The news, which broke last night, first appeared to be a rumor seeing that the announcement seemed so unexpected — especially with George’s history when it comes to women.
Despite having dated dozens of women throughout the years, Clooney never proposed to any of them and reportedly split from his ex, Stacy Keibler, because she wanted to push their relationship further into starting a family and get married.
Well, it seems like the actor had a change of heart because “credible sources” close to the couple tell PEOPLE that the initial rumors are true; George is engaged to his lawyer girlfriend, though when the actual proposal went down is still unclear.
“George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key, but they also aren’t really trying to hide this,” a source revealed when asked about the situation with the couple’s engagement.
The Oscar-award winning star is also said to have celebrated the joyful event earlier this week with close pals Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber at Nobu in Malibu while he was also seen at a restaurant in West Hollywood the day before. On both occasions, Amal sported a large ring, yet nobody assumed it was anything serious.
Of course this won’t be George’s first marriage, having previously been married to Talia Balsam back in 1989 before their romance crumbled and they decided to divorce four years later.
Whether or not Clooney will actually pull through with this engagement is something we’re definitely going to keep our eyes on. Let’s not forget that these two only met a year ago,- right after George ended things with Stacy, he met Amal so he clearly didn’t waste any time.
Good luck to the two and congratulations on the engagement.