Is Amal Clooney ‘insecure’ about her body & crash-dieting to lose weight?


Have you been missing Amal Clooney and her drama? I have been missing her this week. We need a good Amal Clooney sighting. In the meantime, it turns out that Meredith Vieira and Ellen DeGeneres both dressed up as Amal for Halloween, for their shows. I think Ellen gets bonus points because she actually got a blow-up George Clooney doll to make it look extra special. As for Amal and her dramz… she’s steadily becoming a tabloid fixture. YAY!

First up: OK! Magazine (ugh) says that when everyone started paying attention to Amal this past spring, the media attention made her self-conscious about her weight. A source told OK: “Amal became really insecure about her body after seeing photos of herself all over the place…[so] she lost eight pounds before the wedding.” Now she’s trying to maintain the weight loss by “surviving on two tiny meals a day.” George Clooney’s rep told Gossip Cop that the story is “fabricated”… but is it? Amal was always a slender woman, but she did lose weight as soon as the engagement was announced. And yeah, most brides lose weight before the wedding. I don’t get why that’s notable. Gossip Cop also has a story that I can’t find anywhere else:

Despite fabricated rumors of a feud, Amal Clooney and Angelina Jolie have never even met, George Clooney’s rep tells Gossip Cop exclusively. A fake tipster seems to be trying to get sites and magazines to do a story claiming the two women recently had a verbal fight in London.

The tale, which almost made it into one of tabloids this week, had the two women recently arguing over dinner, with Jolie eventually storming out of the meal and reportedly forbidding Brad Pitt from talking anymore to his buddy George. Clooney’s rep tells Gossip Cop the story about a supposed heated argument in a restaurant is “100 percent fiction,” noting that the two women have “never met.”

While both women were in London in June to attend the United Nations’ Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which brought together 1,700 delegates, they were seated in two entirely different areas of a super massive auditorium and didn’t get the opportunity to meet. Of course, the phony source who is trying to spread these stories of strife between the ladies now claims Mrs. Clooney snubbed Jolie that time. Again, none of this is true. Mostly, it’s sad that people want to create drama between two successful and strong women when there isn’t any.

[From Gossip Cop]

So the story “almost” made it into a tabloid and George’s rep did a preemptive shutdown? That’s weird, right? It’s “almost” like George and his rep want this to be a story. While I doubt The Leg of Doom stormed out and decreed that Brad shall never speak to Mr. Clooney ever again, now I kind of wonder if Amal and Angelina DID meet at some point and they didn’t get along. Huh. Amal did attend Angelina’s Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. Hm…

And finally, there was this gem, from Us Weekly:

Partying ever after! One month after their Venetian vows, George and Amal Clooney kept the celebration going at a dinner hosted by her parents in Buckinghamshire, England. Relatives of Amal are already sweet on their new family member: “A group of women were fangirling over him and one started singing, ‘Georgie Porgie, puddin’ and pie Kissed the girls and made them cry’,” says a source. Later that woman “raved about getting a peck from George.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition]

Ah, maybe that’s why Amal looked so “over it” in those photos last weekend – she knew her relatives were going to act like a—holes around George Clooney.



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  1. sarah says:

    I don’t like putting two women against each other. Amal & Angelina don’t seem like the catty type. If they even met, they are not like the Goopy, Chelsea Handler types. I think they would be polite & courteous at the very least.

    • wolfpup says:

      Mags are always looking for a girl-fight, but I’m with you Sarah, these women are too dignified for that.

      Finding women who are willing to be a slip of nothing when it comes to their weight, also prolongs the style of being too thin, while reinforcing the saturation of those types of images, feeding our neurosis to be uncomfortable in our own skins; to buy products and services, “in search of ourselves”.

      • FLORC says:

        Agree it’s just seeking out drama and goto cat fights to print. True or not. Amal should take note though. This is a sign of things to come. She will become a tabloid fixture and true or not stories will be printed showing Amal in a poor light. This could be bad for her career also. Not that her skills as a lawyer will dull. More that people’s perceptions of her will be tarnished. That little voice in the backround questioning if anything they’ve heard about her comes from a fragment of truth.

