George Clooney & Amal ‘definitely want kids ASAP,’ just after the wedding

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In the heat of the Met Gala coverage yesterday, I noticed something weird: George Clooney was trying to get attention for his engagement to Amal Alamuddin. Still. Didn’t he get enough attention last week? I guess not. To be fair to Clooney, the tabloid press has only had a week to really go all out and dig into Amal’s past, and maybe (??) this isn’t George’s doing. Like, this isn’t part of his Certified Fiancée Rollout. But I’m a conspiracy theorist at heart, and I’m proudly wearing my tin foil hat of TRUTH and I think Clooney’s publicist had a hand in these stories. First, let’s hear about when Clooney and Amal will marry and if BABIES are on the menu.

Now that George Clooney has finally found “The One,” he’s wasting no time in settling down to family life. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that he and fiancée Amal Alamuddin will tie the knot in just a few months — and are planning to have a baby soon after that!

“The wedding is to take place in September,” an insider reveals to Radar exclusively. And though London is already being discussed as a potential venue, the source insists, “They’ve told family and friends they will only disclose the location at the last minute, and it will be very private. Neither George nor Amal want the wedding to be a public affair — and her family really doesn’t either.”

Clooney, 53, has kept his in-laws opinions in mind throughout the process of wooing his bride-to-be, the insider says. When it came time to propose, “George didn’t get a formal permission from her dad, but it was an indirect hint,” the source reveals. “He definitely tossed the subject of marriage around with them so that he knew they would approve, but he really wanted the proposal to be a total surprise, and didn’t want to give away any hints about when it was going to take place.”

And now, the family is influencing the couple’s baby plans too! Clooney and Alamuddin, 36, “definitely want kids asap,” the insider says. “Her father is getting older, and he really wants to see her kids [before he dies].”

“Out of all his kids, he’s especially proud of Amal,” the source explains. “It would mean the world to him to see her become a mom.”

[From Radar]

Oh, Clooney. How dare you play The Aniston Card! Babies are coming, I promise! First a family-centric wedding and THEN babies, totally. Except that last week we were being told that Amal’s holiday will come to a close in the Fall and she has to go back to work. True, she could still be a lawyer while pregnant (I doubt Julian Assange would mind), but… I just doubt that babies will be happening immediately. Also, I laughed at this: “Her father is getting older…” Yeah, and George is some spring chicken.

Radar also has a longer story about how Amal’s father approves of George, even though Daddy Alamuddin feared the idea that “Amal’s accomplishments and education would be neglected in the press — and even by George.” Sounds about right. Funnily enough, this has the whiff of Clooney PR too, because of how the article ends:

And for the first time, Clooney, 53, seems content to share the spotlight with a worthy partner.

Amal, 36, “is not a gold digger,” the source insists. “She has her own money and things going on, and George has told people that’s why he knows he can trust her and wants to be with her. She isn’t going to be arranging paparazzi photos like some of his past girlfriends have done.”

[From Radar]

BURN. Burn on Sarah Larsen, Elisabetta Canalis and Stacy Keibler. We’re going to need a tub full of ice for all the burns.

The Daily Mail also has a story about the wedding and all of that – go here to read.

Photos courtesy of Getty, WENN.

 

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  1. QQ says:

    Clooney.Gotta.Stop!!

    He is like Aniston right now My Gawd! Breathless wedding details, The ring, The proposal, ooohh Babies! My wedding suit will be by….

  2. Clever hand says:

    I’m not mad at her but who is buying this crap?

    • Etheldreda says:

      I ask the same question. Nobody here is falling for it, of course, but then we’re all gossip mad people who aren’t typical of the general population. From what I’ve read in non-gossipy sites, opinion seems to be divided – some people are very cynical about the whole thing, suspecting she’s a high-class beard. But others do seem to be buying into it. We have to remember that not everyone follows gossip as closely as we do, and will probably fall for the idea that he’s the class Beaty-esaque womaniser who has been ‘tamed’, when it’s actually questionable if he was ever really ‘dating’ any of these women in the first place.

      • If he wants us to buy this, then tone it down with the planted pieces. I mean, sure–go to PEOPLE for the engagement announcement, an article or two about his/her work, and then maybe another cover for the wedding (maybe not a wedding pic, but at least saying that you got married)….make us want MORE–not get sick of reading about it. Which is what’s happening.

      • Clever hand says:

        You are so right. Over the holidays we had some family come over and I was surprised to see them watching reality shows and thinking they are really real. We are talking about grown educated people who simply are naive and non media literate. My hubs refuses to see Hugh Jackman as anything but Wolverine and since he doesn’t follow gossip blogs he was shocked to hear me say that a lot of people think he is gay.

      • LT says:

        The general public totally buys it. I made some snide comment on Facebook and was attacked my all of my starry-eyed, romances bing friends and family who are convinced (convinced! I tell you) that the engagement is real and Clooney was just waitin for “the one.” Quotes like, “there isn’t anyone who needs the PR less than George Clooney!” Riiiiiight.

    • ileana says:

      Maybe he’s afraid to grow old alone (as we all are).

      • jj says:

        How do you go from I will never get married again I do NOT like kids and will never have them to this BITCH. I want to get married I want to have kids ASAP wtf Georgie boy?? I gotta wonder if he’s dying or something and now he wants a legacy????

    • Hautie says:

      The only reason I am not buying it…. is it looks like Clooney is on the rebound. Seriously.

      Not that I am of the mind set, that him and Stacy was some big love affair. But he truly did seem shocked that she was suddenly married and pregnant. I mean exactly how many dates has he actually had with his soon to be wife. Had he even known her for 90 days yet?

      And for a man who made it clear for the last two decades, that he was not interested in being married again. Or having a small child in his home. I find this sudden need to be so p.u.b.l.i.c with his private life, a little suspicious.

      This is a man who has never been a fan of the media in his private life. Now he had daily PR fluff pieces being released with pictures.

      When those perfectly lit engagement pictures showed up in People magazine… with the new engagement ring lit perfectly. I feel like this is all some really weird campaign to head off a piece of ugly Clooney gossip.

      • Etheldreda says:

        I also suspect Stacy’s rapid marriage and pregnancy might have affected him more than he’d like to let on. This doesn’t mean that he was in love with her or anything like that – it was purely a business arrangement imho.

