George Clooney on his wife Amal: ‘She’s a grown woman with her own career’

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While looking through these photos of George Clooney at the Toronto International Film Festival, something occurred to me: even now that he’s almost been married one full year, I’m still sort of disappointed that he and Sandra Bullock didn’t try to date. He was America’s Favorite Bachelor, and she’s America’s Sweetheart. They’re close in age, experience and fame. They’ve known each other for years. Seriously, why didn’t that happen?

Anyway, these are photos of George with Sandra at the TIFF premiere of Our Brand Is In Crisis, then at the photocall on Saturday, and I’m also including some photos of George just out and about in Toronto. I have to admit, he looks good in these pics. Like, he doesn’t look mid-grimace in any of the pics, which is a relief. I was actually somewhat worried that George wasn’t telling the whole truth about his epic back problems. His hair is a nice length and he has a little belly pooch, like he’s been eating good Italian food all summer (which is true, that’s exactly what he was doing). By the way, George is not IN the movie, he’s just a producer on it.

ET asked George about his upcoming one-year wedding anniversary (September 27), and he chatted about his plans, saying: “Unfortunately, I have to speak at Jerry Weintraub’s memorial. This is his last producorial way of screwing me over, that on my anniversary, I have to go to his memorial.” As in, George is going to be at the memorial and we don’t know if Amal will be there. Why? Because she’s still in the Maldives, working to free former president Mohamed Nasheed. When George was asked about Amal’s work, he said: “She’s a grown woman with her own career. It’s tough when they’re stabbing her co-counselor in the head a couple days before she gets there. It’s a little nerve-racking. But she’s doing the right thing and she’s doing it for the right reasons.” Yeah… we know she’s a grown woman with her own career! The confusion is “why a grown woman with her own career when historically that was never your type?”

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  1. Esteph says:

    You know I don’t see it Kaiser – he’s always liked his ladies much younger and she’s into weird guys.
    What he doesn’t get it that his fame overshadows her work as a barrister, and a good one at that, unfortunately now that they’re married she’ll never be able to surpass the title of barrister etc,etc; it’ll always be something tied to the fact that she’s George’s WIFE.

    • LAK says:

      or EX- wife if the marriage doesn’t last.

    • Ladybird83 says:

      I really don’t care for either of them. But I am sure he is happy he finally snagged a woman who doesn’t need him. Independence can be very sexy.

      • lambchop says:

        If George didn’t have money/fame Amal won’t be with him.

      • Malak says:

        I believe you’re right, lambchop!

      • Sabrine says:

        I think George has always liked smart, independent women and Amal fits the bill. If I was her, I would want someone who at least had money. Why bother hooking up if you yourself have a good job and your date takes you to a burger joint because that’s all he can afford. I see nothing wrong with her wanting that. George would never go for Sandra Bullock. She’s too close to his own age and she’s always been in the friend zone.

      • M says:

        Independence huh ,right?why then change her name …no Amal is a lawyer and that fits George because it changes how people look at him of dating only showgirls and unknown models which he loved for 20 years let’s see how many years Amal last ,?INDEPENDENCE LOL
        for the record Elisabetta ,Stacy both had houses and a job on their own before George. and Lisa and many others.Amal only difference she is a lawyer but there is no integrity or dignity in defending criminals/tyrants!

      • M says:

        Independence huh ,right?why then change her name …no Amal is a lawyer and that fits George because it changes how people look at him of dating only showgirls and unknown models which he loved for 20 years let’s see how many years Amal last ,?”Independence” LOL
        for the record Elisabetta ,Stacy both had houses and a job on their own before George. and Lisa and many others.Amal only difference she is a lawyer but there is no integrity or dignity in defending criminals/tyrants!

  2. BNA FN says:

    Amy and Tina told us George would rather floats away in space than to be with someone his age and Sandy is his in his age range. Btw, they make a very handsome couple.

    • Ronda says:

      and even Georgie is a step up from Sandys partners.

    • KB says:

      Lol I just rewatched that monologue and for every other joke the camera cut to like one famous person laughing, but after that one they cut to like 9 celebrities just laughing hysterically.

      • qwerty says:

        Wasn’t it the same event where they dropped the supermodel’s vagina line too? Everyone was pissing themselves at that, including Leo

  3. Miss M says:

    He may have realized that a woman with her own career is too busy to keep chasing him and she will be busy enough to not care he is hanging out with his boys.

