After a whirlwind romance with 36-year-old lawyer Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney is reportedly engaged to his girlfriend of less than a year. On Thursday night, George and Amal were spotted having dinner at Nobu in Malibu, CA, where Amal showed off her ring.
THE GOSSIP TABLE has one of the reasons why George popped the big question: “George positioning himself for political office,” a source declares to THE GOSSIP TABLE.
George’s political activism has ramped up in the last few years, from international affairs such as fighting to stop genocide in Darfur, Sudan (North Africa) to more domestic activism as supporting marriage equality. He has also served as the Messenger of Peace for the UN.
Amal would be the perfect wife to climb the political ladder with him. She is Oxford-educated, and specialized in international law. She graduated from New York University School of Law and is now adviser to former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who is the special envoy to Syria.
“George is really serious about his work in front and behind the camera, and appreciates someone who is as focused and driven about their career,” a source with ties to Clooney’s last film, The Monuments Men, shares.
Of course, it could just be old-fashioned L-O-V-E!