George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin get their marriage license

Aug 6, 2014 at 9:49 p.m. ET
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George Clooney is one step closer to being off the market for good — he and his super-hot human rights lawyer fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, have officially secured their marriage license.

People reports a notice has been posted publicly outside Chelsea Old Town Hall — a legal requirement in London, where Alamuddin is based and where the duo got their license — announcing the couple's plans to tie the knot. According to the notice, they'll exchange their vows in Italy, maybe with Brad Pitt serving as best man.

Clooney and his bride-to-be have been spending a lot of time in Lake Como, Italy, where the 53-year-old Oscar-winning actor has a villa. In July, People reports, the couple was spotted there having dinner with Clooney's parents.

The couple's respective moms appear to be getting friendly, too — they were also seen in Italy, smiling and hanging out together on a shopping trip.

Clooney, who recently told Variety that he'll be "marrying up," popped the question to Alamuddin in April, less than a year after calling it quits with his girlfriend of two years, Stacy Keibler.

And it looks like Clooney's ready to stick by his future wife's side for better or for worse. The two-time Sexiest Man Alive is obviously smitten — he came to the defense of Alamuddin's family in June after the Daily Mail claimed her family opposed the marriage on religious grounds.

"Every day they write things that aren't true, but every once in a while they write something that is actually dangerous to your family, and it's probably not true," he said about choosing his battles with tabloids. "And that's the one you pick."

No word yet on exactly when the wedding will take place, but it looks like Clooney and Alamuddin are well on their way to marital bliss.