Thursday 21 June 2018

George Clooney finally reveals how he met wife Amal - and the secrets behind their early romance

Actor and director George Clooney waves next to his wife Amal as they leave the hotel before the red carpet for the movie Suburbicon at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Actor and director George Clooney waves next to his wife Amal as they leave the hotel before the red carpet for the movie Suburbicon at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Amal Clooney, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford attend Casamigos Halloween Party on October 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Casamigos Tequila)
Director of the movie George Clooney and his wife Amal attend the premiere for "Suburbicon" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Actor and director George Clooney and his wife Amal leaves the hotel before the red carpet for the movie Suburbicon at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney arrive at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Suburbicon" at the Village Theatre on October 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Director George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney pose for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'Suburbicon' during the 74th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, Saturday, Sep. 2, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
Actor and director George Clooney and his wife Amal leaves the hotel before the red carpet for the movie Suburbicon at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Actor and director George Clooney and his wife Amal leaves the hotel before the red carpet for the movie Suburbicon at the 74th Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy September 2, 2017. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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George Clooney didn't even have to leave his lakeside home in Italy to woo his wife Amal.

The 56-year-old movie star opened up about he met the human rights barrister in 2013, in conversatino with David Letterman for his new Netflix show My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. Clooney said it was like any other day at his plush Lake Como home, which likely is still better than the average person's good day, and an unnamed friend asked if he could pop over and bring a friend.

Director of the movie George Clooney and his wife Amal attend the premiere for
Director of the movie George Clooney and his wife Amal attend the premiere for "Suburbicon" in Los Angeles, California, U.S., October 22, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

The friend, of course, was Amal and they hit it off instantly.

"It’s the wildest thing," George says. "A mutual friend of ours said, 'I’m stopping by and can I bring my friend?' And I was like, 'Of course'."

And then his agent got in touch to tell him he'd fall in love with the guest, accurately predicting a wedding.

"He said, 'I met this woman who’s coming to your house who you’re gonna marry'," George adds. "The funniest thing was my mom and dad were visiting, so my parents were there, and we just talked and we stayed up all night talking and then, you know, I got her email address 'cause she was going to send me some pictures of my parents and then, we started writing..."

Amal Clooney. Photo: GC Images
Amal Clooney. Photo: GC Images

"I didn’t know if she wanted to go out with me," he recalled "I just thought, you know, we were buddies."

The couple wed in September,2014 and Amal gave birth to twins Ella and Alexander last year.

George and Amal Clooney in Venice in 2014.
George and Amal Clooney in Venice in 2014.

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