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Expectant parents George and Amal Clooney will now avoid travelling to dangerous countries

Lawyer Amal Clooney (L) and actor George Clooney attend a screening of
Lawyer Amal Clooney (L) and actor George Clooney attend a screening of "Money Monster" at the annual 69th Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin before their Venice wedding
George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
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Amal and George Clooney
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney attend the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
The look of love: George with Amal
Amal Clooney, who has sensational pins, with her husband George Clooney
Cast member George Clooney and his wife Amal pose at the premiere of "Hail, Caesar!" in Los Angeles. Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin before their Venice wedding
George and Amal Clooney
Amal and George Clooney
Caitlin McBride

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George Clooney has revealed he and wife Amal will be "much more responsible" when it comes to their travel now that they're expecting twins.

As a human rights attorney, Amal's work means she often visits dangerous territories on behalf of her clients and George has travelled around the world with various charity organisations.

"We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger. I won’t go to South Sudan anymore or the Congo, Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she’ll avoid places where she knows she isn’t welcome," he told Paris Match magazine.

The couple currently have homes in Lake Como, Italy, Los Angeles and Sonning, England but said they would need to settle down in one place when it came time to their children attending school.

George Clooney and Amal Clooney Photo: Getty
George Clooney and Amal Clooney Photo: Getty

"We have the chance to live between three countries: Italy, America and England. But as soon as the children go to school, it’ll be necessary to choose where to settle. In the meantime, we will continue to move according to our respective schedules," he added.

"People think we are never together, but we have not been separated for more than a week."

After months of speculation, the A-list pair confirmed they will be first-time parents later this year when they welcome twins, believed to be a boy and a girl.

Earlier this week, George spoke of his excitement at becoming a father.

George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )

"We are really happy and really excited. It's going to be an adventure," he said. "We've sort of embraced it all…with arms wide open."

He also recalled how "supportive" his friends have been and they have assured him he's going to be a good dad, and that he's going to enjoy fatherhood. He remembers a group dinner where they all "got really quiet... And they all just started making baby crying noises, and the whole table just busted up laughing."

The Ocean's Eleven actor will be 56 years old by the time the twins arrive and he joked he feels "a little better" about his age when he looks to other older fathers, such as French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who was 70 years old when he had his fourth child in 2003, for inspiration.

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin before their Venice wedding
George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin before their Venice wedding
Amal and George Clooney
Amal and George Clooney

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