George Clooney, the most eligible 'bachelor' in Hollywood since over two decades is getting ready to gracefully step down from the title. The actor who ended his four year marriage with American TV and film actress Talia Balsam in 1993 officially announced his engagement with Amal Alamuddin, the ravishing human rights lawyer.
The beauty with brains stole Clooney's heart just seven months since they started dating and was reportedly spotted wearing 'the coveted' diamond ring in recent public functions. Amal has little ties with Hollywood and is an alumnus of the prestigious St Hugh's college, Oxford University.
Though she is now in news as the fiancee of Clooney, name and fame are no strangers to this young women. She represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the suit against his extradition to Sweden. Assange was later granted asylum by Ecuador though attempts are on to extradite him. Assange describes his lawyer as an expert in tackling 'politically tricky' cases and says she has a Rolls-Royce mind.
Alamuddin who is 36 years old is a Lebanese beauty born in Beirut. Her family migrated to UK when she was two as war broke out in Lebanon. Clooney reportedly proposed to Alamuddin at a charity fundraiser event two weeks ago.
Her Oxford batchmates do not identify Alamuddin as a chick strutting around with latest imports from Paris ramps. Her classmates say she was like any other normal girl, but had a large group of friends who loved to spend time with her.
Alamuddin came from an affluent family, but was very down to earth and was little seen in parties. Clooney's parents Nick and Nina who hae been happily married for about 55 years have consented to the engagement. "We like Amal and we are very excited for our family and thrilled for them. They are both wonderful people and hope they have a terrific life ahead of them. This is George and Amal's time," Nick told the media.