"Is it true?"
"What happened to his promise to never get married again?"
"Do you and Amal Alamuddin get along?"
"What's the ring look like?"
"Have they set a date?"
Well, of course Abby's not responding to any of the questions, but in honor of all the Clooney Marriage Ballyhoo, Abby would like to direct your attention to an excerpt from her first book, Abigail Phelps. In chapter 30, entitled "Big Shot," she discussed George's first wife, Talia Balsam. The year was 1989, long before Clooney was the most famous movie star on the planet. Back then he was just a frequently unemployed actor with a regrettable mullet, who was most well known for being the best friend of Abigail Phelps.
Usually, George’s girlfriends tried to get close to me. They knew how close he and I were and they may have even gotten the impression that I would use my influence to get rid of the ones I didn’t like, but I never did that. There have been a few through the years who I have gotten along with very well, and then a few who tolerated me, and I tolerated them. Talia didn’t fit into either of those categories. I always got the impression that she felt that she had won, so it didn’t matter what I thought. Of course, I don’t know what she thought she had won. George’s women have never seemed to accept the fact that I am not a competitor for his affections.
George moved out of our apartment, and thankfully took Max with him, and promised me that nothing would change between us just because he was married. He may have believed that, but of course I didn’t. I knew that the new Mrs. Clooney would never tolerate it. We still talked on the phone often, but we saw each other less and less.
Strangely, I was okay with it. I missed getting to see him all the time, but it somehow just felt like part of growing up.