Friends claim that three months after their twins’ arrival, George and Amal Clooney have big family news
Months after welcoming twins, George and Amal Clooney are expecting again, friends believe.
George Clooney c lutched wi fe Amal’s hand tight as they navigated the red carpet in Venice, Italy. The Sept. 2 premiere of his movie Suburbicon was their first public event since welcoming twins Ella and Alexander on June 6, but the couple weren’t showing any signs of exhaustion from latenight feedings or diaper changes. “This is an allnew adventure for me,” George admits of fatherhood. “Honestly, I didn’t think I’d be married with two kids!”
But his family isn’t done growing. Life & Style has exclusively learned that friends believe Amal is pregnant again. The 39-year-old human rights lawyer “has the same symptoms she had when she learned she was pregnant the first time,” a close friend claims. “She’s eating like crazy and is more emotional than normal.”
HERE COMES THE BUMP
Another sign? George, 56, has never been more protective. The actordirector has revealed that he and his wife agreed to avoid travel to dangerous countries going forward. And he tries to make sure his über- driven wife, who just went back to work, gets the rest she needs. “During her first pregnancy, Amal barely showed for the first several months, and was active and working right up until a few weeks before the birth,” notes the friend. “But she was tired a lot and had trouble getting to a healthy baby weight.”
Her weight may not be an issue the second time around, if her current eating habits are any indica- tion. “Amal’s been loving going out to dinner while the family has been in Italy over the summer,” says the friend. “She’s craving pasta, risotto and
The last time she was expecting, Amal barely showed!
margherita pizza. At times, it seems like she could be eating for three!”
Another set of twins is a possibility, say experts. “Having twins once does increase your chances of having them again,” ob- gyn Dr. Pari Ghodsi tells Life & Style. Amal’s age also increases her and George’s chances of welcoming a double bundle of joy. While the older you get, the harder it is to conceive any pregnancy, “older moms are more likely to have twins,” Dr. Sherry Ross, another obgyn, tells Life & Style. That’s due to an increase in follicle-stimulating hormones ( FSH) in women over 35. “FSH is the hor- mone that stimulates your ovaries to produce eggs,” explains Dr. Ghodsi. “It increases as you get older because your ovaries are not responding as easily, which signals your brain to produce more. One of the consequences of it producing more is a higher risk for more than one egg to be released, resulting in multifetal pregnancy.” What’s more, Amal’s sister, Tala, has twins, and they tend to run in families.
That means the former bachelor, who’d once sworn off marriage and kids, may soon be parenting four kids under the age of 2! But George, who has said they conceived Ella
and Alexander without the help of fertility drugs, “would be thrilled if Amal is indeed pregnant,” says the friend. In a recent interview, when asked if he ever misses the solitude of his former life, George gushed, “I sure don’t. That seems like a lifetime ago. Now my house is filled with the warm sounds of babies crying. You should see when my friends show up and see me change a diaper, the laughter that comes from them. I go, ‘ I know, I know.’ I’ve given them so much s--- for so many years, I deserve every bit of it.” Adds his friend: “He loves being a dad, and really has a more-the-merrier attitude toward enlarging the family.”
SO MUCH LOVE TO GIVE
After all, the kids he has already are pretty spectacular. “They start out with a personality right off the bat,” George raves of his 13-week- old twins. Alexander is “a moose! Literally, he just sits and he eats.” And his sister, Ella, is “very elegant, and all eyes,” says the proud dad. “She looks like Amal, thank God.”
George would know. One of the star’s favorite things to do is just stare at Ella and Alexander as they sleep, says a source. “He’s constantly holding them and rocking them,” the source says. “He’s also starting to read and sing to them.” That is, when the famed jokester isn’t clowning around for his kids. “George loves making funny faces and noises to get them smiling and laughing,” says the friend. “It makes his day when they giggle, and George will be thrilled to add another kid or two to the mix.”
AN A-LIST TEAM
He has the perfect partner to parent with. While George touts his diaper- changing abilities, he praises Amal as an “Olympic athlete” for her breastfeeding skills. “George is in awe of how Amal has turned into a supermom,” says the friend. “He can’t get over the fact that Amal can advise on a difficult human rights case one minute, look spectacular on the red carpet the next and then cater to the needs of two demanding babies the next. She’s his Wonder Woman.”
George’s superhero has a long way to go before she gives birth again: Friends believe she’s still in the very early stages of pregnancy. Either way, she can count on George to make sure she’s never on her own. “He and Amal are stronger than ever as a couple,” says the friend. “He loves her more than ever.”
“Everything changes pretty quickly.” — George on welcoming kids