        However, like most big stars, Clooney no doubt has a big ego. And Stacey wounded that ego by not following the script. She was the one who was supposed to be dumped and heartbroken that she wouldn’t be the one to ‘tame’ Gorgeous George. We were supposed to hear some wistful interviews about how she wanted marriage and baybeez, but, sigh, George was just too much of an unreformed bachelor.

        Instead, Stacey waves bye-bye, marries her rich boyfriend – and does anyone serioulsy think they hadn’t got together while she and George were officially ‘dating’ – and then gets knocked up in NO time! That was NOT meant to happen. Clooney’s exes are meant to be pining over him, not moving on in miliseconds. Be seeing you round, George!

      • LovesGossip says:

        But WHAT piece of ugly gossip could be so damaging that it would force George to go to such elaborate lengths? If it is that George is gay I can see how that might surprise many a house frau but I do not see that as something that would end his career. Either George truly has found the love of his life or something really really horrible was going to be revealed. A poster on one of the other Clooney threads had mentioned something about certain individuals like C. Crawford (one of George’s close friends) having sex with minors etc. ( I just kind of skimmed through what I thought was a nonsense comment). Could Clooney be somehow connected to the Singer scandal? Or what about the Amy Berg documentary? Was Amy going to reveal information about George that would be career damaging ( tinfoil cap now off).

      • Delorb says:

        That’s the first thing that came into my mind. And if I have to be the first person to say it, then so be it….she’s just not that attractive. Maybe he got scared? Plenty of men do. I just find him to be a walking cliche’ at this point. Never going to get married again, to over 50 and suddenly his bio clock is clanging. ‘Gotta get married and have kids before I die!’ Boring!

  3. Stormsmama says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    I love this Amal woman (she’s a year younger than I am) and I believe she wants kids and she is the kind of woman who gets what she wants. Still, I can not NOT laugh at this. Oh, George, you silly Hollywood animal- such a softy deep down now that you’ve found “the one” – HOW ORIGINAL. Of course they’ll have kids IF SHE WANTS THEM. She is so wearing the proverbial pants in this relationship. I love it.

  4. Snazzy says:

    This is the strangest Clooney roll out ever

  5. Lark says:

    I don’t buy the babies angle, plus it’s Radar of all places. I think they’ll probably split their time between Italy, London, and the States and be heavily involved in non-profits but I don’t see them settling down in one place and raising kids.

    • abby says:

      Same here.

      Overall though, this entire thing just feels off. It’s so public, so “loud.” Considering his past comments on privacy, I figured if he ever remarried that he would just date quietly and then he and the girlfriend would retreat to some exotic locale, along with close friends and family, and quietly marry. Like , the public would find out after the fact, maybe even months later.
      Now, after all this fanfare they have to contend with wedding-watch. But I guess that’s what he and Amal want.

  6. Hiddles forever says:

    Quintuplets for Clooney!!!! Yay!!!

    Oh my God, who is his publicist, Huvane?

  7. Mia4S says:

    Eh, it’s Radar. They’d accept me as a source. Call me when Star reports it and we might have a story.

  8. Liberty says:

    Trust Her, Produced by G. Clooney

    My Big Human Rights Wedding, Produced by G. Clooney

    Kids ASAP, Produced by G. Clooney

    2020, Produced by G. Clooney

  9. EscapedConvent says:

    This is very puzzling. I have a hard time believing that George wants babies. He has said for years that he likes being an uncle just fine, & has absolutely no desire for fatherhood. I saw him in an interview in which he said “No, no diapers. As soon as something happens with the diaper, I hand them back to their parents.”

    • Well, if we were just talking generally–a lot of women have kids when they would’ve been fine, or even happier without kids–they compromise for their partners. I remember reading this article about this father who didn’t want to have a baby with his wife, because that baby would be born with down syndrome–the wife decided that she was going to go ahead with the pregnancy, with or without him. He stayed with her, because he loved her–not because he loved the baby. He said it took him the entire pregnancy, and about three or four months past the birth to see his daughter as his daughter, and to truly love her. Same could happen with George, who knows?

      Maybe that was Amal’s dealbreaker, and he decided that it was worth it, to be with her.

  10. Loopy says:

    WOW whats happening to these once Chronic Bachelors, first Cowell, Clooney and Leo softening up a bit. Interesting!

    • Francis says:

      Simon Cowell was having an affair w a woman he thought was safely tucked in a married and would have no chance of having something more with him. He played with fire ,ran around with a MARRIED WOMN and got played. IMO He didn’t throw down the gauntlet for that woman and marry her, she’s still just his babies mamma.

      Simon Cowell is still not married. Take note.

  11. Nanea says:

    All this Radar stuff and some of the other things from last week sound like badly written fanfic to me.

    And I still think he had the snip ages ago, or there would have been a little one somewhere in the known Clooneyverse.

  12. harpreet says:

    She is Lebanese right? I hope they have a very cultural wedding (respecting both cultures).

    Also, I am thinking he is moving to LDN. Lawyers cannot really move for work as they have to practise in one country, right?

  13. aenflex says:

    Douchebag. If Amal really is this independent, no-nonsense, self-actualized woman of power, I can’t imagine WHY she would want to be with someone like him. Yeah, he’s intelligent and worldly and possibly philanthropic. But he’s also a womanizer who has primarily dated physically-perfect-specimen-famewhores who are half his age, dull as rocks, arm and dong candy. If I were half the woman Amal seems to be, I would have ZERO interest in him.

    • HoustonGrl says:

      I kind of agree. I don’t believe that a man changes overnight and suddenly becomes a totally different person. What he has done and who he has dated over the last 20 years says something about him, about his character. Indeed if Amal is who she is portrayed to be, I don’t believe a man like him would be worthy of her. But then again, she did turn him down three times. I don’t really know where this is headed.

      • Helvetica says:

        HoustonGrl–I agree with you. It is so strange to see him go from ONE thing to the total opposite. Will be interesting to see how this plays out. I agree that people don’t really change and this departure from what he is “used to” or his “pattern” seems so freaking weird. I do think the kind of people someone dates (especialy repeatedly) says a lot about them.

    • Miss Melissa says:

      I was thinking about that this morning. I mean really? He’s playboy-ed it all over town for decades and now he’s found a woman “worthy” of settling down with. Let’s all celebrate!

