George Clooney has described his proposal to Amal as a “disaster” after a human rights lawyer initially believed the 7-carat diamond ring belonged to one of his ex-girlfriends.
“It was a disaster, I planned it, I planned everything,” said actor Drew Barrymore. The Drew Barrymore Show.
“I have a ring in a little drawer behind her, I cooked dinner and we’ve only been dating for six months.”
The Eleven oceans The actor revealed that he planned to get Amal, 44, to grab something from the drawer where the ring was kept as a song Why shouldn’t I his aunt, Rosemary Clooney, played.
However, things quickly turned sour when the lawyer discovered the ring and believed it belonged to one of Clooney’s ex-girlfriends.
“She kind of pulls out this thing, this little drawer, and there’s a diamond ring,” the Oscar winner continued, adding that Amal was making fun of where the sparkler was.
“And she looks at it, and she says, ‘You got a ring there.’ As if someone left a ring there years ago. And I’m on my knees…”, he joked, rolling his eyes.
After 20 minutes of the lawyer saying, “Oh my God, oh my God,” she finally said yes.
The couple tied the knot just five months after a chaotic proposal in front of their closest friends and family in a lavish ceremony in Italy.
The couple, who recently celebrated their eighth wedding anniversary in style, share 5-year-old twins Ella and Alexander – and made some “terrible mistakes” as first-time parents.
During an appearance on CBS In the morning last month, actor-list revealed that the couple’s plan to teach their children a second language had backfired.
“We made a terrible mistake,” the actor told host Gayle King. “We taught them Italian.”
“But we don’t speak Italian. So we have armed them with a language they can use to harm us. And we both don’t really know what they’re saying,” he joked, adding, “I’m from Kentucky. English is my second language.”
This article originally appeared in New York Post and was reproduced with permission.
Originally published as George Clooney on proposing to wife Amal: “It was a disaster”