The ring that says Clooney is serious

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IOL Amal AP Human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin

This time, George Clooney is going to walk down that aisle. Why else would the hunky movie actor splash out on an engagement ring estimated to be worth £450 000 (around R7,8-million)? The object of Clooney’s desire, British lawyer Amal Alamuddin has been pictured wearing the seven-carat diamond and platinum engagement ring since Clooney proposed earlier this year.

Now, a source close to the couple has revealed that Clooney won her heart through a series of flirty e-mails.

The 'Monuments Men' actor met lawyer Alamuddin at a small charity fundraiser last September and after being instantly attracted to her he resorted to sending her messages online since she refused to take his number.

He emailed her saying: "I think the reported hottest man in the world should meet with the hottest human rights lawyer in the world."

A source told The Daily Mirror newspaper: "At first Amal was playing very hard to get and would not take his phone number, which simply made George even more intrigued.

"In the end he managed to get her email address and began sending her a series of flirty messages. He was very up front and joked about the fact they were both ­considered the hottest people in their respected ­professions.

IOL Clooney ring The ring George Clooney proposed with

"It was all very tongue in cheek but it got the ball rolling. Amal found it funny, but she still made him wait a few days before replying."

Meanwhile, George, 53, is house hunting in London since Amal, 36, who works at Doughty Street Chambers, will be based in England's capital.

The source added: "George has only known Amal for a few months but with the wedding date set he is now looking for a UK base.

"He wants a place in Richmond because he loves the park and thinks it will be a great place to set up home with Amal.

"She works mainly in London so he will be moving to the UK on a more permanent basis."

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