’m the baby sister and bigger than my older sister.
      she has a tiny frame, tinier head and face, but not thinner.
      my bone structure is just bigger.
      this is true of her daughters as well…younger one is “bigger.”
      yet, i can’t say the same for my sons.
      the oldest definitely has a larger frame and is much taller.
      @cupcake…so, smaller, tinier is SUPERIOR???
      tell me more about that.

    • Esmom says:

      Except when she had a little bit of extra post pregnancy weight for a while, my younger sister has always been smaller than me, in stature, bone structure and overall weight.

      • PunkyMomma says:

        I’m the younger sister and I was always heavier than my sister until we hit our mid thirties and the situation completely reversed. And it’s stayed that way.

      • Esmom says:

        PM, that really throws a wrench in the theory. I don’t know, a case could be made for just about anything if you study enough people, or not. Someone in this online autism group I’m part of posted a theory about how people on the autism spectrum seem to have longer ring fingers than pointer fingers. Everyone in my family has longer ring fingers except for my son, and he is the one on the spectrum!

      • PunkyMomma says:

        Esmom – I have heard finger analysis as the basis for so many studies. My good friend was told by the technician performing her sonogram that my friend’s baby had Down’s Syndrome based upon the length and shape of the baby’s little finger. And the technician was correct.

      • SpookySpooks says:

        I’m taller than my little sister, but her frame is bigger than mine, although I’m 21 and she’s in her late teens, so it will probably change.
        From my experience, in 99 % of families I know, the older sibling did better in school. Again, in my experience, so it doesn’t really mean anything.

      • Malificent says:

        People with Down’s Syndrome are more likely to have proportionally shorter fingers, as well as have other differences in hand structure. But the test isn’t always consistent, as my friend’s son had standard hand/finger proportions. Her quad screen also didn’t indicate Down’s Syndrome, so they didn’t know about it until her son was born.

      • Esmom says:

        PM, that’s interesting about the Down Syndrome-finger length connection. When I was pregnant with my oldest son I was part of a study that was looking to identify Down Syndrome early (first trimester) by measuring the thickness of the skin of the neck of the fetus via ultrasound. I never heard how it turned out, as far as I know it’s still not a standard way of assessing for DS.

    • Venus says:

      I don’t get the point of this comment. You’re not possibly saying that either of these slender women are “heavy”, are you?

      • Leaflet says:

        I don’t know if this question is for me, but I’ll answer it since I initiated this topic and everyone else replied.

        I’m not saying that the youngest is over weight. I am saying that the youngest IS heavier compared to the oldest, and that her body frame is larger. The youngest has a medium body frame. The word “heavier” is a an adjective and is used as a “comparison word” , so it doesn’t mean that I think the youngest is over weight. It just means that I believe her to weigh more than her sissy. 🙂

      • Venus says:


        Yes, that question was for you. I still don’t see the point in calling out one person as larger than another — especially when one sister, as later posters note, is a “civilian” and should be outside the gossip purview, and when both sisters are so slender. I don’t see any difference in their frames and find it offensive, frankly, that you are using these two women to start this discussion/debate.

      • Leaflet says:

        @ Venus,
        I am the youngest of 7 kids. I noticed that a lot of younger siblings, like myself, are bigger than their older counterparts, which can make the younger sister look older in comparison to the older sibling(s). The youngest sister has a bigger body frame than her older sister as I have with mine.The subject was not bought up with the purpose to shame. Neither am I doing any “body shaming.” The subject that I bought up was out of scientific curiosity, so I did so out of a healthy curiosity. And I am not the only one who had this question, obviously scientist have had this question as well. There are loads of intelligent people on this site. I had the question and others answered it. That’s a good thing, I learned something about procreation that I didn’t know. Why is this a big deal? This has always been a curiosity of mine.

      • Venus says:

        @ Leaflet,

        It seems bizarre that you are choosing to bring this up in reference to these particular women, not famous themselves (apart from the love life of one of them), both of whom are extremely slender. It’s an interesting point, but I think this is an inappropriate context for it. You’re basically saying that you looked at these photos and thought, “Wow! She’s bigger than her sister!” and felt the need to comment here on that. That’s what I think is a big deal.