        Because of this I feel for Amal. It was all glamour and smiley pap walks at the start, but maybe if they dated for a year or 2 she could have gauged all of this more accurately.

    • dr obvious says:

      I think she is pretty, and looks a lot like Amy Whinehouse. I just cannot “unsee” Amy when I look at her.

    • Lorenzo says:

      Just read that she is the reason why George and Brad are no longer friends.
      If this is true, it is so sad.
      Can she go away, please?

  2. Abbott says:

    Does this officially mark the end of Otter Week here? Can we go back to our regularly scheduled programming Keeping up with the Klooneys?

  3. chaine says:

    I hope the story isn’t true. She looks so tiny and frail as it is.

  4. Kiddo says:

    I absolutely adore that outfit in the last pic. Anyone have an ID on it?

  5. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    The reporting on her has started to resemble the reporting on a hurricane by the weather channel. Nothing new is happening, so they have some jerk standing out in the rain talking about what might happen later or what might have caused what might happen later if it happens. It’s boring.

  6. Jaderu says:

    I think at some point Angelina’s leg and Amal’s hair had an argument.
    Angie juts out the leg
    Amal does the hair flip
    Angie juts out the leg
    Amal does the hair flip
    leg jut
    hair flip
    Jen’s nipples run in and emote
    Renee’s eyes attempt a flutter
    All hell breaks loose.

  7. Happy21 says:

    Good Lord! I finally got a chance to skim the People with their wedding photos yesterday and I’d have to say if she is crash dieting it has been going on for awhile. The girl is super thin already. Maybe it’s just how she’s built and if that’s the case so be it but she really doesn’t need to lose any weight. Like not even 1/2 a pound!

    • LAK says:

      i’d say that she started dieting when she was first outed as GC’s girlfriend. Back in October/November 2013.

      This is one of the first pictures of her and whilst we can’t see her body, you can see that her face is heavier.

      compare her face then:

      to recent pictures:

      • Jenna says:

        Whoa, her face has DEFINITELY lost weight. It looks like she had a little more going on in the boob department before also.

        I hate this trend of women dieting themselves into nothing when they are in the public eye. Having to pay that much attention to your diet/exercise just zaps your brain and makes you good for very little else (I speak from personal experience).

      • Anon says:

        Wow. These pictures really tell a story.

        That is a significant and totally unnecessary weight loss. Sad that she felt she had to lose so much weight to be socially acceptable.

      • Hissyfit says:

        She looks very Mr. Bean in a wig in the first 2 photos.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Yup,Mr.Bean look.

    • Mira says:

      To be honest, I think this makes her more relatable. Most of us all have that “oh, I would love to lose about 5-10 lbs” but we don’t do it because we’re busy and it takes effort and discipline. If I constantly saw pictures of myself everywhere and was under public scrutiny, I probably would finally find the motivation to lose those extra 5-10 lbs. I don’t think there is anything wrong with that because I don’t find it particularly extreme. Amal is already thin, so people are quicker to think it’s anorexia. I don’t think she looks unhealthy, though.

      • aga says:

        We don’t talk here about anorexia, she – allegedly successful and accomplished 36 years olds lawyer behaves here as 18-20 years old starlet who has started her career in Hollywood.

      • Mira says:

        I apologize for hyperbolizing. All the same, my point still stands. She doesn’t look too thin. She’s behaving like a normal person more than a starlet. Most people I know (including me!) would like to lose 5-10 lbs and if I was suddenly inundated with pictures of myself everywhere and public scrutiny, I probably would lose the weight. Shrug.

        Everyone has insecurities – even people we think of as being accomplished and rational. Just because she felt like she had to lose a little weight – mind you, it really doesn’t even look like that much – doesn’t mean she’s some sad, desperate starlet all of the sudden. It means she’s a normal human responding to some very intense public scrutiny. I’d feel differently if she looked unhealthy but she doesn’t.

