Longtime bachelor George Clooney engaged to British lawyer - reports

Hollywood leading man George Clooney, who has said he was not suited for marriage, is engaged to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, according to media reports yesterday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS
Hollywood leading man George Clooney, who has said he was not suited for marriage, is engaged to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, according to media reports yesterday. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK(Reuters) - Hollywood leading man George Clooney, who has said he was not suited for marriage, is engaged to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, according to media reports yesterday.

Alamuddin, 36, was spotted last week wearing a large ring at a Los Angeles restaurant where she and Clooney, 52, were apparently celebrating their engagement with friends, People magazine reported, citing anonymous sources.

"George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key, but they also aren't really trying to hide this, it doesn't seem," said a source quoted by People.

The New York Post also reported the couple's engagement.

Clooney's representative Stan Rosenfield did not respond to an email from Reuters seeking confirmation. He told the Post last Friday that he did not comment on the actor's personal life.

Clooney and Alamuddin have been dating since last October, according to media reports. She practises international and human rights law, and Clooney is an international human rights activist.

The two-time Oscar winner has been married once, but since his 1993 divorce from wife Talia Balsam has remained one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors.

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