The perfect family vacation. George ClooneyMixing work and play, he spent the summer in Europe as a couple. Amal ClooneyAlexander and Ella, their twins.
“Amal and George have had a fabulous summer in Europe, they’re so happy and in a very good place right now,” a source revealed exclusively in the latest issue of Us Weekly. “He timed it around a project that needed to be filmed in the UK, but even during that time he and Amal made the most of their time off and were enjoying date nights and drives in the countryside when he wasn’t working.”
Once filming wrapped, the Oscar winner, 61, and the human rights activist, 44, headed to Italy with their 5-year-old children, where the family has been “catching up with old friends over there, dining out at their favorite restaurants, reading and relaxing and generally chilling,” according to the insider. “The kids are with them of course and they love it there too, it’s been a wonderful family experience. George and Amal have been taking them out on boat rides, teaching them Italian and immersing them into the Italian culture, which they just love and have so much respect for.”
The source continued: “It’s been a wonderful summer filled with fun, love, R&R and a lot of culture.”
George and Amal, who married in Venice in September 2014. They have been open about their desire for their love of Italy to be shared with their children. “We did a really dumb thing, which is, they speak fluent Italian,” the Ocean’s ElevenStar confessed during a December 2020 appearance Jimmy Kimmel Live “I mean fluent Italian at 3. But I don’t speak Italian, my wife doesn’t speak Italian, so we’ve armed them with a language.”
He also said that the kids had already begun to use their newfound knowledge against them. “I’ll say, “Go back in and clean your room,’ and they’ll be like, ‘Eh, papa stranzo,’” George said with a laugh. “I’m from Kentucky, English is a second language to me.”
The Paradise TicketStar and the lawyer welcomed Ella and Alexander to their home in June 2017. Entertainment TonightHe tries his best to be a parent who is involved. “There are times where [the kids] say, ‘OK, now we are going to hop like a frog all the way to bed,’” he said in December 2020. “And I am like, ‘I will hop a few. I don’t know if I can go all of the way to the bedroom.’”
George tries to keep Amal’s romance alive by small gestures, in addition to spending as much time with his children as possible. “Even in lockdown, I’ll write a letter and slip it on her desk, or she’ll write a letter and leave it under the pillow,” the Monuments MenActor told AARPJanuary 2021. “I’m a big believer in letters. I have letters from Walter Cronkite and Gregory Peck. They are framed. I put them in the house.”
He continued: “If it were a text, it would feel different. Maybe that’s a generational thing, and maybe it won’t be that way 20 years from now, but for me, somebody sat down and wrote it.”
Later in the year, a source said Use that George felt “happy and blessed” in his new role as a family man. “He doubted for so long that he’d get to meet that soulmate he always dreamed of … but when Amal came along, everything changed,” the insider said in April 2021. “It’s no exaggeration to say she swept him off his feet.”
According to an insider, the COVID-19 pandemic allowed Alexander and Ella to make the most out of their time together. “[Being in Los Angeles] gave them the chance to hit the refresh button, spend time together as a family unit and play family without interruption,” the source explained. “George and Amal are very solid right now.”
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