George Clooney finally told the story of how he proposed to Amal, and I’m fanning myself

For years, people assumed that George Clooney would be a perennial bachelor — but it only took the charms of the badass and successful barrister, Amal Alamuddin, to wrangle this Hollywood playboy.

Though the two were married in 2014, the couple is notoriously private, and the public never really got the details of how George Clooney, one of the world’s most iconic leading men, proposed to his now wife. Thankfully, Clooney opened up about the romantic moment in a recent interview, so we can all swoon over the (imagined) beautiful moment.

Clooney described his proposal proposal to Amal while doing an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, and even though he down-played the evening a bit, it’s clear that the mood was highly romantic:

“I’m the cook in the family. Believe me, Amal makes reservations. I did pasta of some form, not that impressive. And then over champagne, after dinner, I told her there was a lighter to light the candle in the drawer, and she reached back and pulled out a ring.”

Apparently, he even had a designated playlist ready for the occasion. (Aww.) However, Amal was so surprised, that there was a considerable amount of waiting once George finally popped the question:

“And I did all the stuff, got down on my knee and did all the things you’re supposed to do. I had a playlist with my Rosemary songs on it (his late aunt was the singer Rosemary Clooney), and I was waiting for this song, ‘Why Shouldn’t I?’ ‘Why shouldn’t I take a chance when romance passes by? / Why shouldn’t I know of love?’ It’s a really good song about why can’t I be in love? And it played, and she’s like, ‘Holy shit!’ And she just kept staring at the ring, going, ‘Oh, my God.’ It was 20 minutes of me on my knee, waiting for her to say yes, because she was so shocked.”

But, obviously, Amal did eventually say yes — and the rest is history.

Even if the proposal may have come as a shock, Clooney says that the two always knew that they were the perfect match:

“My only doubt was if she thought maybe it was too soon,” he says. “But there was no doubt that we were the right couple and that we were the right team. And we were a team from right off the bat. Immediately, we felt we were just happy, and we have been happy ever since.”

Once again, Clooney has proved that his perfection will never go out of style.

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