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George Clooney Grows Up; Why He Clicked With Amal Alamuddin

George Clooney is engaged to international lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

George Clooney is engaged to international lawyer Amal Alamuddin.(Photo: Getty)

George Clooney, one of Hollywood’s most confirmed bachelors, stunned the world by getting engaged to Amal Alamuddin, a UK lawyer who is intensely involved in international human rights issues. It’s a sign he’s finally grown up.

When it comes to women, Clooney has been like a little boy in a candy shop.

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But the commitment-phobic actor finally found his match in Alamuddin. Not only is she naturally beautiful, but she’s also one of the most intellectually stimulating women in the world.

The 36-year-old Lebanese native studied law at Oxford University and graduated from New York University’s law school. She practices in London and specializes in international law, human rights and criminal law, according to People.

She’s represented such high-profile clients as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and has worked with a number of U.N. commissions.

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Clooney, 52, has always had an interest in political activism and human rights causes. In fact, he sees it as his calling outside of Hollywood.

For the first time in his life, he’s found someone who shares his beliefs and interests and lives outside the Hollywood circles that made up his previous dating pool.

She follows a string of other Clooney women, mostly show biz connected, who were noted more for their stunning beauty than intellectual prowess.

He was married for the first and only time in is life in 1989 to television and movie actress Talia Balsam.

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They divorced in 1993, and the ruggedly handsome movie star said the experience soured him on matrimony. He become one of Hollywood’s biggest serial daters afterward.

He was linked with French reality TV personality Céline Balitran (1996–1999), Renée Zellweger (2001) and Krista Allen (2002–2008).

In 2000, he also had a five-year on-again, off-again relationship with British model Lisa Snowdon. He even dated a porn star, adult film actress Ginger Lynn Allen.

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In a 2007 interview, however, he swore he would never marry again.

He surprised everyone by dating Sarah Larson, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, who tried to leverage her notoriety by becoming a reality television star. He dumped her brutally in 2008.

Clooney began dating Italian actress and model Elisabetta Canalis, but they broke up in 2011 after Canalis expressed a desire to get married and have children.

He quickly rebounded with former WWE Diva Stacy Keibler, but that relationship ended in July last year. Keibler has since gotten married and gotten pregnant.

This time, however, he’s the eye-candy. Let’s hope he’s good enough for her.


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