George Clooney Tells the Adorable Story of His Extremely Awkward Proposal to Amal

George Clooney, who seemed like a man who would forever be a silver fox bachelor, got married. But I guess there’s someone for everyone out there in the world. On the Ellen show, Clooney talked about the first time that he met human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin. Previously adamant that he would never get married, something changed when he first laid eyes on his future wife.

“It was one of those funny things,” the actor told Ellen DeGeneres. “From the minute we met, we just hit it off. And from the minute we met, we just sort of felt like we were going to be together.” It took six months for Clooney to decide he was going to propose and he described that as “one of those horrible moments.”



“We didn’t talk about it. It wasn’t like, “Oh, maybe we should get married or anything.” I plotted the whole thing out. I had the ring hidden behind her. I had music playing—my Aunt Rosemary’s gonna sing “Why Shouldn’t I?” Everything was planned out, and I’ve cooked dinner. And she comes in and she’s just come back from London. And she’s, you know she’s—usually she’ll dress up and now she’s like maybe we’ll just order in and I go, “No, no, no, I’ve made dinner.” I’ve got it all set up, timed out, and the song is coming and she gets up to go wash the dishes, which she’s never done. And I’m like, “What are you doing?” and she comes back in. And finally I said, you know, “I blew out the candle and I said I think the lighter’s in the box behind you.” And she reaches around and she pulls out the box and I’ve got just the ring sitting in there, and she pulls it out, and she looks at it, and she’s like, “It’s a ring,” like as if somebody had left it there some other time. I don’t know and I’m doing all the moves you can do with my face.”