George Clooney is not "wasting away," despite a new report. Gossip Cop can debunk this false claim about him losing a lot of weight and "starting to look sick." Many of the article's contentions are provably wrong.
According to Woman's Day, Clooney is "wasting away" and "looking more than svelte," thanks to "health trick" he learned from his wife, Amal Clooney. A so-called "insider" is quoted as saying, "She's got him on a major diet after he packed on the pounds earlier this year." The supposed source goes on to assert Clooney's clothes are "falling off him because they're too big."
The tabloid then notes that Amal has talked in the past about making "better food choices" for her and her husband, and that "George struggled [with] giving up wine as part of a healthy-eating cleanse." Next, the alleged tipster states how George lost about 20 pounds. "Amal has been banning carbs and sugar," insists the "insider," who adds, "She needs to loosen the reins a little because he's starting to look sick."
The article is untrue on several levels. For instance, when the magazine brings up how Amal discussed dieting last year, the impression it gives while recounting how "George struggled" with the "healthy-eating cleanse" is that it was successful. However, in the original Vanity Fair interview titled, "The One Thing George and Amal Clooney Can't Do," it's acknowledged how "Clooney hasn't been able to conquer... cleansing." The human rights attorney admitted they quit a 21-day cleanse after just 11 days. "It was hard to give up the glass of wine in the evening," confessed Amal.
And far from banning sugar and carbs, just a week and a half ago Amal and George Clooney celebrated the Italian premiere of "Catch-22" with pasta. In fact, the New York Post reported that following a screening of the Hulu series, the Clooneys "particularly enjoyed" the spaghetti and a "taste of the tiramisu," a dessert that's traditionally made with lady fingers, heavy cream, sugar, rum, coffee and a lot of mascarpone cheese, among other ingredients.
Additionally, the Oscar-winner looks no different now (above) than George did a year ago May at the Met Gala in New York. Still, Gossip Cop checked with a source connected to the actor, and we're assured there is no validity at all to the claim he's "wasting away." Of course, this entire phony premise is coming from Woman's Day, an outlet that has repeatedly printed inaccurate stories about the Clooneys.
A little more than two weeks ago, for example, the same magazine swore up and down Amal and George Clooney were on the "brink of divorce," a pretty significant detail to leave out of the current article. Granted that was a lie, as was a tale Gossip Cop busted about George begging Amal Clooney for more babies. The two have publicly discussed not having more kids.
The tabloid also published a work of fiction last year that maintained George Clooney rented a private island out for Amal's 40th birthday. At the time, his rep confirmed it "never happened." Much like those bogus stories, the latest one about George "wasting away" is also a waste of time reading.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.