George Clooney celebrates €500k engagement with Bono in LA
Published 12/05/2014 | 12:36
They're both members of Hollywood's elite who count themselves at the top of the A-list.
So it's only logical that newly-engaged George Clooney would publicly mark his milestone engagement to human rights lawyer Amal Amuadddn with good friend, Irish rocker Bono.
The famous set dined at Cafe Habana in Malibu, owned by Cindy Crawford, who hosted the intimate bash.
They kept their celebrations low-key as many diners were out marking Mother's Day in the US yesterday, and onlookers said Clooney, Crawford and Bono were more than happy to oblige fans by chatting and posing for photos.
"'People got a show they didn't expect and other [restaurant patrons] said it was the best Mother's Day ever," an insider told E! News.
Amal, who has propelled to international superstardom since accepting Clooney's surprise proposal earlier this month, stunned in a pair of floral shorts, lime green top and tailored navy blazer.
It has been reportted that Clooney wooed fiancée Amal through email after she refused to give him her number.
The actor knew Amal through a mutual friend, but when he asked for her contact details she allegedly said no.
George, 53, then sent the British lawyer a string of emails in an apparent attempt to convince her to give him a chance, telling her “I think the reported hottest man in the world should meet with the hottest human rights lawyer in the world,” according to UK newspaper The Mirror.
The outlet goes on to reveal the Hollywood heartthrob is searching for a home in Richmond, London, to be closer to 36-year-old Amal.
George was said to be smitten by her independence and intelligence, and approached her with his famous sense of humour.
“At first Amal was playing very hard to get and would not take his phone number, which simply made George even more intrigued,” a source told The Mirror.
“In the end he managed to get her email address and began sending her a series of flirty messages. He was very up front and joked about the fact they were both considered the hottest people in their respected professions.”
Amal apparently appreciated George’s jokes, but didn’t respond immediately. When she did, they immediately hit it off.
“It was all very tongue in cheek but it got the ball rolling. Amal found it funny, but she still made him wait a few days before replying. It was George’s forward banter which ultimately got them talking. Once she replied that was it – it’s been non-stop ever since.”