Celebrity Amal Clooney George Clooney Asked Amal to Marry Him "Out of the Blue" "I was on my knee for like 20 minutes, I finally said, 'Look, I'm gonna throw my hip out.'" By Alyssa Hardy Alyssa Hardy Instagram Twitter Alyssa Hardy is a fashion and culture writer living in New York City. She was formerly the Fashion News Editor at Teen Vogue and the Senior News Editor at InStyle. She recently launched a newsletter titled "This Stuff," which publishes twice weekly. In each edition, readers find timely commentary on news stories and current events in fashion, along with personal essays and musings on trends and celebrity style, featuring personal anecdotes from Alyssa's life as a fashion insider.Alyssa is a staunch advocate for garment workers' rights, and has a deep passion for educating others about fashion's environmental impact — tones that can be felt throughout 'This Stuff.' Her work has been featured in InStyle, Vogue, NYLON, Refinery29, TeenVogue, Ladygunn, Fashionista, and Allure. She is currently working on her debut book, a non-fiction exploration of ethics in fashion titled 'Worn Out.' InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on November 30, 2020 @ 08:12AM Pin Share Tweet Email George and Amal Clooney's six-year marriage may seem like a no brainer, but apparently, Amal wasn't so sure at first. In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, George opened up about his spontaneous proposal. "We never talked about marriage when we were dating," he told them. "I asked her out of the blue, took her a long time to say yes. I was on my knee for like 20 minutes, I finally said, 'Look, I'm gonna throw my hip out.'" Of course, the Amal eventually said yes and now the couple shares 3-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander – who were yet another surprise for the couple. "We go to the doctor and you do the ultrasound. They're like, 'You got a baby boy!' and I was like, 'Baby boy, fantastic!' And they go, 'And you got another one there.' I was up for one. Again, I'm old. All of a sudden, it's two. It's hard to get me to not talk and I just stood there for like 10 minutes just staring at this piece of paper going, 'What? Two?'," he recalled. George Clooney Opened Up About How Marrying Amal Changed His Life Despite the surprises, it's all worked out for the best, and George can't help but gush about his family. "There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me," he said. "It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me. And then we had these two knuckleheads. It is very fulfilling and something I wasn't at all...I didn't see coming."