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Clooney had to pop the question twice

1 of 2 George Clooney is officially off the market
George Clooney is officially off the market
2 of 2 Amal and George are set to wed this summer
Amal and George are set to wed this summer

George Clooney had to ask Amal Alamuddin to marry him twice because she thought he was joking!

The 53-year-old award winning actor, who is known for his love of pranks, asked lawyer Amal Alamuddin to be his wife over dinner at his house last month, but he had to pop the question twice as she didn't believe he was serious at first.

A source said: ''George has been blown away by her passion, her brains, and sheer force of will.

''Frankly, he's been worried that someone else would snap her up if he didn't act, so he produced the ring and. much to his relief, she said yes.

''But he did have to ask her twice! Amal thought he was pranking her at first. Happy isn't a strong enough word to describe them right now.''

The couple are said to be planning an intimate wedding in Italy this summer, with just a select few guests invited to the nuptials.

The insider added: ''The important people will be there, but this is private, not for public consumption, so it will be friends and family only.

''It was a long time coming, but when George commits to something he really sees it through. Amal is the one.''

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