- George Clooney, the silver-screen legend whose magnetic charm transcends generations, is bidding adieu to the enchanting shores of Italy’s Lake Como.
- The timeless Como estate, where the Clooney love story first began, has been a sanctuary of romance and celebrity allure.
- Now, sources say that the property is on the market with an asking price of a remarkable $107 million.
George Clooney, renowned for his legendary acting career and undeniable charisma, shared the heartwarming details of his proposal to Amal. The actor, now 62, vividly recalled that fateful evening when he decided to ask the hand of the Lebanese-British lawyer, then 44, in marriage.
Clooney and Amal’s love story is one for the ages, and it all began in the picturesque setting of Lake Como. Clooney divulged his meticulously planned proposal, which was set against the backdrop of their beloved estate. The actor’s vision was for Amal to discover the engagement ring during a candlelit dinner serenaded by the melodious tunes of his cherished aunt, Rosemary Clooney.
As the melodious tunes filled the air, he ingeniously prompted Amal to reach for a box, suggesting it contained a mere lighter to rekindle a candle. To his delightful surprise, Amal uncovered not a mere lighter but a sparkling diamond ring elegantly nestled in a small drawer. But in a humorous twist, Amal’s initial reaction was far from what Clooney had anticipated.
Perplexed, she exclaimed, “There’s a ring in there,” momentarily believing that someone had forgotten a ring in that very box years ago. With bated breath, Clooney waited on one knee, hoping for her response. As he humorously quipped, “Listen, I really would like to marry you, but I also am not young, and I’ve been on my knee now, and I could lose a hip.”
Despite the initial surprise, Amal eventually gave her joyful affirmation, leading to a heartwarming marriage in 2014. Since then, their journey has been filled with beautiful moments, including the revelation that they were expecting twins.
George Clooney’s Como Estate
Nestled along the pristine shores of Lake Como in Italy, Clooney and Amal’s grand estate, Villa Oleandra, is making headlines once again as it hits the market for a staggering $107 million. This iconic mansion, which has witnessed countless memorable moments in the Clooney family’s life, showcases their impeccable taste.
The property embodies the charm and luxury of a true Hollywood royal couple. This 18th-century mansion, steeped in history, has witnessed the passage of noble families before becoming the cherished home of Clooney and Amal.
Over the years, the estate has undergone several renovations while preserving its 18th-century facade, blending history with modern elegance. Located in Laglio, a charming town on the western shore of Lake Como, the mansion boasts breathtaking proximity to the serene waters.
But Villa Oleandra is more than just a beautiful façade; it is a sprawling 25-room mansion surrounded by meticulously manicured lawns and lush gardens. The estate also features a tennis court, an inviting outdoor pool, a state-of-the-art gym, a private theater, and a spacious garage that houses Clooney’s prized vintage motorcycle collection.
One of the estate’s unique features is a dedicated pizza room, a delightful nod to Italy’s culinary heritage. The villa further boasts a lovely balcony and paved outdoor areas, perfect for the couple to enjoy romantic sunsets together. Clooney’s decision to sell the property follows years of speculation about his intentions.
Rumors about the potential sale date back to 2010, when the actor reportedly contemplated selling due to the paparazzi attention drawn to the area. In 2015, these rumors resurfaced, with speculation that Clooney, while deeply enamored with the region and its people, was considering an offer for the villa.
The couple’s acquisition of the Domaine du Canadel estate in France in 2021 hinted at a shift in their preferences. The latest reports suggest that Clooney has finally made the decision to part ways with his beloved Como estate. Described as a “very quiet listing,” the property has been discreetly offered to high-net-worth prospective buyers.
Clooney originally acquired the Como villa in 2002, purchasing it from the Heinz family for a modest $10 million. If the actor manages to secure anywhere near the $107 million asking price, it would undoubtedly mark a significant return on his investment.
While the Como estate awaits its new owner, Clooney and Amal continue to enjoy their time there, frequently spotted having romantic date nights at local restaurants during the summer. Clooney and Amal’s love for their Como estate extends beyond mere affection; it is also a place where they have chosen to raise their children.
Despite owning several international residences, including a spectacular mansion in England, Italy has become their primary home for nurturing their twins, Alexander and Ella.