    Yeah, right!

    Let’s pretend George has substance…

    • Gorgonia says:

      This! +1000000000000000000000000000000000

    • lisa2 says:

      Miss M

      I agree with this completely. George’s life hasn’t really changed since marriage. He is doing pretty much what he has always done. Now he goes off and does a film, promotion and still hangs out for vacations with his buddies. He and Amal meet up after a week or two and are “married”.. then they both go off and work. He now has the best of both. Marriage and Freedom at the same time.

      • Chinoiserie says:

        I do not think there is anything wrong with that. If Amal likes this lifestyle and he is not sleeping around (I never got the impression he was that type) their marriage could work very well.

      • lisa2 says:

        @Chinoiserie.. if the above is to me…

        I never said that there was anything wrong with it.. Obviously it seems to work for them. I was agreeing that nothing has changed much for George since marrying Amal..and that could be a positive for him.

    • Jib says:

      She’s too busy????? I think this is the second time in a year she seems to not be on vacation and “working.” She’s been in Italy, Spain, NY , LA. I wish my job was as fun as her job!

      She should chat with the Cambridges. They all seem to share the same definition of “work.” The rest of us who actually do real work get up tomorrow morning and put in 40 hours.

      (And please, junior barristers can’t be away from the office that much and still be working.)

  4. LAK says:

    It’s a horrid observation to make, and i’m going to go make penance somewhere, but it’s alarming how much he’s aged in the past year. The more glowing Amal looks, the more aged he looks. Like she’s sucking away his life force.

    • Lenn says:

      I have to disagree about Amal looking more glowing. She has lost a huge amount of weight since being with George and it does not make her glow.

    • NewWester says:

      He has aged quite a bit. Maybe he had some some serious health issues?

    • lisa2 says:

      I wish people would stop blaming women for the way a man ages. George is aging like his father. He looks exactly like his father. If you wanted to see how he would age..look at his dad. George has been a party guy for years. And that with his genetics is how and why he looks the way he does.

      • LAK says:

        Lisa2: my statement was poorly phrased because I didn’t mean to blame her for his aged appearance vs her own.

        I still can’t find the right way to phrase it, but what i’m very poorly articulating is that marriage to GC is clearly agreeing with her and it shows. The opposite is happening to him. That isn’t a comment on whether or not the marriage is agreeing with him. He has exponentially visibly aged in the past year which presents a marked contrast to her glow.

        In fantasy storytelling parlance, I also joked about her sucking the life from him in order to look more glowing whilst he ages. In reality that isn’t true of course and I don’t actually believe such a thing can happen.

        So in a round about way let me try again. GC has aged very visibly in the past year. It’s startling when he stands next to AC because she’s glowing and continues to glow in the same year.

      • lower-case deb says:

        i wonder if he just “let himself go”, because he feels like he doesn’t have to groom so much anymore, with a wife by his side. like he doesn’t have to appease anyone anymore by for instance: taking the hair color bottle, the botox injection, counting bites, or detoxes. (just general example not saying GC does it). like now he’s “secure” enough to just not keep an eye on his physique anymore because he no longer has to impress women with outward appearance? especially when you’re going out with much younger women, extra grooming is needed so you don’t look so old.

    • saywhatwhen says:

      @LAK: Am with you. It’s as if she is sucking the life out of him. I just watched him on the Actor’s Studio. It reminded me just why I and other women really liked him. So handsome, intelligent, grounded, respectful, kind and approachable. Now: I don’t know. Unhappiness ages one, you know. So it makes you wonder.

      • nicole says:

        Saywhatwhen I totally agree, he was gorgeous on the Actor studio interview, thats the real George Clooney, but I have to say pic number two above he is looking real handsome and sexy, this is the George I have fancied for almost twenty years. Why does he always look relaxed and happy when he is on his own, when he is with Amal he always looks uptight to me and not really relaxed, like hes always walking on eggshells, I dont know why I always get that impression. Anyways I am glad he is looking good again. I think I might save pic2!

    • bettyrose says:

      He was already looking wretched and beyond his years on ER, when she was in middle school. Let’s not blame her for his crappy genetics.

      • M says:

        There is nothing wrong in 15 years age difference between man and woman more than 20 years now you are talking !
        how many people around you have 17 years between them and their kids ?yeah count them for me .if you find ,
        Amal isn’t THAT young and George not that old it’s normal age difference zone.

