As you all know, confirmed bachelor, George Clooney will be marrying the love of his life this weekend. Mr. Clooney was previously married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. When that marriage ended, Clooney vowed never to marry again. I remember well Clooney saying in an interview that he was not the marrying type. After 21 years as a divorced man, and many, many ex-girlfriends later, Clooney finally met his match. Who is Amal Alamuddin? One thing for sure is that she has got to be one heck of a woman to make George Clooney want to give up bachelorhood.
Amal Alamuddin is a gorgeous dark-haired beauty. She was born in Lebanon on February 3, 1978. Her parents fled Lebanon when Amal was a child and settled in the United Kingdom. One of the things that sets her apart from anyone else that Clooney dated before is her educational background, and the career path that she chose for herself. Amal works as a Human Rights lawyer. She earned a Bachelor of Laws degree from Oxford University, and a Masters of Laws degree from New York University School of Law. Amal is one brilliant young woman. She also speaks English, Arabic and French fluently. Presently, Amal is employed as a Barrister in London where she resides. She is a far cry from the actresses and models that Clooney has dated over the past two decades. This is not to say that Clooney’s ex-girlfriends are not intelligent women. However, I think that it is quite clear that Amal stands out from the rest in more ways than one. I can completely understand how and why the confirmed bachelor fell in love with this extraordinary woman.
At age 53, George Clooney is seventeen years older than Amal. That is a big gap, but I think that since Amal is closer to 40 that the age difference can work well. She is not a spring chicken fresh out of high school or college, and on the other hand Amal is not old at all. She is right on the cusp of middle age and looking great. She has been an adult for a while now with the life experiences that would come with it.
The confirmed bachelor did well in deciding to give up bachelor to share the rest of his life with Amal. I do not think that he could have done better. Amal seems like a jewel, and I hope that Clooney cherishes her forever.