Eternal bachelor George Clooney could finally be settling down — the actor is engaged to beautiful lawyer Amal Alamuddin, sources tell The New York Post.
Clooney has proposed to humanitarian lawyer Alamuddin after dating the British beauty for less than a year, we are told.
Alamuddin, 36, was spotted showing off an engagement ring as she and Clooney, 52, dined at Nobu in Malibu on Thursday night with Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber.
A source told the paper, “George and Amal hoped keep the engagement quiet, but they can’t hide the fact that they are very happy.”
When contacted on Friday night by the New York Post, Clooney’s rep Stan Rosenfield didn’t confirm or deny the engagement, simply telling us, “I do not comment on his personal life.”
While actor and Syria activist Clooney has in the past dated models, waitresses and most recently wrestlerStacy Keibler, he appears to have met his match in accomplished Alamuddin.
She is fluent in three languages – French, Arabic and English – and has studied at Oxford University and the New York University School of Law. She has also represented Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and is currently an adviser to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the special envoy to Syria.
Initially Clooney denied the pair were dating but in February she accompanied him to a White House screening of “Monuments Men” along with his parents Nick and Nina Clooney.
The next month the two were spotted on a luxury safari vacation in Tanzania and then the Seychelles.
The actor who was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993 has always famously announced he has no intentions of marrying again.
He spoke to Esquire in December about his views on marriage.
“I haven’t had aspirations in that way, ever. I was married in 1989. I wasn’t very good at it. . . . I was quoted as saying I’ll never get married again pretty much right after I got divorced and then I’ve never talked about it since.”
He also added that although others think it’s odd he doesn’t have children, he’s in no rush to do so saying, “Should I go, ‘I got to get me some kids right now!’ and rush out and impregnate someone? Look, what I do know is that I was raised in a loving, happy family. I don’t have any dislike or distrust of that.”