George Clooney engaged to UK attorney, firm says

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 28, 2014 at 12:37 pm •  Published: April 28, 2014
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LONDON (AP) — George Clooney —Hollywood's most eligible bachelor — is getting hitched, according to a London law firm.

Leading human-rights practice Doughty Street Chambers spilled the news Monday as it congratulated one of its own attorneys: 36-year-old U.K. barrister Amal Alamuddin.

The firm said its lawyers and staff "offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin ... and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married."

Clooney, 52, was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993. He has since been romantically linked to several women, including British model Lisa Snowden, Italian actress Elisabetta Canalis and former professional wrestler Stacey Keibler.

But he has always downplayed suggestions he might marry again, telling Esquire magazine last year: "I wasn't very good at it."

The Beirut-born, Oxford University-educated Alamuddin is a member of Doughty Street's international law team and has a high-profile client list. She has advised former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Syria, helped ex-Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko challenge her imprisonment and represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during his fight against extradition to Sweden.

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