George Clooney Shares The Romantic Story Of How He And His Wife Started Dating

Date January 18, 2018

Once upon a time, George Clooney was on the list of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors. But there was a twist. He was not keen on walking down the aisle. His relationships were always a pretty public affair, but none of them ended with vows being exchanged.

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But that changed when he met Amal Alamuddin. And in September of 2014, the serial bachelor finally said 'I do' to the love of his life. The wedding was held at the Aman Canal Grande Luxury Resort in Venice, Italy.

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In attendance were some of Hollywood’s finest celebrities, including Cindy Crawford and Matt Damon. From then on, the couple has been sighted on several red carpets and innumerable events. They attended the 2015 Met Ball together. Also, Clooney was presented with the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes that same year. She was also in attendance.


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Unlike her husband, Amal is not in the entertainment biz. She is a lawyer; her specialty is international law and human rights. In her career, she has represented some famous and infamous people, including Julian Assange, a founder of WikiLeaks, and the ex-Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko.

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Clooney talks about how they started dating

In September 2017, Clooney sat with The Hollywood Reporter and shared his story of his relationship with Amal. The couple met in 2013. At the time, Amal Alamuddin was on her way to Cannes in the company of a friend. At a dinner in Lake Como, Italy, Amal had a chance to meet Clooney.

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About their first meeting, Clooney says:

I thought she was beautiful, and I thought she was funny and obviously smart. I don't know [what she thought of me]. She probably thought I was old.

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But the attraction was mutual. Amal started correspondence with Clooney. They exchanged pictures and spent a lot of time talking as they established a friendship.

Their first date was in London. Clooney was working on the score for Monuments Men at Abbey Road Studios in London and invited her over.

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They had dinner at an upscale restaurant and were hounded by the paparazzi, but as Clooney recalls, Amal didn’t seem to mind much.

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Eventually, they spent Christmas together that year in Cabo San Lucas. They also went on a safari to Kenya after. And by February of 2014, Clooney was sure he wanted to settle down.

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Despite his initial hesitation (Clooney got cold feet), he proposed to her over dinner in Los Angeles (which he made by the way). The rest is history.

Amal and Clooney don't show off the twins

Amal and Clooney welcomed twins Ella and Alexander on June 6, 2017. The twins do not get photographed a lot as their parents are very particular about showing them in public. But a daring French photographer was able to sneak on the family premises and get a couple of shots of the babies. This did not go well with Clooney who threatened legal action.

In a skit on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Clooney did a mock-reveal of the twins with a little help from his buddy, Matt Damon.

Clooney also spoke about babysitting and changing diapers.

I changed diapers until yesterday. It's not that big a deal. Then we introduced the children to solid food on Friday and how that goes in as a carrot and how it comes out the way it comes out is shocking.

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