George Clooney & Amal are installing a panic room in their English mansion


Around the time George Clooney married Amal Alamuddin, he bought a mansion in Berkshire, England. It was apparently intended as their English home, just a little country mansion for when Amal wants to get away from the London bustle. George owns some nice real estate – I believe he does own a property in Cabo San Lucas, and he’s owned the same LA home for something like two decades as well. While people assumed that George bought the Berkshire mansion to live the life of a country gentleman, he’s barely spent any time there so far. The evil part of me thinks that the mansion will be what Amal gets in the divorce, you know? Anyway, Us Weekly says that George and Amal are taking some major security precautions with the house.

Trespassers beware! George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin are renovating their Berkshire, England, mansion — and it’s going to be high-security, a source reveals in the new issue of Us Weekly.

“They are having a panic room installed,” a source tells Us of the couple, who said “I do” in September 2014 and then spent their honeymoon in the 17th-century British manor house. “It’ll be fireproof, bombproof, and attack-resistant.”

As for why the husband and wife feel the need for the added protection? The insider tells Us it’s more for Clooney’s human-rights lawyer love rather than his own rabid fans.

“Amal has high-profile clients in controversial cases,” the insider explains of the need for Mrs. Clooney, 37, to protect her files. “She needs to be secure.”

As previously reported by Us, the couple chose to spend their first two weeks as husband and wife at the estate after making it official in a lavish, weekend-long wedding celebration in Venice, Italy. According to the insider, the manor is set back from the road in a remote countryside and is said to be luxurious, well-decorated, and super-private.

[From Us Weekly]

I think that the sources are probably being pretty accurate – George isn’t worried about his own crazy fans, Amal is worried about people who might have a problem with some of her politically sensitive cases, and her sensitive caseload grows by the day. It’s not just Julian Assange, she’s also talking on the British government, Holocaust deniers, etc. All it takes is one crazy person, you know? So yeah, I don’t think she’s a “diva” or anything for taking her security seriously. But I would like to know more details about how much time she spends in Berkshire, and whether George is really going to spend any time in England.



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  1. RobN says:

    High profile and rich equals target. Seems like a pretty reasonable decision. I’d bet that there are a lot more safe rooms out there than we’d guess.

  2. Abbott says:

    The Kloonatics are gonna love this.

  3. Cindy says:

    ” The evil part of me thinks the mansion is what Amal will get when they divorce.” LOL
    I would bet money you are right!

  4. Catelina says:

    I thought this was silly when first reading about it but after thinking about it for a second, I get it. I’m glad theyre aware of the risks in her line of work combined with her high public profile

  5. HH says:

    Seems reasonable to me. You know what doesn’t seem reasonable? Those effing gloves. Still hate ’em. Why, Amal? Why?

    • taterho says:

      The gloves are actually like James Bondsy security gloves. If you get too close they blow out nerve gas so she can get away quick. I’m sure they will be used in future divorce proceedings.

  6. Tippy says:

    Better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it.

  7. mia girl says:

    I have a panic spot in my house… it’s called the refrigerator.

  8. scout says:

    They come only in the night and holidays to attack her? She lives at Knotting hill apartment most fo the time which is nearer to work, she flies all over the World with few colleagues, goes out with family, they can’t get her there if they really want to?
    Fear is legitimate though. When my dad was a judge (not USA), sometimes he would get death threats, threat of kidnapping. He would send me to high school with a policeman (his orderly) for few weeks. I never knew why at that time but he told me when I was in college that he didn’t want me to get scared to go to school.

    I think he bought that mansion before the wedding, so he keeps it unless he gives it to her, yeah, as you said during divorce. I read that he buys condos, houses, Jewelery to every GFs he ever had before they split. Clever way to shut their collective mouth after the fact, eh?
    Local people at Sonning were saying that mansion has ghosts too, can see faces in the windows from the bridge they have there. Now that’s a problem even Panic room cannot solve. Haha.. Can use that room to store away all her furs and animal skins forever btw, just an idea.

  9. Rhea says:

    Don’t see any problem if they do. Heck, I would love to be able to install a “panic room” for myself although the reason would be just for a moment of peace from my kids.😌

  10. Cody says:

    I would think the he first rule of panic rooms is you don’t talk about your panic room. Now every nut job and terrorist knows that they have a safe room somewhere in the house.

    • jen2 says:

      Yeah, why broadcast it, which makes me think it is not true. Just a ruse to make people think twice about breaking in. But who knows. Did she have one in he old apartment/house before she got married?

    • noway says:

      I thought that was Fight Club. Still get your point and tend to agree. To borrow another line stories about this couple are getting curiouser and curiouser or dumb and dumber depending on your point of view. Not sure why all the silly leaked stories to US and People at this time now.

    • lucy2 says:

      Yeah, anyone doing stuff like that doesn’t broadcast it, and certainly not to a tabloid like US Weekly.

  11. Maria says:

    i often hear people saying some celebs are overconcerned but i dont want to be in their shoes. i would never make fun of security measures. they are both targets, Amal even more because Clooney sucks up to power and plays basketball with the president.

    thats the great part of being regular and not rich, the chance of being kidnapped or blackmail is lower.

  12. Guesto says:

    A George Clooney Panic Room would be one without booze and mirrors.

  13. boredblond says:

    Not buying this. These cases she is on the team for have been ongoing for a long time..was she afraid living with mom? Paps are given a schedule of where to find her for pics..scared? Clooney’s people are just releasing little bits weekly to keep this phoney ass story going.and going.. the need for constant attention is getting so old..

  14. Belle Epoch says:

    Excellent points made already. Why tell the world? Why just that location? What’s next – security guards 24/7 and bombproof cars?

    Something is off here. Despite the argument that Amal’s work is so very important, it doesn’t seem worth killing her over. Many celebrities lead relatively normal lives. Those who aren’t constantly looking for cameras manage to stay out of the news quite well.

    Are they just being fearful? Or has George’s satellite over the Sudan gotten him in hot water? Is there a back story here?

    • Amelie says:

      Sudan is not the only place in the African continent (or the world) where atrocities are happening. What about Nigeria,Chad, Libya? George might want to think more globally, although he doesn’t appear to make the consistent effort with regard to humanitarian work that Angelina does.

  15. Christin says:

    A safe room for files, personal protection, etc., sounds reasonable.

    But the burning question is whether it will have his tequila brand logo all over it?