Is George Clooney Altar Phobic?!
Notorious womanizer GEORGE CLOONEY is terrified of getting married – and pals fear he’ll be a runaway groom!
Sources tell The ENQUIRER George, 53, is having major cold feet ahead of his wedding to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, 36. The couple, who started dating last October, are due to exchange vows this September in Italy – but there are fears the silver fox may not make it down the aisle!
“He’s gone into meltdown mode, questioning if he’s doing the right thing or not,” an insider told The ENQUIRER. “George adores Amal, but the thought of spending the rest of his life with her is terrifying him now that the date is drawing near. “He doesn’t think he’s husband material. So his old patterns are kicking in, and he’s convinced he’s ruining Amal’s life.
“George is a true gentleman and he hates all the attention she’s gotten since they announced their engagement.
“He’s convinced she has no idea what she’s getting into and he’s making a big mistake.”
As The ENQUIRER has reported, George was shellshocked when his ex-girlfriend Stacy Keibler, 34, recently tied the knot with tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre, 39, in a ceremony on a Mexico beach. The former pro wrestler beauty reportedly rushed down the aisle in part to get back at George, who dumped her last July after a two-year romance.
“He’s always let a girlfriend go if she started talking anything longterm, especially babies, because he doesn’t want them to miss out while holding out hopes that he might change,” said the insider.
Many of George’s long stream of girlfriends have bailed after they finally accepted he was a commitment-phobe. His only previous attempt at marriage – to actress Talia Balsam in 1989 – ended in divorce afteronly four years and left him with altar-phobia.
“George has nothing but bad memories about marriage, which he’s always sworn is just a piece of paper,” divulged a close source. “But his family and friends have been bugging him for years to settle down and get hitched, because they think it’s the key to his finally finding happiness.
“On top of that, Amal is a charming lady who’s great for George, and she’s a huge hit with his family and friends.”
Both successful in their fields, the two seem an ideal fit – George is an activist and humanitarian, while Amal specializes in international and human rights law.
“But she made it clear that she wanted a commitment, and George knows she’s not the type to waste her time with him if he doesn’t put a ring on her finger,” said the close source.
“But the trouble is that he’s feeling forced into marriage, and that’s why he’s freaking out. Hopefully, it’s just a case of simple cold feet, and Amal won’t have anything to worry about. All his friends are determined to get him down the aisle… whether he wants it or not!”