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George Clooney off the market? Reports say famous bachelor is engaged

The man who said he would never marry again because he wasn't very good at it apparently has had a change of heart. Reports out of Hollywood this weekend say actor George Clooney is engaged to girlfriend Amal Alamuddin. 

People magazine first broke the news on Saturday, reporting that Clooney popped the question "not that long ago" and that the couple was spotted dining in Malibu, Calif., Thursday, where Alamuddin was showing off a huge engagement ring.

E! Online also cited two unnamed sources in saying that Clooney was headed for the altar. A rep for the Oscar winner would only tell People, "I don't comment on my client's personal life."

Clooney, 52, and Alamuddin, a 36-year-old British human rights lawyer, were first reported to be dating back in October. They were famously photographed in March during a safari in Tanzania.

"She's not interested in the entertainment world, she really has her own career going and he really admires that about her," People's Aili Nahas told Weekend TODAY. 

This would be the second marriage for Clooney, who was married to Talia Balsam from 1989-1993. "I won't get married again because I wasn't very good at it," he told Barbara Walters in a 1995 interview. He's said much more on the subject of love and marriage, over here.

Clooney is well known for dating beautiful women for a few years, not popping the big question, and then moving on to the next. Before Alamuddin, the actor dated model and former wrestler Stacy Keibler from 2011-2013. The couple broke up and Keibler is now expecting her first child with new husband Jared Pobre.

Now that Clooney appears to be off the market, NBC's Kristen Dahlgren cleverly concluded her Weekend TODAY report by saying that, "In other news, pigs have been spotted flying over New York."