Liar, liar, his boxer-briefs are on fire.
With one failed marriage in his past, and vehement proclamations to never marry again, one of Hollywood’s most eligible men, George Clooney, 52, is going back on his word and preparing to get hitched for the second time. And who is this lucky lady? Thirty-six year-old British barrister, Amal Alamuddin, a Lebanese-born beauty who apparently has been able to do what that long line of probably very pissed off gals before her could not—snag a commitment-phobe.
News broke this week of Clooney’s engagement to Alamuddin who, now sporting an impressive seven-plus carat emerald-cut diamond ring estimated to cost over $750,000, was reportedly proposed to by Clooney down on bended knee.
I must confess, though, when I heard the news, I was a tad bit depressed. Why I would even give it a second thought is beyond me. It is not like I was one of his former leading ladies, or even in the running to be one. But he was that guy—the “excuse” guy. The one we hopelessly romantic (pathetic?) girls use to justify why that jerk we were hung up on for way too long did not want to commit to us. We say to ourselves, “Well, not everyone is cut out for marriage. Just look at George Clooney.”
Now I never want to look at him again.
Because when I do, all I can think of is Sally Albright foolishly crying her eyes out in When Harry Met Sally after her ex-boyfriend became engaged to the next person he dated, having always denounced his intention to marry.
I am only so relieved for Stacy Keibler, 34, Clooney’s last serious girlfriend before Alamuddin, that she managed to get herself married this past March to her longtime friend turned boyfriend, Jared Pobre, 39, before news of all of this hit. The happy newlyweds recently announced they are expecting a baby girl. Yet I cannot help but wonder if it ever crossed her mind for even a split second that Alamuddin was supposed to be his transitional person.
But it is like Keibler said, “You know when you know.”
And now I know. The perennial bachelor is just a myth and you, George Clooney, just debunked it.