Why Are George and Amal Clooney Secretive About Their Twins?

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George Clooney has been one of the biggest stars in Hollywood ever since his role as Dr. Doug Ross in the medical drama, ER. Since then, Clooney has gone on to act in movies that have only further propelled his status as a superstar in the industry. Unfortunately for Clooney, the success that he has achieved comes with a lot of media attention which also rubs off on his wife as well as his children. While his wife Amal Clooney has warmly embraced the fame and the media spotlight, the couple has made a conscious decision to keep the identity of their twins a secret.

George and Amal's Union

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George and Amal Clooney tied the knot on September 27, 2014, at Ca' Farsetti, a palace in Venice. They welcomed twins Ella and Alexander, in June 2017. On the day of the birth, George Clooney through his publicist provided an update on the mother and the children. However, since then both George and Amal have hardly ever mentioned their kids in any of the interviews that they have done together or separately.

First Time Parents

61-year-old Geroge Clooney and 44-year-old Amal Clooney are first-time parents. For the Batman & Robin star, having children is not something he necessarily envisaged. In an interview, he said, "I didn't know that we'd have kids. ​​There was an assumption that we didn't want children. And then, after the wedding, Amal and I were talking, and we just felt we'd gotten very lucky, both of us, and we should share whatever good luck we've got. It would seem self-centered to just have that belong to us.”

Safety Is Their Topmost Priority

For George and Amal Clooney, the safety of their children is their top priority. Given the nature of Amal's work, the couple spends the majority of their time in the United Kingdom where they have a sprawling nine-bedroom mansion in the English countryside with all the amenities that one could wish for. Therefore, for the most part, the couple and their children are away from the Hollywood spotlight.

Social Media Shy

Another reason for the anonymity of the children is the fact that neither George Clooney nor his wife Amal Clooney has public Instagram accounts that engage with their fans. There is a strong possibility that Clooney's children might follow in his footsteps into the world of acting but until then both fans, as well as the paparazzi, will have to wait to get a glimpse of Ella and Alexander.