Amal was continuing her work as a human rights attorney while George penned a New York Time op-ed titled, "Sudan's Rape of Darfur." In the piece, the actor wrote at length about sexual violence in the village of Tabit. Weeks later, in speaking to ET about the article he revealed that Amal was in Egypt working on releasing a prisoner from jail.
George gushed about his bride while he was promoting Tomorrowland. "I'm always very proud of her," he told ET's Nancy O'Dell. He added that he was baffled by how she maintains her status as a fashion icon despite her grueling schedule. "It's amazing because she has, I think, 11 cases she's working on, and she was teaching at Columbia, and she's still very much, 'I'd like to wear that dress,' and it's crazy!"
George took Amal to his home state of Kentucky to see where he grew up while mingling and snapping photos with the locals. The Oscar winner was even spotted playing basketball at Augusta High School as Amal watched from the sidelines.
Amal traveled to the Maldives to get a political prisoner released. At the time, George admitted to ET that he was concerned for her safety. "It's tricky because she won't let me go with her, obviously, because she's a grown woman with her own career," he said, "but it's tough when they're stabbing her co-counsel in the head a couple of days before she gets there. It's a little nerve-wracking but she's doing the right thing and she's doing it for the right reasons."
George and Amal adopted a 4-year-old shelter basset hound named Millie from California's San Gabriel Valley Humane Society. The SGVHS shared the news on Facebook, along with a photo of the cute couple and their other dog Louie, who is also a rescue.
Watch the video below to see George and Amal's road to the altar.