Amal and George Clooney are having security issues due to her ISIS case

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George and Amal Clooney are one of the most talked-about couples in the world, making headlines for everything from their defending of Meghan Markle to their power couple careers.

This week however it was security issues that made the couple headline news, as George opened up about protecting his children during his human rights lawyer wife’s high profile case against ISIS.

‘Everything changes when you have two kids on how you have to protect them,’ the Catch-22 actor explained in a recent interview on The Hollywood Reporter’s Award Chatter podcast. ‘My wife is taking the first case against ISIS to court, so we have plenty of issues — real, proper security issues — that we have to deal with on a fairly daily basis.’

He continued: ‘We don’t really want our kids to be targets, so we have to pay attention to that.

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Going on to explain how fame has affected his children’s upbringing, he continued: ‘I miss some of that [anonymity]. My wife and I wanted to walk our kids in Central Park, and that’s just not possible. We tried, but we walk out the door and everybody surrounds them, and there’s a bounty on my kids’ heads for a photo. So, that’s something that we are very conscious of.’

At the end of the day though, he knows he’s got it good, with George concluding: ‘I have a pretty good life, right? I have a beautiful wife and two beautiful kids, and I get to work on things I want to work on. And I have to say, most people don’t get to do that. I’m well aware of it. We live our lives. We don’t hide in corners.’

Well, that’s that.

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.