George Clooney Doesn’t Think About Having Kids With Amal Alamuddin: It’s Not “High on My List”

Amal and George Clooney
George Clooney talked with Charlie Rose about whether he ever thinks about having kids with wife Amal Alamuddin Alberto Rodriguez/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes…well, what, exactly? George Clooney may have given up his bachelorhood for Amal Alamuddin, but he's not quite ready for the picket fence and 2.5 kids.

In an interview with Charlie Rose for CBS This Morning, the Tomorrowland actor, 54, said starting a family with his wife of eight months isn't a priority for them right now.

"I don't really [think about it]," he told Rose. "I mean, I've thought about it, I suppose, but it hasn't been high on my list." He did note, however, that he'd been hearing the question more since marrying Alamuddin back in September.

"I've been asked [about kids] a lot lately because I've gotten married and I'm doing a movie with kids in it," he said, joking that some people had gotten really "creative" about it.

For now, at least, Clooney is happy just to spend time with the family he already has — dad Nick Clooney, mom Nina, and sister Adelia, for example.

"I'm really close with my family," the Gravity star (who was previously wed to Talia Balsam) told Rose. "My sister, I'm very close to — I've got a niece and nephew. My nephew was just named prom king from the high school that I went to where I was not named [prom king]."

Both Clooney and his wife also have their hands full with their careers. Alamuddin, 37, is an accomplished human rights lawyer, as well as a visiting professor at Columbia Law School.

"The things that she does have great meaning," Clooney shared on CBS This Morning. "There are consequences when what she does works and doesn't work, and they're much bigger than the kind of consequences I deal with."

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