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How Did Amal & George Clooney Meet? Their Love Story Is Surprisingly Conventional

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Amal and George Clooney have all of the makings of a power couple — and just recently, the world found out that they're expecting twins. (If you didn't already know, having twins is like the thing to do if you're a power couple. Exhibit A: Brangelina. Exhibit B: Beyoncé and Jay Z. Need I go on?) Now that George and Amal are dominating headlines again, though, some might need a refresher on the relationship. Considering their different backgrounds, a few people are probably wondering: How did Amal and George Clooney meet in the first place?

As it turns out, Amal and George first met in Lake Como, Italy, in 2013. "She was a friend of a friend who came to visit and then I chased her for many months, calling and writing, those kinds of things," George said during an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman, according to Popsugar.

"I knew when I met her that she was so extraordinary and special. And then I wondered if I'd ever get a chance to date her," George told Access Hollywood in 2015. "Then, we became friends for a while before and then luckily, she said yes."

Apparently, it wasn't long before George knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Amal — according to Popsugar, it was only six months into their relationship that George decided to propose. (Seriously, their love story is all sorts of Disney-level cute.)

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"From the minute we met, we just sort of felt like we were going to be together," George told Ellen Degeneres last year. He recounted his proposal to Amal, explaining:

We didn't talk about it, you know, it wasn't like, "Oh, maybe we should get married," or anything. I plotted the whole thing out. I had the ring hidden behind her. I had music playing, my Aunt Rosemary's gonna sing "Why Shouldn't I." Everything was planned out ... it was like 25 minutes. Finally I literally said, "Look, I hope the answer's yes, but I need an answer 'cause I'm 52 and I could throw out my hip pretty soon." And she said "Oh, yes," and it worked out really well.

The rest, as they say, is history, and the couple now have a baby boy and a baby girl on the way, according to Self. Can everyone else's fairytale romances begin on a lake in Italy, please? (Or, hey, just mine. I'd be okay with that, too.)