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George Clooney, Fiancée Amal Alamuddin Obtain Marriage License in London

Aug 07, 2014 03:02 AM EDT
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(Photo : Getty Images) George Clooney and British fiancée Amal Almuddin attained their marriage license in London Wednesday at Chelsea Town Hall.

George Clooney and his brainy fiancée have moved one step closer to tying the knot --- getting their marriage license in London.

The “Gravity” star and his British fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, obtained their marriage license Wednesday at Chelsea Town Hall, according to a public announcement posted outside a registrar’s office, E! News reported.

A reader found the posting and emailed a snapshot to Dlisted.com. People magazine later on confirmed the news, pointing out that it is a legal requirement for U.K. citizens.

According to British custom, a legal notice must be displayed for 16 days before a couple is allowed to exchanged vows.

The announcement, which was behind glass, reads that George Timothy Clooney, 53, and Amal Alamuddin, 36, intend to marry in Italy. The posting also indicates the pair’s dates of birth, professions and previous marriages.

This is the second marriage for the Oscar-winning actor, who divorced actress Talia Balsam in 1993, while this will be the first for Alamuddin.

Clooney and Alamuddin are set to wed this September in Italy.

Meanwhile, Clooney’s bride-to-be, a successful human rights lawyer, recently served as the officiant at her cousin’s wedding, People magazine has learned.

Alamuddin, who passed the Bar of England and Wales (Inner Temple) in 2012, was accompanied by “The Monuments Men” actor in the ceremony in Italy.

The soon-to-be-wed couple have been spotted spending a lot of quality time before their impending wedding at Clooney’s estate in Lake Como.

"George and Amal looked very much in love all weekend," a source told People in June of one of their sightings.

“They were all smiles, holding hands. There was an air of romance."

Clooney appears to have put behind him the recent media debacle he was involved with UK news outlet, Daily Mail.

The Daily Mail, who published a story regarding Alamuddin, her family and their alleged religious beliefs standing in the way of their nuptials in July, offered Clooney an apology for the story.

However, the actor refused to accept the UK paper’s apology in an op-ed published by USA Today.

"There is one constant when a person or company is caught doing something wrong. The coverup is always worse," Clooney wrote.

"In this case, the Daily Mail has printed an apology for insinuating religious tensions where there are none. In the apology, managing editor Charles Garside claims that the article was 'not a fabrication,' but "based the story on conversations with senior members of the Lebanese community."

"The problem is that none of that is true," he continued to USA Today.

"I thank the Mail for its apology. Not that I would ever accept it," he added. "But because in doing so they've exposed themselves as the worst kind of tabloid."

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