George Clooney Engaged To Amal Alamuddin
Everyone's buzzing about the woman who snagged the world's most famous bachelor!
INSIDE EDITION caught up with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb at an event in New York. Kotb said, "I can't believe it. I thought he was one of the confirmed bachelors forever."
Gifford said, "Another one bites the dust."
On The View, Sherri Shepherd said, "The fact that this woman is stimulating him, she's challenging him."
Who is Amal Alamuddin and what is it about her that brought the hunk who vowed never, ever, to get married again to his knees?
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Amal was born in Lebanon to a prominent family. She got her law degree from New York University and once clerked for Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She lives in London, where she's represented Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Jennifer Peros, Sr. Reporter for US Weekly told INSIDE EDITION, "Amal and George both are huge human rights advocates. They do tons of charity work."
Her mother is a respected newspaper editor, who often appears on a cable news channel talking head on the Middle East.
Clooney's mom is gushing over her future daughter-in-law, saying, "I'm extremely happy. Amal's a lovely girl. They are both very caring people."
The future Mrs. Clooney is fluent in three languages: French, Arabic and English.
Clooney has been married once before, to Mad Men actress Talia Balsam back in the early 90's. After their breakup, Clooney swore he'd never marry again.
His gallery of exes includes Renee Zellweger, Fear Factor contestant Sarah Larson, and sultry Dancing with the Stars contestant Elisabetta Canalis. Clooney also spent two years with former pro-wrestler Stacy Keibler. He's been dating Amal Alamuddin for only six months.
Peros said, "George Clooney has been known as probably the number one playboy bachelor in Hollywood for decades. The fact now that he's met a woman so great and he's getting married so quickly is really surprising. But I guess when you find love, you find it."
The first official confirmation is coming from her law firm, which sent a company-wide email, offering "...best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin...and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married."
Beauty and brains. Apparently, Clooney found the combo irresistable.