“We just hit it off” George Clooney to Ellen DeGeneres about his wife Amal
Pictured at Hail Caesar earlier this week
Love at first sight! Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney reveals new details about his courtship with wife, Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin), during an interview for The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday. The once named “Most Eligible Bachelor” by People Magazine, said that he knew he was going to marry Amal six months of dating her, but she wasn’t in a hurry to jump the broom.
“It wasn’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 she’s just come back from London. And usually she’ll dress up, and now she’s like, ‘Maybe we’ll just order in.’ And I go, ‘No, no, no, I’ve made dinner.’”
Clooney appears on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday. (Photo: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros.)
Amal, 38, wasn’t in the marriage mode and completely dismissed his efforts, that is until she saw the ring. George said he asked Amal to get a lighter from a drawer and at that moment is when things shifted.
“She’s like, ‘It’s a ring.’ Like, as if somebody had left it there some other time. I don’t know. And I’m doing all the moves you can do with my face,” George recalled. “And I got down on my knee and said, ‘I couldn’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. I’m 52 and I could throw out my hip pretty soon,’” he continued. “And she said, ‘Oh, yes.’ And it worked out really well.”
“From the minute we met, we just hit it off,” George told Ellen DeGeneres. “From the minute we met, we sort of felt like we were gonna be together.”
The couple have been going strong. George and Amal married in September 2014 in Venice, Italy.