New York: George Clooney's father, Nicholas Clooney, has confirmed that his son is engaged to his lawyer girlfriend Amal Alamuddin.

George Clooney
George Clooney. Pic/Santa Banta

Nicholas told the New York Daily News that he's thrilled with the news and thinks that the 36-year-old UK barrister, who was also an advisor to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan, is a wonderful girl.

It will be a great marriage, he added. Law firm Doughty Street Chambers also confirmed the news, saying that they offered their "best wishes and congratulations" to the 52-year-old actor and Alamuddin, who's an attorney at the firm.