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He’s finally off the market: George Clooney is engaged!

The ultimate Hollywood bachelor has surrendered! George Clooney is engaged to Amal Alamuddin.

George Clooney has waved the white flag on his carefree swingin’ single days and is finally going to tie the knot again. After years of serial monogamy with a bevy of beauties and swearing he would never marry again, the actor has finally popped the question to human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

A source close to the couple confirmed the news to People. “George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key, but they also aren’t really trying to hide this, it doesn’t seem. I think it’s like they want the people they love to know that this is real, that they plan on being together forever.”

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News of the engagement leaked when Alamuddin was spotted showing off her huge sparkler to Cindy Crawford on a double date with Clooney and Rande Gerber. The couple was first spotted together in October, just months after Clooney’s split from Stacy Keibler.

“This is the healthiest relationship I’ve ever seen George in,” another source recently told Us Weekly. “He seems incredibly happy, and Amal is such a sweet and intelligent girl who has her own thoughts and ideas and doesn’t just bow down to everything he says.”

Prior to Alamuddin and Keibler, Clooney was linked to Lucy Liu, Kelly Preston, Celine Balitran, Elisabetta Canalis, Krista Allen, Lisa Snowdon and Sarah Larson. His first marriage, to actress Talia Balsam, ended in 1993.

So what is finally pushing the long-confirmed bachelor back to the altar? It could be that Keibler’s own sudden wedding and reported pregnancy with Jared Pobre made him wake up and smell the bridal registry. It could also be that Alamuddin is independent and a highly successful woman in her own right who is passionate about many of the same causes Clooney is. As a British human rights lawyer, she is about as far removed from the models and actresses he is used to dating as one can get. Alamuddin and Clooney, who himself is active in organizations such as the Not On Our Watch Project and groups hoping to end the Darfur conflict, have lots of serious world issues to discuss at the dinner table.

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