George Clooney said he’s “marrying up” during a new interview. Apparently the actor, who usually isn’t one to talk about his personal life, feels as though marrying Amal Alamuddin is a total win. According to People Magazine, the bachelor-no-more made the comment during his recent interview with Variety. It sounds like Clooney is saying that his wife-to-be is better than he is — which is a great compliment. However, George could have just meant that he’s (finally) getting married — like he’s “wifing it up” which is slang for a man who is getting married.
Either way, it’s fun to hear George Clooney talk about getting married because most people just never though it would happen. According to People, Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, will wed in Italy in September of this year.
George Clooney is marrying up no matter which way you look at it. The man has been a serial dater for much of his life, after his divorce from Talia Balsam in 1993. According to Who’s Dated Who, Clooney has had at least 17 girlfriends over the past two decades, but none really made him want to settle down and get married again… until now.
So what is it about Amal Alamuddin that made George realize that he wants to have a wife? Well, it is likely a combination of things. For starters, Alamuddin is very smart. She has a great career as a lawyer, specializing in international law. She speaks a few languages, has authored a book, and she is well-educated. Beyond the career and the brains, Alamuddin is a very private person who isn’t into the flashy Hollywood scene. She is more reserved and less spotlight savvy, if you will.
George Clooney is smart, but he is marrying up with Alamuddin, there’s no question. The woman is a power house who can hold her own in a conversation, financially, and in life in general. Clooney is the only celebrity-lover on her dating roster, so it’s clear that she’s not out looking for someone rich and famous (she just got lucky, apparently).
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Clooney has faced some rumors in regard to his new relationship. One in particular claimed that Clooney had to become a Muslim to marry his girlfriend, but he vehemently denied the rumor, threatening legal action against the source that released the false information (Mail Online).
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