George Clooney reveals why he and Amal don’t have a full-time nanny

You'd expect Hollywood leading man George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal to have a team of nannies to look after their four-year-old twins Alexander and Ella – after all, that's what many famous people seem to do. But George recently revealed that life in the Clooney household isn't like that at all.


In a recent interview with the Guardian newspaper George insisted that, despite their busy international careers, he and Amal are very much hands-on parents and only employ part-time help with the children.

 When asked if he has an army of nannies, the 60-year-old actor replied: "We don’t, because it’s so important to Amal [to be involved]. We have a nanny four days a week and the rest of the time it’s just us. And during lockdown, it was just us – for a full year! I felt like my mother in 1964, doing dishes and six loads of laundry a day."

George and Amal are known for protecting the privacy of their children, be it in England at their Berkshire riverside home or at George's luxury villa on Lake Como in Italy, where the family spend the summer months. In the interview, given to promote his movie The Tender Bar, the actor revealed how the down-to-earth couple decided on normal names for their children rather than the unusual ones showbusiness folk often favour.

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He also spoke about Alexander and Ella's personalities and they sound utterly adorable. George revealed that his son "loves to laugh" while his daughter is "very serious".

The Ocean's Eleven star's comments came soon after he admitted on the WTF with Marc Maron podcast that he hadn't seen children in his future before he tied the knot with Amal in 2014.

"Listen, I didn't want to get married. I didn't want to have kids," he confessed. "And then this extraordinary human being walked into my life, and I just fell madly in love. I knew from the minute I met her that everything was going to be different."

On discovering Amal, 43, was expecting twins, he said: "There is that moment when you go to the doctor and they pull out this piece of paper which is a sonogram and they go, 'Here' and you go, 'It's a baby boy.' I'm like, 'Baby boy, fantastic'. And then they said, 'And the other one is the girl' and I was like, 'Oh [expletive].'"

George added: "Amal's sister has twins, and I was gobsmacked because... I was kind of up for one…  I love it now and thank God they have each other during the pandemic."

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