      • LAK says:

        Mira: Someone in earlier threads described her as ‘normal person’ weight before the weight loss, and I think you’ve described perfectly the weight loss regiment that followed.

        Additionally, she’s had a significant glamour make over, but that is par the course for George Clooney. He likes to make over his partners. Ditto Jennifer Aniston and JLO. For the most part, their partners acquiesce to be made over, but considering none have been long term, I think it’ll be interesting to see if Amal keeps it up in 5-10yrs ie weight loss and glamour.

  8. bammer says:

    Great. For all her intelligence and career accomplishments it’s sad that she’s basing her self worth on her weight. She was very thin before. It’s crazy that women starve themselves to “look good” when they would probably look “better” with more weight.

  9. Candy Love says:

    I don’t think it wierd that George Rep shut that story down. The media is alway trying to put who ever George is with against Angilena because the two couple don’t hangout. They do the same thing with Jennifer Garner and Matt Damon wife because the two ladies are not seen hanging out together so they must hate each other.

  10. Rhiley says:

    The more this union gets analyzed, the weirder it seems.

    • Mira says:

      Yeah, I don’t think it’s coincidental. They probably really like each other, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the marriage was for career-oriented purposes (for both of them). A lot of people say that Clooney has political aspirations. I don’t think all the Jackie O. comparisons in the media are an accident.

  11. DaSariH says:

    I wonder if she misses her laid back fashion style? The outfits she’s parading now looks very polished and chic don’t get me wrong, but it looks well planned, styled and try hard to be the next fashion icon.

    • Candy Love says:

      Well I’m sure her outfits now are well planned because she being styled by Cloonys stylist. Like some many of his ex girlfriends before her.

    • OTHER RENEE says:

      You mean the clothing she buys at Baby Gap?

      • Mira says:

        Hahahahahahahaha yes. Amal is one of those people who can mysteriously get away with wearing stuff that looks like it came from Baby Gap.

      • Someonestolemyname says:

        Today I saw a Hello Kitty private jet. i wonder if George will buy it for her.

        Her outfits before the wedding were part Hello Kitty, part Forever21,part Baby Gap… several astute commentors mentioned above.


  12. Melody says:

    I hope this isn’t true. I had a daydream about her taking a few months, putting on some muscle and playing the Wonder Woman we all deserve. She’d be perfect!

    • frivolity says:

      Exactly. Its seems that nearly every woman the public eye has a full=fledged or borderline eating disorder now. There are few to no public/media/Hollywood representations of normal-sized women. Woman are either overweight or underweight (or within normal range, but not by normal means). This is why women who eat normally and healthfully, exercise normally, and weigh a normal weight still feel fat by comparison. It is horrendous and so, so, so harmful to young women and girls.

  13. wolfpup says:

    Is George a powerful man, or is he just rich? He seems to act as though he were powerful; why would he want to be changing up Amal – like his choices are better than her own? It’s seems a bit of a cage; and also takes away her freedom to be her self. I once walked away from a million(s) dollar marriage for that very reason: it would have been all about being arm candy for *his* life.. I am an independent thinker! I had no desire to exchange that, for money. Maybe Amal is not so fragile; she certainly is bright.

    • FLORC says:

      He’s rich, but not insanely wealthy. And Clooney is as someone here said “Hollywood smart”, but nothing more. I’d say that has inflated his ego also. He’s always come off very smug when talking about world issues and seems about as educated as a pamphlet.

      Regarding your almost marriage. Good! Some women will give up their freedom of thought and expression for financial security or status. I never understood that.
      And i’m bias. A while ago (and long story short) I came to realize some men that have money and wish to wed quickly are very hard on their wives. The wives can spend and buy as they please, but there is abuse of some sort if they express an orginal thought.

      Amal and George imo married very quickly in a whirlwind courting. Now things are settling and Amal might have not realised the downside of celebrity.

