They'll Make The Best Of Parents
It’s no secret that George Clooney is one of the best pranksters in the business! The actor and his co-stars repeatedly make headlines for their shenanigans on-set, and that playful attitude is sure to serve him well as a father.
As for Amal, the human rights lawyer's motherly ways have already received the seal of approval from father-of-three, Matt Damon. “[George will] be great, he'll be a mess, [but Amal will] take care of everything," he said.
Recalling the moment when Clooney broke the big news, Damon revealed that he “was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and I mean, I almost started crying. I was so happy for him. And I was like, 'how far along is she?' And he goes, 'eight weeks.'"
Though Clooney rarely speaks about his personal life with the press, in 2006 — long before he met Amal — the actor opened up about parenthood, telling People magazine how seriously he considers the role. “I think it’s the most responsible thing you can do, to have kids. It’s not something to be taken lightly,” he said. “I don’t have that gene that people have to replicate. But everything in my life has changed over time.”
They Complement Each Other
These two really are the dream couple when it comes to stylish events, with their outfits completely complementing one another. They also never venture more than two feet away from each other at events like the Met Gala - so sweet!
She's Definitely Not His 'Type' And That's A Good Thing!
George Clooney's reputation as Hollywood's Hottest Bachelor is about to change to Hollywood's Hottest Newlywed. George has had many high profile relationships in the past - dating models, actresses, waitresses and even the odd WWE Diva, but all that changed when he met humanitarian lawyer Amal Alamuddin.While most of his previous loves have had their profile raised by dating George, Amal might be the one raising George's profile! Not only is the attorney highly educated, having attended Oxford University and the New York University School of Law, but she also speaks three different languages and lists Julian Assange and Kofi Annan as some of her more high profile clients.Amal is definitely not the type of woman George is used to dating, and maybe that's why these two are going to be walking down the aisle together.
They're Both Humanitarians
It was recently announced that George Clooney will receive the Cecil B. DeMille award at this year's Golden Globes, celebrating both his work on and off screen. And a big part of his work off screen has been in bringing awareness to the humanitarian crisis and genocide happening in Darfur. In addition to the humanitarian work Clooney has done with Darfur, he also co-founded the organization 'Not On Our Watch,' with Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Brad Pitt, David Pressman and Jerry Weintraub. Not On Our Watch is an organization whose mandate is to focus global attention to fight genocides and atrocities around the world. Also, after Haiti's devastating earthquake in 2010, Clooney also helped co-produce the 'Hope For Haiti' telethon, raising more than $66 million.Clooney is definitely the type of celebrity who uses his fame and power to help those in need. Amal makes a living out of helping and defending the rights of others, specializing in human rights law as well as extradition, international and criminal law. You can read her extensive professions profile here to see that she has dedicated her life to humanitarianism.
Their Families Share Similar Interests
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Not only do George and Amal share similar interests, but so do their families. George's father, Nick Clooney, has enjoyed a long and successful career as a journalist., starting out as a television news anchor to hosting his own daytime talk show to moving on to print media. Nick even had a brief and failed run at politics.Amal's mother, Baria Alamuddin, is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster in the Middle East and the UK. According to her personal website;'She is currently the Editor of Media Services Syndicate, Foreign Editor of Al Hayat and has interviewed numerous heads of state including, King Hamad Bin Issa Alkhalifa, President Hosni Moubarak, King Hussain of Jordan, Prime Minister Tony Blair, President Bill Clinton, Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, President Fidel Castro, to name a few.She was the last journalist to interview Indira Ghandi.'At least they know their parents will always have something to talk about!Amal and George both also won over their prospective in-laws very early on their relationship. As the couple vacationed at George's Lake Como home in July, both sets of parents stopped by to vacation with them.What's not to love?
