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George Clooney, British Human Rights Lawyer Engaged

Amal Alamuddin in 2012
A London law firm has confirmed that Hollywood actor George Clooney is engaged to British human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin.

Alamuddin's law firm released a statement on April 28 congratulating her and Clooney "on their engagement to be married."

Clooney, 52, and Alamuddin, 36, have been dating since October 2013, according to media reports.

Clooney, a two-time Oscar winner and human rights activist, has been married once, but since his 1993 divorce has remained one of Hollywood's most eligible bachelors.

Apart from his acting, Clooney has also recently worked as an advocate for refugees in Darfur in Sudan.

Alamuddin has advised former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Syria, represented Ukraine's ex-Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko in challenging her detention before the European Court of Human Rights, and has also represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in extradition proceedings.
Based on reporting by Reuters and AP