George Clooney’s fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, registered at London’s Chelsea Registry office this week, according to one of Confidenti@l’s spies across the pond. The soon-to-be bride is said to have given officials formal notice that she will marry Clooney in Italy.
Checking in with the local registry is part of the legal process for Brits, like Alamuddin, who plan to marry outside the U.K.
This development matches up with reports that Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, will marry sometime this month in Lake Como, Italy, where Clooney has a house.
Alamuddin was also spotted Friday at the Alexander McQueen headquarters in East London, accompanied by her mom and a pal. The McQueen design house made Kate Middleton’s royal wedding dress in 2011.
Details of Clooney and Alamuddin’s big day have been kept under wraps since the engagement was announced in April. E! News reported Clooney has enlisted the help of local politicians in Italy to assure his nuptials won’t be disrupted by paparazzi.
The love bug must have be spreading. On Aug. 23, Clooney’s “Ocean’s Eleven” co-star Brad Pitt quietly married Angelina Jolie in France, in a small ceremony that took the media by surprise. Now George’s aunt from Ohio, Starla Clooney, has told reporters Pitt will be Clooney’s best man.
Alamuddin has already been baptized into the world of superstardom that comes with dating a movie star.
A photo spread in this week’s In Touch magazine poses the question of whether Alamuddin — a prominent, multilingual human rights lawyer — has a bun baking in the proverbial oven.
“George is going to be a dad!” the glossy mag’s cover exclaims, with a photo of Clooney’s soon-to-be missus seemingly having a bit of a belly. The photo is labeled “Bumpwatch.”
For the record, Clooney’s longtime rep Stan Rosenfield assured Confidenti@l that “Amal is not pregnant.” He didn’t return a call about Alamuddin’s registration.