Prior to meeting George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin was a very eligible bachelorette, but that was because she had her standards pretty high with regard to what she was looking for in a man. Now that they are married, her friend is revealing what pre-George Amal was looking for in a guy.
Her good friend Jae Kim opened up about Amal’s love life during her speech at their wedding. She said, “We stayed up talking late into the night about relationships and whether she would ever meet her partner in life. She had just been picked the ‘Hottest Barrister in London,’ and I was concerned that this would not work in her favor, as most men found her intimidating already.”
She went on to say, “The list of things she was looking for in this man, she readily admitted, could not realistically be found in one person. She was looking for Mr. Perfect, and he was nowhere to be found.”
Until she met George.
While Alamuddin, 36, was clearly smitten, the actor’s reputation as one of Hollywood’s longest-standing bachelors was not lost on her friend. “I have to admit, that caused some motherly panic,” Kim said in her speech. “Is she going to get hurt? He isn’t exactly Mr. Commitment, I thought.”
Those fears were quickly dispelled. “You could see in the way he held himself, treated her and others, and enjoyed life that his heart was big and he loved her with all of it,” she said.
The effect Clooney, 53, had on Alamuddin was evident: She quit smoking (“cold turkey!”), and uncharacteristically, Kim joked, “ever since she met George, she has been on time.”
But most of all, she said, “I had never seen her smile like that. She has had that smile now for almost a year straight.”
The couple’s love story, said Kim, “is nothing short of a fairy tale.”
They seem like they are very well suited to one another. Congrats to them on their union and many blessings for a long, happy life together.