When eternal bachelor and heartthrob George Clooney married British-Lebanese beauty Amal Alamuddin, the world rejoiced. Amal, whose name means “hope” in Arabic, is an avid human-rights activist and international lawyer and has quickly made a name for herself both in the courtroom and on the most prestigious red carpets in the world. In honor of her 38th birthday today, Savoir Flair is taking a look at the intelligent beauty through the eyes – and words – of her husband, George.
On her fame: “She’s adjusted to fame well and it’s hard to do.”
On being her husband: “In closing, I would just like to say to my bride-to-be, Amal, that I love you very much and I can’t wait to be your husband. Thank you very much.”
On her style: “The funny thing is, from the first day I met Amal, you could see that she has her own sense of style. She doesn’t have a stylist. She has clothes that she loves to wear and she knows exactly what they are.”
On her intelligence: “Oftentimes, I feel like an idiot talking to my own wife.”
On her culture: “Yes, I’m now a bit of a connoisseur of Lebanese food. I didn’t know much about it before, but I find it to be fantastic. We eat a lot of tabbouleh.”