George Clooney has revealed how his wife Amal Clooney kept him waiting on bended knee after he shocked her with his marriage proposal. In a new interview with CBS News, the Hollywood star described for the first time how he popped the question, joking that Amal kept him waiting for almost half an hour before accepting, SIA informs citing the Hello Magazine.
"I knew fairly quickly that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Amal (but) we had never talked about it, so there wasn't like a 'Hey, maybe we should get married,'" George, 54, said.
Literally, I dropped it on her. And she just kept saying, 'Oh my god' and 'wow' – completely unexpected."
The actor continued: "We just sat there and finally I said, 'Listen, I'm 52 and I've been on my knee now for about 28 minutes, so I gotta get an answer out of this or I'm going to throw a hip out. I might not be able to stand back up."
George proposed to Amal, 37, at his home in Los Angeles, while music by his late aunt Rosemary Clooney – who starred with Bing Crosby in White Christmas – played in the background. "I was at home and I queued up a playlist of some of my aunt Rosemary's songs," he said.