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George Clooney uncharacteristically overshares details about his forthcoming wedding as he accepts humanitarian award in Italy

The actor inadvertently helps the tabloids plan their coverage of his marriage

Ella Alexander
Monday 08 September 2014 15:18 BST

It looks as if George Clooney is very excited about his forthcoming wedding to human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin.

So much so he’s shared the name of the city in which he plans to marry her and a helpful time frame for any prospective media hoping to document the proceedings.

The actor told an audience – including his wife (who was presumably thrilled by the uncharacteristic overshare) - as he collected a Humanitarian Award in Italy.

“I met my lovely bride to be here in Italy, whom I will be marrying, in a couple of weeks, in Venice, of all places,” he said.

Queue a bookings onslaught of Easyjet flights to Venice around mid to late September.

The event was held in support of the Andrea Bocelli Foundation and The Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence.

The couple announced news of their engagement in April and obtained their marriage license in August.

Clooney was famously against marrying again, since divorcing first wife actress Talia Balsam in 1993.

”I haven't had aspirations in that way, ever. I was married in 1989,“ he told Esquire in 2013. ”I wasn't very good at it. I was quoted as saying I'll never get married again pretty much right after I got divorced and then I've never talked about it since.“

In July, Clooney accused the Daily Mail of "inciting violence" after the MailOnline ran a story about Amal Alamuddin's mother opposing his marriage.

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