L&S: George Clooney wants to move back to LA, it’s too dangerous in the UK

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It seems to me that if Amal Clooney got to choose where she would live permanently, she would probably pick a posh neighborhood in the heart of London, and then a secondary place in a ritzy penthouse in Manhattan. If George Clooney got to choose where he would live permanently, he would choose the same places: LA, with a summer home in Como, Italy. During the last trimester of Amal’s pregnancy and in the first months of the twins’ lives, the Clooneys have been in England, mostly at their fancy and newly-renovated English country estate. I’ve been thinking this whole time, “I wonder how long before George gets so bored with this English countryside stuff.” According to Life & Style, he’s pretty much looking for excuses to move Amal and the babies to LA.

Life & Style magazine has exclusively learned that George Clooney recently made plans to move back to LA, for the safety of his family, after the latest spate of terror attacks in England.

“He doesn’t feel like Amal and the twins are safe living in the English countryside,” an insider tells Life & Style. “He’s determined to move his family to LA, where he feels much more secure.”

George’s safety concerns had been growing for years. The Oscar winner “has been subject to very serious threats in the past,” reveals the insider, because of his humanitarian efforts in Darfur, Sudan. And Amal’s work as an international human rights lawyer, along with her public pleas for foreign governments to prosecute terrorists, has made her a potential target. When George learned that he was going to be a father, those concerns went into overdrive. “As soon as Amal found out she was pregnant, he hired former Secret Service agents to assess all his properties and make recommendations for improvement,” the insider reveals. “His mansion in Studio City [Calif.] was deemed the most secure, and it’s within minutes of an LAPD station.”

“He’s waited so long for this family,” the insider adds. “He’ll do whatever it takes to keep them safe.”

[From Life & Style]

I don’t doubt that George takes his protection and the protection of his family seriously. I don’t doubt that the English estate has a ton of security upgrades. I also don’t doubt that George probably thinks Los Angeles is more secure and “easier” in general. But that’s not why he wants to move back to LA: he wants to move back to LA because he’s going crazy in the English countryside. That’s Amal’s fantasy, not his. He wants to be back in LA, playing basketball with his bros and doing his normal Clooney things. Watch this space, because I feel like it will be very interesting to see what happens next.

George Clooney and his wife Amal Alamuddin take their hound dog for a walk on the set of 'Suburbicon'

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  1. PIa says:

    I cannot see Amal living in a gated LA community.

  2. Jeesie says:

    Clooney really doesn’t seem the type to buy into or perpetuate alarmist panics over safety.

  3. Megan says:

    If you terrorists as an excuse then they win. Just say you are bored.

    • Sarah says:

      He’ll admit that when he admits that he only married Amal because he took a joke that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler told, concerning his love life at the 2014 Golden Globes, too personally. Hopefully he’ll come around and ditch this facade of his, I began to see right through it when the couple got engaged.

  4. Suzanne says:

    The reality check has taken over. He’s feeling trapped with crying babies…Amal’s focus on the infants and breast pumping…and George is longing for the good ol days when he was the only thing Amal wanted hanging off her hip.

    Poor Georgie…welcome to the reality of family and raising children. Your’s is a life of privilege…Quit selling us your happier than ever story…when we know what life really is like raising kids. HARD. Amal will never know what the real struggles are…as she’ll have plenty of help raising those twins. The hardest thing she’ll endure is being back out there pushing the twin stroller for her daily PAP walks…as I’m sure she won’t give up the opportunity to be back in the public eye…searching for the camera lens the instant her feet hit the pavement.

    • nemera34 says:

      I think the reality is Out of Sight; Out of Mind. There really isn’t that much talk about them nor the babies. I doubt this story is true. I just think George realizes and Amal that they are not on people’s minds.

    • Jerusha says:

      Reality check is that L & S is a crap magazine that makes things up.

    • Melissa Melissa says:

      He has the right to sell whatever image he wants. We are adult consumers of entertainment, it is our doing how we let celebrities’ image to affect us. No one has to sell us a sob story to make us feel good about ourselves.

      • still_sarah says:

        True, MM, it could all be the Big Fluffy from a cheap tabloid during a dry news spell over the summer. Or it could be Clooney fluffing up his image. BUT I too have been wondering how long Clooney would last in the English countryside with all its bucolic wonders – even with trips into London. Sure they speak english but England is “different” culturally and I say that as a grown child of British parents (Londoners). And after a while, George would start to go crazy in that kind of environment. We will see.

  5. Ayra. says:

    Then the pap strolls will start.

  6. Tina says:

    Yeah, that’s crap. There aren’t any terrorist attacks in semi-rural Oxfordshire. They pick populated places.

    • BritAfrica says:

      Thought the same – no story here.

      I doubt GC would say something so ignorant given all that’s happened in London/Paris in recent months. He doesn’t strike me as an alarmist.

    • Miss S says:

      That’s exactly what I was going to say. It actually seems a bit too precious and out of touch from him, if true at all. They are not regular people going to regular places within the city, and even with the recent attacks, it’s more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack. These articles don’t help at all.

    • There are FAR more terror attacks in the USA. There were TWO armed gunmen just this week alone. for whatever reason, we’re still not calling those “terror attacks”.

