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The great lovers series: George & Amal Clooney

He was gorgeous George, the most eligible—but resolute—bachelor in Hollywood. She, the international human rights lawyer with supermodel looks and a resume to die for. 

Their love story has progressed at breakneck speed—going from first date to meeting the parents to wedding and birthing at breakneck speed. But all the signs point to this particular whirlwind romance being one that gives us all relationship goals.


GEORGE INTRODUCED AMAL TO HIS PARENTS ON THEIR VERY FIRST DATE

Well sort of. The pair actually met at a dinner party at which both George and his parents were in attendance. And it seems as though her future in-laws were as smitten from the off with the gorgeous brunette.

“[George’s mother] Nina and I were actually the ones who answered the door when Amal came in,” said George’s dad Nick. “She introduced herself to us and we talked. She was obviously very charming, gorgeous and so clearly accomplished, but by the time we had supper that night, it was clear there was a kindness to her and an inclusiveness.”

“By the end of supper, I started looking over at Nina and saying, ‘Look ouuuut, this could be trouble for this young man!’” Nick told People magazine.


AMAL HAD NO IDEA GEORGE WAS ABOUT TO PROPOSE—SHE WAS TOO BUSY DOING THE DISHES!

'"Everything was planned out and I'd cooked dinner,” George revealed to PopSugar. But it seems George is a typical man when it comes to cooking, because Amal, on her return from a work trip, set straight to work washing up the mess George had left in the kitchen, which gave George time to put his plan into action. He asked Amal to grab a lighter in the box behind her so he could light some candles.

“She reached out, she pulled out the box, and I've got just the ring sitting in there. And, she pulls it out and she looks at it, and she's like ‘it's a ring’. I got down on my knee and said 'I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life without you [and] look I hope the answer is “yes” because I need an answer, I'm 52-years-old and I could throw my hip out soon if I don't get an answer!'”


THEY WERE MARRIED BY THE FORMER MAYOR OF ROME!

Within a year of meeting, George and Amal were so sure their love was destined to last that they’d tied the knot. The normally private actor positively gushed about his plans to marry his lovely bride, sharing during an event in Tuscany: “I met my lovely bride-to-be here in Italy, whom I will be marrying, in a couple of weeks, in Venice, of all places. I would just like to say to my bride-to-be, Amal, that I love you very much and I can’t wait to be your husband.” Bless!

They were married by Walter Veltroni, the former mayor of Rome no less. And their ceremony and after party was attended by fellow actors Matt Damon, Emily Blunt and Bill Murray. Vogue editor Anna Wintour also put in an appearance, as did U2 frontman Bono.


“ELLA, ALEXANDER, AND AMAL ARE ALL HEALTHY, HAPPY AND DOING FINE. GEORGE IS SEDATED AND SHOULD RECOVER IN A FEW DAYS.”

The Clooney’s hilarious birth announcement, via their publicist.


THE NEWLYWEDS QUICKLY GOT BUSY ON THE BABY-MAKING FRONT!

After just one short year of marriage, the Clooneys announced that they were pregnant—with twins no less! Ella and Alexander (no 'unique' Hollywood baby names for this down-to-earth pairing) arrived in the world in June 2017, and have already received a visit from longtime pal supermodel Cindy Crawford, whose husband Rande has revealed just how happy the little bundles have made their parents. 

“[George is] so happy right now... Just in life in general and having those kids, you know, it's an incredible feeling for him. Cindy and I went to London and went to the house and spent some time with them. The kids are the perfect mix of George and Amal. I mean, they really are so cute!”


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Author: Rebecca

Rebecca lives in London with her husband, daughter and dachshund. She hopes her dating blogs for Flame Introductions will inspire you to seek out the best London and UK locations for brilliant dates, and discover some tips along the way to help you find your perfect partner.