People doubted for years that George Clooney would marry again, but he met his match in Amal Alamuddin, the Britain-based barrister who specializes in international law and human rights. Their happiness made the Hollywood heartthrob realize how lucky he was, and he proposed.
The couple married in 2014. They keep their personal life private, so the story of Clooney's proposal had been kept under wraps.
I'm the cook in the family. Believe me, Amal makes reservations. I did pasta of some form, not that impressive. And then over champagne, after dinner, I told her there was a lighter to light the candle in the drawer, and she reached back and pulled out a ring. And I did all the stuff, got down on my knee and did all the things you're supposed to do.
I had a playlist with my Rosemary songs on it, and I was waiting for this song, "Why Shouldn't I?" "Why shouldn't I take a chance when romance passes by? / Why shouldn't I know of love?" It's a really good song about why can't I be in love? And it played, and she's like, "Holy shit!" And she just kept staring at the ring, going, "Oh, my God.: It was 20 minutes of me on my knee, waiting for her to say yes, because she was so shocked. She only said yes when "Goody, Goody" came on, which isn't very romantic — it's kind of mean: "So you met someone who set you back on your heels, goody, goody."
Clooney finished by saying:
My only doubt was if she thought maybe it was too soon. But there was no doubt that we were the right couple and that we were the right team. And we were a team from right off the bat. Immediately, we felt we were just happy, and we have been happy ever since.