HOLLYWOOD’S most eligible bachelor George Clooney has married British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin on Saturday (September 27).
Clooney and Alamuddin were married in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy, said the actor’s long-time representative Stan Rosenfield.
Clooney’s celebrity friends joined the happy couple at the luxury Aman hotel, which overlooks Venice’s spectacular Grand Canal, to celebrate the ceremony. Guests included U2 singer Bono, Matt Damon, Bill Murray, Cindy Crawford and her husband Randy Gerber.
Clooney and his friends indulged in champagne before gliding up the majestic Grand Canal on Saturday evening waving to the hundreds of well-wishers who had gathered on the embankments, posing to the photographers who chased a glimpse of his final public moments of bachelorhood Clooney enjoyed the pre wedding approach.
Alamuddin, 36, is a London-based human rights lawyer of Lebanese origin. She left Lebanon during the civil war and moved to the UK. She met Clooney, 53, through her work. The actor is active in many political causes and has been a United Nations Messenger of Peace since 2008. His humanitarian work includes fund raising for the victims of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake and advocating a resolution for the Darfur conflict.
With a string of unsuccessful relationships and a previous marriage with Talia Balsam behind him, Clooney is set to build his future life with the new Mrs Clooney, Amal Alamuddin.