Yep, George Clooney Is Engaged

Report: Actor proposed to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin

By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 27, 2014 10:25 AM CDT | Updated Apr 28, 2014 1:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – Cue the locusts, because the end must be nigh: Perennial bachelor George Clooney is engaged, in the tying-the-knot, til-death-do-us-part kind of way. Sources yesterday told People and Page Six that the actor popped the question to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, his 36-year-old squeeze of about six months, and today her law firm and his mom are confirming the news. The story goes that the couple were having dinner Thursday with Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, when they were approached by Ed Norton. "We're engaged!" they reportedly gushed. Alamuddin was apparently wearing a "huge ring."

A Clooney rep yesterday stayed firmly in neither-confirm-nor-deny mode, saying, "I don't comment on my client's personal life." But today, the London law firm Alamuddin works for confirmed the news in a statement, Reuters reports. "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," it reads. Clooney's mom is similarly bad at keeping a secret; she tells the Daily Mail, "You can say I'm extremely happy, Amal's a lovely girl."

George Clooney arrives for the UK Premiere of The Monuments Men at a central London cinema, London, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.
George Clooney arrives for the UK Premiere of "The Monuments Men" at a central London cinema, London, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014.   (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP)
George Clooney arrives at the press conference for The Monuments Men during the International Film Festival Berlinale, in Berlin, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.
George Clooney arrives at the press conference for The Monuments Men during the International Film Festival Berlinale, in Berlin, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.   (AP Photo/Axel Schmidt)
In this picture taken Feb. 8, 2014, George Clooney laughs as he arrives for the screening of 'The Monuments Men' during the Berlin Film Festival.
In this picture taken Feb. 8, 2014, George Clooney laughs as he arrives for the screening of 'The Monuments Men' during the Berlin Film Festival.   (AP Photo/dpa,Daniel Naupold)
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