As the saying goes, never say never!  After years of saying he will never get married, sometimes love just bites you in the ass.  (at least that's what they say). 

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are engaged. 

A source exclusively tells PEOPLE, "George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key but they also aren't really trying to hide this, it doesn't seem. I think it's like they want the people they love to know that this is real, that they plan on being together forever." 

The engagement happened "not that long ago, I think," the source adds, and the couple don't appear to have wedding plans in the works – yet. 

PS - Amal is a accomplished British attorney who specialized in international law and human rights.  So I guess marrying someone out of the business is what George needed.  Btw, he's 52 and she's 36.