George Clooney’s Parents React to Engagement

Looks like George Clooney’s new fiancé Amal Alamuddin has already gotten the approval from two very important people in George’s life — his mother and father, Nina and Nick Clooney.

“We are very happy for them,”; Nick, 80, tells ET about the recent engagement. “She is a lovely girl.”;

Clooney’s mother also expressed joy over the engagement news . “You can say I’m extremely happy,”; Nina Clooney told Daily Mail. “Amal’s a lovely girl. I like her very much.”;

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Unfortunately, that’s all we’ll be hearing from George’s parents as father Clooney explained, “It’s their day.”;

News broke Saturday that the notorious bachelor, 52, proposed to his lawyer girlfriend, Amal, 36. The couple was first rumored to be dating in October 2013.

Though Clooney’s rep has no comment, Amal’s law firm, Doughty Street Chambers, confirmed the news Monday with their own statement.

“The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin, a member of Chambers, and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married,”; the statement said.

And clearly, her co-workers have nothing but praise for the British beauty.

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“Amal Alamuddin is a brilliant and passionate defender of human rights who has put in the enormously hard work necessary to improving them,”; said Joint Head of Chambers, Geoffrey Robertson QC, who has worked with Alamuddin on such high-profile cases as representing Julian Assange, head of WikiLeaks. “She is respected and admired by all her colleagues.”;

Entertainment Tonight confirms that Clooney and fiancée Alamuddin will wed Saturday evening, with a civil ceremony set for Monday, September 29.

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