Amal Clooney, you are a better woman than I.
George Clooney revealed how he proposed to his wife, Amal Clooney (nÃÂ©e Alamuddin), during an interview for The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, and it makes my heart happy that she wasn’t quick to say yes to the eligible bachelor. Apparently, he knew she was the one after six months but she wasn’t so sure (or at least made him sweat out his well-orchestrated proposal):
“It wasnÃ¢â¬â¢t like, ‘Oh, maybe we should get married,’ or anything. I plotted the whole thing out. I had the ring hidden behind her,” George, 54, explained. “Everything was planned out and I’ve cooked dinner. And she comes in and sheÃ¢â¬â¢s just come back from London. And usually sheÃ¢â¬â¢ll dress up, and now sheÃ¢â¬â¢s like, ‘Maybe weÃ¢â¬â¢ll just order in.’ And I go, ‘No, no, no, I’ve made dinner.'”
Indeed, George put a lot of thought into the special moment. For a personal touch, he even had his late aunt Rosemary Clooney’s song “Why Shouldn’t I” playing in the background. The White Christmas actress’ brother is the hunky star’s dad, Nick Clooney.
Amal, 38, didn’t catch on, though Ã¢â¬â until she saw the ring. George asked his love to get a lighter. When she opened a drawer she found the sparkly diamond.
“SheÃ¢â¬â¢s like, ‘ItÃ¢â¬â¢s a ring.’ Like, as if somebody had left it there some other time. I donÃ¢â¬â¢t know. And IÃ¢â¬â¢m doing all the moves you can do with my face,” George recalled. “And I got down on my knee and said, ‘I couldnÃ¢â¬â¢t imagine spending the rest of my life without you.’ And she kept looking at the ring, and she was looking at me, and she was like, ‘Oh, my God.’ And we now know, because there was a playlist, how long it actually took, and it was, like, 25 minutes.”
“Finally, I literally said, ‘Look, I hope the answer is yes, but I need an answer. IÃ¢â¬â¢m 52 and I could throw out my hip pretty soon,'” he continued. “And she said, ‘Oh, yes.’ And it worked out really well.”
(Via Us Weekly)
Not sure why you’d want your Aunt’s one hit on while you proposed to your girlfriend, but hey, it WORKED!
What do you think Amal was thinking about during that 25 minutes of downtime?