George Clooney's Fiance Rejected Him—3 Times
Amal Alamuddin rejected him when he asked her on first date
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2014 10:52 AM CDT
In this Thursday, Nov 24, 2011 file photo, lawyer Amal Alamuddin, left, is seen walking alongside WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as they leave Belmarsh Magistrates Court in southeast London.   (AP Photo/Yui Mok, PA Wire, file)

(Newser) – Still wondering how human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin turned George Clooney from perennial bachelor into fiance? Well, apparently by playing hard to get—at least at first. Sources tell Radar when Clooney first met Alamuddin last September, at a charity fundraiser, he "immediately homed in" on her. But after a few minutes of conversation, she "did the unthinkable," an insider says, and "walked away from the group George was with. ... She just wasn’t impressed by the Hollywood actor persona." Clooney, on the other hand, was "instantly more intrigued by her" after she showed zero interest.

He followed her to another group, and then at the end of the night, asked for her phone number—and she declined, a first for the actor. Somehow, Clooney was able to call her the next morning anyway, but when he asked her out on a date, she declined once again. "He was absolutely shocked," the insider says. The Daily Mail's sources say she ultimately turned down two dates. But Clooney eventually convinced her to go out with him, you know, so they could talk about his humanitarian work, and after hearing what he's done in Darfur, she was hooked. People has the scantest of details on how Clooney proposed last Tuesday—on one knee, with an ethically mined, 7-plus carat emerald-cut diamond ring.

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May 2, 2014 1:39 PM CDT
We all know how it is when we think someone is not being serious, but clearly, GC knows what he wants, and without a doubt. Amal must have a staggering effect on him. Chemistry penetrates deeper than just 'the physical' and there probably is so much about her that he finds highly favorable in addition to money, looks and brains. GC... you are a smart shopper!
May 1, 2014 1:41 PM CDT
old george done lost it! she be a muslim!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 1, 2014 11:18 AM CDT
The allure of playing "hard to get" still pays off for the fair sex. Too bad that that's somewhat lost on a substantial segment of today's damsels.