      I find the whole thing strangely disrespectful. Disrespectful of marriage and family and of everyone he has ever been with before. And it perpetuates the myth of “just looking for the right woman.” Which means everyone who spent time with him before was not good enough somehow?

      Plus there is the whole settling down now that he’s had his cake and is in his 50s and feels his mortality. Now he’s respectable and should be applauded? Oh isn’t it wonderful?

      It just bugs me.

    • BW says:

      Plus, he’s divorced. Amal needs to talk to Talia Balsam / Mona Sterling, to find out what it’s really like to be married to George Clooney.

    • abby says:

      All of the above. ITA. That is why this entire thing feels off to me. I see what’s in it for him but really, what’s in it for her? What exactly does George bring to the table? Money? Apparently, she has her own. Connections? Sounds like she is already there. Fame/Celebrity? Is that a good thing in her line of work? Is it simply about love? I would naively believe that but something tells me George is far more calculating ( and perhaps Amal too).
      There has to be more going on here, some agenda that mutually benefits both George and Amal. Hence the “off” feeling and the over-the-top campaign to convince everyone of their amour.

      I hope i am wrong though …

    • TG says:

      @Aenflex – I agree with you 100%, however I think we need to remember that defense attorneys who represent high profile clients tend to have the biggest egos out of all attorneys. So her bagging Clooney and having her father put out press releases about her accomplishments and how she wants privacy (which we know she is loving the attention) fits in line with the type of successful woman who would be attracted to a celeb of Clooney’s stature.

    • Francis says:

      Because she’s just as star struck as the waitresses and wrestlers, but she negotiated a better contract. I doubt this is anything more than the same that the other ladies had, a three year contract, with better baubles and the word Engagement attached instead of girlfriend.

      Also each leak every few days sounds like either more press releases being sent to media or contract negotiations if the marriage is going to happen, which it may, but I doubt it last.

    • Lisa says:

      That’s prob why he was more seriously interested in her… She apparently turned him down several times, probably scared out of her wits to date him, lol. That is what any person with half a brain would do.. I dont get it why he wasted all these yeats with bimbos if he knew he wanted someone intelligent. That’s why so many people thinks hes gay.

  14. Hissyfit says:

    I’m still rolling my eyes over the pasta cooking and on bended knees proposal. And now this…..lol. He needs to stop.

  15. bluhare says:

    I thought he’s said he had a vasectomy.

  16. Tapioca says:

    He’s gotta get the vasectomy reversed first though, right? I don’t believe he’s been shooting real bullets all this time and not been Simon Cowelled by a gold digger.

  17. Etheldreda says:

    ”Amal, 36, “is not a gold digger,” the source insists. “She has her own money and things going on, and George has told people that’s why he knows he can trust her and wants to be with her. She isn’t going to be arranging paparazzi photos like some of his past girlfriends have done.”

    WTF?

    Just who does George think he is? He dates a string of Z-lister, and then turns around and effectively calls them golddiggers (we all know the ‘source’ has been authorised by him, yes?) Why did he ‘date’ them if they were just after his money? He could have his pick of women, and yet he chose a string of supposed golddigers who kept calling the paps? And if he’s so private, why is he now leaking every detail of this supposed engagement to the press?

    Seriously, George, put a lid on it. This is just SO insulting to his ex-girlfriends. I hope nobody is actually falling for any of this.

    • I mean, they obviously weren’t too vapid for him to date them. He didn’t mind it then. I hate that. Sure, there’s looking back and seeing the (numerous) mistakes you made, dating the same kind of person/woman, but there’s also trashing your exes for crap that you knew would happen. George knew what he was getting into–as did they. He knew they were with him for his name and money. No surprise there. Just be happy and move on. That’s the best ‘revenge’…

      • Christin says:

        And he had a string of women of a certain type for years – when he was basically middle aged. I could see this change of dynamic if he were years younger, but it just seems off.

        It also wouldn’t seem as odd if he at some point indicated he was happy single, but might someday entertain the idea of remarrying. Granted, I haven’t read every interview he’s done, but the quotes I recall sounded rather emphatic. He married once, wasn’t good at it (need to follow up on that, Amal) and wasn’t interested in doing it again. Period.

    • vic says:

      You are so right. This is not the attitude of an intellectual “gentleman”. These are the words of a serious douche bag. He dated women that weren’t (as) famous and is now trashing them for being into it. Not too many people wouldn’t be star struck traveling around the world with a movie star. I always knew he was a jerk.

      • Etheldreda says:

        Plus, if these women were such ‘gold-diggers’ how come they don’t seem to have made much money off their ‘relationship’ with Clooney? Why didn’t they sell a sleazy ‘kiss and tell’ to the tabloids, complete with lurid details of George’s ‘technique’? Appear on gossip shows with all the juicy details? Even write a tell-all book? I know Canalis gave a few interviews, but they seem to have been pretty mild.

        Of course, many of us suspect that these women were not ‘girlfriends’ at all but ‘official escorts’. In other words, it was a business arrangement which profitted all parties and which all freely entered into as adults. If that’s the case, and even if it isn’t, it’s a bit rich for a man in his 50s to turn around and act the victim here.

      • Lee says:

        Yes, @ vic. I find this whole roll-out distasteful and disgusting for exactly this reason.

      • Liberty says:

        “This is not the attitude of an intellectual “gentleman”. These are the words of a serious douche bag.” Raising a glass to you, vic.

        And to you, Eth: “If that’s the case, and even if it isn’t, it’s a bit rich for a man in his 50s to turn around and act the victim here.”

    • whoozy says:

      ETH said it! Getting too bizarre, and too much sudden adoration for a lawyer who defends despots and resembles a sack of antlers. GC really spends very little time in this country anyway, so the governor/prez talk is just too ludicrous. And I don’t recall any of those exes taking him for millions..most got jewelry.I wonder if they could file defamation charges .. I’ve always thought he was a guy who could keep the charm turned on for about a year..then all downhill. As for kids, he said in the past they were a bother at his villa, and maybe that’s why old friends like ex partner heslov stopped going. This is turning into one hot mess.

    • TG says:

      @Etheldreder – I think the source is Amal’s camp such as her father. Which is the same as Cressy’s camp telling everyone and anyone that she doesn’t want to be a princess and marry Harry. I am reading the exact opposite of what Amal’s camp is putting out.