      • Leaflet says:

        I realize that some people will find fault in even the most innocent of questions. Unfortunately, you are one of those people. You know, most people on this site are integral posters, however, I do have a problem when some overanalyze every comment. Sorry your poor attempt at trying to misdirect shame on me for a topic I bought up that wasn’t even, initially, a question and had no ulterior motive is being done in poor taste. Yet,after I have explained this to you you continue to try to make me out to be a bad person, taking my subject out of context. You should be ashamed of yourself. Not everyone thinks like you. Clearly, all of the other responders took no offence to my response, instead they added their own experiences with similar circumstances or educational and edifying replies. It’s people like you that get all inappropriately politically correct and as usual end up doing nothing more than making a blatant fool of yourself. Have a nice day.

      • Shelby says:

        Beautifully said Leaflet 🙂

      • littlestar says:

        Bravo, Leaflet! You merely brought up something very interesting. Posters tend to do that a lot on Celebitchy, bring up topics that are indirectly related to the post at hand. Which is why the comments section on here is so awesome to read! 😀

        I am the oldest of my siblings, my brothers are both bigger than me, and I am of similar build as my sister, about one inch taller than her, a little bit thinner (but I chalk that up to me working out every day, while my sister does not work out). Very interesting theory, and it does seem to have some merit.

  9. Miss Gloss says:

    She’s beautiful but her street style is straight fug. Yikes.

  10. Kiddo says:

    Isn’t she just a private citizen? She’s not part of royalty, she’s just a relative of a woman who is marrying a famous celebrity, which makes me feel bad about the mocking.

    • Lee says:

      You make a good point. If she were trying to cash in, a la Pippa, then that would be different, but so far that isn’t the case here, that I’m aware of anyway.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      I was waiting for the reason we are now looking at pap pics of her but there seems to be none? So yeah, maybe the sister should be left alone, she doesn’t seem to be in the public eye for reasons other than her sister marrying Clooney. That doesn’t seem good enough. She’s not actively going for it like good ‘ol Pipps.

    • lamamu says:

      I completely agree. This woman doesn’t seem to be fame-whoring around. She’s just walking on the street.

    • littlestar says:

      I agree, there was zero need for a post about this woman, and no need to say she’s like the fame-hungry Pippa. Until AND if Tala Alamuddin starts acting like Pippa, we should be leaving her alone.

    • mata says:

      Totally agree. Pippa’s a fame whore who courts the press. This woman has done absolutely nothing to draw any public attention to herself, yet there are over 100 posts here mostly mocking her and making nasty comments about her personal appearance and style. I guess I’m fortunate that my sister didn’t marry someone famous. If she starts trying to become a celebrity, she’s fair game. Until then, I’m all for leaving her alone.

    • MinnFinn says:

      See my post below at 8:46am. Tala has a history of apparently liking media attention.

      • mata says:

        I looked up your post and followed the links. I see your point that she’s not a shrinking violet, but I still feel like there’s a difference between allowing your picture for the society pages and actively fame whoring to enrich your bank account. The wedding may unleash her inner Pippa Kardashian and I’ll happily join in the skewering, but until then I just don’t feel comfortable about her being ridiculed.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        I wouldn’t go so far as to say that she’s comfortable being in the public eye just because she’s been photographed at a couple of events in Singapore. Does that mean we can just go through the pictures of every book launch, pick a face or two and rip them to shreds? I don’t think so. If that happened to me just because I went out, I would lose it.

        I’m not someone who has a lot of patience for celebrities who whine and complain about the mean media because really, are you kidding? I believe that with a few exceptions, people CAN avoid the press/paparazzi. But that’s not the point. This woman was photographed at an event or two, then her sister got engaged to Clooney and suddenly her looks and outfit are being eviscerated on a blog. People here have been vicious. But God forbid someone makes fun of an overweight celebrity or a woman in a bikini. Then everybody’s bringing their best outrage. I do as well because it’s gross but so is this.

  11. Suze says:

    We’re being Punked, right?

    That’s the only explanation for this “street style”.

  12. jinni says:

    And I thought Amal couldn’t dress. Is that a purse or a pillow pet? OMG those shoes. If there was ever someone in desperate need of a Clooney makeover, this chick definitely does.