  14. Amelie says:

    I think the fact that George & Amal are being spoofed by multiple media outlets confirms the person-on-the-street’s feeling that Amal’s “greatness” and this union has been overstated. This does not bode well for Amal’s perception as a serious lawyer and i think it detracts from whatever George is trying to do to(re)brand himself. The moral of the story per P.T. Barnum is: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all of the time.”

  15. moo says:

    and so it begins.

  16. Tippy says:

    The Jolie-Pitts want nothing whatsoever to do with this buffoonery.

    Clooney’s insistence on clinging to this George-Brad bromance is becoming rather pathetic.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      +1 i think Angelina and Brad avoided that whole Clooney drama….on purpose.
      I think Amal is a total famewhore.
      George seems like a controlfreak.

      I think one day Amal is going to be saying the same thing Katie Cruise said.. I don’t want to be defined by that time in my life

    • siri says:


  17. Vampi says:

    This may sound horrible…..but I am 5’10 and weigh about 135. I am FAR too skinny!! Why anyone would wanna look like me is beyond me!!!!!! I cannot gain weight. Mid 40’s…have had 2 kids. And I MISS my after baby weight gain when I was about 160! I do NOT find myself attractive! (hubby disagrees but…he has to, right?) I just LOVE…and envy CURVES! I see these already thin women, (not just Amal) and I wanna shake them when I hear they are dieting!! Stooooop! Just stoooooooooop! All body sizes are beautiful! And most women are not stick thin so I just don’t GET it!!!! Gahhhhh!!!! Hollywood and their standards can just suck it!

    • Janet says:

      I used to be like you, thanks to a metabolism that was off the charts. I had to eat like a horse just to break even. When you’re around 45 — 50 your metabolism will go south and your weight will go north and you’ll have to eat a lot less than you’ve been eating just to break even. Trust me on this. I’ve been there.

    • get it together says:

      you’re not “FAR too skinny,” vampy. a quick calculation of your BMI shows you are on the low end of normal. maybe you would prefer yourself a bit curvier, but according to the CDC, you are not underweight.

  18. Cerulean Skygirl says:

    I really hope that the only reason she’s lost weight is because she’s been busy planning a wedding and also dealing with a stressful job as an attorney. If the true reason is because George C prefers his women ultra skinny (which he DOES), then I feel sorry for A for the pressure she must be under (both internal and external) to look as slender as possible. It’s not healthy and it will affect her work & personal life if she doesn’t take care of herself.

    • FLORC says:

      I was speculating the same thing.
      He does prefer his ladies very thin. I doubt he went to Amal and said “lose weight”, but I bet he’s praised her weight loss.
      We will see.

    • Nimbolicious says:

      Yeah, I don’t see George telling her she’s too thin any time soon……he likes ’em skinny and dude-like. If that’s doing a number on her psyche, well, she should have done her research on him and his issues before rushing down the aisle.

  19. Lileth says:

    Does this mean The CLOONEY’S have officially taken the KARDASHIAN Crown ?

    Are George and Amal, now officially King and Queen of bad taste, grandiose behaviour, and overselling themselves for the betterment of their own pockets?

    Never thought I’d live to see this day.

    • Santolina says:

      Bad taste, indeed. It’s so fitting that several celebs have spoofed the Alamooneys riding in their gondola in Venice. LOL That weird, mullet dress has become a costume. Can you imagine if someone were YOU for Halloween? Yow. It just tells me that everyone saw through the sham and got sick of all the overexposure. All that gaseous publicity to try and make this woman seem brainy and relevant when she can’t even read convincingly from a prepared script! She just comes off as a privileged, vain, rich girl with family connections who craves the limelight.

      • siri says:

        I think the same. She’s probably very good at networking. To that, her mother’s PR company. She was aiming for exactly the kind of man George is: very wealthy, influential, well-connected, able to do his own thing, and guaranteeing a financially secure future for her. She will stick to this marriage for as long as she can. I really would love to hear the thoughts of some of her (younger) collegues. I also can’t wait to see what her next work project will be after the marbles.

