The handsome couple at the Tomorrowland film premiere in Los Angeles. PHOTO: Broadimage/REX_Shutterstock

Who knew George Clooney was this romantic? The 54-year-old Tomorrowland star recently revealed his proposal to his wife Amal Clooney (nee Alamuddin) in an interview with American morning television programme CBS This Morning. Needless to say, we were very touched by the way he did it, and highlighted the things we loved most about it.

1. Keep it simple
Instead of a big show-stopping spectacle involving pyrotechnics and other ‘performances’, Clooney kept it simple. The proposal happened at the actor’s home in Los Angeles, with the help of his late aunt’s (the legendary Rosemary Clooney, a prominent cabaret singer and actress) songs. “I queued up a playlist of some of my Aunt Rosemary’s songs… I asked her, and she just kept saying, ‘Oh my God,’ and ‘Wow,’ and we just sat there,” he said.

2. Infuse humour
If it’s a surprise, chances are, your partner won’t be expecting it to happen. Seven months into the relationship and with nary a hint, we doubt the future Mrs Clooney saw it coming either. But you can throw in a joke or two to defuse the potentially tense situation. So when Amal didn’t give him an immediate answer, the actor wasn’t averse to making fun of his age: “It was completely unexpected, so finally I just said ‘Listen, I’m 52 (at the time) and I’ve been on my knee now for about 28 minutes, so I gotta get an answer out of this or I’m gonna throw a hip out! I might not be able to stand back up!’”

As we now know, the couple tied the knot a few months later in a dreamy Venetian wedding in September 2014. Can’t get over it? Us, too! Read all about it here, here and here.