Pregnant Amal Clooney Scales Back Her Work to Stay Safe for Her Twins

Amal Clooney is gearing up to be a first-time mom!

George Clooney‘s 39-year-old pregnant wife is scaling back her work as an international law and human rights barrister now that she is expecting twins, according to the actor.

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“We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger. Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she will avoid places where she knows she is not welcome,” George, 55, revealed in a recent interview.

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Amal showing off her baby bump on Feb. 24.

Amal is qualified to practice law in both the USA and the UK. She was admitted to the Bar in New York in 2002 and in England and Wales in 2010. Throughout her illustrious career, she has worked on many high-profile cases. Amal has represented WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, the former prince minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko, and Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, just to name a few!

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George and Amal previously confirmed they are expecting twins — their first children together! — in early February. The couple tied the knot in Venice, Italy in September 2014.

In a recent interview with Closer Weekly, a source close to the A-list couple revealed the Money Monster star is already being extremely protective of Amal during her pregnancy.

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George and Amal in September 2014.

“He’s more nervous than she is. He’s insisting she rest more, and he’s spoiling her with all of her favorite treats. Amal’s been craving pasta and risotto with white truffles lately, and George is indulging right along with her,” the insider said.

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The Oscar winner is also helping to design a nursery for his twins! “It’s going to be muted colors — probably blues, greens, and cream,” the insider said. “George likes airplanes, trains, and jungle animals.”

“We are really happy and really excited. It’s going to be an adventure,” George gushed about Amal’s pregnancy in a recent interview. “We’ve sort of embraced it all… with arms wide open.” Too cute!

For the full story on George and Amal, pick up the latest issue of Closer Weekly, on newsstands now!

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