George and Amal Clooney are celebrating their first Thanksgiving as a married couple. It appears the Clooneys have plans for the U.S. holiday as they were spotting boarding a plane Thursday at London’s Heathrow Airport. The Express reported they were headed stateside, although it is unclear where.
It is also the two-month anniversary of the couple’s widely-reported nuptials in Venice on September 27. It was the second marriage for the long-professed bachelor Clooney, 53, and the first for Amal Alamuddin, 36. Amal was spotted at the airport earlier in the week as she arrived home from a business trip.
The couple was casual and stylish, both dressed in jeans with comfortable and cozy attire: a hoodie for George and t-shirt under a jacket for Amal. The Daily Mail reported that George was courteous with airport staff, placing a friendly hand on the shoulder of an attendant. Both Amal and George kept their sunglasses on inside the terminal, which may have drawn attention to their presence.
Perhaps choosing not to check their luggage, each was dragging a carry-on suitcase while Amal carried a purse and George a shoulder bag.
The former Amal Alamuddin is a prominent human rights lawyer in London. Soon after she and Clooney made their union legal, they purchased a lavish English country estate approximately 60 kilometres outside of the city. Harper’s Bazaar described the property as a Grade II-listed 17th century Georgian mansion housed on a private island. It is where the jet-setting couple spent their honeymoon.
Last week, they debunked rumors they were set to adopt a child. Some speculated they would follow the lead of their close friends Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and expand their family through adoption. The San Jose Mercury News quoted a Clooney rep who called the rumor “one hundred percent fabricated.” The Mercury writer noted that the idea of Clooney as a family man would put him in a better position politically to run for California governor, if he chose to do so.
In addition to politics and acting, Clooney has another side business: tequila. He and close friend Rande Gerber started their own company that produces the distinctive liquor, and they have met with great success, as Gerber told the New York Observer.
“We’ve been around now for two years, and it’s the fastest growing tequila ever in the history of the liquor business. We don’t really follow any of the rules.”
Gerber was not shy about the amount of tequila that was consumed during Amal and George’s wedding festivities.
“When we went back [to Venice] this time for the wedding, I figured since George is getting married we should bring some cases, so we sent about 100 cases over which we went through during the three days we were there.”
[George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin Image: Reuters/Alessandro Bianchi]