    • Francis says:

      AY to the G. Something’s up.

  18. Marigold says:

    Not gonna happen. I think that’s how she bagged him-a promise of no kids.

  19. FingerBinger says:

    I still don’t get what the big deal is. Clooney has been married before. I guess he’s ready try again. At least he’s not on his 4th or 5th wife like some of these freaks.

  20. From Star Magazine:

    “George Clooney is The ‘King’ of Amal Alamuddin ‘s Porcelain Throne!:

    Lifelong bachelor George Clooney has recently settled down with high-profile lawyer Amal Alamuddin and has become so enthralled with her that he’s finally able to defecate when she’s in the house with him!

    This is a new turn of events for Clooney, who in the past, always had a problem shitting when a girlfriend was visiting his house. Says one close source ‘Yeah this is HUGE for George, just huge. In past relationships, George would never poop around women, to the point where many girlfriends wondered if he ever shat at all or if he was just a robot. With Amal, George will take a huge dump and just leave the door wide open. It’s crazy.’

    Several friends have revealed that after a large meal of Indian take-out last Friday, George took a huge shit AND left an ‘upper-decker’ in his cozy ecru-colored commode. It was reported that the smell was overwhelming but Amal is so in love that she simply lit up some potpourri and let the shitfest continue. Looks like Amal and George have the kind of comfort level that leads to lasting love!”

  21. PHD gossip says:

    There is no one around Clooney speaking truth to power, so this is the result. Sheesh. Stop it. Now. I am telling you. Before You Turn Into a Punchline.

  22. GeeMoney says:

    This publicity blitz that’s going on with him right now is unusally hardcore… and I don’t believe for a second he wants children.

  23. yolie says:

    I wonder why he’s doing this all now?? Something is fishy here. Like “Let me save face so I’ll have a phony marriage.” Strange.

  24. Mary says:

    Isn’t she representing Gaddafi or one of his men? Seems a little hypocritical of George.

    They were in Mexico for a wedding last weekend so I am sure People will get exclusive pictures from George himself!

  25. Jenns says:

    All of this is weird. I guess we are just watching a full blown, public midlife crises.

  26. Maggie says:

    He’s too old to be having children. It’s not fair to the kid. I’d never marry a man that much older than me. My siister did and she basically gave her youth away.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      He’s 53! I can’t wait until you’re 53 and realize what an insane remark you just made. Except I’ll probably be dead, because according to you, I’m almost dead already.

      • You haven’t kicked the bucket yet, geezer?

        At 35, my time left on this earth is so very limited.

      • Maggie says:

        Well I’m older than you so how is that an insane remark? 53 is too old to have a baby in my opinion. Don’t take it so personal! When the kid is fifteen years old is daddy gonna be able to shoot hoops, kick a soccer ball?

      • Just because you have a kid at 25-years-old doesn’t guarantee that you’ll be around to see him grow up.

        It’s a private decision and I don’t think it’s anyone’s business as long as the kid grows up in a happy, healthy home.

      • HoustonGrl says:

        I agree with Maggie, it is unfair to the child. Of course you’re not done living at 53 and you’re certainly not at death’s door. But this doesn’t translate to having the vitality, energy, and good health of your 30s or even early 40s. That’s pure biology. Just imagine, when that child is starting first grade, you’d be 60 years old. Life is about the choices you make. Clooney had ample opportunities to have a family. He CHOSE not to. And now he’s chasing the regrets of his youth at the expense of this unborn child.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Seriously? You would rather not be born than have a father who is 60 when you’re in the first grade? I know plenty of vital, interesting people in their 60s. And I’ve seen plenty of 30 year olds who were too wrapped up in their careers to spend any time with their children. Youth doesn’t make you a good parent. Sometimes just the opposite. So narrow minded and judgmental. I could see your argument if he was 85, but you’re being ridiculous.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Yes, Kitten, I am standing with one foot in the grave and another on a banana peel, apparently. Didn’t realize my options were over as far as personal decisions go. But you know, I should be ashamed that I got older, because that’s such a failure on my part. And it prevents me from being allowed to want things that might require my throwing a baseball or kicking a soccer ball. Because that’s what parenting really boils down to. Sports.

      • Maggie says:

        Goodnames stop insulting ppl for their opinion. No one is calling him or you old. Tell me would you like to start a family at 53? Do you have the energy to get up two or three times a night to feed a baby? Run after the toddler all day every day? I have grandkids and believe me after a full day I’m happy to give them back despite loving them to bits. And I’m in amazing shape by the way!!!

      • TheOriginalKitten says:

        I had a few friends in high school who’s parents were in their mid-to-late 60s–all were loving, wonderful, and involved parents.

        I don’t get why people get such a huge chip on their shoulder about stuff like this. Parents are most needed during the formative years, which is essentially 18 years-so Clooney could have a kid and raise him/her until he’s 70 years old just fine.
        My parents are almost 70 and they’re gallivanting across Spain at the moment-hardly incapacitated. Full of vigor and life, actually.

        I think people who had and raised their kids young get pissed about incidents like this as a need to feel superior or ‘better than’. Otherwise, why the investment? You don’t have to raise his kids-why do you care????

      • Maggie says:

        Kitten galivanting across Spain and raising babies are not comparable. You are missing the point. 60 years old with high school kids is one thing. Going on 60 with newborns or toddlers is something else. By the way, why do you care???

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Maggie, you’re the one insulting people by deciding who has a right to have children and who doesn’t just because you wouldn’t, in spite of being in “amazing shape.” He is NOT “going on 60,” he’s 53, ffs. They are wealthy. They will have nannies. He can be a perfectly good father without throwing a stupid ball around. My father was the best you could ask for, and he never played sports of any kind with me or my brothers, except golf. We survived. Who are you to tell a whole segment of the population that they don’t deserve to have children? In answer to your question, I was not able to have children. If, by some miracle, I had found myself pregnant at 53, I would have rejoiced and no child on earth would have been received with more love. I would have FOUND the energy and whatever else I needed to be a wonderful mother. And your disapproval wouldn’t have stopped me for one second.

