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Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, George Clooney, engaged to Amal Alamuddin

Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, George Clooney, engaged to Amal Alamuddin
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All bets are off as Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor gets engaged. After years of vowing never to wed again, George Clooney is now engaged to Amal Alamuddin, according to a post on Yahoo! Celebrity on April 26.

The Oscar-winning actor, 52 was first seen dating the lawyer, 36, who specializes in international law, human rights, extradition, and criminal law back in October. The couple was having dinner at the time. Despite Clooney’s denials at the time that he was dating Alamuddin - or anyone else for that matter – the twosome was repeatedly spotted together in public. Among their many outings, they were seen together in New York; L.A.; Washington, D.C.; the Seychelles; and on a Safari in Tanzania. The pretty lawyer was seen flashing her ring to Clooney pal Cindy Crawford at a Japanese restaurant on Thursday.

So what do the lawyer and the actor have in common? Her specialties in international law and human rights tie his nicely with his philanthropic efforts. Last year, Clooney was arrested in Washington D.C. while protesting about the need for civil rights in the Sudan. In 2010, he joined the Council on Foreign relations, a nonpartisan think tank. It sounds like a match made in heaven.

Clooney is known for his love of beautiful women. In the past, he has dated Elisabetta Canalis and Stacy Kiebler. He was named twice as People’s Sexiest Man Alive, adding to his reputation as a ladies man.

Clooney’s first marriage was to “Mad Men’s” Talia Balsam. It lasted from 1989 to 1993. Following the breakup, he was quoted in numerous interviews as taking the blame for the failure of the marriage. He openly stated that he would never marry again because he makes a terrible spouse.

"I don't expect to ever get married again or have children," he said in a 2008 interview. "I am never at home and every woman gets sick of it… If I was them, I would never put up with me for long — and they don't."