  20. siri says:

    I don’t believe for a second that Jolie/Pitt are interested in any close contact with the Clooneys. They don’t wanne be part of this show. As for Amal, she always was very slim, and she definitely lost weight, but George likes it this way. Besides that, she’s 36, not 16. I wish she would just go to work, George as well- and the next pics are from the Oscars…but I know it’s not gonna happen this way.

    • Someonestolemyname says:

      Yup get ready for Golden Globes massive coverage of George getting his award, acknowledging his wife….He’s Married and Tina Fey can’t make jokes about him Dating this year! Mission accomplished Georgie…..he works quick when it comes to changing his image…..
      Wow. Has it worked?

      • siri says:

        No, not really…I think he will always have his old ways, married, or not. He’s not gonna change, ever. He just gets older, so perhaps occassionally enjoys a quiet day in the UK, getting a lecture on politics from his wife…but I’m quite sure there WILL be a joke about him from Fey/Poehler.

  21. Ravensdaughter says:

    Good grief. Before her whirlwind romance and marriage to Mr. Clooney, this woman was a highly respected attorney in a prestige law firm with a position that allowed her be involved in high profile cases in the area of international human rights law (an area of law which is still, in many ways, in a trailblazing phase). There are lawyers all over the world who would kill for her job, and I suspect soon one of those killers will be her replacement. Especially in law, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too.
    [I would have killed for her job, too, when I came out of law school twenty years ago. I can say with complete honesty that I would have kicked George to the curb].
    I guess she saw gorgeous George and the dollar sighs and the fame vs 14 hour days (at times) busting her ass for yet another desperate cause and opted for throwing her career (and her integrity) out the window for the glitz factor.
    Call this one BIG step back for women practicing international law.

  22. miapatagonia says:

    Her street style needs improvement. She seems to be trying too hard to be edgy and classy at same time but doesn’t pull it quite off. The jeans and shoes are horrible enough individually but paired together–yikes!

  23. Bess says:

    It looks to me like they both are enjoying the rumors of cat fights or skinny comments, and actually planned not to smile in the limo. I imagine George has a lot of great ideas which will happen next year, and yes, there will definitely be jokes at the Golden Globes, but not as funny I’m sure. I guess his image change could be working already! I personally prefer the old George. Bring him back please.

  24. Butterfly says:

    Where’s Cloonwy been? The man uses his money to buy people who look like his colleagues or who even have gone so far as to have plastic surgery to look like a certain movie star, to stalk and terrorize a person and her family that he targeted for his own reasons. The whole time banking on the theory that nobody would ever believe something so outrageous. That’s only the tip of the iceberg.
    So for the past 10 months he’s been mostly hiding out in Italy or Great Britain or Malibu or Studio City wherever the h$ll his stupid house is in LA. Or hiding behind somebody’s skirt.
    He’s no humanitarian. He used the words “human trafficking” to these same people just to scare them.
    Go ahead and hide, putz, but always keep in mind that there are people who know who you are and what you’ve done.

    • Bess says:

      BTW, “The whole time banking . . . ” is a sentence fragment. Actually, George is honest, personable and very sweet. Alas, he is married now. You know, it’s not surprising to me that those who are jealous of him would say terrible, untruthful things about him. He is very much loved and cares for the unfortunate around the world. His parents are beautiful people too.

  25. Sarah says:

    If she’s that insecure, then please enlighten me as to why it is she married him? I mean, besides the obvious true love thing. It’s been two months and I still find this eerie, to paraphrase Bubbles from “Trailer Park Boys” and the movie ” Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day”, something’s fucky.

  26. Sarah says:

    If she’s that insecure, then please enlighten me as to why it is she married him? I mean, besides the obvious true love thing. It’s been two months and I still find this eerie, to paraphrase Bubbles from “Trailer Park Boys” and the movie ” Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day”, something’s fucky.