  13. PHD Gossip says:

    What is the rats nest on her head? Hair?

  14. PunkyMomma says:

    I thought that was Angelica Huston.

  15. IL says:

    I thought it was her mother too.

    • bella says:

      i think that tala has a stronger look and is older looking because she appears to weigh more than her super SKINNY big sister.
      so their features, which are strong, are even more pronounced on tala.
      however, weight difference aside, i think that they look exactly alike.

  16. Amy says:

    Never heard of her ’til this post. Jury’s out on the K/P comparisons. If she starts acting out and grabbing attention and gets massive gobs of money from a publisher to write a terrible book, I’ll hop the Little Sister Attention Ho Redux train. But for now, she’s a woman whose older sister is marrying a tabloid magnet, and the tabs went looking for her, not the other way ’round. (@NewWester – I thought pretty much the same thing about the purse.)

  17. Becks says:

    So Tala looks like the OLDER sister to Amal…….just like Pippa to Kate!

    Honestly when I first saw this picture from 2007 of the Middleton sisters, at that time widely referred to as the Wisteria Sisters , my first reaction was that Pippa must have been the elder of the two.

    • Becks says:

      BTW, that picture was from summer 2007, when Pippa Middleton was 23, going on 24.

    • Bucky says:

      That picture just confirms for me that Kate has always had a shoe problem. Those shoes are TERRIBLE with that dress, and so uninspired. I will never understand the Middleton sisters as fashion icons thing.

      I actually like Amal’s street style – it seems very much not designed for the male gaze, which I like. That top outfit on Tala, however, ouch. The casual pics seem fine.

  18. Senaber says:

    How many muppets had to die for that bag?

    • PunkyMomma says:

      OMG. You win. (Wiping iPad down.)

    • Jen2 says:

      Looks more like she dug up someone’s fake lawn and made a purse. Never knew Astroturf could be re-used in such a way. Ugly though.

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  19. LAK says:

    She’s a poor advertisement for fashion. Her street style is the opposite of fashion.

  20. siri says:

    She looks very manly, and obviously has the same taste in outfits as her sister. From what I’ve red, she’s married to a Lebanese named Nagi Hamiyeh, a senior executive for a large holding company (Temasek), lives in Singapore, and works as an event manager. Her age I couldn’t find.

  21. MG says:

    I want those Nike’s so bad!!

  22. cody says:

    So is this why we have not seen the Dad? You mention two half brothers, One of Amal’s parents are remarried. Is dad living in Lebanon with his wife and sons?

  23. Belle Epoch says:

    I’ve never seen ANYONE dress like this, even a toddler.

    Looks like she lost a lawsuit with AT&T over a website selling “shoe brushes, glasses, mugs, etc.” huh? Not the legal brains of the family.

  24. Claire says:

    George has Amal’s family around to fill the emotional void he can’t fill. That’s why her immediate and extended family are invited to be with them.

    I’ve never seen so many relatives or friends of any of his other GF’s around. IMO It’s not just because he’s engages to her that he allows it. He needs them there to keep Amal happy.

    • Christin says:

      That is an interesting and plausible theory. A distraction technique of sorts, to let the family enjoy the scenery and ‘help’ Amal.

    • Dame Snarkweek says:

      You’re probably right. Many Middle Eastern families are very tight knit and if George is happy to let Amal’s family run the show and remain close to her then it is the only thing I actually could end up liking about him.

  25. Ag says:

    That entire outfit is an ungodly mess.

  26. eliza says:

    Forget the bag and shoes, that dress and belt!!!!! Blech!

    I agree with everyone else , she looks older.

  27. MinnFinn says:

    She’s dressed for Burning Man. Or else she’s the missing twin of hair stylist Jose’ Eber.

    • Ag-UK says:

      Yes that’s it. A lot of hair and that hat. It hasn’t even been that warm in London for that outfit

    • mmtahoe says:

      I live in Nevada, no one, no one goes to Burning Man looking like this. If you’ve never been to BM, don’t knock it. Many, many famous successful people are there.

      • MinnFinn says:

        To be sure I’m not knocking BM. Attending is on my bucket list. Clothing as a form of self-expression is one of their mantras and some of the outfits worn there are extremely ‘self-expressive’.

