Actor George Clooney, 54, has been married to activist and attorney Amal Alamuddin for eight months, and the arrangement is going “terrifically." The activist, director and producer was a notorious bachelor until he met the stunning Alamuddin.
“She's an amazing human being,” Clooney recently told Entertainment Tonight. “And she's caring. And she also happens to be one of the smartest people I've ever met. And she's got a great sense of humor.”
The actor visited the show to discuss his upcoming sci-fi film “Tomorrowland,” though he spent a significant portion of the segment gushing over Alamuddin, even praising his 37-year-old wife’s sense of style and her hard work ethic. Alamuddin's practice specializes in international law and human rights.
“She stays attuned to fashion while she's got 11 cases she's working on, and she was teaching at Columbia, and she's still like, ‘I want to wear that dress,'" he added. Alamuddin's elegant but bold style even sparked headlines on Jan. 11 when she appeared at the Golden Globes wearing elegant white gloves.
Clooney admitted that the couple doesn’t always agree on everything. But, hey, no marriage is perfect.
“I watch sports and it kills her because I got her into March Madness a little,” he said. “She got into that, but it was enough, so the next week was the Masters, and I'm watching that and she goes, ‘So every weekend we're gonna be watching a sporting event.’ I'm like, ‘Actually, that's how it works.’”
Clooney was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. Over the years he’s dated a slew of famous Hollywood celebrities, from Stacy Keibler to Sarah Larson. The former “ER” actor has said he never would marry again, but that all changed last year when he met the multilingual Alamuddin, a London-based British-Lebanese attorney.
The actor proposed to Alamuddin in late April after seven months of dating, and the couple obtained a marriage license from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of the United Kingdom in August. The two were married in Italy on September 27, 2014 in a ceremony that reportedly cost $13 million and included guests Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. The event lasted three days and Clooney even shipped in 100 cases of his own brand of tequila, Casamigos.