Yes ladies, unfortunately it’s true. George Clooney, arguably Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, is officially off the market. Despite having said repeatedly that marriage isn’t for him, Clooney has contradicted himself by popping the question to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, according to media reports.
Alamuddin, 36, was spotted last week wearing a large ring on ‘that’ finger at a Los Angeles restaurant where she and Clooney, 52, were apparently celebrating their engagement with friends, People magazine reported, citing anonymous sources. “George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key, but they also aren’t really trying to hide this, it doesn’t seem,” said a source quoted by People.
Clooney and Alamuddin have been dating since October, according to media reports. She practices international and human rights law and Clooney is an international human rights activist. The two-time Oscar winner has been married once, but since his 1993 divorce from wife Talia Balsam, has remained one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 29th, 2014.