CINCINNATI -- After an earlier misfire, he’d vowed to never again marry. Apparently never is drawing nigh for George Clooney. Various news reports have him very much in love and now engaged to Amal Alamuddin, the 36-year-old lawyer, born in Beirut, Lebanon and educated in London.
Friends couldn’t be more delighted for Clooney, now 52, as he prepares to fill what some see as his only unfulfilled role; successful husband.
It might have happened years ago were it not for the vagaries of Hollywood. Clooney was in the embryonic phase of his career when he met actress Kelly Preston in the late 1980’s. He’d been banging around the TV and film industry for several years and was just getting a toe hold when love knocked him for a loop. Clooney was admittedly a minor constellation in the Hollywood galaxy though, so when John Travolta took an interest in Ms. Preston, I’m told that Clooney was relegated to a supporting role in her life.
Preston became Mrs. John Travolta and George was cast adrift. Friends say with a decidedly broken heart.
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