For the first time since he proposed to Amal Alamuddin in April, George Clooney has alluded to his shocking promise of commitment to the lawyer. Unfortunately, it wasn’t under the best circumstances.
In a column for USA Today, the actor responded to a Daily Mail report that his fiance’s mother didn’t approve of the impending nuptials based on religious reasons. “I seldom respond to tabloids, unless it involves someone else and their safety or well being,” he admitted. “The Daily Mail has printed a completely fabricated story about my fiancee’s mother opposing our marriage for religious reasons.”
He went on to discuss Mail’s original story, and then gave his strongly worded point of view on the subject. “First of all, none of the story is factually true,” he wrote. “Amal’s mother is not Druze. She has not been to Beruit since Amal and I have been dating, and she is in no way against the marriage — but none of that is the issue.”
Insisting that he doesn’t care about most online reports (i.e. that Amal’s pregnant), he added, “This lie involves larger issues. The irresponsibility, in this day and age, to exploit religious differences where none exist, is at the very least negligent and more appropriately dangerous.”
In conclusion, George said, “When they put my family and my friends in harm’s way, they cross far beyond just a laughable tabloid and into the area of inciting violence.”
It’s rumored that George and Amal will tie the knot this September.