George Clooney's Fiancee: Just Who Is Amal Alamuddin?
Hollywood's most eligible dreamboat has finally put a ring on it. Check out the awesomeness that is his 36-year-old fiancee.
The world woke up to the shocking news of famously confirmed bachelor George Clooney's engagement to a stunning 36-year-old attorney.
While the world wide web is abuzz with reactions, curiosity about Clooney's mystery woman and whether this relationship is for keeps, little is known about the future Mrs George Clooney to be -- Amal Alamuddin.
Here then, are five things about the stunner you probably didn't know.
The early years
While the early details of this romance are still unknown, the couple reportedly started dating in October last year -- Clooney broke up with former girlfriend Stacey Kiebler in July, 2013.
Clooney apparently asked Amal Alamuddin out twice and she turned down the offer citing work commitments.
She finally relented the third time and the couple has been inseparable since.
She also went as his date for a White House screening of his new film Monuments Men in February this year.
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Image: Amal Alamuddin
Getting a Law degree
Amal was born in Beirut, Lebanon, and began her college studies in the United Kingdom.
She obtained her Bachelor's degree in Arts as well as Law at the Oxford University.
The British native then moved to the US, where she got her Master's degree in Law from the New York University School of Law.
Image: George Clooney signs autographs as he arrives at the Cinema Palace in Venice in 2005.
Photographs: REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico AMP/LA
Human rights activist
Alamuddin is currently a barrister in the UK's Street Chambers firm, specialising in international, criminal, human rights and extradition laws.
She represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange while fighting his extradition and also serves as an advisor to UN Special Envoy Kofi Annan on relations in Syria.
Incidentally, George Clooney is one of the most vocal human rights activists in Hollywood.
Image: George Clooney speaks at a rally in 2006
Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters
She has received the Jack K Katz Memorial award for her accomplishment in the field of law and is also an author.
Amal is the co-editor (with David Tolbert and Nidal Jurdi) of a book entitled The Law and Practice of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, published in 2013 by Oxford University Press.
She is also the author of several book-chapters and articles on international criminal law published by Oxford University Press.
Image: George Clooney in front of the White House in 2012
Photographs: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters
The hottest lawyer in London
And finally, as if that mind-bending list of accomplishments wasn't enough, she was also chosen the hottest lawyer in London by legal blog Your Barrister Boyfriend in 2011.
The tumblr proceeds to describe her thus, 'Amo, Amas, Amal. These are three short words that come to mind when thinking about this dazzling beauty.
'Amal Alamuddin may make some feel inadequate because she has achieved the seemingly unattainable ideal of contemporary femininity: She is both breathtakingly beautiful and formidably successful.'
Image: Villa Oleandra, George Clooney's home, in the northern Italian lakefront hamlet of Laglio, Italy
Photographs: Max Rossi/Reuters