Need another reason to love George Clooney and Amal (Alamuddin) Clooney? Or really, just to love Amal? We’ve got a pretty big one. Not only is the 39-year-old expecting twins in about a month, and still working full-time at her high profile legal gig, but, according to E! News, when her babies do come she has no plans to hire a nanny.
Okay, sure — so most mothers in the world don’t even have the option to hire a nanny. But Amal certainly does, given the combined income she and her husband must have, so the fact that she’s choosing not to is kind of remarkable. Especially since she’s only taking a six-month maternity leave. And did we mention she’s having twins?
To be fair, Amal and George are hiring a night nurse to help get the babies on a sleep schedule. Given that she’ll be back to work after a couple of sleep regressions, we can’t say we blame her. Or him. Sleep is the hottest commodity among new parents, after all. Can you imagine what a changed person you would be if you had actually had sleep when your little bundle of joy arrived?
Plus, Amal’s mom wants to be involved, so we’re sure she’ll be nearby at all times to lend a helping hand. We also can’t discount George, who has admitted he will be helping with all of those dad duties, including changing diapers.
Of course the babies haven’t been born yet, which means the celeb couple has tons of time to change their minds and figure it all out. As any new mom knows, you kind of re-prioritize when you have babies, and some moms aren’t as interested in their careers as they were previously. Meanwhile, some moms welcome the chance to get back to the workforce as soon as possible.
The point is, it’s impossible to predict and a nanny may be helpful in either of those situations. Still, it’s kind of cool that one of the planet’s biggest celebrity couples is trying to keep it real when it comes to their children. Or, as real as they can in their world. They are one of the planet’s biggest celebrity couples, after all.