Tuesday 25 July 2017

George and Amal Clooney 'hunkering down' in €11m English country mansion as they prepare for twins' arrival

George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the Cesar Film Awards 2017 ceremony at Salle Pleyel on February 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images )
George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the Cesar Film Awards 2017 ceremony at Salle Pleyel on February 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images )
US actor George Clooney (L) and his wife British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose as they arrive for the 42nd edition of the Cesar Ceremony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 24, 2017. / AFP / bertrand GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/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 )
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George and Amal Clooney are busy nesting in the English countryside as they prepare for the arrival of their twins next month.

The Oscar-winning actor (56) and human rights lawyer (39) are settling in Amal's native England, at their €12m Sonning mansion, to be closer to her family.

It's reported the Gravity star is "nervous in an excited, good way" waiting for the twins' arrival, which may be earlier than the June due date,according to Us Weekly.

"George is staying put in London until Amal gives birth. They’ll figure out their schedules after that. For now, they’re just hunkering down."

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 )

The couple, who wed in Venice in 2014, have been busy renovating their Oxfordshire home in recent months, but have reportedly avoided decorating their nursery.

And while George revealed in February that they would be avoiding conflict zones like South Sudan or Iraq when they become parents, Amal will continue her work - which includes representing Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad in a case against Isis - when she returns from maternity leave.

"She plans to be back at work around six months after giving birth, but her schedule will be greatly different than before - a lot of time spent working at home. She has a great office setup at the Sonning house," the insider added.

The couple currently have homes in Lake Como, Italy, Los Angeles and the UK, 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," George told Paris Match magazine.

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

George Clooney and Amal Allamudin at their Venice civil ceremony
George Clooney and Amal Allamudin at their Venice civil ceremony

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