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Post by Nicky80 on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 12:45

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Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney's 'satisfyingly public' wedding harshly critiqued by Your Barrister Boyfriend creator

Not everyone was enamoured by [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] and [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]’s [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] last Weekend.

In fact, the couple’s four-day-long celebrations have been somewhat savagely branded "wildly expensive, carefully choreographed, predictably sentimental and satisfyingly public" by Natalia Naish, [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] co-creator – the website that gave Alamuddin the 'illustrious' title of Hottest Barrister in London.

Before you bemoan the description for its apparent sexism, don’t worry - the website is written in a "tongue-in-cheek" fashion, so its contents must obviously be taken as a joke.

For all those who thought Alamuddin and Clooney’s festivities were an inoffensive show of glamour and rather enjoyed looking at pictures of the couple boarding a Venetian boat probably not coincidentally called Amore, you’re all deluded and not seeing the bigger picture, according to Naish.

Apparently, it was a "flashy and self-aggrandising wedding" which compromised Clooney's famous dislike of the tabloids. The couple sold pictures of their wedding to Hello! and People, with proceeds reportedly going to charitable causes.

But Naish continued to compare the nuptials to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s wedding earlier this year.

"Even though George and Amal careened around Venice in speedboats, posed up a storm for the paparazzi like modern-day royalty and sold their wedding photos to glossy magazines, they received none of the tut-tutting that was directed at Kim Kardashian," Naish wrote in [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]. "Why? Because Kim Kardashian is perceived as vacant and shameless while George is supposedly a sophisticated humanitarian."

She then went onto question Clooney’s intellect, arguing that Alamuddin "can fill in the gaps in his knowledge (does he speak any languages other than English?) and engage in some very highbrow pillow talk with him."

Clooney’s reputation, she claims, is founded upon the fact that he "is good at playing twinkly silver foxes in action films, that he holidays in Lake Como and that he supports various charitable causes".


"This alone has enabled him to shed his reputation as a hot college dropout from the Midwest and assume a more dignified and statesmanlike mantel," she continued.

But it’s not just Clooney who has received criticism - Alamuddin has been busy strutting "her stuff in surprisingly short couture dresses" apparently, suggesting that female barristers give up their right to wear anything above the knee when they pass the Bar.

And just in case her point was not quite clear enough she finishes by saying Clooney - a former UN messenger of peace - is "more style than substance".

"Until he has proven himself as a towering intellect, let us see him for what he is: someone who has benefited from the arbitrary rewards of Hollywood and chosen to splash out on a very flashy and self-aggrandising wedding," Naish concludes. "Please spare us all the do-gooding talk."

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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 12:48

Mm, saw this earlier in the Mail. The most hilarious thing about it there are comments completely the denouncing the author's comparision - and most say she's just jealous!

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Post by globalchick on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 13:14

This is the backlash that was inevitable and will probably spread around the world's media over the next day or so as the Independent's story gets reported elsewhere. George went way too over the top with the wedding at a time when many people are struggling. It really was a vulgar display of ostentation that went on day after day. It made him look like a limelight-hogger. He has no one but himself to blame.

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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 13:49

When it comes down to it, what George Clooney did was make his guests comfortable for the weekend, while giving his wife a dream wedding. Yes, it was expensive. But "opulent" or "extravagant" or any other words implying it was tasteless and over-the-top are unwarranted, IMO. The ceremony, parties and receptions, and catered meals appear to have been relatively low-key, except for the celebrity factor and the public comings and goings.

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Post by Joanna on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 14:08

I've learned over the years to take the attitude of....
"Live and Let Live."

Unless its illegal or downright cruel I don't care what a person does in their lives. It's their choice.
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Post by Donnamarie on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 14:15

Clooney had the wedding that he and Amal wanted to have. Kim and Kayne had the wedding they wanted and Brad and Angie had the wedding they wanted. Omg, wish everyone would just accept that. George is not going to apologize, feel guilty or second guess his and Amal's decision on this. It his life. Everyone's a critic.
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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 14:50

Ironic that the majority of the legal profession weren't that happy about the 'Your Barrister Boyfriend' site anyway. Opportunistic couple of bloggers I think


Turns out that Our Hero would have met her anyway, with or without them......

