George Clooney Is Engaged! OMG! (What Is Amal Alamuddin Thinking?!)

george clooney amal alamuddinRun, Amal, Run! He's right behind you!A lot of you ladies (and gents) out there will be disappointed to hear that George Clooney, self-declared eternal bachelor, is supposedly getting married!

Scratch that.

He's apparently engaged (still has to make it to the altar).

People Magazine and Page Six are reporting that Hollywood heartthrob *cough* Clooney, 52,  is engaged to Amal Alamuddin, 36, the London lawyer who he has been dating for less than a year.

Oh, where to begin?

The impetus for all these rumors is ... a ring, a BIG ring ("conspicuous" according to People), on her left hand.

We gotta say, if this IS the real deal, we aren't the least bit surprised. it was obvious that once Clooney had the guts to date someone of Alamuddin's caliber, he'd be doomed to lose his silly bet.

Clooney has repeatedly made it clear that he is NOT. GETTING. MARRIED. EVER. AGAIN. He's made bets -- for tens of thousands of dollars -- with actresses like Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Sandra Bullock that he would never tie the knot (time to pay up!). So far, he's won those bets, but only because he hasn't really been playing the game. Clooney has typically dated women who have been into the whole "I'm dating George Clooney" thing.

Yet, when some magazine asked him about the people (dead or alive) who he'd like to have dinner with -- he mentioned women like Christiane Amanpour. That tells you something. This is a guy who desperately wants to be high-brow and intellectual (he hangs with the President after all), but he dates low-brow and not-so-intellectual types. It's EASY to win an "I'm never going to get married" bet when you date people who don't interest you on anything but a superficial level. Frankly, it's a little sexist.

Enter Amal Alamuddin. She's a British attorney who specializes in human rights and international law. She represented Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in his extradition proceedings. She speaks 3 languages. She attended Oxford. She's attractive. Now SHE'S a catch. 

It's no surprise that she got Clooney's attention. If he had dated women like her in the past, he might not have been so vocal about ruling out marriage completely. He may even have fallen in love a few times. And that's the danger here, Clooney is likely very much in love with Alamuddin. But he's only been dating her for 7 months. He's too excited! She seems like such a catch because she's so very different from what he's used to. But maybe it will work out.

The timing could be right. Clooney, 52, is getting old, he's facing his mortality. He's probably thinking about kids, a legacy. Alamuddin is impressive. She can hold her own with the Obamas, understands the big words Samantha Power (US Ambassador to the United Nations) and husband Cass Sunstein (Harvard law professor) use, and ... she doesn't need Clooney to get anywhere in her career. Clooney had to pop the question before she got away.

More on the rumors ...

Alamuddin was supposedly showing off an engagement ring in Malibu on Thursday night as she and George dined with Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.

A source told Page Six,

George and Amal hoped keep the engagement quiet, but they can’t hide the fact that they are very happy.

And Clooney’s rep didn’t confirm or deny the engagement to Page Six, but said,

I do not comment on his personal life.

The rep's statement pretty much says it all.

He might as well have screamed: YES! GEORGE CLOONEY IS ENGAGED!

This rumor has a very, VERY good chance of being true. The only thing we're really wondering ... if we didn't make it clear by now ... What the heck is Alamuddin thinking? Girlfriend's got it going on, and she's settling for a middle-aged, middle IQ'd actor, who she's known for less than a year?

Do you think George Clooney is engaged? Do you think Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Sandra Bullock will make him pay up? Do you think Amal Alamuddin will wise up before it's too late?

 

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Mrscj... Mrscjones

I don't know why but this story was very funny

nonmember avatar Lynn

I think your comments about Clooney show how immature and arrogant you are as a person. Just because he isn't your preference doesn't mean he isn't the cup of tea of millions of women. And he isn't old, seriously how old are you? I'm guessing mid-30's so maybe take a look at life because there's a lot of it left by the time you reach 50. I can't believe how insensitive this writing was, it makes me think it was written by Jenny Erickson.

Michelle Blease

Wow. This piece is spot on in terms of him thinking he's better then he is, more important than he is, and smarter than he is. However, he raised $10M to have the votes of millions of people overturned AND got socialized medicine here which has found my dad kicked off the plan that covered his cancer treatment and not enough $ per month to pay for the cheapest O'care plan WHICH DOES NOT COVER PRE EXISTING CONDITIONS ANYWAY, so...yeah...he can piss off.

knitt... knittykitty99

FACING HIS MORTALITY.....um he's 52 not 82.

PRIMA487 PRIMA487

Who wrote this pos? I couldn't even finish reading it. I thought it was about the possibility that he MIGHT be engaged and then it became a bash fest. Wonder why "The Stir" bloggers wouldn't put The actual bloggers name on this.

alexs... alexsmomma06

I agree with PRIMA ^^^. This article is crap and I couldn't even finish reading it. It reads like a "I want to date George Clooney but Ill never have a chance so ill just hate on him instead" article. Filth, trash, no wonder the specific person didn'twant to put their name on this article. I'm embarrassed for you.

amand... amandaleebee

I'm going to agree with the other posters. I love George Clooney. And if he is engaged for real then damn, I was saving my ring finger for him. Hahaha

nonmember avatar andie

Jenny, this is so petty and low, even for you. I can't believe I'm even taking the time to comment. I'm disgusted.

nonmember avatar randi

"What is Amal Alamuddin thinking?" Probably something like this: "George Clooney is a talented actor, has a brilliant mind, is unbelievably handsome, very wealthy, and is kind and caring. And he wants to marry me." Good for them. I'm glad he found someone who is smart and beautiful.

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