In latest instalment of wall-to-wall Amal Alamuddin coverage, “sources” tell National Enquirer that barrister’s forthcoming nuptials to Hollywood actor may not happen.
Since her romance with film star George Clooney reached the public domain, Doughty Street junior barrister Amal Alamuddin has become a paparazzi favourite, appearing almost daily in the world’s gossip mags.
The Mail Online is particularly obsessed, gushing over the weekend about Alamuddin’s “Pastel perfection!” in an article headlined ‘George Clooney’s fiancée Amal Alamuddin nails spring time chic in ice blue skater dress as she runs errands’. The piece follows: ‘George Clooney’s fiancée Amal Alamuddin reveals her toned tum in lacy light pink crop top and patterned pastel jeans as she runs errands’ and ‘Meet the mother-in-law! George Clooney’s fiancée Amal Alamuddin is joined by her mom at home… and she looks closer in age to the actor than her daughter does’.
There has also been, from the same publication, the bizarre ‘George Clooney’s fiancée Amal Alamuddin looks stylish in striking red dress and fetching floral heels at sexual violence summit’. Other tabloids, meanwhile, have taken to referring to the rising star human rights barrister as “Clooney’s girl”.
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Under such pressures, it cannot be easy to develop a relationship — which may partly explain the growing murmurings on social media that Alamuddin and Clooney may not get married after all. Today, US gossip magazine the National Enquirer has gone one step further and published a piece entitled “George & Amal wedding is off! — pals fear”.
It’s a pretty rickety piece of journalism, quoting a host of anonymous sources speculating in very general terms about the relationship. The article concludes:
“The bottom line: The road to the altar for the notorious bachelor and the international lawyer is still full of potholes. As the source reveals: ‘No one in George’s inner circle will be surprised if the wedding never happens.'”
Grounded in truth or not, this latest incursion into Alamuddin’s life underlines, once more, the considerable real-life downsides to the ‘human rights lawyer falls in love with movie star’ fairy tale — especially when the lawyer is a woman.