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Post by / on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 15:02

To be honest, even Kim Kardashian's wedding was less public than George's wedding. To each their own, sure. And I didn't really mind that it was so public because I loved looking at the pictures and all but what I still can't wrap my head around, is that they sold their pictures to 2 tabloid magazines. If you want your high profile wedding to be in the magazines, the only tasteful way of doing it, is by making a deal with Vogue and not a cheap gossip thing... Just saying Smile Anyway, the website of your barrister boyfriend has covered the event of the wedding a bit but now all those posts are deleted. The tone of those posts were very sarcastic to begin with. Perhaps Amal has lost their approval? Shocked  Smile


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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 15:27

Yes, because what a high-achieving international attorney and wife of George Clooney so desperately needs is the approval of something called 'Your Barrister Boyfriend.'

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Post by LizzyNY on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 16:08

Stupid blog. In the press here there have been several comparisons of G&A's wedding to the KimYe wedding. Everything I've seen says it's a case of "class vs crass". The prevailing opinion seems to be that G&A did everything right.
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Post by lelacorb on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 16:23

Italy but especially Venice has gained a great deal from the marriage of George and Amal, 2 magazines had the exclusive right of some photos and details about the wedding yet all have criticized the wedding so gorgeous. The whole wedding was to 'teach gain from advertising sold pictures of both Casamigos (Gerber wearing the tshirt, the bottles always with the brand in the foreground in front of the photographers) that for the Amman (sister Amal, Tala works for the Amman Resort) another criticism has been aimed at Amal who wanted to contemporary paintings in the bridal suite with frescoes by Tiepolo, painter of the twelfth century.
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Post by Alisonfan on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 18:29

HUH!  I lost count how many times they sailed up and down the canals, together, separately, with friends with family, with/ without WTF.

If that's not crass, call me crazy.

Interesting that AA sister works for Aman resorts, how much product placement can the public be expected to swallow without choking !

Armani, ODR, D&G, McQueen etc; and thats just the clothes on their backs!
Let alone the drink, the hotels, the flowers, ta daa.

Interesting to se if hotel for Honeymoon if an Amman resort. Mmmm

Losing interest. Hell NO!  Now it will get interesting. Suspect


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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 18:36

HUH!  I lost count how many times they sailed up and down the canals, together, separately, with friends with family, with/ without WTF.

If that's not crass, call me crazy.

Okay, who wants to take this one?

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Post by Alisonfan on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 18:42

You take it way2old.  You must know?

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Post by Missa on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 19:34

It's 6. 6 times. 6 times, in four days. Don't even have to use all your fingers to keep count. Hardly seems excessive, considering the ONLY way to travel is via boat.
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Post by LornaDoone on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 20:13

Way2Old4Dis wrote:Yes, because what a high-achieving international attorney and wife of George Clooney so desperately needs is the approval of something called 'Your Barrister Boyfriend.'

brahahahaha!
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Post by party animal - not! on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 20:15

Just In case folks don't know, there are no roads.........

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Post by LornaDoone on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 20:15

This fucking forum is down right entertaining I tell ya!

Go Missa - Six that you dirty rat!

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Post by Way2Old4Dis on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 20:33

Sooooo,

If that's not crass, call me crazy.

You're crazy.

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Post by annemarie on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 22:22

The whole article is ridiculous everyone has to stick their two cents in.

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Post by The next mrs clooney on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 22:26

E.C. wrote:To be honest, even Kim Kardashian's wedding was less public than George's wedding. To each their own, sure. And I didn't really mind that it was so public because I loved looking at the pictures and all but what I still can't wrap my head around, is that they sold their pictures to 2 tabloid magazines. If you want your high profile wedding to be in the magazines, the only tasteful way of doing it, is by making a deal with Vogue and not a cheap gossip thing... Just saying Smile Anyway, the website of your barrister boyfriend has covered the event of the wedding a bit but now all those posts are deleted. The tone of those posts were very sarcastic to begin with. Perhaps Amal has lost their approval? Shocked  Smile
You've obviously forgotten about her first wedding where she got married on her reality show!!