  28. joy says:

    How many innocent Muppets had to die so she could carry that fug purse?

  29. Coco says:

    Tala definitely has a prettier face than Amal.
    Amal has a mannish face. Transvestite-y.

  30. Enny says:

    I wasn’t completely on board this Tala-Pippa comparison until I read that she’s engaged to someone named Nico. NICO! It’s not that common a name! How is it possible that they are both cheesy, up-tradey younger sisters engaged to men named NICO?!? I just can’t.

    • sketches says:

      Other websites say she’s married to a Singapore businessman and they have two small children. And she’s the older sister.

  31. Hissyfit says:

    She and her sister both have the same hideous taste in fashion.

  32. Victoria1 says:

    Omg. That bag, those shoes, yikes!

  33. Megan says:

    That outfit is giving me Phoebe Price vibes.

  34. Tammy says:

    I don’t see how anyone can even guess her age when she’s wearing big sunglasses covering her eyes.

  35. truthful says:

    now SHE is attractive to me, maybe its the slight more weight she is carrying.

    She kinda reminds me of Kyle on the Housewives series. No comment about the purse.

  36. Jaded says:

    I’m sure her outfits cost a year’s salary for me but she looks like she got them out of the sale bin of teenager’s stuff at Wal-Mart…

  37. Fan says:

    She can be mistaken as Amal. I can not tell the difference.

  38. susan says:

    she’s going to a Halloween party right??

  39. Tig says:

    Agree that she does look older than her sister. I also had never heard the theory that younger sibs get bigger- what is the theory is later sibs are a different sex of the first?

    She should burn those shoes.

  40. Franziska says:

    these women have amazing bodies – tall, thin, beautiful hair, money – yet they dress like this. I don’t get it.

  41. kri says:

    Oh my god. I thought it was a Real Housewife. Look away!! It’s all heinous from head to toe.

  42. MaryShaw says:

    Let’s add another “L” in her name!

  43. MaryShaw says:

    What does she do for living?

  44. Biki says:

    She has two children and she is divorced.

  45. Francis says:

    I think they look alike, but she’s a bit better looking, sexier version of Amal. I don’t think she looks older at all.
    But…I also don’t think Pippa looks older than Kate , it’s just that Kate gets major retouching and has always had major retouching even when she dated William.

    This just got interesting. For a guy who supposedly hates his personal life on display, this will probably become a nightmare. I personally think Amal loves the press , jury still out on the sister liking it?
    Amal and her sis seem to Have odd taste in accessories.

    • MinnFinn says:

      Tala has liked media for awhile. See my post above with links to Tala in Asia Tatler mag.

  46. Sarah says:

    Didn’t know they made purses out of reclaimed bathroom mats.

  47. Penelope says:

    That first outfit with the hideous shoes and bag is too try-hard and way too young for her. She looks ridiculous.

  48. JenniferJustice says:

    Wearing an outfit far too young for her age only makes her look older…and silly…and try hard.

    • Francis says:

      Hmmmm who else does that in her family?

      IMO She looks like Amal, except sexier. If I didn’t know from reading it was her sister, I just would have thought it was Amal.

  49. mar says:

    Im getting a Tina Knowles vibe from her face

  50. jane16 says:

    OMG! George, what are you doing? When you marry someone you marry their family as well. Why are you rushing into this?

  51. jane16 says:

    That is quite possibly the most hideous getup I have ever seen. Britney wears classier outfits.

  52. Cora says:

    Considering the way their mother dresses – remember the feathered visor! – I’d say this is going to be a very interesting looking wedding party. All three women in this family can’t seem to put an outfit together to save their lives. I guess they get it from Mum.

  53. rudy says:

    wow, I hope no one in my family ever marries a celebrity. You guys would HATE my clothes. lol.

    I don’t think two pictures in an online magazine means Tala is ready to be papped right and left. Definitely an eclectic dresser, not my style, but I do think she is gorgeous.

  54. H2O says:

    She looks like Diane Von Furstenberg about 40 years ago.

  55. bappi says:

    this outfit in the first picture seriously is the most ridiculous outfit I´ve ever seen in my life