George Clooney’s engagement to Amal Clooney was a surprise to everyone – including the bride-to-be, as the Hollywood bloke had previously sworn that he would never marry again and had often been regarded as Hollywood’s most ineligible bachelor! But, Amal Clooney had the magic wand that changed the story!
During an interview with Charlie Rose for CBS This Morning, the Tomorrowland star shared moments from the 2014 proposal, which was “completely unexpected” by his human rights lawyer love.
“When I asked her, you know, we’d never talked about it….there wasn’t like a, ‘Maybe we should get married’ [conversation],” he said. “I dropped it on her!”
Clooney reportedly popped the question at home, and had even “cued up a playlist” of some of his aunt Rosemary Clooney’s songs. Amal (then Amal Alamuddin) surely appreciated the thoughtfulness of it all, but the whole will-you-marry-me thing took a moment to sink in!
Clooney, now 54, was reportedly there on bended knee, eagerly awaiting a response.
“I asked her, and she just kept saying, ‘Oh my, God,’ and ‘Wow,’ and we just sat there,” he said. “And finally, I just said, ‘Listen, I’m 53 at the time, or 52 at the time, I think [he proposed prior to his birthday last year, so he was indeed 52]. I said, ‘I’ve been on my knee for about 28 minutes so I gotta get an answer out of this because I’m gonna throw a hip out!”
“I might not be able to stand back up,” he added jokingly.
Of course, Amal said yes. Although people questioned the famed bachelor proposing after just seven months of dating, but George responded to Charlie on that:
“I knew fairly quickly that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Amal.”
Source: E! News