As for selling the pics, you go with the highest bidder so that way you can raise the most money for charity.
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Post by Joanna on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 22:28

party animal - not! wrote:Just In case folks don't know, there are no roads.........


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Post by melbert on Fri 03 Oct 2014, 22:31

FYI, this marriage to Kanye is her 3rd marriage.  The first one wasn't "public" like her 2nd and 3rd.
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Post by / on Sat 04 Oct 2014, 09:26

The next mrs clooney wrote:
E.C. wrote:To be honest, even Kim Kardashian's wedding was less public than George's wedding. To each their own, sure. And I didn't really mind that it was so public because I loved looking at the pictures and all but what I still can't wrap my head around, is that they sold their pictures to 2 tabloid magazines. If you want your high profile wedding to be in the magazines, the only tasteful way of doing it, is by making a deal with Vogue and not a cheap gossip thing... Just saying Smile Anyway, the website of your barrister boyfriend has covered the event of the wedding a bit but now all those posts are deleted. The tone of those posts were very sarcastic to begin with. Perhaps Amal has lost their approval? Shocked  Smile
You've obviously forgotten about her first wedding where she got married on her reality show!!

As for selling the pics, you go with the highest bidder so that way you can raise the most money for charity.

I meant her latest marriage with Kanye west.

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Post by fluffy on Tue 07 Oct 2014, 15:51

Just a thought ladies, but supposing that this marriage with George "upping his status", then after the wedding which I think he sold out along with his sole!, that Amal now loving the paps attention, downgrades not only her persona but then takes George down with her, so in effect, he's right back where he started, but now with the accompanying baggage of a designer popping, expensive taste wife?!! I would bet that children or not, Amal may become too hot to handle, end up with no job and Hollywood her only income?
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Post by amaretti on Tue 07 Oct 2014, 16:07

She was always stylish   .  Think ' Good Wife '  , Alicia and her new partner are  well dressed and chic .

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Post by Donnamarie on Tue 07 Oct 2014, 17:23

fluffy, in my worst nightmare I wouldnt see what you describe happening. You don't give George and Amal much credit.
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Post by Alisonfan on Wed 08 Oct 2014, 12:31

Who would?

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Post by LizzyNY on Wed 08 Oct 2014, 13:47

Fluffy - I honestly can't imagine that happening. If she seemed headed in that direction I think George would put a stop to it pretty damn quick. Besides, she really has nothing to offer Hollywood other than being George's wife - unless she opens up a legal practice there.
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Post by Cece42 on Wed 08 Oct 2014, 15:36

I believe being George's wife is what 
she wants, she got a taste of the limelight and loves it.

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Post by fluffy on Wed 08 Oct 2014, 16:07

That's what I love about the COH'ers! you're so for or against! I'm only putting forward a theory, which is quite possible given the enormity of the wedding, as we know George is or was very private, why sell out? I would have thought that a quiet wedding would have benefit both parties be keeping integrity for both jobs/personas. Just to release 1 photo would have been enough, keep it all low key. So we must assume that maybe Amal wanted the spot light and indeed likes the spotlight. But what effect will that have on their marriage? testing at best but too much and as I have said, she could be damaging to clients. On the other hand, it may prove in her and the client's favour, but in the legal world, you don't want press in that way. As with anything time will tell and with some dissentors on here already shouting "divorce"! all we can do is watch from the sidelines. Lets see what happens on the red carpet and Oscar time.  cherry
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Post by Donnamarie on Wed 08 Oct 2014, 16:45

Fluffy, how will Amal need to behave on the red carpet during awards time that will prove your theory?
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Post by party animal - not! on Wed 08 Oct 2014, 16:51

Here's what I think.

I think that His Nibs got so close to his wedding having found The One that given the opportunity to speak at their first event together, he just wanted to shout it to the world.....and the wedding was a total reflection of that. There was also an element of the Lebanese about it, but he's just such a happy bunny. They both are, and Bill Murray said it all.

