George Cloney has long been considered one of the most successful and most handsome actors in Hollywood. He has been a dream of many women all across the globe and no one seemed to be able to capture his heart.
Well, it was like that until he met gorgeous Amal Clooney, a Lebanese and British barrister whose clients include WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, Egyptian-born Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, and Iraqi activist Nadia Murad, among the rest.
Her beauty and brain made her a famous name and the Ticket to Paradise actor didn’t stay immune to that.
“Everything about my wife is sort of magical, as I think everybody has come to realize as they see her and hear her and hear what she stands for.” George Clooney told Entertainment Tonight in 2022. “There’s just not a downside to her.”
George and Amal dated for around his months before he knew she was the one and popped the question. “Literally, I dropped it on her, and she just kept saying, ‘Oh, my God,’ and ‘Wow!’ We just sat there, and finally I said, ‘Listen, I’m 52, and I’ve been on my knee now for about 28 minutes, so I have to get an answer out of this or I’m going to throw a hip out. I might not be able to stand back up!” he recalled of the moment he asked her to marry him.
The couple wed in September 2014 at Venice, Italy’s opulent Aman Canal Grande hotel. Among the guests, there were many famous names such as Bono, Matt Damon, and Bill Murray.
Amal never forgot her roots and in 2015, she launched the Amal Clooney scholarship with the aim to give back to women in Lebanon.
45-year-old Amal looks stunning. She never fails to stun everyone whenever she’s out in public, whether that is a red carpet event or another occasion, and yet, some people believe she’s “ugly” and a “gawky gargoyle,” and post nasty comments about her on the social media.
“I am completely baffled at the fact that when George Clooney finally decides to settle down he picks Amal Clooney, who looks like an ugly man,” one Twitter user wrote in January 2015.
“She’s pretty, but her legs are shapeless sticks and sticky,” someone wrote under an ELLE Magazine link about Amal. “So terribly thin too too thin boney old thing,” another person added.
Other times, the media tried to lessen her accomplishments by speaking of her not as a successful human-right’s lawyer, but as an actor’s wife.
“Amal Clooney, actor’s wife, representing Al-Jazeera journalist accused in Egypt of ties to extremists,” the Associated Press wrote at the time Amal was representing Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy. After many reacted to this heading, they changed it to “Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney criticizes prison terms handed down to three Al-Jazeera English journalists.”
“In terms of an increased public profile, I think all I can do is try to turn the spotlight to what is important. That can benefit some clients. If I am at a work function and reporting of it focuses on irrelevant issues, there’s not much I can do about that. Since I can’t control it, my approach is just not to dwell on it and just get on with my work and my life and hope that attitudes will catch up,” Amal said in 2022 when she was recognized by Time in a cover feature titled Women of the Year, 12 Leaders Working Toward a More Equal World.
Her husband and the father of her children, George Clooney, always praises his wife and is very proud of her accomplishments.
“She’s stunning and has a great sense of style — there’s no stylist or anything, she just comes out like that and she shows up and she looks stunning. And she does it while she’s got 11 cases going — literally. So she’s an amazing woman.”
“Every single day of my life, I just feel lucky,” Clooney told The Hollywood Reporter in a 2017 interview. “Lucky in my career. Lucky enough to have found the perfect partner. Sometimes in life it doesn’t happen on your schedule, but you find the person that you were always supposed to be with. That’s how I feel, and I know that’s how Amal feels.”
We believe that George and Amal Clooney make an incredibly beautiful couple.