While promoting his new move, Hail, Caeser! on the Ellen DeGeneres show, George Clooney spoke about how he proposed to his wife, human rights lawyer, Amal and how he was left bent down on one knee, waiting for an answe for nearly half an hour because she didn’t initially know it was a proposal. He said this after Ellen asked by him when he knew he wanted to marry her.
‘I think about six months ’til I actually thought I might pop the question. And it was one of those horrible moments, we didn’t talk about it, you know, it wasn’t, “maybe we should get married” or anything. I plotted the whole thing out. ‘Had the ring hidden behind her, I had music playing, my aunt Rosemary’s going to sing Why Shouldn’t I?, everything was planned out,’
‘And I go, “Nah, I made dinner!” You know, I’ve got it all set up, timed out and the song is coming, she gets up to go wash the dishes, which she’s never done, and I’m like, “What are you doing?”
‘She reaches around and pulls out the box, and I’ve got just the ring sitting in there, and she pulls it out and she looks at it and she’s like, “It’s a ring.”
‘Like somebody had left it there some other time! And I’m like, doing all the moves you can do with my face’
‘And I got down on my knee and I said, “I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you,” and she kept looking at the ring, and she’s looking at me, and she’s like “Oh my God”
‘And we now know because there is a playlist, so we know how long it actually took, and it’s like 25 minutes, 25 minutes!
‘And finally like literally I said “Look, I hope the answer’s yes, but I need an answer ’cause I’m 52 and I could throw out my hip pretty soon!” and then she said, “Oh, oh yes!” So it worked out really well.’
The actor later added that their connection was instant the moment they met.
‘You know it was one of those funny things, from the minute we met we just hit it off, from the minute we met we sort of felt like we were going to be together.’
George and Amal, tied the knot in Italy in September 2014.