As for the red carpet events in the future, she has her hands full with her own career, but they both are going to make being together a priority, and there is no doubt she will support him just as he's supporting her - it would be strange if they didn't........but I'm not convinced at all that she's persuaded by the shallow nature of a red carpet that that is the be all and end all of life. She's used to a totally different sort of attention - that of a courtroom. And to pretend that we know otherwise is presumptious to say the least

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Post by Donnamarie on Wed 08 Oct 2014, 17:37

PAN, I totally support what you say. I ask the question of fluffy to understand why she thinks that Amal may act in any way contrary to just being a supportive spouse at any public events that George will be attending. Amal has class and elegance and is perfectly capable of handling herself in the utmost dignified manner. She has already shown herself to be that way in the past few months despite all the attention and notoriety. By the way I love that some of the posters here call George Mr. Nibs. How did he get that name?
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Donnamarie wrote:PAN,  I totally support what you say.  I ask the question of fluffy to understand why she thinks that Amal may act in any way contrary to just being a supportive spouse at any public events that George will be attending.  Amal has class and elegance and is perfectly capable of handling herself in the utmost dignified manner.  She has already shown herself to be that way in the past few months despite all the attention and notoriety.  By the way I love that some of the posters here call George Mr. Nibs.  How did he get that name?

Yes, I'd like to know that too... Smile

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Post by LizzyNY on Thu 09 Oct 2014, 13:48

PAN - Totally agree. She seems very poised and well able to handle all the attention. It's probably one reason he chose her.
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Post by globalchick on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 12:35

fluffy wrote:That's what I love about the COH'ers! you're so for or against! I'm only putting forward a theory, which is quite possible given the enormity of the wedding, as we know George is or was very private, why sell out? I would have thought that a quiet wedding would have benefit both parties be keeping integrity for both jobs/personas. Just to release 1 photo would have been enough, keep it all low key. So we must assume that maybe Amal wanted the spot light and indeed likes the spotlight. But what effect will that have on their marriage? 
Well I agree with what you've said here. If we assume George is genuinely in love with her - there are some here who think he married her for other reasons - then I think he is going to be in for the shock of his life. I'm inclined to think she pushed for a showy wedding and the new British $20 million dollar mansion purchase and all the rest. But I'm not giving him a free pass because it was HIS PR people who released the staged pictures in Africa and Mauritius and the staged photos of the engagement ring etc to the media. So I think that both George and her conspired together to have a public relationship because George IMO is so full of himself he wants to be a part of a global humanitarian power couple. God knows why as he has seen first hand what an isolated life Brangelina live with that level of attention and Bennifer too. And he of all people should have realised that a huge media spectacle of a wedding will increase the number of paparazzi hounding him on a daily basis. 

But I think maybe Amal sold him on a flashy wedding as, and I'm sorry to say this, but Lebanese people are not known for their taste which veers towards the ostentatious. Amal's arms dealer uncle Ziad Takieddine lives the same kind of lifestyle as George. The articles are in another thread. I also would not be surprised if Ziad financed Amal's education and lifestyle to a certain extent although I think the French government probably froze his bank accounts once he got arrested and maybe Amal needed someone new to finance her lifestyle. Enter George. There are also those photos of Amal with some Google or Silicon Valley executive (I recall) and rumours on the Internet that she tried to land him but couldn't - so it looks like she's been trying to snag a wealthy man for a while. 

Amal seems to absolutely LOVE the attention and I bet this is not what George thought she was like at all. I think he is going to be in for a rude shock and fast. He should have gone out with her for at least 2 years before marrying her to see how she adjusted to life in the limelight. Instead he rushed into this marriage just like he did with his first marriage to Talia. And I think it will have the same outcome only it will be even worse for him. There will be an element of humiliation because of the way he flaunted their spectacle wedding in front of the world's cameras. 

There is alot of negativity about George now on the internet that just wasn't there before. That is because of all the pimping out of his private life he has been doing and flaunting of his wealth. No one likes that stuff.

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Post by louisvillelaura on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 13:59

global chick - I agree that this is just so out of character for him.  He has the means to have an extravagent/opultent (whatever adjective to describe the wedding) but he also has the means to keep it private.  I get that Venice is VERY romantic.  But it's very public because of transportation.  Still, there are ways to keep these things more private.  4 days of celebrating I can see could be more a tradition that Amal is used to.  I seem to recall articles with her relatives saying that wedding are very big and familiy members are all invited - so a 4 day wedding could be what her friends and family are used to. 

