TODAY   |  April 27, 2014

Is George Clooney engaged? New reports claim star is officially taken

The world’s most notorious bachelor may be off the market. People magazine reports actor George Clooney is engaged to British lawyer Amal Alamuddin. NBC’s Kristen Dahlgren reports.

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>>> the world's best known bachelors may actually be off the market. reports oif hollywood this morning say george clooney is, gasp, engained. kristen dahlgren has all the details this morning. kristen , good morning.

>> shocking news, erica. good morning. this is a man who pretty much said he would never get married again, but in a true hollywood twist, tinsel town is abuzz with news that george clooney may have finally found his leading lady .

>> reporter: entertainment insiders say it's true. george clooney has popped the question and is now engaged to lawyer amal alamuddin.

>> this past thursday night george clooney and amal went to dinner in nobu in malibu where she celebrated the engagement and toasted and amal was showing off her big, beautiful ring.

>> reporter: it's been a whirlwind courtship. ferp first photographed together back in october. a rep for the actor would only say i don't comment my client's personal life , but multiple entertainment outlets are now reporting the two got engaged over the past two weeks. alamuddin is 36, a human rights lawyer who has represented wiki leaks founder julian asange and is an advisor to u.s. secretary general kofi annan .

>> she's not interested in the entertainment world. she really has her own career going, and he really add myers that about her.

>> reporter: the 52-year-old clooney has long been involved in humanitarian causes. the actor is probably best known for dating a string of beautiful women. kelly preston , renee zellwegger , lucy lu , and most recently former wrestler stacy keebler. his dating life often a good-natured punch line at awards shows.

>> it's a story of how george clooney would rather float away into space and die than spend one more minute with a woman his own age.

>> reporter: clooney was once married to talea from 1989 to 1993 . told owe " esquire magazine " last year i wasn't very good at it. i was quoted as saying i'll never get married again pretty much right after i got divorced, and i have never talked about it since. now everyone is talking about a man that said never and the woman who appears to have captured his heart.

>> so as of this morning, there has been no official confirmation from the clooney camp, but hollywood insiders say they don't appear to be hiding it. in other news, pigs have been spotted flying over new york.

>> excellent point. kristen , thanks.