Since long-time bachelor George Clooney decided to make it official with human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin earlier this year, the couple has remained mum about details of the wedding. Instead, they have left it to media speculation based on such cryptic evidence as her presumed wedding dress fittings and wedding registration. The New York Daily News reported Saturday Alamuddin registered at the Chelsea Registry office in London for a wedding to Clooney in Italy.
Clooney is now confirming that the pair will indeed wed, and that the wedding will be in Italy. Speaking at the Celebrity Fight Night in Tuscany on Sunday, which Clooney attended with Alamuddin, the actor gushed over his new bride and the event’s locale. People reports Clooney was the guest of honor and received a humanitarian award. During his speech he said the following.
“I met my lovely bride to be here in Italy, whom I will be marrying, in a couple of weeks, in Venice, of all places.”
A source also reported similar details to E! Online, and noted Clooney expressed his affection to Amal and his love for Italy.
“He said he is an honorary 12-year resident of Italy and then said they were getting married in Venice. He also said to Amal [from the podium], ‘I love you very much.'”
Of course, Clooney is media-savvy enough to know his remarks would be widely reported. His timeline of “a couple of weeks” contradicts other reports that said the nuptials were to take place as early as next week. Clooney’s close friend, fellow actor Brad Pitt, pulled off a secret wedding to partner Angelina Jolie on August 23 with only 20 close friends and family members. Media did not learn of the event until days later.
As for Alamuddin and Clooney on the red carpet Sunday, media were quick to compliment the attractiveness of the pair and their obvious mutual affection. The Mirror reported that the pair held hands on the red carpet and whispered in each others’ ears throughout the evening. The mag said they were “too cute for words.”
Reba McEntire and Lionel Richie were also honored at the event in Florence. It was to benefit the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammed Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute. Over the past two decades the event has raised over $95 Million, according to the Mirror. Sunday was the first time the event has not been held in the United States.
[George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Image: Getty]