George Clooney’s Dad Recalls the Day His Son Met Amal: Their “Fates Were Sealed”

Nick Clooney Amal GeorgeGeorge Clooney’s father, Nick Clooney, claims he knew Amal was meant for his son from the very beginning. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

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.”

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US actor George Clooney (C) arrives with his father Nick Clooney (L) at the Aman hotel on September 27, 2014 in Venice where Clooney and British fiancee, Amal Alamuddin celebrate their wedding. George Clooney has said goodbye to bachelorhood in Venice with a stag party at his favourite restaurant with Hollywood chums, and was gearing up for a day of glamourous pre-wedding celebrations. The actor had swept into the floating city yesterday with his British fiancee Amal Alamuddin on a watertaxi dubbed “Amore”, zipping up the Grand Canal to cheers from fans at the start of nuptials set to draw out over the weekend. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE TEYSSOT (Photo credit should read PIERRE TEYSSOT/AFP/Getty Images)

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.”

Since that chance meeting, George has only had eyes for Amal. After seven months of dating, the actor proposed, and the two married in Venice, Italy, in September 2014.

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.”

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