By Grace Gavilanes
Updated May 06, 2014 @ 5:45 am
George Clooney Birthday

It’s been a whirlwind of a year for America's favorite bachelor-turned-groom-to-be! Happy birthday to George Clooney, who turns 53 today (he continues to get more attractive with age, no?) But a birthday isn't the only thing he's celebrating! He's also toasting to his new fiancé, Amal Alamuddin.

Amal Alamuddin
Credit: Mark Robert Milan/FilmMagic

The London-based barrister is also intelligent, having attended Oxford University and New York University. The couple announced their engagement last week after six months of dating. The future Mrs. Clooney specializes in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition. What a catch! Clooney's Monuments Men co-star Matt Damon also seems to think so, telling People, "Anyone who has met Amal isn't surprised, and we’re all really excited for him."