Tuesday 21 November 2017

George and Amal Clooney 'counting down the days' ahead of twins' arrival

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)
Amal Clooney arrives at Villandry restaurant after attending International crimes in Syria and Iraq - Chatham House discussion on March 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil/GC 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)
Amal Clooney arrives at Villandry restaurant after attending International crimes in Syria and Iraq - Chatham House discussion on March 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Amal and George Clooney are said to be expecting twins in June (Invision/AP)
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)
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 Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
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George and Amal Clooney are "counting down the days" ahead of the arrival of their twins.

It was announced in February that the pair are expecting a boy and a girl and, according to reports, human rights lawyer Amal is due "very soon."

"They're counting down [the days] and pretty much at the edge of their seats," a source told E! News.

"Every day, one of them is like, 'It's going to be today. I can feel it' and then it doesn't happen."

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)
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)

The source added that Amal (39) is "healthy, excited and looking forward to becoming a mother."

"She is taking it very easy. She's officially on maternity leave now."

As the due date approaches, the couple are settling in Amal's native England, at their €12m Sonning mansion, to be closer to her family.

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.

Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney attend the
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)

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," an insider told Us Weekly.

Amal Clooney arrives at Villandry restaurant after attending International crimes in Syria and Iraq - Chatham House discussion on March 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)
Amal Clooney arrives at Villandry restaurant after attending International crimes in Syria and Iraq - Chatham House discussion on March 29, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Ricky Vigil M/GC Images)

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