George Clooney's proposal to Amal is like a 25-minute rom-com

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George Clooney Reveals Amal Hilariously Ruined His Proposal

You'd be hard pressed to find a more romantic engagement story than the one George Clooney told on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.

The 54-year-old actor said he knew six months into his relationship with Amal that he wanted to marry the civil rights attorney. "I plotted the whole thing out," Clooney recalled of his proposal. "I had the ring hidden behind her. I had music playing. ...Everything was planned out and I've cooked dinner."

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However, not everything went as planned. "[Amal] comes in and she's just come back from London. Usually, she'll dress up and now she's like, 'Maybe we'll just order in.' I go, 'No, no, no I've made dinner.' I've got it all set up, timed out and the song is coming and she gets up to go wash the dishes, which she's never done," he explained. "And I'm like, 'What are you doing?' and then she comes back in."

A look back at Amal's best style moments from 2015:

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George Clooney's proposal to Amal is like a 25-minute rom-com

January 2015

Amal wore a gorgeous black Dior gown with white silk gloves to the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills on January 11.

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January 2015

She was photographed outside the airport in LA in a chic red jacket and black boots.

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March 2015

Amal was seen out in New York City wearing an oversized sweater jacket and leather leggings.

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March 2015

Clooney wore a bright yellow wool coat over a black embroidered minidress for a night out with her husband George Clooney in New York City.

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March 2015

Amal sported a sleeveless indigo dress with intricate side cutouts at the 100 LIVES initiative on March 10 in New York City.

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March 2015

Amal rocked a pair of super cool high-waisted, printed flared trousers with a black feathered top while out for the evening in New York City.

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March 2015

Amal stepped out in New York City with her husband George in neon yellow sandals, which she paired with a cream-colored flowy jumpsuit.

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April 2016

Amal and her husband George Clooney were seen leaving Babbo in New York City on April 3, where she wore a black minidress and cream-colored sheath cardigan with black pumps.

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April 2015

Clooney was spotted out in New York City wearing a camel-colored pencil skirt, nude pumps and a collared orange blouse with a snake-print collar.

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April 2016

Amal wore another pair of insanely cool wide-leg printed trousers while out and about in New York City.

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April 2015

Clooney wore cropped jeans and a floral babydoll tank while visiting the set of 'Money Monster' in New York City.

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April 2015

Amal wore an angular flower-print dress and lace-up sandals while out to dinner with George Clooney in New York City.

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May 2015

Clooney was spotted on the streets of Manhattan in a white lace dress and camel-colored suede jacket, along with strappy white sandals.

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May 2015

Mrs. Clooney was seen in New York City on May 2 rocking light-wash, wide-leg jeans and a blush-colored sweater.

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May 2014

John Galliano (for Margiela Couture) designed Clooney's exquisite red, ruffled gown for the 2015 Met Gala in New York City.

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May 2015

Amal stunned at the LA premiere of 'Tomorrowland' in an Antonio Berardi pink and black minidress.

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May 2015

Clooney was seen arriving in Tokyo on May 24 in a colorful printed wrap dress and camel-colored espadrilles.

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May 2015

To the premiere of 'Tomorrowland' in Tokyo, Clooney sported a stunning yellow gown by Missoni.

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June 2015

Clooney was spotted in London in a cool olive green maxi dress and camel sandals.

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July 2015

Amal was seen leaving a restaurant in Lake Como on July 22 in tailored polka-dotted shorts and a sleeveless black blouse.

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August 2015

Amal wowed onlookers in Ibiza when she stepped out in a slinky gold number alongside husband George for the launch of Casamigos Tequila.

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September 2015

Amal wore a chic, tailored black ensemble to meet jailed former Maldives leader Mohamed Nasheed in Maafushi.

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September 2015

Clooney wore a red dress and high-heeled sandals when she attended a court hearing in the Maldives.

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September 2015

Clooney beamed in a pink two-piece skirt and jacket combo to meet members of the media in Sri Lanka.

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September 2015

Clooney was spotted in a bright red collared frock and earth tone pumps in New York City.

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October 2015

Amal wore a simple charcoal grey pantsuit and cream-colored turtleneck combo to a press conference in London.

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October 2015

Clooney was seen arriving at the Frontline Club in London, wearing a brightly-colored teal suede trench.

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October 2015

Amal was seen out and about with husband George Clooney on in LA, wearing a sophisticated cream-colored dress and stellar nude sandals, and she carried a small green and blue handbag to infuse a little color into the ensemble.

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October 2015

Amal Clooney and husband George attended the premiere of 'Our Brand Is Crisis' in Hollywood, and Amal sported a blush-colored Roland Mouret dress.

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December 2015

Clooney attended Charlotte Tilbury's Christmas party in London and wore a shimmery matching two-piece set, which showed a tasteful amount of midriff.

Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Charlotte Tilbury

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While she threw a few hurdles at him, Clooney still managed the perfect proposal. "Finally I said [that] I blew out the candle and I think the lighter's in the box behind you. And she reaches around, pulls out the box and I've got just the ring sitting in there. She pulls it out and she looks at it and she's like, 'It's a ring,' like as if somebody had left it there some other time," he told DeGeneres. "I'm doing all the moves you can do with my face. I got down on my knee and said, 'I couldn't imagine spending the rest of my life without you.' And she kept looking at the ring and she was looking at me and she was like, 'Oh My God.' And we now know, because there was a playlist [and] we know how long it actually took, it was like 25 minutes."

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Of course with Clooney, his proposal story wasn't without a few jokes. "Finally, I literally said, 'Look, I hope the answer is yes but I need an answer. I'm 52 and I could throw out my hip pretty soon,'" he quipped. "And she said, 'Oh, yes.' It worked out really well."

Wednesday was Amal's 38th birthday, and when ET caught up with the Clooneys at the premiere of Hail, Caesar! on Monday, the actor was hesitant about inviting his handsome co-star, Channing Tatum, to his wife's birthday celebration. Both men agreed that it would be a bad idea for the Magic Mike XXL star to pop out of the cake. "I'd like to stay married," Clooney joked. "Stay away from my wife, man!"

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