And not by a Hollywood publicist. Not by anyone anywhere near Hollywood. The engagement was confirmed in a statement from Amal Alamuddin’s law firm.
A law firm confirming a celebrity engagement!
"The barristers and staff of Doughty Street Chambers offer their best wishes and congratulations to Ms. Amal Alamuddin, a member of Chambers, and Mr. George Clooney on their engagement to be married.” (Source)
Representatives for the firm go on to speak about Alamuddin’s attributes, calling her a "brilliant and passionate defender of human rights". She is admired and respected by her peers and she “brings a bright light to everything she is involved in”.
There was no question in his previously relationships that Clooney had all the power. In this relationship? I don’t know if he has the power. And, sure, the right thing to say is that no one should have the power because Love is Equality. Come on now. She’s a badass big time international legal mind. He can earn his equality.