George Clooney, one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors, is a bachelor no more. The A-list actor and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin tied the knot Saturday at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, TMZ reported.
Among those attending were celebs including Bono, Bill Murray and Matt Damon. Former Rome Mayor Walter Veltroni did the honors. ANSA reported Clooney and Alamuddin arrived in Venice Friday with friends Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber.
Clooney is 53 and his bride is 36. Alamuddin is a human rights lawyer in London and is of Lebanese descent. The couple met through her work. Clooney's agent Stan Rosenfield confirmed the nuptials in a statement and the Associated Press reported there would be no other communication.
"George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin were married today in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy," the statement said, according to People.
Clooney, who had vowed never to marry again following his 1993 divorce from actress Talia Balsam, arrived at his wedding at sunset aboard a water-taxi, waving to well-wishers who lined the route along the Grand Canal. Clooney and Alamuddin had been expected to wed Monday at Venice City Hall and it was unclear whether that still would happen, Reuters reported.
The couple were engaged in April.
The wedding site originally was built as the Palazzo Papadopoli I in 1550 and was turned into a luxury resort in 2013, People reported. Alamuddin, her mother, sisters and about a dozen other women enjoyed Friday night's pre-nuptial festivities with a backdrop of outdoor lanterns and caldlelight on the first floor of the sumptuous resort in the San Polo district, one of Venice's oldest and smallest. Rooms go for $1,000 to $5,106.38 for a suite, People said.
Clooney owns a villa on Lake Como, north of Milan and visits Venice frequently, the AP said.