      • Liberty says:

        GoodNames, HOW are Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin coping with their personal baby nightmares?! oh my!! Shall we send them this thread so they can see the error of their ways and make arrangements to send the kids away NOW to someone from Teen Mom? Maybe Miley Cyrus will take a kid.

        Older parenting can have it difficulties. So can young parenting. So can any parenting. People have managed throughout the course of history.

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Lol, Liberty, I would respond at length but I’m headed to the senior citizens early bird dinner at Shoneys as soon as I finish bedazzling my walker.

      • bluhare says:

        Maggie, you are the absolute LAST person who should be complaining about insults. The last. Your MO is to insult and run.

        GoodNames, I’m crocheting you a Depends holder for your purse. Save me a seat at the buffet. I’m running late because I need . . . . wait, where was I going?

      • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

        Lol, bluhare, what a lovely, thoughtful gift, thank you!

      • HoustonGrl says:

        I don’t understand why it’s insulting to anyone to have a lively debate about a legitimate social issue. No one is calling anyone old, except we’re all acknowledging that Clooney is past the “traditional” age for starting a family. I don’t have as much energy as I did ten years ago, and while I used to embrace the idea of having children, I see it differently now because I’m realistic about what it takes (I have tons of nieces, nephews, godchildren) and DAMN child rearing looks hard. I don’t think it’s so much about age as it is about life choices (for example, you might be 30 but be a workaholic, like Goodnames said, and that would be just as bad).

        I do believe there are limits in life and you are sometimes bound by the choices you make. Sure, anyone can die an accidental death, but the incidences of cancer and other health problems are much higher after 60. That’s just a fact. Perhaps they are soooo wealthy that’s it’s less of a factor for them, but I still believe it takes the force and vigor of youth to be a happy parent. I have many examples in my circle of friends and family where a young adult has suffered a great deal from either having to care for an elderly parent or suffered from a parent’s early death and this shaped my opinion.

      • Maggie says:

        HoustonGrl, great comment!
        Goodnames, Bluhare, I would really appreciate you not trolling me anymore. I put forth an opinion which was not directed at anyone in particular. It’s just my opinion. You don’t have to agree, or respond. As usual you same ladies have chosen to take it personal and attack/bully. I’ve seen you do it on other threads. Goodnames I am not responsible for you feeling old or not being able to have children. My comment is based on my life experiences and what I have seen. I stand by my opinion like it or not.

  27. Leah says:

    He is overdoing the PR but at least his fiancé is a woman with her own career and not a 20 something looking for a way up. Seriously creeped out by amber heard and johnny depp.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2622067/Johnny-Depp-enjoys-ANOTHER-night-Amber-Heard-NYC-leaves-walking-stick-home.html

    • Katherine says:

      I don’t think Amal is much different than Amber. People are imbuing too much into her. She is as ambitous as Amber, just in a different field, and seems to enjoy being on stage herself. So why does one woman get shade and the other doesn’t?

      • Leah says:

        What a ridiculous comment. This woman went to oxford law and ny law. She may be ambitious but she has put the time and effort into her chosen field and has the qualifications to back it up. Did amber heard even go to theatre school? Not that i have heard of. If she had gone to Yale like Lupita or Rada or Lamda like Tom Hiddleston and Chiwetel Ejiofor then you could compare them.

      • Francis says:

        I agree Katherine, Amal is just as star struck as the previous ladies.
        I think Amal is just as star struck and just as much a climber.
        As far as Amber H, JOnnhys fiancée, she had her own career too, when she met Johnny too, she may be an actress but that doesn’t make her worth any less than Amal lawyer lady. It’s like the world should fall at her feet for going to school , every lawyer in the world goes to school. I’m so tired of people saying she is a great person because she’s a high level lawyer, she may be awful socially with regular folk and a real star chaser.

        I already don’t care for this Amal woman and it’s not her, it’s the inflated press gushing by George’s pr that has turned me off her.

  28. frisbeejada says:

    I still think that this is all a huge effort to turn around his public image so he can pursue some sort of political/high profile international player career. The one thing that comes across about Clooney is that he’s clever enough to have learned the PR game very, very well and plays it like a master of contrivance. As others have pointed out nothing this man does is ‘spontaneous’, all his PR is to create and uphold a certain image. Now he needs to change that image – fast, and getting married and producing kids will achieve that very quickly for him. He’s also often said in the past that – in the film Industry- right now he has “the say”, he’s a man who likes power, he likes to be heard, I believe he will do anything to ensure he continues to have “the say” but on a much bigger world stage and his fiancée will help him to achieve that. It’s a good move for him. For her? On a recent BBC profile she was described as having a “Bentley Brain” and being an ace net-worker, while one commentator suggested Clooney had his eye on the White House, Maybe he thinks he’s the next Kennedy whose finally found his Jackie. We will see, but I’m not buying even an iota of the “playboy tamed by a worthy woman narrative” it all feels like he’s ‘positioning himself’ to me. Even that pathetic hissy fit he had over Steve Wynne (or whatever his name is) positioned him on the side of ‘ordinary American (voters)’. I’m clearly thinking about this far too much…I don’t even like him (somebody stop me please!)

    • K.B. says:

      He’ll have to set his sights a little lower because he won’t be elected to the White House. Although it would be hilarious to watch Obama’s good friend George get annoyed every time someone brought up Reagan’s name in connection with his.

      • frisbeejada says:

        That level of discomfort would be disgracefully delicious…but he may well be thinking along those lines of “if Reagan can do it why can’t I?” he’s probably got his Dad behind him whose already run for office and many, many other H/W types telling him to go for it, they’ll back him. His campaign wouldn’t lack money, just depth, credibility, purpose but hey, that’s never stopped any Politician before…it hasn’t even stopped some of them from getting elected.

    • Francis says:

      But as I see it, she’s not a good choice for a political wife. She’s too controversial, she’ll be a lightening rod for anyone running against George . In fact she’s a awful choice politically.

      • frisbeejada says:

        On the surface yes but if Obama can weather years of the right claiming he’s just a Muslim foreigner aka potential ‘threat to the country’ then perhaps Clooney believes his ‘wife’ can do the same. He’s a Democrat so he’s going to get stick from the right anyway for being an actor apart from his politics. Besides that maybe her background will provide a much needed distraction for any skeletons he has in his closet – and if the allegations are to be believed there are a few of those rattling around. If the press/political opposition are focussing on her background maybe he can skirt around his own issues.
        And I’m still thinking about this far too much!

