Amal Clooney & Julia Roberts Are Friends & This Makes So Much Sense, It's Shocking It Didn't Happen Sooner
Move over, Taylor Swift and Karlie Kloss. There is a new power-bestie pair in town. Amal Clooney and Julia Roberts are now friends, at least according to George Clooney. Roberts apparently tagged along on one of the couple's recent outings, and it sounds like she had a great time. Here's the scoop, straight from George himself. As he told E! News,
She and Amal and I went out to dinner the other night. It was so much fun to have her meet my wife and have both of them be such good friends and hit it off so well.
As a refresher, George Clooney and Julia Roberts co-starred in 2001's hit film Ocean's Eleven , and the two actors have remained close friends ever since. Roberts has even offered some marital wisdom for her buddy, telling Access Hollywood, "Well, the only advice for that is finding your person — and he's found his person." She has publicly said that she is very happy for her friend, so it is not entirely surprising that George would want Roberts to meet his wife, who he has now been married to for seven months (wow!), over a nice meal. And it is definitely not a shocker that the two ladies got along so well! After all, despite following very different life paths, the two women have many important things in common, which, as we all know, is crucial in any friendship.
They are both passionate about human rights
This fact is obviously much more publicized on Clooney's end, considering she is an international human rights attorney and her own husband even admitted her work is much more important than his own. But Roberts has done her own fair share of activism, as well. As a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, she has visited children in Haiti to raise awareness of their needs, and has done work for the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, to raise awareness for people dying because of harmful cooking smoke, an issue some may not even be aware of.
They both kill it in their respective careers
Though they work very different day jobs, it cannot be denied that the two women have been just about as successful as they can be in their careers. After all, Julia Roberts has won countless awards for her amazing acting chops, some of them Oscars and Golden Globes, no less. And Clooney has been given some of the toughest assignments in her field — one of which included pushing top Egyptian officials for the release of an imprisoned Canadian journalist. Let's face it, Clooney has earned her stripes. They don't give those assignments out to just any lawyer!
They are both loving people
Roberts has made headlines for canceling public events and appearances in order to spend more time with her family, especially during the tough times, like when her half-sister committed suicide back in 2014. But even when times are good, she takes plenty of time off from filming just to be with her kids and other family members. Clooney also has a soft spot for her family, and was more than happy to include her mother in the festivities leading up to her wedding.
Their fashion is consistently on point
You knew it was coming. The photos do not lie.
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