When then-Amal Alamuddin got together with George Clooney, Clooney’s publicity machine went a little bit overboard trying to sell Amal to the world. I like to think of it as The Unicornization of Amal. It wasn’t enough that Amal was a smart, educated, beautiful lawyer. She had to the brightest, most exciting, most educated, most fashionable and most magnificent creature ever created for the man who was the World’s Most Eligible Bachelor. The Unicornization of Amal was silly, but many people bought it. The whole thing made me sort of dislike her and it made me think George was thirstier than I had previously believed.
But what if one of the unintended consequences of The Unicornization of Amal was that the whole process hid an uncomfortable truth: George and Amal are kind of ill-suited for each other? She’s a smart, educated lawyer in London and he’s King of the Hollywood Bros. What do they really have in common? What do they have to talk about? And what if Amal is kind of tired of the Hollywood Bro Scene?
Since marrying George Clooney in a lavish ceremony in Venice, Amal Clooney has gone from rubbing elbows with the world’s elite to hanging with her hubby’s chowderhead friends. And while many would assume Amal would fit right in, insiders claim she’s already grown tired of the Hollywood social scene she feels is beneath her.
“Amal is one of London’s top attorneys,” claims a source to Star. “She’s highly educated and accustomed to spending her time with judges, doctors, scientists and writers. To go from that to hanging out with people like Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, two of George’s good buddies, just isn’t her style.”
Amal is also fed up with George’s habit of having his friends tag along on their vacations.
“She doesn’t want to hurt George’s feelings but she can’t stand being around ‘guys’. She struggles to find anything talk about with them.”
[From Star Magazine, print edition]
What’s funny is that none of George’s previous girlfriends ever complained about those endless vacations with Cindy and Rande. None of the other girls were bothered by the dudes-only motorcycle trips and the Just Bros Basketball Games. Why was that? Oh, right. Because all the other girls didn’t have anything else going on. They were easily amused beck-and-call girls. Amal is different, isn’t she? Isn’t that what The Unicornization was all about? George finally got married because he met “his equal,” a woman with her own life, her own interests, her own friends, her own powerbase? And what if a woman like that actually finds George Clooney kind of boring and vapid once the bloom’s off the rose?
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