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If you've ever wanted to feel like a VIP, get married in a location that's rumored to be hosting George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's high-profile nuptials. At least, that's what one English couple did, and upon their exit from their civil ceremony they were met by 200 anxious fans and paparazzi.
Newlyweds Rebecca and Martin English, of Surrey, England, were mistaken earlier today for the notorious bride and groom thanks to a rumor that Clooney and Alamuddin would be tying the knot at the Chelsea Town Hall in London. Despite a notice, below, emphasizing that the famous fiancés were not to be wed in the government building, a large crowd began to gather waiting to catch a glimpse of the would-be Clooneys. The statement reads (in bold):
"We are NOT conducting the wedding of Mr Clooney at this office today (Friday 12th September) and a film cre and press photographers would only cause possible disruption to other couples getting married on this day."
The English's, though, seem lighthearted enough about the situation. "We didn't have any idea about this," Mrs. English told People. "When I came in this morning, I just saw this mass of people and started thinking, 'What on earth is that?' Now I know how it feels to be famous!"
As for Clooney, he's already made it clear that he'll be getting married in Italy — Venice to be exact — in a few weeks. He even announced it publicly while at the Celebrity Fight Night in Tuscany, Italy, earlier this week.
"I met my lovely bride-to-be here in Italy, whom I will be marrying, in a couple of weeks, in Venice, of all places," he said on stage. After dishing the location and date, he finished with a super-sweet sentiment: "I would just like to say to my bride to me, Amal, that I love you very much and I can't wait to be your husband."
Well, while we congratulate the Englishs, we're now looking forward to Clooney's wedding even more!