    • qwerty says:

      YEAH, the fcuknig witch is sucking the life out of him just like Angelina is out of Brad!!11!11one

      Or maybe, just maybe it has something to do with the fact that he spends all his free time drinking tequilla in the sun in Italy or Mexico, and is obviously not a fan of sunscreen and the sun damage is finally starting to show now that he’s older?

  5. Ware says:

    Couldn’t he have just said “She is doing fine, thanks” and left it there? Jeezus!!

  6. kell says:

    totally ot and frivolous, but i’m going to say it anyway — maybe it’s the different hairstyle, but sandra looks younger than amal here!! amal’s hair style just seems to drag her face down…

    • nicole says:

      If she took out the extionsens and cut it to her shoulder it would be much smarter, and maybe a lighter colour like a nice rick dark brown.

    • Lauren II says:

      This is the best Sandy has looked in the last decade. She has always had gorgeous hair.
      Her face looks pretty too.
      George has always repelled me. He is a fine actor, but his messy personal life has always been suspicious. Then he marries Amal, and tries to upgrade his image. The entire charade seems very disingenuous.

  7. Lilacflowers says:

    “They’re close in age, experience and fame. They’ve known each other for years. Seriously, why didn’t that happen? ”

    It didn’t happen BECAUSE they are close in age, experience, and fame. As Tina and Amy pointed out at the Golden Globes 2014, George would rather go walking off into space and die alone than spend one extra minute with a woman his own age.

    • nicole says:

      I dont get what age has to do with it, If a man and women get on together and are attracted to eachother, age shouldnt matter, unless you want to have children or something.

  8. Ada says:

    Sandy is looking damn good.

  9. MP says:

    I’m just happy to see him in something else than dad jeans and tequila t-shirt.

  10. Catelina says:

    I also always thought they would have made a fun attractive couple

  11. Jaded says:

    He looks great – he was absolutely charming at TIFF, spent a ton of time with the crowd, was easy-going, funny and a total professional. And no, he doesn’t look like Amal is sucking the life out of him. In fact he looks like he’s licked his back problems and doesn’t have that pained expression on his face. Other than that, I have nothing to say as I don’t have the inside scoop on his marriage, his wife or his boyfriends.

    Oh, and he and Sandy look like they’re BFFs, they must be a hoot together.

    • Jayna says:

      That’s always been what’s great about George, his charm, his self-deprecating humor and ease in interviews, and his treatment of fans at events.

      Who is to say he and Sandy didn’t have a clandestine relationship years ago? All though I doubt it. I think they are just great showbiz friends. Sandy is the type of gal that a guy could be really attracted to or see her more as a buddy. But George and Renee Zellweger dated and kept it quiet. So who knows?

      • FLORC says:

        They dated?! Wow. I don’t keep up enough to know that stuff about George.

        With his 1st wife he said he was a terrible husband. That what marriage was wasn’t for him. I wonder if he might hit that point again?

    • Mmtahoe says:

      Best comment here, so many experts.

      • Jaded says:

        So many experts is right….how is it that all these people have all this insider knowledge – they must all be VERY.SPECIAL.PEOPLE.

  12. pandabird says:

    It has only been 1 year since he got married?! OMG!

  13. Camilla L-M says:

    I’ve always thought George was gay and so that would explain a lot concerning his former girlfriends, wives and why he never dated Sandra etc… :-) I may be wrong but it’s the vibe I get from him. I also think he looks happier here than he ever did by Amal’s side.

  14. Emma - the JP Lover says:

    I think George and Sandy have incredible onscreen chemistry. They should have cast Sandra Bullock as Tess in the “Ocean’s” films. That’s one of the few times I can thing of when I’ve honestly thought that Julie Roberts was miscast. Not only did she not have any chemistry with George Clooney, she didn’t have any chemistry with Andy Garcia either.

    • Jayna says:

      Sandra would have been perfect.

      Julia has been miscast before. She’s either great in movies or adds nothing. I thought she was wooden in Closer. Natalie Portman, Jude Law and Clive Owen were fantastic. But she was the weak link in the whole movie, which was an important character.

  15. Fa says:

    Clooney changing his tune after he said I’m worried abt precious wife she in danger & now when no one believed him he’s saying “she grown woman & will she do wherever she want”, his PR read comments of every gossips as people were saying she is not in danger as she had lot of bodyguards with her