George Clooney is not retiring from acting to become a "full-time dad" after the birth of his twins, despite a made-up report. Gossip Cop can expose this story as fake news. We're told he's "never said that."

The serial fibbers at HollywoodLife maintain that Clooney is looking "forward to retirement and committing to being a full-time dad" now that he and his wife Amal welcomed their twins, Alexander and Ella. What's worse, the site, which has repeatedly been caught concocting fake quotes, seemingly is at it again. This time, a so-called source allegedly says, "George is in full dad mode and he's also celebrating the sale of Casamigo." Of course, if the often untrustworthy outlet's alleged "source" knew anything about Clooney, he or she would know his tequila company, which is in the process of being sold, is called "casamigos," not "casamigo."

HollywoodLies, as it's become known because of its penchant for fabricating, appears not to have any real Clooney insiders. At best, it seems the repeatedly discredited site is simply speculating. Actually, the actor has spoken in the past about cutting down on acting. As Gossip Cop reported last year, well before his wife even became pregnant, Clooney said, "Aging becomes something that you try to do less and less onscreen." He added that he'll try to "pick the films that work best for [me] and, as you age, they become less and less."

At the time, a number of outlets misconstrued the Oscar-winner's words. But Gossip Cop was the first to correct claims that Clooney was quitting acting. And his rep even assured us he was "not retiring." Clooney cutting back on acting, however, has nothing to do with the birth of his two babies or the pending sale of Casamigos. His professional focus over time has become directing.

Of course, HollywoodLies has a proven record of manufacturing untrue articles about the actor. Just days ago, the unreliable site claimed Clooney's twins looked just like him; however, his friend and business partner Rande Gerber was just quoted as saying Alexander and Ella are the "perfect mix of George and Amal. And, as Gossip Cop has noted before, the outlet famously exposed its habit of creating fake news when it contended that Brad Pitt was leaning on Clooney for support before his divorce from Angelina Jolie was publicly announced.

One of the webloid's made-up sources was quoted as saying, "Brad is leaning on George for support right now." But as widely reported, at the time the concocted article was published, Clooney didn't even know that his friend and Jolie were splitting up. Much like the previously mentioned stories and many more, the latest report contending Clooney is retiring to become a "full-time dad" is also untrue. Gossip Cop is told by an insider that the actor "never said that."

Our Verdict

Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.


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