There are clearly many reasons George Clooney fell in love with his stunning wife Amal, but chief among them wasn't her fierce sense of style or gorgeous looks. In an exclusive interview with HELLO!, the Hollywood star revealed that the human rights lawyer's intelligence was what really "impressed" him.
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"Everything about [Amal] attracted me to her. The thing which really impressed me the most about her was how incredibly smart she is, and I’ve never had so many great discussions as I’ve had with her," he said.
"She’s also beautiful and elegant and someone I knew I wanted to spend my life with."
The couple tied the knot in September 2014 in a star-studded wedding. Their big day took place in Italy, the country where they first set eyes on each other and since then, their romance has continues to blossom.
The couple wed in Venice
Although the husband and wife both have busy schedules, George revealed that they make an effort to see each other. "We have a rule whereby we are never apart for more than a week," he said.
"We also stay in touch via social media so we try to keep close even if we’re in different parts of the world. We have a place in London now where it’s easy for us to spend a lot of time together and I can work on new film projects – writing, reading scripts – or we can go to Lake Como or spend time in Los Angeles when I need to have meetings for my acting work, or hang around with some of my friends.
"It takes some planning but it’s actually been working out very well for us. She also looks great on the red carpet!."