Clooneys’ count­down GE­ORGE & AMAL’S $1.4 MIL­LION LUXURY BIRTH!

The cou­ple pre pare to wel­come their twin boy and girl

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - Celebrity News -

It took him al­most half a cen­tury to re­alise he wants chil­dren, but with his wife Amal due to give birth in just two months, Ge­orge Clooney is brim­ming with ex­cite­ment at the im­pend­ing ar­rival of his twin son and daugh­ter.

Now in her fi­nal trimester, high-fly­ing hu­man rights lawyer Amal, 39, has tied up the loose ends at work while her Hol­ly­wood heavy­weight hus­band, 55, has packed the cou­ple’s hos­pi­tal bags in case of an early labour, as is of­ten the case with mul­ti­ple births.

Clooney fam­ily in­sid­ers tell Wo­man’s Day that Ge­orge and Amal – last week seen tak­ing a re­lax­ing stroll on their es­tate in the English coun­try­side – are leav­ing noth­ing to chance when it comes to the ar­rival of their first chil­dren. And the ac­tor is spar­ing no ex­pense to en­sure his twins’ ar­rival into the world is per­fect.

Ge­orge has dug deep to pro­vide Amal with the most lux­u­ri­ous de­liv­ery ex­pe­ri­ence money can buy, book­ing the en­tire Kens­ing­ton Wing at Lon­don’s Chelsea and West­min­ster Hos­pi­tal for the pam­pered and very pri­vate birth. With 14 suites each cost­ing $7500 a night – and Amal’s hos­pi­tal stay likely to last up to a week – the ac­com­mo­da­tion alone will cost the cou­ple around $735,000.

To en­sure she is re­laxed and com­fort­able when the time comes for her lit­tle ones to be born, Amal is fly­ing in two Los An­ge­les-based doulas or “birth com­pan­ions”, who charge $2200 each. That, cou­pled with first-class flights, five-star ac­com­mo­da­tion and expenses, will set the cou­ple back a cool $33,000.

Sim­ply the best

“Amal is also splash­ing out on her favourite masseuse from Italy, who she swears by and has al­ready booked in, to en­sure she’s avail­able to mas­sage her be­fore and af­ter the de­liv­ery to keep her as re­laxed as pos­si­ble,” a close Clooney source tells us.

The mas­sage ther­a­pist – who charges $5500 plus flights and expenses – is just one of a team of very well­paid ex­perts who’ll be on hand at the mil­lion-dol­lar birth. The cou­ple have two top nan­nies at the ready – one for each twin – cost­ing $220,000 a year a piece as well.

Ge­orge has also called in a spe­cial favour from former royal ma­ter­nity nurse Rachel Wad­dilove, ask­ing her to come out of re­tire­ment for six weeks to help the cou­ple ad­just to par­ent­hood.

When it comes to time in the hos­pi­tal, Ge­orge is do­ing all he can to en­sure he and his wife feel right at home.

“He’s al­ready put in re­quests to the per­sonal chef who will be on hand to whip them up gourmet meals at the hos­pi­tal, in­clud­ing their favourite tagli­olini pasta with truf­fles from Venice,” our source re­veals.

“Ge­orge is fly­ing in his favourite Ital­ian chef, Ric­cardo de Pra, who catered their wed­ding, to over­see the pair’s din­ing needs and en­sure ev­ery­thing is only the best, which is cost­ing an ex­tra $10,000.”

Of course, when you have a net worth of $237 mil­lion, it’s easy to splash the cash. And Ge­orge and Amal, who last month bought a Man­hat­tan apart­ment to house their grow­ing fam­ily for a cool $122 mil­lion, aren’t likely to stop there. So far, the cost of their birth ex­pe­ri­ence amounts to a dizzy­ing $1.4 mil­lion – and we can only imag­ine their expenses will grow once the twins are born!

“If ever the term mil­lion­dol­lar baby was ap­pli­ca­ble, it’s for the mini Clooneys,” says our source. “Ge­orge is mak­ing it clear money is no ob­ject when it comes to his wife and much-longed­for ba­bies!”

Cindy Craw­ford has em­bla­zoned Ge­orge’s favourite tip­ple on the twins’ one­sies.

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