Nick Clooney knew something was special about Amal Alamuddin immediately. In a new interview with People, George Clooney’s proud pop recalled that fateful first meeting between his son and the human rights activist and international lawyer.
Nick and his wife, Nina, first noticed the spark between their son and Amal during a dinner party with mutual friends in 2013. “Nina and I were actually the ones who answered the door when Amal came in,” the Clooney family patriarch said. “She introduced herself to us and we talked. She was obviously very charming, gorgeous and so clearly accomplished, but by the time we had supper that night, it was clear there was a kindness to her and an inclusiveness.”
It didn’t take long for Nick to realize his son was smitten. “By the end of supper, I started looking over at Nina and saying, ‘Look out… This could be trouble for this young man!’” he said. “I really think by the time that first [meeting] was over, [their] fates were sealed, both of them. She was so remarkable and he was so remarkable around her.”
George, 56, who topped the list of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors for years, famously dated a multitude of beautiful women, including Kelly Preston, Stacy Keibler and Sarah Larson. His dad, however, knew something was unique about Amal, 39.
“It was just different than all the other relationships I had seen him in, and I had watched them all from the time he was 13,” he noted. “This young woman meant something to him almost immediately. It was just amazing.”
They pair welcomed their twins, Ella and Alexander, earlier this month. “They are gorgeous,” George’s dad told Harper’s Bazaar after meeting his grandchildren. “They look great, and both George and Amal are doing wonderfully well. Amal is doing terrifically well.”