12 things to know about Amal Alamuddin, the new Mrs George Clooney

12 things to know about Amal Alamuddin, the new Mrs George Clooney

1. No social media

Amal Alamuddin is said to have deactivated her Instagram and Twitter accounts, and only speaks in public on work-related matters.

2. She's tri-lingual

Fluent in Arabic, French, and English, having studied at the French school in London and holds law degrees from Oxford and New York University.

3. Her family

She has a sister, Tala, who is married to a Lebanese man and they reportedly live in Singapore with their two young daughters.

She also has two half-brothers, Samer and Ziad, from her father's first marriage.

Her parents are Ramzi Alamuddin, a retired professor of business studies at the American University in Beirut, and Baria Alamuddin, the foreign editor of the Pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat, which is based in London.

4. How Amal met George

She met George Clooney at a charity fund-raising event in Italy last September through a mutual friend, and reportedly refused to take his number.

5. How George wooed Amal

After Alamuddin refused to take Clooney's number, he apparently e-mailed her: "I think the reported hottest man in the world should meet with the hottest human rights lawyer in the world." (Alamuddin had taken the #1 spot of the "21 Hottest Barristers in London" list by Your Barrister's Boyfriend in 2013)

It was said that she made him wait for a few days before responding to his e-mail.

Another news report said Clooney asked her out for dinner and she put him off twice, saying she was too busy, but accepted on his third attempt.

6. Their whirlwind romance

The couple's whirlwind romance has taken them to Mexico, New York City, the Seychelles, and on a safari in Tanzania.

7. Their engagement

The engagement of Alamuddin, 36, to Clooney, 53, took place in Clooney's Studio City home in California, on April 22 , 2014.

Clooney is said to have personally cooked a meal for Alamuddin, and then surprised the leggy brunette by getting down on one knee to propose.

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