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12/05/2014 06:26 BST | Updated 12/05/2014 10:59 BST

George Clooney Engaged: Star Charmed Fiancée Amal Alamuddin With 'Flirty Emails'

You’d be forgiven for thinking that any woman George Clooney clapped eyes on would immediately be interested in him, but apparently when he met his fiancée Amal Alamuddin he needed to be a bit more inventive.

The two reportedly met at a party in September 2013, but when she refused to take his phone number he was required to turn on the ol’ Clooney charm with some seriously flirty emails.

Amal Alamuddin

It was reported last month that George had proposed to Amal after just seven months of dating.

Meanwhile his family have said they “couldn’t be happier” for the newly-engaged couple, with his mum Nina Clooney gushing about her son’s new fiancée: “She’s a lawyer, she is brilliant, she is a very bright woman and at the very top of her career.”

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