Well, this is a surprise. Turns out, George Clooney isn't footing the bill for his wedding to Amal Alamuddin, as many of us would have suspected, being that he's, you know, richer than god. According to Us Weekly, Alamuddin's parents will be paying for most of the couple's nuptials, which are set to take place in Venice in a few weeks. An insider told the mag that the Lebanese lawyer's parents are "old-fashioned when it comes to these things."
I'm a little embarrassed to admit that when I first read this, my knee-jerk reaction was, "Seriously? Why? The dude's worth about $180 million." (Yes, I just Googled "George Clooney net worth.") But after I thought about it a bit, I realized that, if anything, this is a smart decision on Alamuddin's behalf. Letting Clooney pay for the entire affair, which doubtfully will be cheap, would kind of set a weird precedent of him being the one who's in charge/pays for everything.
Despite being established and having an incredibly successful career and life of her own, Alamuddin, unfortunately, now will be known to many as the "wife of a celebrity" — and I'd imagine that, particularly for someone as successful as herself, that would be incredibly irritating. So, I say anything she can do to level the playing field and keep things as "business as usual" as possible is a good thing. And if that includes having her old fashioned parents helping out with a good chunk of the wedding bill, so be it. George is a lucky man.
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