Amal Alamuddin, a 36 year old London-based dual-qualified English barrister and New York litigation attorney who has long been a high-profile figure in international refugee and human rights law has gone against the trend for professional women in her field and married… an actor.
This is how the website The Business Woman Media starts off its post about “internationally acclaimed barrister” Amal Alamuddin’s wedding to an actor by the name of George Clooney this weekend. Much hullabaloo has been made about the notorious bachelor finally settling down, as if his bride has struck gold, but let’s face it, with her many degrees, fluency in multiple languages, and an impressive career in international law, Alamuddin could easily be described as out of Clooney’s league. Kudos to The Business Woman Media for flipping the script on the way celeb weddings are typically reported. Oh, and of course, congratulations to Mrs. and Mr. Alamuddin on their nuptials! [The Business Woman Media]
God, I am still SO ON TO YOU, George Clooney. While I’m sure the Cloons is totally, madly in love with fiancee Amal Alamuddin (why wouldn’t he be? She’s gorgeous, smart and accomplished, by all accounts) I’ve thought for awhile that his sudden embrace of long-term monogamy and the institute of matrimony (which he has long declared a disinterest in) has an ulterior motive — political power. I predicted a few months ago, shortly after Clooney and Alamuddin announced their engagement, that Clooney would at some point in the not-so-distant future declare his intent to run for public office, and that being married is part of his get elected strategy. And I stand by that! The American public prefers to vote for people who at least posture to have “traditional” values, like a stable family life, and George Clooney who parties with D-list actresses on his houseboat on Lake Como is less electable than George Clooney, devoted husband of a smarty-pants London lawyer. I’m not saying Clooney and Alamuddin aren’t a legit couple, I’m just suggesting Clooney is performing his love in a different way than he has before for a reason. I mean, dudebro has never been one to talk about his relationships or significant others, yet earlier this week, while on stage accepting a humanitarian award, Clooney gushed about his bride-to-be, declaring his love and being all “I can’t wait to be your husband” etc. etc. It’s totally sweet, don’t get me wrong, but mark my words, the Clooney Campaign has begun. [Dlisted]