Friday 23 August 2019

It's Mr and Mrs Clooney (and they have the bands to prove it)

U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at the Cipriani hotel ENTERTAINMENT)
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice in Venice
Wedding rings are seen on the hands of U.S. actor George Clooney (R) and his wife Amal Alamuddin
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at the Cipriani hotel in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi in the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at the Cipriani hotel in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand in a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand in a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice
A wedding ring is seen on the hand of Amal Alamuddin
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand in a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice in Venice
A ferry lists on a side as tourists try to watch U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travelling in a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi in the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at the Cipriani hotel in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice in Venice
George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin, cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi in the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice
The boat carrying George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin, center, is surrounded by media and security boats as they cruise the Grand Canal
George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin, cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney (grey) and his wife Amal Alamuddin board a water taxi as they leave the seven-star hotel Aman Canal Grande Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. The world's most famous bachelor broke a vow to remain single on Saturday and married human rights lawyer Alamuddin during a weekend of lavish celebrations in Venice. The Italian city of gondolas and palazzi looked like Hollywood on the Adriatic as A-list guests cruised between luxury hotels for the extravaganza, billed as the party of the year even as details were kept largely secret. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney (3rd L) and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at the Cipriani hotel in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney (L) and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice
U.S. actor George Clooney (centre L) and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, right, wearing the ring, is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they leave the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney (3rd L) and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at the Cipriani hotel in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. model Cindy Crawford (R) waves next to her husband Rande Gerber (2nd R) as they take a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney
U.S. actor George Clooney (top 2nd L) gestures as he leaves by taxi boat to travel to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of his official wedding ceremony
George Clooney and Cindy Crawford walk in the garden of the Cipriani hotel in Venice, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice, one of the world's most romantic settings. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
U.S. actor Bill Murray waves as he boards a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney
Irish singer Bono, lead singer of group U2, and his wife Ali Hewson arrive to take a taxi boat transporting guests for the wedding of U.S. actor George Clooney
U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour (front) arrives to board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney
U.S. actor Matt Damon (C) and his wife Luciana Barroso (bottom L) board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin
U.S. actor Matt Damon waves as he boards a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Irish singer Bono, lead vocalist of band U2, jokes with a hotel staff before boarding a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin
Irish singer Bono (front C), lead vocalist of band U2, arrives to board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin
U.S. model Cindy Crawford (L) waves next to her husband Rande Gerber (3rd L) while travelling in a taxi boat in the Grand Canal
U.S. model Cindy Crawford (C) gets help next to her husband Rande Gerber (back R) as they board a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin
Actor George Clooney, right, waves from a boat with Ramzi Alamuddin, third from right front row, father of her fiancee Amal Alamuddin, his father Nick Clooney, fifth from right front row, and his mother Nina Bruce, second from right back row on their way to the Aman hotel ahead of his wedding

Independent.ie Newsdesk and Agencies

Hollywood's hottest new husband and wife have emerged beaming in Venice with their wedding rings glinting in the sunlight.

George Clooney and British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin were cheered by crowds as they walked hand in hand out of the luxury hotel where they married last night in front of a host of celebrity guests.

The groom, in a smart light grey suit, sported a simple ring on his left hand.

While his wife, who stunned in a daringly short white dress with pastel-coloured appliques, had a thin band studded with what appeared to be diamonds.

U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi at the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney (centre L) and his wife Amal Alamuddin travel on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
George Clooney is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they cruise the Grand Canal after leaving the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. George Clooney married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin Saturday, the actor's representative said, out of sight of pursuing paparazzi and adoring crowds. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
George Clooney, right, wearing the ring, is flanked by his wife Amal Alamuddin as they leave the Aman luxury Hotel in Venice, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014.
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin stand on a water taxi on the Grand Canal in Venice September 28, 2014
U.S. actor George Clooney (3rd L) and his wife Amal Alamuddin arrive at the Cipriani hotel in Venice September 28, 2014. Newly married Hollywood heart-throb Clooney kept rumor mills whirling in Venice on Sunday as media reported he and his Lebanese-born wife were planning a second ceremony in Italy's floating city

The actor's long term representative Stan Rosenfield confirmed the marriage in a one-line statement.

