George Clooney jets to Cabo with fiancée Amal Alamuddin for friend's wedding

With his fiancée Amal Alamuddin by his side, George Clooney saw in his 53rd birthday at Cabo, San Lucas in Mexico.

The couple took a private jet to Mexico last Thursday so they could attend a wedding. Not their own however – according to sources the pair will watch George's close friend Thom Mathews tie the knot with Kara Jensen on 10 May.



George and Amal saw in his 53rd birthday in Mexico, where they are due to attend the wedding of his friend Thom Mathews

It's not the first time George and human rights lawyer Amal have been on holiday together. They visited George's holiday home in Mexico last year with his friends Rande Gerber and Cindy Crawford.

This year, however, Amal has a new accessory in her holiday wardrobe – the stunning emerald cut diamond ring presented to her by her husband-to-be.

This week's HELLO! magazine, issue 1327, contains the exclusive first pictures of the sparkler – which is reportedly worth $750,000.

This week's magazine has exclusive photos and details about the couple's engagement

The snaps were taken as the couple toasted their engagement at a birthday dinner for Rande in Santa Barbara, California.

"George and Amal are trying to keep things very low-key but they also aren't really trying to hide this," a source tells the magazine.

"I think it's like they want people they love to know that this is for real, that they plan on being together forever.

For the exclusive story on George and Amal's engagement pick up the latest edition of HELLO! magazine, on newsstands now.