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Amal Clooney: 7 Hidden Facts About The Lawyer Most People Don’t Know!

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Amal Clooney has been under the spotlight since the media reported in March 2014, she was the new girlfriend of George Clooney. A brilliant Anglo-Lebanese lawyer, she currently lives in London. The wedding of Amal Alamuddin (that’s her name pre-marriage) and George Clooney took place on September 27, 2014 in Venice, in front of 136 distinguished guests such as Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, and Bill Murray. The new wife of the Nespresso ambassador stood out for her style and continues to do so on red carpets around her man candy. Since 2014, she has been the wife of actor George Clooney, with whom she had twins, Ella and Alexander, in 2019 and there are pregnancy rumours swirling once again. 

Amal Clooney: 7 Intriguingly Delightful Facts About George Clooney’s Wife

1. Amal Clooney was born in Lebanon: 

Amal Clooney who was born Amal Alamuddin is a Lebanese-British lawyer born February 3, 1978, in Beirut. 

As a little girl, she spent a few years in Beirut before fleeing war-torn Lebanon in the early 1980s. 

Amal’s father, Ramzi Alamuddin, is a businessman who was a professor of business science at the American University of Beirut. As for her mother, Bariaa Miknass, she is a political journalist (who might have influenced Amal Clooney’s future career). She has two brothers, Samer and Ziad, as well as a sister, Tala, all three from their father’s first marriage.

Thanks to her parents’ professional status, the family was able to find work and move to England – specifically a place called Gerrards Cross, a very posh town located in the London urban belt.

2. Amal is trilingual as she speaks English, French, and Arabic: 

After her shift to England, she became fluent in English while still holding strong to her Arab roots where both French and Arabic are spoken. 

Growing up in England, she studied at Dr Challoner’s High School, an elite high school for young girls. Then she enrolled at St Hugh’s College in Oxford. In 2001, she went to study at New York Law School and, in 2004, she was accepted for an internship at the International Court of Justice in The Hague.

3. What does Amal Clooney do?

Before being the most envied woman in the world to marry bachelor George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin was first and foremost a talented lawyer. 

Amal once worked at Doughty Street Chambers in London as an international lawyer. She specialized in international law and more specifically on human rights issues. She notably defended many more or less known people such as Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, and even (more discreetly) Saïf al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of Muammar Gaddafi, sentenced to death in Libya. She has also represented personalities like the former Ukrainian prime minister Youlia Tymoshenko and has advised Kofi Annan (former secretary general of the United Nations).

The brilliant lawyer has defended more celebrities like the former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nadneed, whom she met in prison despite threats. Indeed, one of his colleagues had received a stab in the head just before going to meet the Head of State. “The situation was quite complicated but I was determined to go there,” stated Amal Clooney during one interview. 

Amal Clooney also sued Daesh to defend Nadia Murad, an Iraqi activist from the Yazidi community who was tortured by the Islamic State 

She also fought for the recognition of the Armenian genocide. “I am ashamed to see that States are failing in their task of preventing and punishing genocides, to protect their own interests,” she said during Nadia Murad’s defense. 

No wonder then, that the handsome George Clooney is seduced by this pretty brunette: since they were seen having dinner together in October 2013, the two lovebirds never leave each other. Eventually, they got married in Venice on September 27, 2014.

In 2015, she became a professor of law at Columbia University in New York and by the next year, Amal Clooney received the title of “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. On September 18, 2020, Amal Clooney resigned from her role as UK Special Envoy for Press Freedom.

4. Where does Amal Clooney live? 

In terms of residence, there is a timeline: 

2014:

On September 27, 2014, she became Amal Clooney by marrying the famous American actor George Clooney and they lived in England, where they own a home valued at 13 million euros.

2017:

In 2017, Amal and George Clooney became parents of twins forcing the international lawyer and the Hollywood actor to rest a little and limit their very many trips. The pair decided to settle for a moment in England, in their house in Sonning, located in the county of Berkshire – where Pippa Middleton was also married. An idyllic setting, since the house is estimated at 8.5 million euros and has a swimming pool, a tennis court, and a private cinema room. Amal Clooney will be able to telecommute with complete peace of mind. “Her hours will be very different,” a source tells E! News. Amal will be spending a lot of time working from home. She has a great office in their Sonning home. ” The lawyer intends to take six months of maternity leave before getting back to her files. 

