Everyone is dying to know: After years as the world's most confirmed (and eligible) bachelor, what changed George Clooney's mind about marriage? Maybe playing hard to get! Radar Online reports that when the superstar actor, 52, first approached human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin for her number, she didn't hesitate before she said no.
A source close to the couple says that not only did she refuse to give him her digits (which he somehow procured anyway), she also she turned him down three times before agreeing to go on a date with him because she wasn't "interested in dating actors."
Clearly something changed her mind, as the future Mrs. Clooney, 36, was spotted flashing some serious engagement bling this weekend in L.A. People got the scoop on the ring, which Clooney helped design. It features a 7-carat, ethically-mined emerald-cut diamond with two tapered baguettes, and it is as gorgeous as you'd expect—we definitely would not say no to a ring like that! Click over to People to get the full deets and exclusive photos and then tell us what you think of the ring. Sound off below or tweet us @Shape_Magazine!