      • katy says:

        I’m from the Philippines and this woman has been in a bad light in my country.
        A newspaper columnist who’s supposedly close to her family wrote that she was planning to bring former president Gloria Arroyo’s case to the UN because her human rights are supposedly being violated. [FYI, she is currently on hospital arrest - not in prison where she rightfully deserves to be - for graft and plunder cases. I mean, she squandered my country's funds big time when she was president, made shady deals with private companies, passed a law that prevented her cabinet members from attending Congressional inquries, etc. And it was during her term that the biggest massacre of journalists happened in the Philippines, courtesy of her political allies. But instead of being put in prison like her fellow criminals, she is in the hospital because she is supposedly ill, with matching neck brace and wheelchair -- which is the "trend" among politicians and their cohorts in our country who are facing cases.]
        And now Clooney’s fiancee wants to help her because she believes her rights are being violated. Her camp wants her released due to ill health. Of all the people in the world whose human rights are being violated, Amal couldn’t choose to help other people who are not themselves human rights violators? I’m beginning to think this woman is really after publicity. If this pushes through, I doubt it will be good for Clooney’s political plans.
        Here’s a link to the story: http://www.interaksyon.com/article/86032/george-clooneys-fiancee-to-bring-ex-president-gloria-arroyos-case-to-un—star-columnist-pedrosa

      • frisbeejada says:

        @ Katy, so sorry to hear what Arroyo has done to your country and I hope she is bought to justice for your sake. I’m trying to think how to put this but in the UK and US legal systems the law is based entirely on a combative system, that means that the Barristers (Attorney’s in the US) do not have to have any emotional investment in their cases whatsoever. Instead their interest is in presenting the case in the best possible light and winning the arguments. If Amal’s chambers (The law company she works with) believe Arroyo has a case in LAW they will pursue it, if there was no case in law the Judges would not allow it to continue because they have to apply to the courts for permission to proceed. The morality of Arryo’s actions do not come into it. If morality did then no criminal who committed a crime would ever be able to get representation. A prime example of the dispassionate nature of the legal system would be the OJ Simpson case. His lawyers got him off a murder charge – that many believe he was guilty of – and did not for one moment concern themselves with the morality of doing so. A Legal professional’s first responsibility is to the Law, to see that law’s are upheld and that cases are properly represented in court. I know that’s a difficult concept to grapple with in the light of clear Human Right abuses but that’s how it works. That’s why it’s unfair to judge Legal professional’s on the people they represent, someone has to represent them and in Chambers cases are often appointed to Legal teams to avoid them ‘cherry picking’ popular, winnable cases. If Barristers were taking cases on just for the sake of publicity surely they would avoid the unpopular clients, the unwinnable cases and concentrate on those that would give them good publicity.

      • katy says:

        @frisbeejada
        I get your point. I realize that even the guilty ones deserve legal representation.
        But to the point of Amal being a good “political wife” for Clooney, I don’t think it will do so much good for his image if his wife would be associated with a plunderer. And since their PR stories right now are all about the supposed good work they do for the world, you would think she would avoid representing such a personality who doesn’t have a very good standing in international politics.
        And of course, on a personal note, that just makes me dislike her (which I know would not matter to her at all. =)

  29. Jenns says:

    I’m sorry, but is Clooney really going to enjoy this Dad thing? Pushing strollers around at 55? Going to school plays at 60? Dealing with a teenager at 70? GMAFB. You’ve earned your success late in life, George. Enjoy it.

    • Leah says:

      Warren beatty had 4 kids after 50. Jack nickolson had a few in his 50s too. This appears to be the way to go for ageing hollywood playboys

      • Etheldreda says:

        I wouldn’t call Clooney a playboy. Beatty and Nicholson definitely, but Clooney? He’s had a string of ‘relationships’ where he had zero chemistry with any of his ‘dates’. And though it was before my time, I seem to recall that Beatty and Nickolson’s dating lives were full of rumours, scandal, cheating etc. None of that happened with Clooney. A new ‘girlfriend’ would be served up to the media, they’d grimace a few times on the red carpet, then they’d break up. Never any scandal, never any rumours that one of them was cheating, never any gossip about him and his leading ladies.

        It all sounds fake to me. Nicholson and Beatty, whatever you think of them, were the real deal. Clooney just seems to be hiding something.

      • Miss Melissa says:

        @Etheldreda

        Are you suggesting Amal is a beard? Possible. I’ve heard the strong Clooney is gay rumors many times.

        What always stops me is why a woman would bother to beard. What is in it for her, particularly a woman as young, attractive and accomplished as she is. SHE is the catch, not him. Why limit your own possibilities for love and happiness by wasting time bearding for an aging, closeted, hollywood heartthrob who is too cowardly to be real?

        I can never work that part of the theory out, no matter who the players are.

      • Francis says:

        Many women would be a beard for George. Besides if it weren’t for George dating her, I doubt we’d ever have heard of her or saw big stories with covers about her on magazines. George Clooney picking her as a girlfriend, fiancée possible wife brings her worldwide fame,recognition which might be what she’s after. I don’t get why people think she might not be star struck. I think she is and would be a beard. She gets to be the woman who got George to marry her or get engaged.

      • Lisa says:

        Most evidence shows a man’s fertility drops dramatically between 40 and 45. The last study I read concludes that men over 45 have only a 35% chance of getting a woman pregnant . It’s not impossible, just harder.

  30. littlestar says:

    What kind of foolishness is this? George all of a sudden wants kids? Uh huh….. If this is true, I hope it’s because he truly does want them, not because he hopes it’ll “save face” for him.

    • Cecilia says:

      Save face from what? Could it be that George’s moment that he needs to save face over hasn’t surfaced yet? He’s just getting a jump on it?? A pre-emptive strike? I dunno…it looks to me like he is pulling a page from AJ’s playbook to completely turn public perception of him around. Many stars have done it & with varying degrees of success.

  31. PunkyMomma says:

    Sounds like (to me, at least) that George/Amal are descending into the “Bizarro Mid-Life Crisis” ala Depp/Heard. Next thing we know, George will be wearing a bad Pharrell Wanna Be hat.

  32. mercy says:

    ‘Also, I laughed at this: “Her father is getting older…” Yeah, and George is some spring chicken.’

