Did George Clooney ask his wife Amal to “marry him again”? That was the claim from a magazine exactly one year ago today. At the time, Gossip Cop debunked the story which insisted they were going to “renew their commitment” with another wedding ceremony. As we rightly reported 12 months ago, the Clooneys have not had a second marriage reception.
On June 2, 2018, Woman’s Day alleged George was so touched while attending the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry that he was inspired to propose again to his wife of then nearly four years. To make its story sounds legitimate, the tabloid asserted a “friend” of the Clooneys shared how at the royal wedding, the movie star got down on one knee “to ask Amal to marry him again.” The publication swore up and down that the second wedding ceremony was slated to take place three months later at the actor’s Lake Como home, where they would “renew their commitment to each other” before friends and family, including their twins, Alexander and Ella.
As Gossip Cop noted 365 days ago, while much was written about how George Clooney bartended at the reception after the royal wedding, no respected news outlets mentioned a single word about the Oscar-winning popping the question again to him wife in front of the other guests at Markle and Prince Harry’s nuptials. Also, unlike the tabloid, which hid behind an unnamed and possibly manufactured source, George’s rep went on the record with Gossip Cop to state the magazine’s premise was 100 percent “not true.” Of course, time has also proven us correct since the Clooneys never had another wedding or vow renewal ceremony.
When Gossip Cop revisits an article from the year before, it’s precisely to show readers how tabloid stories hold up (or not) over time, and to help them to suss out which outlets are and aren’t trustworthy. In this instance, it’s clear the tale about George and Amal Clooney renewing their vows was nothing more than a work of fiction. Also, there’s no question the various international editions of Woman’s Day are not reliable sources for accurate information about the actor and his human rights attorney wife.
Actually, following that false report about George asking Amal to “marry him again,” the publication continued to run phony articles about them. In fact, in direct contrast to that claim, a month ago the outlet wrongly maintained George and Amal Clooney are on the “brink of divorce.” And just a week ago, Gossip Cop busted the same magazine for an absurd piece that contended George Clooney was “wasting away” from weight loss.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.