Hold your gasps now — Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, and man who declared that he will “never marry again”, George Clooney, 52, is reportedly engaged. And the lucky lady? Amal Amaluddin, 36, a British-based human rights lawyer who has worked as an adviser to former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan.
George Clooney was previously married to actress Talia Balsam for four years, before the pair separated in 1993. He made his famous statement about never marrying again shortly after the divorce, and has kept to his stance over the years. Clooney was quoted in Esquire Magazine last year, saying, “I haven’t had aspirations [for marriage] in that way, ever. I was married in 1989. I wasn’t very good at it. I was quoted as saying I’ll never get married again pretty much right after I got divorced and then I’ve never talked about it since.”
In light of Clooney’s past attitude towards marriage, there is no doubt that many were surprised, and some, even sceptical, when news of the pair’s engagement first broke. But the pair seems to be serious — Amal was reportedly spotted with a giant engagement ring in Malibu. While Clooney has yet to officially confirm this news, we can only expect that he will do so in time.