So if he is in love head over heels, then I get it... give her what she wants even if it means he's in the public more.  Love makes you do crazy things.  He hasn't really talked much about the wedding if at all other than "It feels great" when asked about what being married feels like.  So to a certain degree he's not talked about his private life. 

To me, the photo spread speaks volumes. Now OF COURSE I want to see all the photos and more.  But it seems very out of character for George.  A photo or two would have been more in line with his public persona.  

I'm rambling a bit because it's so baffling.  I don't buy it all. The reason is the speed and timing.

I still find it so coincidential (or not) that the same week Stacey Keibler gets married and announces she's preganant that all the hidden relationship comes out on staged photos.  That is still my sticking point.  The timing just says knee jerk rebound decision.  

Someone who was clearly hurt about a failed marriage and public about "not being good" at marriage to have so many photos given either says "I'm in it for life, for better or worse" or it's him giving his bride what she wants.  And now the talk that they want a family.  So far the "inside" talk has been fairly accurate.  From "the feathers" at the reception (the center piece had ostric feathers if I saw it correctly) to some of the other details revealed early on - Sept. wedding confirmed by Cindy Crawford.

I mean it's a normal amount of time for "regular" people - a woman who is 36 and a man who is 53 ... well I can understand if you want a family not wanting a two year engagement.  But the worst thing you can do is rush into a family.  Even the strongest of marriages take a HUGE hit to lifestyle when they welcome a baby.  I speak from experience - married 14 years before finally having a baby then "BAM"... I'm shopping for reading glasses and maternity wear and have triplets.  I wouldn't change it, but it's challenging even on the best of days.

I am not trying to rain on their parade, but I feel something is still "off".  The wedding was too perfect.  Too staged... it seemed like a fairy tale in a movie.  Which is easy to produce when you are experienced at making movies... real life is a different story.

Plus the house in England... that's great she's still working, but I can't imagine George not wanting to be back at his LA home where all his friends are.  He speak so much about how those are the most important people in his life.  How do you balance it all?  Even for George Clooney balancing this is no easy task.

Thoughts?  Am I the only one still feeling like something isn't genuine here?

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Post by Donnamarie on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 14:39

Louisvillelaura, I appreciate all the questions you raise. If I had read somewhere a year ago that what happened to George this past year with getting engaged and married and in the way that he did I would have said that's complete nonsense. First I never thought that Stacey and G were really in love. I think that they had a good time together then it was time for them to move on. I don't her actions really impressed George in any negative way. I don't think he's that easily influenced. I Do also believe that George has matured emotionally in the last couple of years. I really do think he fell deeply in love with Amal. All the people who really know George have said as much. Listen to what Bill Murray said. He has no reason to make this stuff up. His parents, why would they lie? Some people who post here think this is all a show. I don't want to go on why I think that's ludicrious. It's not George. I wouldn't admire a man who is a phony. That's ONE of the reasons I do love him so much. Anyway, the only people talking about G&A having children are the media and their so called "sources". That's BS. I think George experienced a love for a woman that he hasn't before. She's a serious woman and I think this was a serious relationship. I think they both wanted to really celebrate that love by having the wedding in Venice. It was very meaningful for them. Of course to us it does look like a fairy tale. But from all who participated and commented it was real and heartfelt. Let's just give them that and not try to denigrate them because it doesn't fit with our standard of how we think he should behave. If the. Arrive doesn't work then ok. He made a mistake. But I think they both are going into this relationship with all the right intentions. Why don't we just give them the benefit of the doubt and not be such dark clouds over their blue sky.
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Post by louisvillelaura on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 15:17

Oh Donna Marie I don't wish them dark clouds - It just is me because I was convinced I am "the one"... lol!   But seriously I don't wish them anything but the best.  And it DOES seem to be more and more like true love.  And when you are in love you are HAPPY.  And you WANT to share it with the world - in front of your family, friends, and fans alike. 
 
I think it was just so surprising that it happened so quickly. Until a few months ago we all thought he was single  but he was already dating and keeping that very low key.  Probably trying to have as "normal" a relationship as you can before it was bound to go public.  And for wealthy people that wedding was probably very much in line with what you would expect.  

