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Clooney marries human rights lawyer in private Venice ceremony

Clooney fiancee arrive in Venice for wedding
George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP, Luca Bruno

VENICE, Italy – George Clooney’s representative says the actor has married human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy.

The one-line statement from Clooney’s long-time representative Stan Rosenfield is expected to be the only communication on the much-anticipated marriage of the actor who long reigned as Hollywood’s most-eligible bachelor.

Clooney’s celebrity pals joined the couple to celebrate the ceremony in the luxury Aman hotel overlooking Venice’s spectacular Grand Canal.

Clooney was followed by a flotilla of photographers to the hotel, and the actor rubbed his hands in anticipation before disappearing inside as the sun set Saturday evening.

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