Stop your dooming and glooming, fatalists, because we've got another celebrity baby announcement here to rock your world. Reportedly, George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins — yes, just like Beyoncé. Of the myriad of questions that you might have — including "is this real?", because George's representative did not immediately respond to Bustle's request for comment — one of them might be where George and Amal Clooney live. After all, those babies will already be the second most lucky twins to be born in 2017, so where will they be lucky to grow up if they do, in fact, exist?
The news of the couple's pregnancy was broken on The Talk by Julie Chen (yes, Big Brother's Julie Chen), who claimed that Amal is due in June. While we wait for the couple to release their own carefully worded statement on the matter, let's talk about location. I'm always so jealous of celebrity babies, because they get to be famous and rich by virtue of their birth. Sure, they have to deal with weird names that any other child would be pushed on the playground for having, but they live in the lap of luxury, you guys. And the Clooney twins will definitely be living in the lap of luxury, because George and Amal collectively have five homes across two continents. No, really.
First of all, the couple purchased a $14 million marital home in Sonning-on-Thames, Berkshire.
It was in 2015 that George Clooney revealed that he and Amal would be moving to England permanently, stating on the Graham Norton show,
"We are re-doing the house so that we can live in it. We will move in a couple of months... There's a great pub we go to. It's fantastic and we drink all kinds of pints and things."
The Daily Mail reported in April 2016 that renovations on the home were completed, so that's likely to be the primary location that the Clooney twins will be raised.
But, hey, if they get bored of that, there's Clooney's villa in Los Cabos, Mexico.
He lives next to Cindy Crawford on the Baja peninsula and, according to Architect Digest, here's what you can expect there:
Each structure is entered via a long hallway that flows gracefully into a dramatic double-height central courtyard, which connects to a series of sitting areas, dining spaces, an open kitchen, and, of course, a bar—an especially roomy one at Clooney’s, where the friends often assemble to watch sports on the wide-screen TV.
But, hey, when you're rich and famous, maybe you get bored of that. What about Lake Como, Italy?
This is the place where, like, all the celebrities go to party. Celebrities like, say, Matt Damon, who told a story to GQ about the location in July 2016:
I was sitting at George Clooney's pool in Lake Como, and Brad Pitt walked in, sat down next to me, and said, “Do you want to do a Martin Scorsese movie in Boston?” [Brad] was a producer on The Departed, and he felt like he had gotten too old for those roles. It's one of the most absurd things that's ever happened in my life.
Sh*t happens when you're sitting at George Clooney's pool, I guess. But maybe a party capital isn't the best place for children. Maybe they can shuffle them over to Clooney's other Italian villa, because there are two of them: Villa Oleandra and Villa Margherita.
Or maybe they could raise the kids in Los Angeles, because the couple has a property there, too. Are you jealous yet? Because I am.
At the end of the day, the most likely answer for where the twins will be raised is England, because that seems to be the couple's primary home for now. But first we need to establish that they're actually having twins.