George Clooney's Marriage to Amal Alamuddin Is in Big Trouble Already

George ClooneyTake this one with a grain of salt, folks. Or maybe the whole shaker. Rumor has it that George Clooney has a disapproving mother-in-law. Reportedly, she thinks Amal Alamuddin is WAY too good for the Hollywood superstar, multimillionaire, and politically ambitious former playboy. Supposedly Amal's strict mom, Baria, would have much preferred that Amal marry into her family's Lebanese religious sect, Druze. Marrying outside of it can mean social ostracism.

Sources tell the Daily Mail:

She thinks Amal can do better. She has been telling half of Beirut, in fact anyone that will listen, there are five hundred thousand Druze. Are none of them good enough for her?

Wow. Some moms are never happy. But marrying outside of the Druze sect is taken very seriously in Lebanon, and reportedly several women were killed for doing it. The men just get their penises chopped off. Several friends have "joked" with George that the same fate awaits him. No joking matter, really. This is actually happening in the world!

No word on whether Baria and the family plan to ostracize Amal once she marries George. Pretty unlikely. My guess is they're going to want to use his Italian villa occasionally!

If Amal can do better than George, I'd say it has more to do with his reputation as a love 'em and leave 'em type. I'm still not convinced George has it in him to stay past the two-year mark. A guy who is 53 years old and who has never been in a long-term relationship is one to avoid.

But you never know!

That said, George may be a catch, but Amal is a HUGE catch. She's brainy, beautiful, powerful, and has her own life and money. Amal's mom got one thing right here, she probably could have done better.

But it would be hard to beat that Italian villa.

That said, it sounds like family get-togethers might end up being a bit awkward, what with MIL from hell Baria sipping George's Cristal and gazing out over Lake Como whilst harping, "Amal, couldn't you have found a decent man? Why this deadbeat?!"

Do you think Amal's mom is crazy or has a point?

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tbruc... tbrucemom

OK, first of all they're not married yet so the headline is incorrect. Second, I'm sure the reason her mom doesn't approve of him IS because he's not the same religion. Last, he was married before so I think saying he's never been in a long term relationship is untrue. Maybe he just hadn't met the one before her and having been married before knew what he wanted and didn't want. I'm not a Clooney fan but I think this article is very misleading to say the least.

Polye... PolyesterGerbil

It might be an issue if George and Amal are going to live in a Druze community.  Assuming that they're going to live in the US (and Italy), it's unlikely to be an issue except with Amal's mother.  Amal is old enough and intelligent enough to make her own decisions--but you're right, a guy in his 50s who's avoided long-term relationships all his life is worrisome.

nonmember avatar lilah

What a charming community! Why on earth is she eager to marry a sane man?

nonmember avatar sandy

Okay, I am going to have to stick up for George. Although I am a 50-year-old, never married woman, I, too, have been guilty of regarding middle-aged, never-married men with caution; then, I need to remind myself that I am in the same boat. As strange as it feels to describe myself, I am quick-witted, kind, smart, and, yes, attractive, but finding someone with whom you are willing to open your life and heart to (especially after being single for so long) is a tough task. My last relationship, which ended 10 years ago, was supposedly "the one," and lasted 10 years. But it ended, so I remain officially never married. And by the way, folks seem to forget that George was married when he was much younger, and he since has been open about not wanting to marry again; to decide to marry Amal was a huge step for him, so let's give him a break. As for the Druze principles, they may seem "crazy" to us--I certainly have a hard time understanding violence or ostracism of loved ones, based on their choices of partner--but they are strongly held beliefs, just as we each have our own.

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