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George Clooney Finally Tells Us How He Proposed to Amal

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George Clooney, silver fox that he is, married Amal Alamuddin last September, and things have been going swimmingly, it seems. However, his marriage – and his engagement, actually – all came as a pretty big surprise to most people, and they all want to know one important thing: how did it all go down?! If you’re a Clooney fan and this question was on your mind, today’s your lucky day, because George has finally spilled the beans.

From CBS This Morning (via TIME):

“It was completely unexpected, so finally I just said ‘Listen, I’m 52 [at the time] and I’ve been on my knee now for about 28 minutes, so I gotta get an answer out of this or I’m gonna throw a hip out!” he told longtime friend Charlie Rose onCBS This Morning during a candid chat at the top of One World Trade Center Tower.

“I knew fairly quickly that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Amal,” he said. “When I asked her we had never talked about it. There wasn’t like ‘Maybe we should get married.’ I dropped it on her!”

Clearly smitten, Clooney, now 54, talks sweetly about how his wife has made him happier than he has ever known, and the duo have vowed to never spend more than a week apart.

“I have someone I can talk to about anything and someone who I care about more than I’ve cared about anything, so it’s really nice,” he said.

Oh, Clooney! That doesn’t sound too romantic, but it does sound totally my style. Why make a big deal out of it all? They’re adults, they’re happy together, and sure, why not exchange some vows?

You can watch video of the interview below:

What do you think? Romantic enough for you?

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George Clooney’s Wedding Cost HOW Much?


George Clooney got married in Italy and thanks to an exclusive with People magazine, we now know how much the whole thing cost. Personally, I think it’s kind of staggering and ridiculous, but the number could be worse. And what is that number? According to People,

At the end of the day, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin‘s three-day wedding weekend, including their intimate Sept. 27 ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande resort, cost about $1.6 million, or a million British pounds, PEOPLE has learned.

Um, is that not a huge yikes to anyone else? $1.6 million? For a wedding? Look, it’s their money and they can do whatever they want with it, but that doesn’t mean I’m not allowed to be shocked. How naive am I, to be shocked by something like this, right? I mean, what the hell did I think it was gonna cost, $200?

Anyway here’s some additional info about the costs:

Additional reports claiming Alamuddin’s family footed the bill for the wedding weekend – which included several fetes at the matrimonial home base, the Belmond Hotel Cipriani – are also inaccurate, PEOPLE has confirmed.

So who paid for it then? Was it all George? Both of them?

How much did YOUR wedding cost? Person with the cheapest wedding wins a prize — my total admiration.

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin sold their wedding pics to People

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin tied the knot in Italy last weekend, and it was a super-secret ceremony where guests both celebrity and layman were made to leave their phones behind and not share a single detail. It made sense, considering that Clooney is not exactly paparazzi-friendly and seems to keep his private life private, but here’s the alternate explanation: the couple didn’t want details leaking since they sold them exclusively to People (and Hello magazine, internationally). Uh…

“George and Amal radiated love all night,” Alamuddin’s mother Baria tells PEOPLE. “The wedding was so unbelievably special, it was legendary. These three days – the friends, the families, the atmosphere, everything – will stay with me all the rest of my life.”

One of four loved ones to deliver heartfelt speeches during the short ceremony, Baria, an editor at the Arabic newspaper Al-Hayat, addressed Clooney at one point. “I said, ‘George, we love you truly, deeply and sincerely. We enjoy your charm, your wit, intelligent conversation and generosity. You are simply perfect.’ “

All the details are there in the magazine, along with 25 photos from the ceremony and surrounding celebrations. This whole thing is weird – and totally doesn’t seem like something George Clooney would do. The only thing I can think is that this is his version of ~controlling what the media sees~ or something? Who knows, but they both look great.

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are officially husband and wife!

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That’s it, it’s official! George Clooney is officially off the market and is now Mr. Amal Alamuddin! The lavish ceremony was held yesterday at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Italy and it seems like it was truly an event to remember. Here’s the scoop from US Weekly:

Saturday morning, guests were left to themselves before witnessing the pair exchange vows at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel. They had the option to sip drinks downstairs, but were expected to make their way to the boats on time for the ceremony.