    L O L! Radar makes stuff up a lot so I doubt this story true, but I got a good larf out of this line, too.

    I also love how the women get blamed for pap shots. Like poor naive George didn’t know what was going on, never got anything out of it, or doesn’t attract their attention in the first place. How are they getting photos and all this info about he and Amal?

    And I respect her career, but jobs, education, and money don’t tell you everything about a person. Some of the best people I’ve known have had what are considered low level jobs or limited formal education, while some of the most wretched have been highly educated, well paid professionals.

  33. K.B. says:

    Really, George? You’re dead to me. If you really, truly wanted kids, you probably should have had them 20 years ago. As for Ms. “I’m Better Than All of George’s Previous Paid Escorts,” if you were really and truly different from his previous papparazzi-calling girlfriends, your law firm would not have announced your engagement, you wouldn’t have staged your engagement ring photos for PEOPLE FREAKING MAGAZINE, and you wouldn’t be sounding the trumpets about your baby plans.

    I hope George is really serious about this trick because this could blow up in his face spectacularly. He pretty much HAS to marry Amal at this point. And they’ve only been engaged for, like, 2 weeks, right?

    (Disclaimer – I realize the source is Radar, but everything minus the baby rumors stands.)

  34. Cora says:

    While she was with Clooney, Elisabetta Canalis gave an interview in Italy saying she could never love a man who didn’t want to marry her or have a child with her. Clooney dumped her right after that interview went public. My heart is kind of breaking right now for his ex-girlfriends, to be honest. :(

  35. Becks says:

    He’s 17 years older than Amal- old enough to have fathered her. That means they are one generation apart. That is a gap that means you may have vastly different experiences, cultural influences, mind sets. As I get older I realize how important shared values, shared experiences, even similar cultural influences are for long term compatibility.

    I think because he still has his looks (so we don’t necessarily see him as OLD), and Amal has very mature features (Selena Gomez would be an example of someone who has features which would make her look younger than she really is), we don’t perceive them to be a May-October pair.

    But they are.

  36. Miss M says:

    Trashing your exes says more about you than it says about them, Clooney. He has become a mix of Aniston and Taylor Swift. Argh! Is he going to write a screenplay trashing them?!

    Edit: I give you my blessings to jump on Oprah’s couch.

  37. browniecakes says:

    Like George in the first photo – I am side-eyeing this story.

  38. Cody says:

    Oh yeah, I missed that you didn’t post anything about George yesterday .Team Clooney talks about them having children as if he was getting married in his 30s or even 40s . IMO they are responding to all the negative comments from us peasants, like he had a vasectomy and he needs a pill to get up or it looks like he can’t even walk up a flight of stairs on a airplane and she loves him for him. PR is just making it worse. If they do want children, I hope she loves him enough to go through IVF or artificial insemination or hormone shots, because the whole process can be stressful on a relationship

  39. Aqua says:

    Seriously, it was only a matter of time before the baby rumor was going to start which will now officially turn into a baby bump watch. Call me crazy but I think this will definitely happen just as fast as this engagement and wedding.

  40. jane16 says:

    I still say she looks like George. Same eyebrows, same shape eyes with thick under-lid and then deep tear wells below that, same shape jaw and chin with cleft. Same coloring (when GC was younger anyway). You know how they say some couples grow to look like each other after years of marriage? What will these two look like in 20 years? Agree with you guys that the timing is odd, wonder if he’s worried about the Brian Singer (god, what a douchebag) mess. Blind Gossip has a heavily commented blind up about George having lots of sex with male models every time he’s in NYC. The barbs about his exes are tacky, and not going over well, I see.

  41. Aqua says:

    BTW Nick Nolte has a 5 year old daughter named Sophie and he’s 71. It’n not saying it’s right to have a child at that age but it’s a possibility.Besides don’t you think this is something that they would have talked about be deciding to get married?

  42. itsetsyou says:

    What the hell is going on?! It’s like he’s always been somewhat private but now the tab is open and everything is flooding on us with full force!

  43. HoustonGrl says:

    Gross, gross, gross. I think it’s the lowest form of scum when a man shames his exes. So, what, they weren’t good enough for you but they were good enough for your dong? I think George actually prefers the type of women he’s been dating because he’s very insecure and feels more comfortable being with someone “below” him, and that’s why this marriage isn’t going to work.

  44. serena says:

    OMG I can’t stop laughing! George really pulled the Aniston card.. and seriously, I don’t believe the baby thing will happen any time soon (or at all)!

  45. Lori says:

    WTH is with all these 50 year old Hollywood guys falling to pieces right now. Johnny Depp is wearing a man-gagement ring and now this sh!t.

  46. Cora says:

    “She isn’t going to be arranging paparazzi photos like some of his past girlfriends have done.”

    What extraordinary hypocrisy! It’s shameful if the women do it, but perfectly fine for Clooney to arrange paparazzi photos with Amal in Tanzania, the Seychelles, inside LA restaurants, and everywhere else. What an ass!

  47. Anon says:

    Sorry. Say what you will I still say its all about Stacy.. I believe he was the happiest he has been in a long time.George is absolutley on the rebound.

  48. RedWeatherTiger says:

    The whole thing reminds me of that time that Joaquin Phoenix grew a long beard and pretended (?) to be crazy, and it went on so long that people sort of thought, okay, he’s crazy. Then he said, yeah, no, not crazy…just puttin’ y’all ON.

    When will the Cloon do the big GOTCHA?

  49. holly hobby says:

    Well, if he does succeed in getting her pregnant, then Nicole Kidman & Michelle Pffeifer can collect the money from their bet!

  50. Meredith says:

    Something is seriously off here. I don’t buy any of this B.S story…It’s just strange how a man who always said he would never marry again or have kids and who never disclosed to the public such details about his private life, suddenly make all these plans with a woman he barely knows. I don’t care how “educated” or “cultured” she is, this is ODD. Either, she cast a spell on him and in the Middle East, (it’s a well known fact people go to Sheikhs regularly to help them get their heart’s wishes) OR he realized (overnight I guess?) that he wants a family after all?

  51. Sam says:

    Please as if he didn’t have a hand in pap photos with his past girlfriends. He had a media playbook that was the same for each girlfriend that included whitewashing their backgrounds and often changing something about their appearances to be more presentable. Give us a break George.

