CLOONEY DIVORCE CRISIS!
Tired & henpecked George is packing it in as pals worry Amal’s pregnant
AFTER just four years of marriage, George Clooney is miserable over his wife Amal’s demanding behavior, and pals are convinced the movie hunk wants out of his stormy marriage and is gearing up to file for what would be a billion-dollar divorce!
The dapper 57-year-old Hollywood A-lister and the 40-year-old Lebanese-born human rights lawyer — parents of year-old twins Ella and Alexander — have been bickering over nearly everything for the better part of the year and can’t seem to agree on anything without a clash, say sources.
“They fight over everything, large and small, and he’s getting so tired of getting beaten down by her intellect and superior way of speaking that he’s willing to walk,” squeals an insider.
“They fight over his booze business, their money and his showbiz friends that Amal can’t — or won’t — relate to.
“He complains he’s nagged all the time over whether it’s his turn to change the diapers or to put the kids to bed with a story. He wants to do that, but doesn’t like her bugging him about it.”
Sources say things really became tense after his scooter accident on July 10 in Sardinia, where he was shooting his Hulu miniseries, Catch-22.
“Amal’s been on his back over his reckless behavior ever since, and how he needs to be more responsible now that he’s a husband and father,” says the insider.
“George has had it. He used to be a fun-loving guy, but she’s sucked the life out of him!”
She’s also meddled in his tequila business with partner-pal Rande Gerber, hubby of model Cindy Crawford. While the friends sold Casamigos to beverage giant Diageo in 2017, they still have a lot of say in the company.
“That’s not the image Amal thinks they should be promoting. She’s trying to get George to give up all his ties to Casamigos,” notes the source. “But he refuses to let her henpecking sway him.”
Speculation about their relationship began flying when the pair went their separate ways on their fourth wedding anniversary on Sept. 27 — with Amal attending the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly while George partied with Rande and other pals in L.A.
But serious cracks in the marriage began appearing just four months after they
got hitched in Venice, Italy, in 2014. The couple were reportedly having fights over his Hollywood friends and Amal’s high-handed behavior, leading to predictions the marriage was doomed.
“She just hates Hollywood,” said a source close to George.
Claimed a pal: “Amal is just rude to George’s friends and acts above them. If things keep going this way, they will definitely divorce.”
Amal is also prone to jealousy, and even banned her hubby from being around other gals unless she was there, fearing he might be tempted to cheat, notes a source.
Now, as George is reportedly ready to bolt, rumors are flying that Amal may be preggers — with what was supposed to be a marriage-saving third baby.
“That would be unfortunate timing,” says the source. “George would have to rethink his exit strategy if that turns out to be true.”
Money could also keep them together. The source says the Ocean’s Eleven star “discreetly consulted his lawyers” and “is certain Amal would walk away with the bulk of his fortune since there was no prenup. She would probably demand primary physical custody of their twins, too.”
As GLOBE previously reported, sources say George abandoned his first wife, Talia Balsam — and Amal may face a similar fate.
“The bickering has George miserable,” says the source. “He’s ready to walk.”