George Clooney broke the hearts of millions of women around the world when he married the gorgeous Amal Amaluddin (now Clooney) in 2014. Their wedding was one of the biggest news of the year. He was (and still is) one of the biggest film stars in the world and she was (and continues to be) a jet-setting international human rights lawyer. He was 52 and she was 36.
The handsome actor had vowed to remain a bachelor after a failed marriage to film actress Talia Balsam, with whom he was married for four years from 1989 to 1993. He wasn’t on the lookout for younger women looking for older men. But then he hadn’t reckoned on meeting the near perfect combination of beauty and brain from Lebanon and Britain. When that happened, sparks flew between them and it was love at first sight, just like in fairy tales.
George first saw Amal at his home in Lake Como, Italy. She was a friend of a friend who had come for a visit. He was besotted with her and began bombarding her with phone calls, letters and things as such. Within days of the meeting, they were dating. Within six months, he was bending down on his knees to propose to her.
But it did not go without some heart stopping moments for the Oscar winner. Amal hesitated at the penultimate moment. Here are George’s own words at the Ellen DeGeneres Show: “Even though I had it all planned out, it ended up being a ‘one of those horrible moments’. I plotted the whole thing out. I had the right hidden behind her. I had music playing, my Aunt Rosemary’s gonna sing ‘Why shouldn’t I?’. Everything was planned out ….. it was like 25 minutes. Finally, I literally said, ‘Look, I hope the answer is yes, but I need an answer ‘cause I am 52 and I could throw out my hip pretty soon’. And she said, ‘Oh, yes,’ and it worked out really well.”
They had never talked about marriage before and when George popped the question out of the blue, she kept saying, ‘Oh my God,’ and ‘Wow’. She didn’t answer him for a full 28 minutes and he thought that it was because of his old age. He was 16 years older than her. But as it turned out, he need not have worried. She was simply too awestruck to say yes immediately. When a man and a woman are truly in love, their age gap means nothing.
“From the minute we met, we just sort of felt like we were going to be together,” George was recorded to have said. It’s been three years since their fairytale wedding. Despite their hectic careers that takes them all over the world at different times, they have become the epitome of a happily married couple and are currently expecting twins, a boy and a girl.
The love story of George and Amal Clooney proves that some romances are really made in Heaven and that some people are really born for each other. It is a true inspiration to other younger women older men couples who are either dating or already married.