    And I don’t get how she’s a worthy partner for him like they are saying. What a way to downgrade her education and accomplishments. The real question is how is he a worthy partner for her? This whole situation reeks of desperate try hard and I never thought I would get that from George at this level.

  52. Jayna says:

    Oh, so every story is coming from George and all stories must be true? LOL None made up to fill pages, because Radar is always right? LOL This story is just Radar taking time away from all of its reality star cut-and-paste stories to focus on an A-lister and its “inside” information.

  53. Sara says:

    George Clooney is coming off as a real douchebag with regard to his ex-gfs. And the funny thing is this Amal girlfriend of his seems more attention-seeking than his exes. She’s clearly reveling in the limelight, and contrary to all the praise she’s receiving about her career, seems quite a lightweight, seeing as how she’s constantly parading around with Clooney rather than doing any work of substance.

  54. K-rock says:

    Is this womans nethers made of gold or what?

  55. Daffy says:

    “A source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly that Keibler, 34, was “irked” by her ex’s engagement last month. “When George and Stacy got together, he told her she would be the one he’d marry—and that they could have kids,” the insider tells Us of the former model, who dated Clooney, 52, for two years before their split in July 2013.”

    Ouch.

    • siri says:

      I have a hard time believing Clooney would ever make a promise like this. They also never came over as a couple in love to me. I would rather think this was HER phantasy…

      • whoozy says:

        Yeah, this doesn’t sound kosher .. I just don’t think he promised marriage to any of them and several lasted longer than the wrestler lady. Reading over some of the previous age/baby remarks has me laughing..no one here is so naive to think any child wouldn’t actually be raised by a team of nannies. They’ll do feeding, changing, playing. hell, he even hired people to care for his pig and dogs..but they, like kids, make for great photo ops.

      • Liberty says:

        But it is more backfill, isn’t it, to make it sound like he wanted kids for awhile, and now that he found The One etc etc. Maybe SK got a bonus to go along with this story.

  56. siri says:

    I always thought Clooney had full control over his PR-team. He just LOVES to play, but it always needs to be HIS way. So this new ‘revelation’, fully expected of course, can only mean he’s starting to get VERY desperate to create a complete new image of himself. And he obviously doesn’t really understand how PR works and progresses these days, since he’s about to become a joke with all these ‘intimate’ details that just seem so fake. He really needs to pull a full stop here, but I can’t help thinking he’s afraid of something…

  57. Sally says:

    George’s girlfriend/fiancee rollouts always include a source (George) talking about how smart, down to earth, independent, fun-loving person and how smitten he is with the relationship. Looks like they have a short term memory if they are trashing the ex’s now.

    “She isn’t going to be arranging paparazzi photos like some of his past girlfriends have done.”

    So who do you think called the paps in Seychelles? Sarah, Elisabetta, or Stacy? If George is going to get married, he needs to grow up. Everyone knows George=source and he is the one calling the paps.

  58. Aqua says:

    I just read over at the daily.mail that they are planning on having a lavish 2 million dollar Italian wedding on Lake Como, a three day extravaganza with the finest wine and Italian delicacies.Also included are boat rides, nightly fireworks and flying in family and friends.Other items with their cost is listed in the article but my question is is what happened to the so called low key,secret location, not telling the guest at the last minute not being a public affair kind of wedding.So far the only thing that seems to be right is the wedding date in September.

    • siri says:

      If this would be true, it’s probably related to her family’s wishes. In her culture, big weddings with hundreds of guests are quite common. But actually, neither Clooney, nor any of his representatives, have confirmed anything so far…

  59. Penny says:

    It wouldn’t surprise me if they had kids. Clooney’s issue was always that he wanted to give 100% to his work. When he hurt his back and was struggling to deal with the pain, his friends said he was always asking how they balanced their work and family life.

    I think his back is a lot worse than you’d think from looking at him. Perhaps he soon won’t be able to work to the extent he does now, so he finally has room for something else in his life.

  60. Skye says:

    Man, am I SICK of reading about how George Clooney has found someone “worthy” or “equal” or “good enough” or “marriage material.” I LIKE Clooney, and Amal seems lovely and impressive, and maybe she IS the first woman in a long time to feel “right” to him – like “The One” – but that doesn’t make his ex-girlfriends unworthy. this feels so retro and catty and embarrassing to everyone.

  61. Side-eye says:

    For me this situation has gone from surprising to straight-up disturbing at this point. This kind of media blitz is beneath both of them (and anyone, really), whether it is initiated by them or their reps or not.

    I don’t want to knock them if this relationship is genuine, but the more we hear about George’s “process of wooing” Amal, the more forced the story seems. George was filming Tomorrowland, promoting Gravity and editing, scoring and promoting Monuments Men for much of August 2013-February 2014 based on published reports/photos. Even if they met in October 2013 as stated in one of the earlier press items, it just seems like they couldn’t have spent much alone time together, especially if she was also working as she was reported to be.

    I’m starting to wonder if this public “introduction” of their relationship was supposed to happen earlier, but then Monuments Men’s release was pushed back and now they are, um, rushed; pure speculation on my part, though-doesn’t necessarily mean the relationship itself isn’t genuine. I realize it’s just gossip but this press is disappointing because this kind of attention just seems unnecessary for either of them. They both seem to have the talent/intelligence to garner enough attention from their achievements without this.

  62. zyfoo says:

    just call them kamal or gamal or cloomal

  63. Helvetica says:

    Reading like a page from Johnny Depp’s recent media personality.

    Oh, George… this is so weird.

  64. Jade says:

    Eh if he plans to cut down on acting, is this marriage to help him get more cred as a director? Leo should get himself a wife then and start the same campaign. Every source can start with how she is unlike the others. “Unlike his VS ex gfs, Leo did not meet his new lady by pointing at the newest cagalogue.”

  65. floretta50 says:

    Why would a handsome, rich,famous and worldwide humanitarian make sure that he announces everything that he knows his last girl friend desired him to do but he refused. Get engaged with lavish expensive ring, have babies. Suddenly, a man who claims for decades he wants no kids, ly announces he wants them and make sure the press knows. Oh no, no woman in their right mind would ever dump George Clooney. Not! It’s the last thing people would think happen to him.