Raise your hand if your knowledge of George and Amal Clooney’s relationship timeline exceeds your ability to recall details in your own life: so blissfully happy are Hollywood’s premier power couple that whenever one of the pair (OK, it’s almost always George) sits down for an interview, the conversation often winds its way back towards how they fell in love. With Amal covering the May issue of US Vogue before she co-hosts the Met Gala in just under a month’s time, we’ve been treated to a fresh set of romantic revelations from the Clooneys.
As we’ve previously heard from George, the couple first met when Amal accompanied a friend at a dinner hosted at the actor’s Lake Como villa. ‘Of course she was beautiful,’ he tells Vogue. ‘But I also thought she was fascinating, and I thought she was brilliant. Her life was incredibly exciting – the clients she was taking on and the superhuman work that she was doing.’
‘If you know anything about my crazy life, you know that I’d pretty much committed to the idea of never marrying again. But I started dating Amal, and I immediately knew that something was very different,’ he goes on to add. It was when the couple were on a safari trip in Africa, accompanied by friends, that George had a moment of realisation. ‘Some giraffes walked up to her,’ he recalls. ‘They just came out of the blue. I took a picture of her, and she was smiling. I said to my buddy Ben, “You know, I think I should ask her to marry me.” And Ben said, “I think that’s a good idea.”’ One proposal, five years of marriage and two children later, it certainly seems that way.
In the piece, Amal also drops some hints about domestic life with George and twins Ella and Alexander, who will turn one in June. ‘We’ve had some “mamas” and “dadas,”’ she explains, adding that ‘George was very careful to ensure that “mama” was the first word.’ Quite right, too.
NOW READ: Amal Clooney's Best Fashion Moments
At the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in 2015, Amal wore a red dress by Paule Ka.
Amal visited the Acropolis Museum in Athens in 2014, and wore a Chanel suit.
On the eve of their wedding in Venice in 2014, Amal wore a striped Dolce & Gabbana dress.
In Venice in 2014, Amal looked divine in a Giambattista Valli dress.
Amal wowed in a strapless, floor-length black Dolce & Gabbana gown when she attended the Celebrity Fight Night in Italy in 2014, alongside husband George.
Amal wore a Stella McCartney suit when she landed at Marco Polo Airport in Venice, in 2014.
Amal wore a Camilla Bona dress when she visited the Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports in 2014.
Amal stunned in a black Dior gown at the 72nd Annual Golden Awards in 2015.
Amal was out in Soho, New York in 2015 wearing a Gucci blouse and carrying a Balenciaga bag.
Amal wore Giambattista Valli trousers with a plain black top in New York in spring 2015.
On the set of George Clooney's film Money Monster in New York in 2015, Amal wore Giambattista Valli blouse with jeans and platforms.
Amal wore a black, white and red Alexander McQueen dress with black stilettos when she was out with husband George in New York in spring 2015.
Amal and George attended 'China: Through the Looking Glass' 2015 Costume Institute Benefit Gala, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2015. Amal wore a scarlet Maison Margiela gown by John Galliano.
At the Tomorrowland premiere in Tokyo in 2015, Amal wowed in a custom gold Maison Margiela gown by John Galliano.
Out in London in 2015, Amal looked chic in a khaki jumpsuit by Sonia Rykiel, and tan mules.
At the Casamigos Tequila Spain launch in Ibiza, 2015, Amal dazzled in a gold sequin mini dress.
Amal wore a Giambattista Valli gown when she attended the premiere of her husband's film Hail, Caesar! in early 2016.
Amal and George attended the MPTF 95th anniversary 'Hollywood's Night Under The Stars' in 2016. Amal wore silk high-waisted Ossie Clark trousers with an off-shoulder black top.
Amal attended the Charlotte Tilbury Christmas Party in 2015 wearing a metallic silver two-piece by Lanvin.
When speaking at the Texas Conference for Women Amal wore a pinstriped dress by Giorgio Armani.
Amal and George attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets. Amal opted for a floral Dolce and Gabbana dress.
Whilst running around New York in the summer, Amal's style never flounders. Here she rocks the preppy look in a Gucci contrast pussy bow dress.
Amal was spotted out on the streets of Manhattan in September wearing dogtooth trousers, a long red coat, big shades and pointed stilettos. We're obsessed with this look.