Everyone Stop Asking George Clooney About Babies
Kim Kardashian isn't the only one with babies on the brain. It sounds like it won't be long before George Clooney, ultimate bachelor-turned-ultimate husband, adds another role to his life: daddy. The 54-year-old actor recently revealed that he and wife Amal Clooney ( née Alamuddin) really do want children — honest — despite that little thing he said last month about how kids are not a priority for them.
In case you missed it, Clooney spoke with Charlie Rose on CBS This Morning on May 20 and the conversation took a turn for the unpredictable when he was asked to both comment about Alamuddin's career as a human rights attorney and then defend the fact that they don't have children yet.
I'm racking my brain to think of another male celeb who has been put on the spot about kids — thinking ... thinking ... nope, no one comes to mind. Not sure how he was supposed to answer the question, but here's what he came up with on the spot: "I don't really (think about it). I mean, I've thought about it, I suppose, but it hasn't been high on my list. I've been asked (about kids) a lot lately because I've gotten married and I'm doing a movie with kids in it."
But, when German newspaper Bild asked him again on Monday whether kids were in the forecast, Clooney kept his cool (he should really consider running for President) and replied, "Yes, but we're taking our time."
In other words: Stop asking cuz if it happens, it ain't happening anytime soon. My heart goes out to Clooney just for having to endure the pain so many women know so well. Allow me to serve as his bitter spokeswoman and put forth the words he's far too much of a gentleman to say: "This again? Are you people serious? Have you guys ever even thought of the possibility that we are trying to have kids but it hasn't been easy? And, by the way, I am a humanitarian who makes movies on the side because I'm also handsome and talented. I support 35 charities and foundations. How many children did you try to feed and clothe last year?"
I understand folks are just curious. I know I want to see the Clooneys raise what will surely be a stunningly beautiful child who will benefit from having two strong, interesting, socially responsible, and creative role models. But the focus on their lack of children makes it seem as if their lives are incomplete unless they procreate. This simply isn't the case for everyone. Let them have children — if they truly want them — and when they're ready, they'll let the world know.