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George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin engagement confirmed

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George Clooney is to wed his girlfriend, lawyer Amal Alamuddin, her law firm has confirmed.

“The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations… on their engagement to be married,” the London firm said in a statement.

George Clooney, 52, and Amal Alamuddin, 36, have been dating since last October, according to reports.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have been dating since last October

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin have been dating since last October (photo Getty Images)

The actor was previously married to Talia Balsam, whom he divorced in 1993.

Since then, George Clooney has been seen as one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors.


Amal Alamuddin was educated at Oxford and New York University and was recruited by her current firm in 2010.

The British human rights lawyer has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in extradition proceedings and advised UN former secretary-general Kofi Annan on the Syrian crisis.

Doughty Street chief executive Robin Jackson said Amal Alamuddin had been “utterly wonderful” since she joined the firm in 2010.

A fluent French and Arabic speaker, Amal Alamuddin is said to have spent time with George Clooney in New York, Tanzania and the Seychelles.

Speculation that George Clooney was planning to remarry escalated over the weekend after his girlfriend was seen wearing a ring on her wedding finger at a Los Angeles restaurant.

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