Proof that the romance you read about in fairy tales can exist IRL...
They’re the most talked about A-list couple in history and for good reason. Ever since human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin and Hollywood heavyweight George Clooney met four years ago, we’ve been encapsulated by their romance. And after the influx of A-list break-ups back in 2016 (we're looking at you, Brangelina), the couple’s love story is the only thing that's keeping our hopes of fate alive.
And following the exciting news that Amal and George have welcomed twins, Grazia reflects on their whirlwind relationship...
George and Amal Clooney have been together for over four years
When George And Amal First Met - September, 2013
This is where the love story begins. Amal Alamuddin met George Clooney at a charity dinner. The actors father, Nick Clooney, explained to People: "[My wife] Nina and I were actually the ones who answered the door when Amal came in. 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."
And it was love at first sight, as his father continued: "I really think by the time that first [meeting] was over, his and her fates were sealed, both of them. She was so remarkable and he was so remarkable around her."
George And Amal Make Their Debut Appearance Together - 24 October, 2013
The couple were not spotted in public until a month later however, after going for a romantic dinner in London together. Yet their representatives denied rumours that Amal and George were in a relationship.
The Couple Finally Confirm Their Relationship (Well, Sort Of) - 18 February, 2013
The following February, their relationship was finally confirmed when the couple were photographed holding hands at the White House screening of Clooney’s latest film, The Monuments Men.
Amal And George Clooney Go On Their First Holiday - 13 March, 2013
March marked a major milestone in the couple’s relationship. The pair travelled to the Seychelles for their first holiday together. George and Amal then flew to Tanzania for a safari.
George Clooney Proposes To Amal - 22 April, 2013
Without a doubt, the most important date in their relationship timeline. George proposed to Amal at his home in California to a soundtrack by of his late Aunt, Rosemary Clooney. The engagement ring is reportedly worth over $750,000 and is a seven-carat emerald cut diamond.
George proposed to Amal after making her dinner at his home
The A-List Couple Make Their Debut Appearance After The Engagement News - May 11, 2013
The couple never publicly announced their engagement. They made their first appearance following the proposal at Bono’s birthday party.
George Invites Amal And Her Mother To Italy - June 21, 2013
George invited Amal and her mum, Baria Alamuddin, to his home in Lake Cuomo, Italy. Rumours soon spread suggesting that the couple were planning to wed in Italy.
George And Amal Arrive In Venice - 9 September, 2013
George and Amal finally made their red carpet debut for the Celebrity Fight Night charity event in Tuscany.
George and Amal made their debut following the proposal at the Celebrity Fight Night event in Tuscany
George And Amal Invite A-List Guests To Their Italian Nuptials - 26 September, 2014
It turns out, the couple did decide to wed in Italy. The pair hosted their nuptials at the seven-star Aman Canal Grande hotel and A-list guests included the likes of Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Anna Wintour and Bill Murray. Of course, close friends Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber were also in attendance.
Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber attended George and Amal's wedding
The evening before the wedding, Amal changed into a red asymmetric floral dress by Alexander McQueen.
George And Amal Finally Tie The Knot - 27 September, 2014
Ahead of the wedding, George enjoyed lunch with close friends, Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber.
George and Amal's close friends, Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford, attended the Italian nuptials
For the nuptials, Amal chose a white Oscar de la Renta gown while George opted for a Giorgio Armani suit.
Amal and George Make Their Debut Appearance As A Married Couple - 28 September, 2014
The couple made their debut appearance as a married couple the following day. George and Amal travelled down Canale Grande in a boat aptly named, ‘Amour’. Amal opted for a floral asymmetric dress by Giambattista Valli for the event.
Amal and George travelled by canal to their nuptials
The couple then celebrated getting hitched with a lunch at Cipriani Hotel with close friends.
George and Amal travelled down the canal by boat
The Couple Attend Their Civil Ceremony In Venice - 29 September, 2014
The following day, the A-list couple then made their marriage official in a civil ceremony. Amal dressed in a cream jumpsuit and co-ordinating hat by Stella McCartney for the occasion.
Amal opted for a cream jumpsuit and matching hat by Stella McCartney
The ceremony was conducted by former mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, while their boat driver, Alessandro Greco, acted as a witness.
Amal And George Spend Their First Valentine's Day Together As A Married Couple - 14 February, 2015
Amal and George celebrated their first Valentine's Day as a married couple at their favourite Japaense restaurant in Los Angeles, Asanebo.
Amal And George Clooney Announce That They Are Expexting Twins - 9 February, 2017
After months of speculation, it was finally confirmed that Amal and George are expecting twins. The couple are expected to welcome their two new arrivals in June, 2017.
Amal Clooney Debuts Her Pregnancy Bump In Paris - 24 February, 2017
Amal finally debuted her blossoming baby bump at the César Awards in a feathered gown by Atelier Versace.
Amal and George are expecting twins this June
Amal And George Clooney welcome their twins - 6 June, 2017
Amal and George welcomed their twins on the 6th June, 2017. They decided to name their twins, Ella and Alexander. A rep for the couple confirmed the news to Page Six, saying: 'This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine.'
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