Tuesday, April 29, 2014

George Clooney Takes Fiancée Amal Alamuddin For A Romantic Ride On The Back Of His Motorcycle After His Mom Confirms Engagement News

George Clooney celebrated his engagement by taking fiancée Amal Alamuddin for a ride around Los Angeles on the back of his motorcycle on Sunday.

It seems that while the Lebanese-born British barrister has tamed her man's notorious bachelor lifestyle, she's yet to tame his wild ways when it comes to his preferred choice of transportation.

Though far from disapproving of the dangerous mode of transport, the 36-year-old willingly hopped aboard the chopper for a cosy ride with her husband-to-be, clinging on to him tightly around the waist as they whizzed through the streets on the sunny spring day

The brunette was even dressed appropriately for the outing in dark blue jeans, black motorcycle boots, a green-brown leather jacket and black helmet with visor.

Two-time Oscar-winner George also looked the part in jeans, similar chunky black lace-up boots, a black leather jacket and matching helmet, while both also donned black gloves.

The star, who turns 53 on May 6, was no doubt being extra careful with his new fiancée riding on the back, after he famously got into a nasty accident back in 2007 while riding with then-girlfriend Sarah Larson.

Both were hospitalised when the actor's bike was hit by a car in New Jersey, with George suffering from a hairline fracture on his rib and road rash, while his passenger broke her foot and had lacerations to her face.

While the couple of just seven months are yet to personally confirm the status of their relationship, the star's mother, Nina Clooney, has happily opened up about the engagement.

'You can say I'm extremely happy, Amal's a lovely girl,' the 74-year-old said from her home in Augusta, Kentucky on Monday. 'I like her very much.

'We weren’t at all surprised when they told us they were engaged, and we couldn’t be happier for them,' she added of her and husband Nick Clooney's reaction to the news.

Veteran broadcaster Nick has also spoken of the couple's joy at welcoming the new addition to their family.

'We are thrilled ... my wife and I are absolutely thrilled ... we are excited for both of them. Amal is a very lovely girl,' the 80-year-old told TMZ on Monday.

The lawyer's firm also sent their wellwishes to the couple as they publicly congratulated them on their engagement.

A statement released to Reuters read: 'The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin, a member of Chambers, and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married.'

The rumour mill went into overdrive after Amal was reportedly spotted wearing a conspicuous ring on THAT finger during a dinner date with Edward Norton, Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber at Nobu in Malibu last Thursday, which was first reported by Entertainment Tonight.

The blushing bride-to-be is said to have excitedly shown off her stunning bauble to the supermodel as the pair shared their surprise news with their pals.

Another witness also reported seeing the ring as the couple dined at Craig's in West Hollywood the previous evening.

On Sunday, People reported a source 'with knowledge of the situation' as saying the pair are indeed engaged and that the proposal happened 'not that long ago'.

'George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key but they also aren't really trying to hide this, it doesn't seem,' the insider said. 'I think it's like they want the people they love to know that this is real, that they plan on being together forever.'

Meanwhile, the actor's mom couldn't be happier at the pairing, following the revolving door of waitresses, models and aspiring actresses he's dated over the years.

'On an intellectual level, they are equals,' Nina tells the MailOnline. 'That is very important to him. Amal's world couldn’t be more different from the Hollywood lifestyle.'

Asked if Amal, whom George first introduced to his family 'about a year ago' before taking their relationship public last October, is anything like their son's previous girlfriends, Mrs Clooney exclaims: 'Heavens, no! She's a lawyer, she is brilliant, she is a very bright woman and at the very top of her career.'

Indeed, the well-respected human rights lawyer, who is currently representing Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, appears to be the perfect match for her betrothed, who is also known for his tireless activism work.

'They also share a sense of fun, a sense of humour and they are both very caring people,' Nina adds.