  7. Plibersek says:

    Last week I said ‘Now that Clooney is a family man and has hundreds of millions of dollars in the bank the stars seem to be aligning for a tilt at the presidency.’ Then someone told me it won’t happen because he doesn’t even live in America anymore. ☺

    • Jag says:

      Thus, he’s making an excuse to move back.

      • still_sarah says:

        Clooney has said in the past that he could never run for political office because he had too many skeletons in his closet regarding past behaviour. But if The Donald can sit in the White House, I guess anything is frightfully possible.

  8. Cleo says:

    Please. I felt safer during my summer abroad in London than I ever have in any American city.

  9. Clare says:

    I think ‘spate of attacks’ is a little hyperbolic. And in any case, I can promise you there were more shootings/violent attacks in LA last week (or this year) than in London. Let alone the English country side.

    I can see that he would want to live in LA, and fair enough, but touting LA as somehow being ‘safer’ than rural England is a little disingenuous and, well, patently false, based on facts and figures.

  10. Connell says:

    George is right, Europe is becoming dangerous. London has had stabbings, etc., Manchester has had problems. I do not feel confident that GB can handle the situation. They are starting to arm police, which is a step forward. In France, the police are militarized. Macron is trying to pass a permanent police state, so private houses can be entered as needed. This would include no rallies or protests. They are working hard trying to get terrorism under control. Germany is incredible the way the police are prepared. Stockholm was recently named the rape capital of the world, and they have done nothing to help themselves. Italy is broke, not sure what to do with the refugees. I thought Amal had family in France. I wonder if they are still there.

    • Ghost says:

      Yeah, that’s why he should move to the safe haven that is America. Eyeroll.

    • Miss S says:


    • Tina says:

      Yeah, it was really too bad that the police took a whole eight minutes to take down the London Bridge attackers. GB clearly can’t handle the situation at all.

    • Carrie says:

      … But Trump is President… the USA would be the last place i’d move to if I had an estate in the english countryside especially given the country is being not-run by a mob-style boss.

      G20 is in a week. That should give us a taste of how the world is going to handle USA. If this story has legs, I’d bet they’ll at least wait for that to play out before deciding.

      Besides all that, I bet George desperately misses Rande Gerber & Cindy and family.

    • Applecore says:

      Stockholm being the “rape capital” is completely false but great job parroting Trump bs.

      • anon says:

        You don’t hear of thousands of females molested at a new year’s celebration in the US. You hear that in Germany and Stockholm. Anti semitism is rising in nordic countries and Jews that were protected during WWII. are targeted and feel unsafe. But, yeah, let’s pretend Stockholm is safe.

    • Lotta says:

      You don’t know why we have a higher percent of rape then other countries. Foreigners and ignorant people keep saying that, but it’s because they don’t understand that we have a diffrent definiation of rape.
      According to Swedish Law it doesn’t have to be penetrated sex to be rape. If I’m drunk and fall asleep at a party and I later wake up with a hand between my legs, then I’m being raped by Swedish Law.
      If Trump had been grooping women in Sweden he would have been a rapist according to our law.
      In most cases it would be called sexual assault in your country but we are tougher on rape.
      That’s also many people couldn’t understand why Assanger was accused of rape. It was because according to Swedish law the event that happened was rape.

      And that’s also why foreigners keep pointing fingers at Sweden and try to connect the amount of rape cases with immigration to make their point (read anything about Sweden in the Daily Mail and you see).

  11. Sam says:

    Its from L&S…that says it all

  12. Neens says:

    The US has had how many mass shootings over the past few years? This story is such BS.

  13. DT says:

    Clooney’s place in Studio City is pretty modest, nice but not a “mansion.” Maybe that’s why it is easier to secure.

  14. Ellie71 says:

    Love the comment by the insider ” George has waited sooo long for a family”.
    Since when, according to him until he met and married Amal he was quite happy not having children .
    So he has waited , what a couple of years.

  15. Bee says:

    He’s American. He wants to live in America. Moving to a foreign country (or having a holiday home) is novel and exotic, but in the end you always end up wanting to go “home”. His main obstacle now is that America isn’t “home” to her. Oh, to have the first world problems of the jet-set society.

    • still_sarah says:

      @ Bee. ITA. I am currently working in China teaching english. It is a great adventure and has been life changing but I have to agree that in the end, you just want to go “home” where you understand the language and the culture, where all your friends and family are. Even if it is just for a visit, you want to go home. Living abroad has given me a whole new level of respect for immigrants who give it all up to try to make it in another country. It must be jarring.

  16. The Saint says:

    LA living is a lot less formal than british country side. The movie: Easy Virtue does depict british country life quite well, go check the trailer.

  17. Suze says:

    It’s interesting the lack of interest in these two and their offspring. Even on this site, the long dead John John and Carolyn Besette get 5 times the comments.

    I wonder how George and Amal feel about that.

  18. Marta says:

    Stay where you are, George. Nobody has missed you.

  19. Sarah says:

    Why is it that the minute I read this title, a song by the late queen of country music, Tammy Wynette, popped up in my head? “D-I-V-O-R-C-E” *sigh* I have a funny feeling that divorce is looming. If I were him, I’d go for it. Divorce lawyers are waiting, they just aren’t talking Italian because Robert De Niro is NOWHERE to be seen amongst the divorce lawyers.*

    *=Sorry for the crappy reference to the Bananarama song “Robert De Niro is waiting”.