“We are very pleased. We like Amal and we are very excited for our family and thrilled for them. They are both wonderful people and hope they have a terrific life ahead of them. This is their day. This is George and Amal’s time.” George Clooney’s broadcaster dad Nick Clooney tells Eonline.com he is thrilled by the actor’s surprise engagement to his girlfriend, British lawyer Amal Alamuddin. The Ocean’s Eleven star’s mother, Nina, has also expressed her joy at the happy news on Monday (28Apr14)..