When it comes down to it, George Clooney is just a simple man... apparently. Despite the acclaimed actor being one of the most handsome men in Hollywood, hands down, and — before his flawless human rights lawyer wife Amal came on to the scene and they married in an absurdly stunning Italian wedding — he was also one of the most eligible bachelors in Tinseltown, Clooney apparently just enjoys the simple things in life. Or at least, that's the conclusion we're drawing based on the, er, interesting birthday gift Amal gifted to her hubby for his 55th birthday.
George celebrated the milestone birthday on May 6 "crying and drinking," he jokingly told ET Canada. "I was in the Bahamas with my wife and a couple of friends, and took a little boat ride, and went to a restaurant, and had a great night."
So what did Amal give him as a present?
"We have a beautiful front lawn at our house in England and I used to mow lawns when I was a kid, so she bought me this giant riding lawn mower that is sitting at the house right now and I'm very excited about putting that to work when I'm home."
Aw! We didn't realize the two-time Oscar-winner was so wholesome — we love it! We can just picture the silver fox driving his brand new lawn mower with a beer in hand... maybe with his shirt off? Unfortunately, we'll never know.
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Mr. and Mrs. Clooney are coming up on their second wedding anniversary. The couple wed on September 27, 2014 in a Venetian destination wedding fit for Hollywood royalty. The couple planned an event-filled weekend for their guests, with an itinerary full of dinners, cocktails, and more. In front of a wall brimming with white candles at the Aman Canal Grande Hotel in Venice, Italy, George and Amal, clad in a gorgeous Oscar de la Renta lace wedding dress, exchanged their vows in an intimate ceremony with 100 of their nearest and dearest, including Matt Damon and wife Luciana, Rande Gerber and his supermodel wife Cindy Crawford, Ellen Barkin, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, Bono, Anna Wintour, and Bill Murray (who happily gave a toast at the reception).
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While their wedding was the definition of perfect, their proposal... not so much. The actor told Ellen Degeneres earlier this year that his proposal to Amal had some hiccups. "I've got it all set up, timed out and the song is coming and she gets up to go wash the dishes, which she's never done," he told Ellen. "And I'm like, 'What are you doing?' and she comes back in. And finally I said, 'Ya know, I blew out the candle' and I said, 'I think the lighter's in the box behind you.' And she reaches around and she pulls out the box and I've got just the ring sitting in there and she pulls it out and she looks at it and she's like, 'It's a ring' — like as if somebody had left it there some other time."
"[I] said, 'I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life without you,'" he explains. "And she kept looking at the ring and she was looking at me and she was like 'Oh my God.' "
Lucky for George the answer was of course "yes!" George than presented Amal with an emerald-cut 7-plus carat diamond — ethically sourced, of course.
Here's to many more happy celebrations for this picture-perfect pair!