I am now conflicted because I have to find a new "if you weren't with your husband who would you marry" guy Wink  It's always been G.C.  now what's a gal to do?  There are simply no other G.C.'s out there!

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Post by Donnamarie on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 15:29

I totally agree louisvillelaura. Yes, G is my guy. When Amal's good friend recalled a discussion with Amal last summer about whether Amal would ever meet the perfect man OMG little did she know within weeks she would meet him. He is my perfect man. I certainly know he's not perfect. He has flaws but when you weigh all his attributes he comes as close as you can get for me. I don't know him personally but have been following him for years, read his interviews, watched his movies. I really admire this guy so of course I will defend him. I know I could never be in his life. I want him to be happy on a personal and emotional level so I accept that he loves Amal and she is a good person with good values. I can't imagine him falling for someone who was manipulative and deceitful and who didn't have a kind heart.
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Post by it's me on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 16:39

manipulative and deceitful


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Post by Nicky80 on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 18:25

globalchick wrote:

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But I think maybe Amal sold him on a flashy wedding as, and I'm sorry to say this, but Lebanese people are not known for their taste which veers towards the ostentatious. .....

Well first Amal grew up in the UK that makes her more British then Lebanese.....

To have taste or not has nothing to do with your nationality.... or do you think all French people are into Fashion..... Laughing
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Post by Cece42 on Fri 10 Oct 2014, 22:51

louisvillelaura wrote:global chick - I agree that this is just so out of character for him.  He has the means to have an extravagent/opultent (whatever adjective to describe the wedding) but he also has the means to keep it private.  I get that Venice is VERY romantic.  But it's very public because of transportation.  Still, there are ways to keep these things more private.  4 days of celebrating I can see could be more a tradition that Amal is used to.  I seem to recall articles with her relatives saying that wedding are very big and familiy members are all invited - so a 4 day wedding could be what her friends and family are used to. 

So if he is in love head over heels, then I get it... give her what she wants even if it means he's in the public more.  Love makes you do crazy things.  He hasn't really talked much about the wedding if at all other than "It feels great" when asked about what being married feels like.  So to a certain degree he's not talked about his private life. 

To me, the photo spread speaks volumes. Now OF COURSE I want to see all the photos and more.  But it seems very out of character for George.  A photo or two would have been more in line with his public persona.  

I'm rambling a bit because it's so baffling.  I don't buy it all. The reason is the speed and timing.

I still find it so coincidential (or not) that the same week Stacey Keibler gets married and announces she's preganant that all the hidden relationship comes out on staged photos.  That is still my sticking point.  The timing just says knee jerk rebound decision.  

Someone who was clearly hurt about a failed marriage and public about "not being good" at marriage to have so many photos given either says "I'm in it for life, for better or worse" or it's him giving his bride what she wants.  And now the talk that they want a family.  So far the "inside" talk has been fairly accurate.  From "the feathers" at the reception (the center piece had ostric feathers if I saw it correctly) to some of the other details revealed early on - Sept. wedding confirmed by Cindy Crawford.

I mean it's a normal amount of time for "regular" people - a woman who is 36 and a man who is 53 ... well I can understand if you want a family not wanting a two year engagement.  But the worst thing you can do is rush into a family.  Even the strongest of marriages take a HUGE hit to lifestyle when they welcome a baby.  I speak from experience - married 14 years before finally having a baby then "BAM"... I'm shopping for reading glasses and maternity wear and have triplets.  I wouldn't change it, but it's challenging even on the best of days.

I am not trying to rain on their parade, but I feel something is still "off".  The wedding was too perfect.  Too staged... it seemed like a fairy tale in a movie.  Which is easy to produce when you are experienced at making movies... real life is a different story.

Plus the house in England... that's great she's still working, but I can't imagine George not wanting to be back at his LA home where all his friends are.  He speak so much about how those are the most important people in his life.  How do you balance it all?  Even for George Clooney balancing this is no easy task.

Thoughts?  Am I the only one still feeling like something isn't genuine here?
No, I am with you on this one.

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