After the pre-wedding celebrations, Clooney and his British lawyer love finally said “I do,” and received a big round of cheers around 8:45 p.m. Guests then feasted on lobster, lemon risotto, and fried polenta with mushrooms, and danced to hits from bands like Blondie, Jackson 5, Amy Winehouse, and Daft Punk.

Everyone was given a code for their phones for security purposes, and were asked to leave their personal devices back in their hotel rooms. Cameras were supplied at the reception, which lasted well into the early morning. (Good thing Sunday brunch begins at 2 p.m. back at Cipriani!)

Before heading home Sunday, guests will congratulate the newlyweds once more at a late dinner at the Granaries of the Republic. They won’t be packing up just their fancy attire from the night before, however. Clooney and Alamuddin gifted everyone with a framed picture of themselves.

“We’re both so glad you’re here. You’ve come a long way so we’ll make it worth the trip,” a letter from the couple read. “Thanks for being here. It means the world to us.”

So, basically either US Weekly is making shit up, or George and Amal had a wedding guest who can’t keep their friggin’ mouths shut. Like, what? Not even a day after the wedding and they already know what was in a private letter written to the guests by the couple? SMH.

In any case, it sounds like a good time was had by all and a lot of hearts were broken now that the Silver Fox is off the market. Happy days!

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are getting married today!

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America’s Royal Wedding is finally here! That’s right, George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are getting married today, and gossip rags across the world are falling over themselves to try to get as many blurry pics and “source” quotes as they can about the special event.

Here’s one thing we do know: last night, there was a pre-wedding dinner with the happy couple as well as wedding guests, both family and friends and fellow celebrities. John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Anna Wintour, Cindy Crawford and more were on hand for the night out in Venice, Italy, and it looks like they had a nice time.

I’m sure we’ll be hearing TONS more on the big event in the coming hours/days/weeks, so hang on to your hats. It’s about to get crazy in here!

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Are George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin expecting a baby?

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George Clooney seems to be doing a lot of things he said he never would: he’s getting married to fiancée Amal Alamuddin, for one, and according to some reports, he might be expecting a baby soon. Of course, the couple’s rep has denied any such suggestions, but that won’t stop the press from talking about it.

From US Weekly:

No baby bump here! George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are not expecting their first child, despite numerous reports the hunk’s fiancée is expecting. Clooney’s rep tells Us Weekly that his lawyer love “is not pregnant.”

Rumors sparked after Alamuddin stepped out in a loose red and white printed maxi dress with the wind blowing in Lake Como, Italy late last month.

I mean, damn. Homegirl can’t even wear a loose-fitting dress without the gossip mags starting on her. I think she looks good! Whether or not they have kids doesn’t matter, really – and frankly, I think they are both interested in too many other things to be concentrating on babies.

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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are one step closer to being husband and wife

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George Clooney shocked the world and broke the hearts of many women the world over when he announced his engagement to girlfriend Amal Alamuddin back in April, and it seems his path to becoming hitched is getting that much closer, since the couple got their marriage license in London this week!

From DListed (I bow down at the altar of Michael K on the daily):

Dlisted reader Susan sent in this picture she took today outside of Chelsea Town Hall in London of the announcement that Amal Ramzi Alamuddin and George Timothy Clooney got their asses a marriage license and plan to get married in Italy. I didn’t know that in London marriage licenses are announced on a piece of paper behind glass outside of town hall. I thought that a messenger wearing a fancy coat and a fancy hat with a fancy feather sticking out of it stood at the top of the stairs, pulled out a scroll and read, “Here ye, here ye, here ye! Oxford-educated international human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin has obtained a license to marry Booker from Roseanne. May the failed tears of gold digging, fame whore cocktail waitresses commence!” That announcement is kind of like a magic eye poster. If you stare at it long enough, you’ll see four horsemen galloping toward you while farting out four swarms of locusts.

The picture in question can be seen over at DListed – it’s blurry and not anything special, but it does go to show that the nuptials you’ll cry over for the next 6 months are forthcoming VERY shortly.

Do we think these two will last? I kinda have a feeling this one is legit and will be for keeps!

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