Cindy Crawford was very candid about her friendship with George Clooney in a recent interview, sharing with fans a bed mix-up that was embarrassing for both. As the actress turns 50, Ms. Crawford shares more than her anecdotes. Cindy shares her outlook on life and on aging with dignity.
Cindy Crawford Gets Into Bed With George Clooney
Cindy Crawford’s husband, Rande Gerber, has been George Clooney’s Casamigo Tequila business partner for some years now, so it should come as no surprise that the two are also fast friends and drinking buddies. In fact, Cindy says the two have regularly spent nights out on the town, which once led to an event that proved as embarrassing for Clooney as it did for Ms. Crawford.
Cindy recounted a night she was invited to join Rande and George, before Amal Clooney had a chance to bring calm to the friends. Crawford stayed home with the children, and she recalls hearing Rande come home later in the evening. Ms. Crawford says she wanted to check on her husband to be sure he had made it home safely, but when she found him face down and passed out in the guest bedroom, it wasn’t Rande that she awoke.
“It was George. And I don’t know who was more shocked, me or George, because I’ve woken George out of a dead, slightly inebriated slumber,” Crawford said, according to E! News. “So, he was like, ‘Oh, my God!’ and I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’ And then I ran out.”
Cindy went on to explain that things might have been even more awkward if she hadn’t been as clothed. Crawford also admitted she might have fallen asleep next to Clooney without noticing anything was amiss if the lights had been off.
As it happened, Crawford shared a laugh about the incident with both Rande and Clooney the following morning.
Cindy Crawford On Aging With Dignity
Crawford says she doesn’t want to fight her age or try to look younger than she really is but, instead, wants to age with grace and pride. Cindy cites actresses Helen Mirren and Jane Fonda as her role models, because she says they look beautiful without obsessing over age.
Crawford jokes that she would be fighting a losing battle if she were to compete with her 14-year-old daughter. She added that she at one time thought there might be a day when she could “let it all go,” but she realizes times have changed and that’s no longer an option.
Instead, Ms. Crawford is moving forward with a new project. Like many celebrities, Cindy has turned to writing and her new book combines a collection of photographs that spans her modeling career with an assemblage of Crawford’s own essays.
“It was the aspect of embracing turning 50 and celebrating the past, but at the same time I am embracing where I am,” Cindy told People.
Cindy says that the reaction she received from her publisher, upon presenting the manuscript, was unlike anything she’s ever experienced. Crawford says she’s still not sure whether her publisher expressed such high regard for her writing out of sincerity or just to bolster her ego, but she still felt encouraged by the compliments.
It seems Cindy may have found a way to reinvent herself at 50, defeating age in a way she never thought possible. Could writing offer Cindy something new to cultivate in her life? Taking on a new career in writing that allows her to share both her passion for modeling and her thoughts in short essays may give Cindy Crawford an entirely new path to follow.
[Featured image by John Phillips]