At that time, she was 39 years old and Amal Clooney chose against hiring a full-time nanny to care for their twins, unlike many famous parents. The Clooney’s prefer the services of a night-only nanny, who will help the couple get through some difficult episodes. Not to mention that the famous journalist Baria Alamuddin, mother of Amal Clooney, has indicated that she would like to lend a hand to the two young parents. 

When the kids go to school, the Clooney’s may well move to another country. “We are fortunate to live between three countries: Italy, America and England, ”said George Clooney. But as soon as the children go to school, we will have to choose where to settle down”  

2021:

On July 23, 2021 it became official that George and Amal Clooney settled in France. 

After long negotiations, George Clooney and his wife Amal have finally put their bags down in the south of France. An installation formalized by the mayor of their new town on social networks.

The Canadel estate has new owners straight from Hollywood. George Clooney and his wife Amal have made their home in this huge property near Brignoles, in the south of France. A region adored by stars, since Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp have stayed there for a long time. 

The couple took the time to pose alongside the mayor of the city, Didier Brémond. Delighted to welcome new residents, the latter shared the snapshot on Facebook.

In search of peace and tranquility, the Clooney’s fell in love with this 170-hectare wine estate, with tennis courts, swimming pool and bowling alley. In love with France, the actor dreamed of it for ten years. However, buying the coveted property was not so easy. It was also prized by another buyer, who would have taken the dispute to justice. But it seems that George and Amal Clooney have been fighting to get the real estate worth eight million euros in which their twins Ella and Alexander can fully enjoy their childhood! 

5. Is Amal Clooney pregnant in 2021?

The Clooney couple officially responded to the rumor from July claiming that Amal Clooney was pregnant with her third child. Obviously, the rumor spread very quickly, claiming that the 43-year-old lawyer was once again expecting twins and had just entered her second trimester of pregnancy.

Via a press release, the couple responded quickly and clearly to the pregnancy rumor and decided to send an official statement stating that they were not expecting a child.

6. Amal Clooney made a mini-house worth 103,000 Euros:

As of now, George and Amal Clooney are totally in love with their twins, Ella and Alexander. Infact, during the pandemic the famous actor and his wife Amal Clooney decided to please their twins, Ella and Alexander according to an interview with The Sun which revealed their intention to build a mini-playhouse just for their toddlers for the modest sum of 103,000 Euros.

This mini-house will always have the same style as their primary residence in California. It will consist of two floors, a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. A zip line and a life-size giraffe will decorate the future building. 

Still, while it’s hard to do, George and Amal Clooney still want the twins to keep their feet on the ground. A source close to the couple spoke on the subject to The Sun: “It’s extravagant, but George and Amal want the best. They also want children to be grateful and not take anything for granted.

Taking advantage of their new work, the parents are also thinking of renovating their mansion by adding a bar. The latter should be surrounded by a swimming pool, a dance floor and a space to accommodate staff.

Despite their madness for grandeur, George and Amal Clooney have donated a million dollars to several organizations fighting against the Coronavirus.

7. Amal Clooney and Cindy Crawford are besties:

Not only was the model invited for their lush wedding, Cindy Crawford also revealed the gender of the Clooney children – well not really, she just confirmed what the whole world already knew.

Cindy Crawford has been a close friend of the Clooney couple for years and unconsciously, confirmed to the world that George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin will soon be parents to a baby girl and a baby boy 

She posted a very BBF type photo on Instagram holding two small bodysuits in her hands: on the left one is written “Casa” in pink and on the right one is written “Migos” in blue. “Hey Rande Gerber [Crawford’s husband] , I think I have the perfect gift for the Cloones,” the 51-year-old star laughed. 

Casamigos is the name of the tequila produced by Rande Gerber. But George Clooney has already warned his friends, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight. “My wife says we can’t call our kids Casa and Amigos. It’s the only thing I can’t do,” he joked. 

Contrary to what one might think, and what many articles indicate, the sex of the future Clooney children has already been mentioned many times in the press.  

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