It Took Amal Alamuddin 25 Minutes to Say ‘Yes’ to George Clooney’s Proposal

While on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today (Feb. 4), George Clooney revealed that it took his now-wife Amal Clooney an entire 25 minutes to accept his marriage proposal.

Which must have been quite a blow to the then most eligible bachelor’s ego. Not to mention awkward.

Clooney revealed that to propose he cooked Amal dinner and put on a romantic playlist before requesting she light some candles. Spoilers: the ring was hidden in a drawer with a lighter.

Recalled Clooney, “I got down on my knee and said, ‘I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you.’ And she kept looking at the ring, and she was looking at me, and she was like, ‘Oh, my God.'”

“And we now know, because there was a playlist, how long it actually took, and it was, like, 25 minutes.”

The actor concluded, “Finally, I literally said, ‘Look, I hope the answer is yes, but I need an answer. I’m 52 and I could throw out my hip pretty soon.’ And she said, ‘Oh, yes.’ And it worked out really well.”

It truly is a tale as old as time.

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