Okay, he’s not on Facebook…but his status HAS indeed changed! Hollywood’s eternal bachelor has gotten engaged after dating a bevvy of beauty’s that would make the casting department at ABC’s The Bachelor green with envy. And WHO, you might ask, has taken everyone’s favorite singleton off the market? None other than British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin!
That’s right…it took a BRIT to do the job! George Clooney is an Anglophile! Who knew? If I’d known as much when I met him back at the BAFTA LA Britannia Awards last year, I wouldn’t have wasted so much time talking about his upcoming one-man Broadway show, “Jazz Hands”
But who is this mysterious and exotically beautiful woman that has stolen America’s very own Prince George’s heart? Alamuddin, 36, a Beirut-born barrister, who is fluent in French and Arabic, is an Oxford educated lawyer who specializes in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law for the firm Doughty Street Chambers in London, and has been representing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in his fight against extradition from Sweden since 2011.
Wow, that’s impressive! So she’s like the female Mark Darcy from Bridget Jones Diary!
According to her profile, Amal has also been “appointed to number of UN commissions including as 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.”
Okay, so those other Hollywood chickies never stood a chance…
Well, whatever happened during his four-year marriage to actress Talia Balsam that ended in 1993 with Clooney famously vowing “never” to marry again, a vow he kept through a string of relationships with models and actresses, has suddenly been forgotten and put in the past. Like something out of Once Upon A Time, the curse has been lifted by true love’s kiss! Hurrah!
And now to prepare for the Hollywood wedding of the century! What will the bride wear? Who will be Best Man? Will Sandy and Julia be invited? Are kids allowed? Word is already out that the couple plan to keep the whole soiree a “low-key affair.” Oh, come on! This is America’s version of the royal wedding. You can’t deprive us like that George! At least a kiss on the balcony of Clooney’s Italian Villa, “Villa Oleandra” in Lake Como.
Whatever the happy couple decides to do….The Anglophile Channel congratulates George and Amal and wishes them all the happiness in the world! Let us know where you’re registered! Promise not to send a frame…
Hmm, I wonder what one wears to a wedding at an Italian villa? Shall Lady Anglophile start shopping? One can dream, can’t one?