She Supports His Friends
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When the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict happened in London earlier this summer, hosted by UN Special Envoy and actress and friend of George Clooney Angelina Jolie, Amal was in attendance to support.The lawyer, who has been called by her peers a "brilliant and passionate defender of human rights" took notes throughout the session. She even signed a petition calling on the British Foreign Secretary to ensure the summit "delivers for children by supporting work with communities to challenge beliefs on the roles of men, women and children that can lead to acceptance of sexual violence; putting measures in place to help children report sexual crimes and hold their abusers to account; and committing to more funding for psychological and long-term support for child survivors,"Like Jolie, Alamuddin also has ties to The UN, being an 'adviser to Special Envoy Kofi Annan on Syria, and as Counsel to the Inquiry launched by UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations.'Something tells me that there is never a lull in conversation when George and Amal double date with Brad and Angelina
They're Both Successful, Smart And Gorgeous!
Not only is George Clooney an accomplished actor, director and humanitarian, but on top of all that he's also incredibly sexy! The actor has twice been bestowed the title of People Magazine's 'Sexiest Man Alive'.Of course Amal isn't just an intelligent, successful humanitarian lawyer, but she's also as equally gorgeous as her famous fiance. So while George might have bragging rights to being named one of People's Sexiest Men Alive, she has bragging rights to being listed as Britain's Hottest Barrister last year.Although we're not sure either of them are bragging about those 'honours'!
He Publicly Defends His Bride To-Be
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You know it's love when your fiance goes on the record to USA Today to defend you! Back in July, The Daily Mail published a story about how Amal's mother disliked George and how she hoped that her daughter was marrying someone different, citing their different religions as the main source of contention. George, who normally ignores the stories of tabloids and other news agencies, was so incensed by this particular article that he released a statement exclusively to USA Today to not only refute the story but shame them and those who printed it for exploiting religion.Well, I'm sure Amal and her family were very proud of this statement.
She'll Keep Him Grounded
Even though she might be marrying Hollywood's resident Chairman, Amal hasn't let all that attention get to her. The bride to-be was spotted arriving in Venice for her nuptials carrying her own luggage, without a personal stylist or handler to be seen. The parents of the bride have also insisted on following tradition and paying for the wedding, which, as opposed to some other celebrities who have recently tied the knot in Italy, (cough *Kimye* cough) is said to be an intimate yet lavish affair with only 60 guests. Something tells me that while I'm sure Amal will enjoy all the attention she'll be getting once she's Mrs. Clooney, she'll be anxious to get back to work once the honeymoon is over.
He Publicly Declares His Love For Her
George and Amal made their first public appearance as a couple at the Celebrity Fight Night in Florence to promote the Andrea Bocelli Foundation earlier this month. Clooney was honoured with a Humanitarian Award at the event and took the opportunity, during his speech, to shock everyone when he publicly declared his love for Amal. "In closing 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," Needless to say this caused more than one of the women in the audience to swoon! This isn't the kind of behaviour we're used to seeing from the notorious playboy, probably because Amal isn't the kind of woman that he's used to being with. Clearly George is head over heels for his future wife. That's one lucky lady!
She's Already Won Over His Friends
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It's no secret that George runs with a very tight knit crew of friends, and it takes a very special woman to be able to win them over. Fortunately it looks like Amal has had no issues there. From To Matt Damon and wife Luciana, to John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, and even Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Amal has fit right in with George's friends. She and George were even spotted not only dining with his best friend and business partner Rande Gerber and his wife Cindy Crawford, but vacationing with them as well, spending time in Mexico together last December. Seems that Amal's not only won over George's heart, but his A-lister friends as well!
The Couple That Travels Together Stays Together
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It's no secret that George Clooney loves Italy. He's owned his home in Lake Como for years and the residents there consider him as much one of theirs as any local, so it only seems fitting that the couple would tie the knot in Venice. Italy isn't the only place the couple have travelled though. Since the beginning of their relationship the couple have jet setted across the world, from meeting in London to vacationing in Mexico. Amal attended the premiere of Monument's Men with George in Washington back in February before safari'ing in Seychelles and Tanzania together in March. Since May they've travelled extensively throughout Italy, to LA, Cabo San Lucas and London.And according to reports, the couple's vowed never to be apart for more than two weeks at a time and they'll 'be on the phone with each other constantly,' when duty calls.Now that sounds like a recipe for happiness and wedded bliss!