George's dad 'thrilled' at engagement

George Clooney's father is "thrilled" about his engagement.

George's dad 'thrilled' at engagement

George Clooney's father is "thrilled" about his engagement.

Broadcaster Nick Clooney has praised the 'Monuments Men' star's new fiancee Amal Alamuddin as a "wonderful young woman" and couldn't be happier that his son - who was married to actress Talia Balsam from 1989 to 1993 - is to walk down the aisle again.

Nick, 80, told Us Weekly: "We are thrilled. We have had an opportunity to interact with this wonderful young woman and these are two great people.

"We are thrilled at their decision and we hope for them the best."

However, Nick refused to be drawn on any further details about George's proposal, insisting it is information that should come from the 52-year-old star.

He added: "This is his time, not ours."

Nick's wife Nina Warren previously said she is "extremely happy" that her son is to tie the knot with the British human rights lawyer.

She said: "You can say I'm extremely happy, Amal's a lovely girl."

Nina admits she and her husband, who met Amal over a year ago, weren't surprised when they found out the couple had got engaged because they are well suited, due to their similar interest in international affairs.

She explained: "We weren't at all surprised when they told us they were engaged, and we couldn't be happier for them. On an intellectual level, they are equals. That is very important to him. Amal's world couldn't be more different from the Hollywood lifestyle."

Nina also believes Amal, 36, is completely different from George's previous girlfriends - including Stacy Keibler, Lisa Snowdon, and Renée Zellweger - because she has budding career and is very intelligent.

Asked if Amal is similar to other woman who have dated George, 52, she replied: "Heavens, no! She's a lawyer, she is brilliant, she is a very bright woman and at the very top of her career."

The couple first sparked rumours they had got engaged when the brunette beauty was spotted showing off a diamond sparkler on her ring finger as they indulged in sushi at Nobu in Malibu last Thursday, and her law firm later confirmed the news.

The pair were first linked after a dinner date in October and their romance has been getting increasingly more serious in recent months.

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