George Clooney is not hiring seven nannies to take care of his twins, despite a made-up report. Gossip Cop can exclusively correct the claim. We've learned it's false.
An article in the latest issue of the National Enquirer, which was also posted by RadarOnline, says the actor "wants his life back" after struggling to look after one-year-old twins Alexander and Ella. The magazine further contends that George's wife Amal is frequently out of town for work, making fatherhood even more difficult for the actor.
An alleged insider tells the magazine, "George wants a full squad of sitters to make sure he has coverage in each of his homes: Los Angeles, Mexico, England and Italy." The questionable source adds, "He'll pay at least $70,000 a year for each of the seven nannies to make sure his kids get the best care — and he gets back to being a movie star!"
The tabloid's premise is coming from an anonymous and untraceable "source," but Gossip Cop checked in with Clooney's rep, who tells us on the record that the story is fabricated. Although the actor has admitted it wasn't easy becoming a first-time dad in his mid-50's, he's not employing seven nannies for his two children. In fact, Clooney said in an interview with the Daily Mail last year, "I wasn't completely unaware of what life would be like. All my friends have kids and I'm godfather to about 20 of them, so I knew what I was in for."
The additional claim about Amal frequently leaving her husband to take care of the twins by himself isn't true either. Clooney has actually praised the human rights lawyer for being such an attentive mother. "I have such admiration for my wife because she's breastfeeding them and getting about two hours of sleep per interval, and the love they have for her is a sight to see and it's beautiful," he told the Daily Mail.
That interview, which was held at the Toronto Film Festival in September 2017, marked the first time the actor had been away from his twins since they were born. "My wife's sending me pictures and I'm sitting here thinking, 'God, I wish I was with my kids,'" Clooney admitted at the time. It's clear the actor is enjoying fatherhood, despite the difficulties that come with it. It's also evident that Amal isn't leaving her husband with the burden of caring for their babies. Regardless, Clooney's spokesperson confirms to Gossip Cop that he's not paying a hefty sum on seven nannies.
Additionally, this isn't the first time we've had to call out the Enquirer for publishing a bogus story involving the actor and his twins. Last year, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for falsely claiming that fatherhood was "killing" Clooney. This latest take on the subject is similarly baseless.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.