It has been revealed that Hollywood’s biggest star, George Clooney, has taken one step further towards being off the market.
However, since announcing his engagement to the barrister, Amal Alamuddin back in April, there has been speculation as to when the wedding would take place and whether the famous bachelor would go through with it. He famously declared he would never remarry after his 1993 divorce from fellow actor Talia Balsam.
Clooney has been linked to a variety of women over the years including famously dating British model and TV presenter Lisa Snowden for five years before splitting. Although he has never spoken about or hinted that he would re-marry, it was Alamuddin who changed his mind since meeting last September after being introduced by a mutual friend.
It seems the wait is finally over as it has emerged that the couple have chosen to obtain a marriage licence in England by registering at Chelsea Register Office and having their wedding banns publicly posted.
Wedding banns are an ancient legal tradition whereby notice must be posted at least 16 days before the couple are allowed to wed. The purpose of having a wedding bann is to allow for anyone to put forward why the marriage may not lawfully take place.
Lake Como or Chelsea?
Unless any of Clooney’s ex-girlfriends wishes to put forward an objection, then it looks like a wedding will soon be taking place. It was widely believed that the Clooney and Alamuddin would wed at his private Italian villa near Laglio on Lake Como after Clooney was believed to have influenced privacy laws back in June of this year which include a fine of £400 for anyone caught swimming close to the secluded Villa.
Chelsea Registry Office is England’s third most popular place to get married and has previously hosted the nuptial of celebrities including Judy Garland and Wallis Simpson where George Clooney looks set to be another famous name in the illustrious venue’s records.
Guest post by Maria Javed. Maria is an intern at Grayfords and has recently graduated from BPP Law School having completed the Legal Practice Course. She is particularly interested in Family Law and Islamic issues.