Yesterday evening guests were seen taking gondolas and canal boats to the celebration, which overlooked the romantic city's spectacular Grand Canal.

Irish singer Bono, lead singer of group U2, and his wife Ali Hewson arrive to take a taxi boat transporting guests for the wedding of U.S. actor George Clooney
Irish singer Bono, lead singer of group U2, and his wife Ali Hewson arrive to take a taxi boat transporting guests for the wedding of U.S. actor George Clooney

The couple were joined by their famous friends including Matt Damon, Ellen Barkin, Anna Wintour, Richard Kind and Bono and his wife.

Earlier the 53-year-old Oscar-winner enjoyed a drink with supermodel Cindy Crawford and her husband Randy Gerber on a hotel terrace.

U.S. actor Bill Murray waves as he boards a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney
U.S. actor Bill Murray waves as he boards a taxi boat transporting guests to the venue of a gala dinner ahead of the official wedding ceremony of U.S. actor George Clooney

Thirty-six year-old Alamuddin was born in Beirut, educated at Oxford, and is based in London.

She has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and been described as a ''passionate defender of human rights''.

Clooney, 53, who shot to fame playing Dr Doug Ross in medical drama ER, was previously married to actress Talia Balsam and had said he would never marry again, though he has dated a string of women including Lisa Snowdon, Stacy Keibler and Elisabetta Canalis.

Meanwhile it has been revealed that Clooney's star-studded wedding was noticeably missing two of his A-list pals - Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie.

Clooney is famously close with his Ocean's Eleven co-star, who was too busy to attend the showbiz wedding of the year as he basked in his own newlywed bliss with his Oscar-winning wife.

The loved-up couple tied the knot in August during a private ceremony in France, after more than nine years together. Following their nuptials they jetted out to Malta with their six children, incorporating a honeymoon with work commitments.

It was originally reported that they would be last minute arrivals in Venice yesterday, expected to arrive by private jet.

Read more: It's official: George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin in secret ceremony

Brad and Angelina are filming new movie By the Sea, with Angelina also taking on writing and directorial duties for the flick.

It's thought they only enjoyed two days of official honeymoon time onboard a yacht, before moving to neighbouring island Gozo to begin production.

However, the ceremony wasn't short of famous faces.

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U2 frontman Bono and wife Ali Hewson led the superstars descending on Venice this afternoon for George Clooney's wedding.

The legendary rocker is a longtime friend of the two-time Oscar winner, who exchanged vows with human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in a lavish ceremony.

A-listers including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, Ellen Barkin and Emily Blunt jetted into Italy on Friday to kick off the celebrations early, while a host of stars began their trip today.

The couple were to hold a grand wedding reception in the Aman Hotel, which occupies a centuries-old palazzo on the banks of the Grand Canal, where they were to exchange vows informally.

The star of The Monuments Men and Good Night and Good Luck was in a generous mood, sending a bottle of his own brand of tequila to journalists outside his five-star hotel, the Cipriani. "Don't drink it all at once!" he joked.

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For 36-year-old Ms Alamuddin, who was born in Lebanon but came to Britain with her family as a toddler, it was a far cry from Doughty Street Chambers, the barristers' office where she works in London.

The Aman Hotel occupies the 15th-Century Palazzo Papadopoli, which has hosted the cream of Venetian society for centuries.

But it was evidently not quite grand enough for the Oxford-educated barrister, who reportedly ordered a consignment of oil paintings, tapestries and antique furniture to create just the atmosphere she wanted for the event.

Clooney, who has gone out with a long line of starlets and actresses, had vowed never to remarry after his first marriage ended in divorce in 1993.

But even Hollywood celebrities change their mind, and the actor and director had prepared a special musical tribute for his soon-to-be-wife, hiring a string orchestra and jazz band to entertain more than 100 guests with a medley of romantic classics, from Nat King Cole's When I Fall in Love to Smoke Gets in Your Eyes.

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