If you wondered how a handsome, self-acclaimed bachelor/goofball actor-producer like George Clooney could meet a posh, accomplished human rights attorney like Amal Alamuddin, you’re not the only one. David Letterman asked the question many inquiring minds wanted to know, and because it’s David Letterman, Clooney was more than happy to reveal the story. If anything, though, it makes George seem a little lazy since he didn’t even have to leave the comforts of his own home to find his perfect match.
“It was the wildest thing, a mutual friend of ours said, ‘I’m stopping by and can I bring a friend?’ And I was like, ‘Of course.’ And I got a call from my agent who called me and said, ‘I met this woman who’s coming to your house who you’re going to marry.'”
When Letterman joked that Clooney’s talent agent basically arranged the marriage, the actor laughed. “It really worked out that way.”
If that wasn’t enough, George’s parents were visiting, which for many could’ve been a lot to handle all at once, but not for Amal. She handled everything with grace because, obviously.
“We just talked and we stayed up all night talking,” Clooney added. “I got her email address because she was gonna send me some pictures of my parents, and then we started writing. I didn’t know if she wanted to go out with me, I just thought we were buddies.”
Oh, please. He knew. She knew. George recalled on The Ellen DeGeneres Show exactly how the proposal went down and when it’s as romantic yet hilarious as that, you know you’ve found the one. And the Clooneys’ future looks bright, what with their twins, Ella and Alexander, turning 1 in June and the couple celebrating their fourth anniversary in September. Swoon. If that’s not meant to be, we don’t know what is. Moral of the story? If you haven’t found The One just yet, don’t fret. It might not happen until you’re 52, so try and be patient.