I know, even as I write this I can't believe that Mr. George Clooney is officially a married man who is getting ready to welcome TWINS with his wife Amal. I was so sure he would never commit that I wrote a long winded post about why women should steer clear of men like Clooney.
“Beyoncé and Jay Z aren't the only A-list celebs soon to be shopping for double strollers.
George, 55, and Amal Clooney, 39, are expecting twins of their own, according to The Talk's Julie Chen and People.
“Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins,” Chen said on the daytime program. “Congratulations are in order for George and Amal Clooney!” Chen added that the babies are due in June.”
So-indeed I'm eating crow- because apparently I had this dude pegged all wrong.
When I was in my early twenties, I had this habit of dating George Clooney-esque guys who wined and dined me and while they never flat out stated that our relationship wouldn't last longer than a Will Arnett sitcom, their reputations spoke volumes. They would cast me under their spells so that I would completely ignore the hundreds of red flags waving in my face about them.
Just what is the definition of a George Clooney type of guy, you ask? A guy who can both literally and figuratively, charm the pants off of you, thanks to his intense masculinity, power, and of course, his all-around affability. It is almost impossible to avoid getting sucked in by his magnetic aura, even though he never gives you a firm commitment.
This is a guy who will only grant you a few precious few hours at a time and if you're lucky and he grants you a night in his apartment with the caveat that he has to golf with his buddies for the rest of the weekend. And, since he can't even give you a sliver of his drawer to store a pair of your underwear, you'll inevitably do the walk of shame back to your abode just as he's readying to tee off, you go against your better judgment and accept this arrangement.
You simply allow yourself to live in this suspended reality that this guy is going to finally come to the realization that you are his one true love. Sure, you've been dating, but he's never officially called you his girlfriend, his cleaning lady has a key to his apartment but you don't, and you're not 100 percent sure he isn't getting some on the side. When your girlfriends, the deli counter guy and your mail carrier all tell you this man will never commit to you, you listen, you vent, and then he calls you and all bets are off. You are like putty in his hands your need for some kind of commitment will go out the window.
So, why do we women keep going back? I think it's because, when we're with a George Clooney type, we get to live in this fantastic bubble of unreality too.
Dating someone who you only catch a glimpse of them several hours a week when the chemistry is intense, the lighting just right, the liquor flowing and money no object well, it's like a date straight out of The Bachelorette. As in, completely fabricated and not grounded in reality.
BUT Clooney has indeed shed his type– which my husband says is ONLY BECAUSE he, “doesn't need another girlfriend. he wants to take his life in a different direction, commitment wise. He probably is ready to have kids.”
Me to my husband- But he was always so vocal about NOT getting married- what changed?
My husband: “He must feel she's his equal and I know I sound like a broken record but he wants kids.”
Me: “I think it's interesting that he's with someone in her thirties. Also why do you think a man who has sworn off marriage would get married.”
My husband: “He never said he was AGAINST MARRIAGE or KIDS. he was just against marrying and having kids with them.”
so– why do you think Clooney FINALLY got hitched and is now having kids?