After finally confirming his wife Amal’s pregnancy in a super sweet interview on Feb. 19, George Clooney also admitted that he & Amal will be playing it SUPER safe during this delicate time. SO safe in fact that the two will not be traveling like they’re used to. Why? They’re already trying to be ‘much more responsible.’ Aw!
Now that they’re set to become parents, George Clooney, 55, and his wife Amal Clooney, 39, are making some major life changes — starting with self-imposing their own travel restrictions! And anyone who’s familiar with the Hollywood pair know that Amal and George travel A LOT — Amal is, after all, an international human rights lawyer — so this is huge for them!
“We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger,” George told the French publication Paris Match in his first interview since the news broke that he and Amal are expecting twins. “I won’t go to South Sudan anymore or the Congo. Amal will no longer go to Iraq, and she’ll avoid places where she knows she isn’t welcome.” Because of her job, Amal is used to traveling to international hotspots — some more dangerous than others, but we love that she’s decided to take a step back while pregnant. Safety first, right?
In the past, Amal has represented a journalist being held in Egypt and even criticized Egypt’s judiciary process in a February 2014 report. George also travels frequently and has been a dedicated advocate for a resolution of the Darfur conflict in southern Sudan. In fact, the actor spent 10 days in Chad and Sudan back in April 2006 in order to produce the TV special A Journey To Darfur that highlighted the plight of refugees there.
But of course old habits die hard, so after the twins are born, George admitted his family will still enjoy a slightly nomadic lifestyle — at least until the little ones start school. “We have the chance to live between three countries: Italy, America and England,” he said of the places where they already have residencies. “But as soon as the children go to school, it’ll be necessary to choose where to settle. In the meantime, we will continue to move according to our respective schedules.”
Obviously though, parenthood is at the forefront of both of their minds. “How can we not be anxious about this immense responsibility?” George said. And we don’t blame him for being nervous, but in the end, we know George will make an amazing father! We cannot wait until to meet their twins this summer!
Tell us, HollywoodLifers — are you surprised George and Amal won’t be traveling until after the twins are bored? Do you think that’s a smart move on their part?