Amal didn’t immediately say yes to being Mrs Clooney.
While many may not have hesitated in accepting a proposal from the 56-year-old, Amal, 39, was prepared to take her time in making the life-changing decision.
Or rather, she was so gobsmacked that she was too lost for words to accept. Understandable.
Speaking to the Hollywood Reporter about his proposal, George said he said he made it all so super romantic, Amal was completely blown away.
‘Over champagne, after dinner, I told her there was a lighter to light the candle in the drawer, and she reached back and pulled out a ring,’ he said. ‘I did all the stuff, got down on my knee and did all the things you’re supposed to do.
‘I had a playlist…and I was waiting for this song, Why Shouldn’t I?
‘It’s a really good song about why can’t I be in love? And it played, and she’s like, “Holy s***!” And she just kept staring at the ring, going, “Oh, my God.”
‘It was 20 minutes of me on my knee, waiting for her to say yes, because she was so shocked.’
The couple went on to marry in 2014 in a lavish ceremony in Italy, attended by all of their celebrity friends.
Earlier this year, the couple welcomed twins Ella and Alex.
Proud papa George said: ‘My house is filled with the warm sounds of babies crying.
‘You should see when my friends show up and see me change a diaper, the laughter that comes from them. I go, “I know, I know”. I’ve given them so much s*** for so many years, I deserve every bit of it!’
He also recently revealed the reason behind giving his children ‘normal names’.
The actor told Entertainment Tonight: ‘We figured these kids are going to be looked at a lot and watched and [have their] every move sort of judged, and we wanted them to at least have a break with the names.’