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Lebanon is really excited about George Clooney's fiancee

Lebanon is really proud that one of their own was able to take the world's most eligible bachelor off the market.
By Aileen Graef Follow @AileenGraef Contact the Author   |   April 29, 2014 at 4:51 PM

BEIRUT, Lebanon, April 29 (UPI) -- The people of Lebanon expressed their excitement that famous bachelor and actor George Clooney's new fiancee Amal Alamuddin is Lebanese-born.

Alamuddin is a lawyer from a prominent Lebanese family. She has worked for the King of Bahrain as well as represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. Though she has this impressive resume, Lebanon seems most excited that Alamuddin has taken Clooney off the market.

The people of Lebanon took to social media to express their happiness over the engagement. Gabriel Tobia, a doctor in Beirut, pointed out that Alamuddin was getting even more attention than the presidential election.


Brooklyn-based author Moustafa Bayoumi noticed that Lebanon seemed to take the the engagement very personally.


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