“I was 35 when I met him. It wasn’t obvious that it was going to happen for me.”
Amal Clooney is one of those people who makes you question if she’s actually a real human with the same 24 hours in a day that you have. She’s a badass and accomplished lawyer, activist, free-speech crusader, and now mother of twins — and she’s inspiring as hell.
But in addition to her endless list of incredible accomplishments, her love story with George Clooney is also pretty damn inspiring and sometimes makes me wanna weep.
It felt like the most natural thing in the world. Before that experience, I always hoped there could be love that was overwhelming and didn’t require any weighing or decision-making.
It’s the one thing in life that I think is the biggest determinant of happiness, and it’s the thing you have the least control over. Are you going to meet this person? I was 35 when I met him. It wasn’t obvious that it was going to happen for me. And I wasn’t willing or excited about the idea of getting married or having a family in the absence of that.
If you know anything about my crazy life, you know that I’d pretty much committed to the idea of never marrying again. But I started dating Amal, and I immediately knew that something was very different.
Some giraffes walked up to her. They just came out of the blue. I took a picture of her, and she was smiling. I said to my buddy Ben, “You know, I think I should ask her to marry me.” And Ben said, “I think that’s a good idea.”
So the lesson here is that love will find you when it’s your time, and also, maybe go on a safari for your next date.