How George Clooney is keeping the romance alive with Amal in lockdown - and it’s not what you think

It seems the acclaimed actor is a traditional romantic

Amal Clooney and George Clooney attend the Catch 22 - TV Series premiere at the Vue Westfield, Westfield Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush
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George Clooney has opened up about the traditional way he keeps the romance alive in his marriage to wife Amal - and how even in lockdown he’s been continuing. 

With the ongoing effects of the pandemic putting strains on relationships across the world, it’s never been more important to show your loved ones how much you care. 

It seems that the Oscar-winning actor knows exactly how to do that when it comes to his wife of almost 7 years, Amal. Whilst some partners may think flowers or gifts are the perfect romantic touch, he has taken inspiration from a more traditional value - letter writing. Many people might not remember the last time they wrote a letter by hand, but it seems that George Clooney enjoys doing so. And it’s not just lockdown that has encouraged him towards this particular romantic hobby.

This is something George and Amal are understood to do regularly - and it’s so adorable. 

What is George Clooney’s romantic hobby? 

Speaking to AARP, the acclaimed actor opened up about how he enjoys writing letters and has been continuing to do so during lockdown. They report that George writes lots of letters by hand and that he and Amal write each other letters every couple of months. 

“Even in lockdown, I'll write a letter and slip it on her desk, or she'll write a letter and leave it under the pillow. I'm a big believer in letters,” George reportedly revealed. 

“I have letters from Paul Newman, Walter Cronkite, Gregory Peck. I have them framed. I put them in the house. If it were a text, it would feel different. Maybe that's a generational thing, and maybe it won't be that way 20 years from now, but for me, somebody sat down and wrote it.” 

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And it’s not just George and Amal writing each other beautiful letters. The couple also write letters to their children, Alexander and Ella, too. AARP disclosed how every year, the Clooneys go away for a weekend just the two of them. They both write each child a letter with the date on it as a record of where they were at that particular moment.

The couple’s twins were born in June 2017 and not only are they being introduced to the wonderful tradition of letter-writing, but it seems their famous father has also been helping with their clothes during the pandemic.

In the interview, George supposedly disclosed that: “I do a lot of sewing the kids’ clothes,” and “my wife’s dress that tore a couple of times. I was a bachelor for a long time and didn't have any money, and you have to learn how to repair things.”

With such talented parents, it will be interesting to see if George and Amal Clooney’s twins carry on any of their family traditions when they are older!

Emma Shacklock
Emma Shacklock

Emma is a Senior Lifestyle Writer with five years experience working in digital publishing, ranging from book publishing to magazines. She currently looks after all things Lifestyle for Woman&Home, GoodToKnow and My Imperfect Life.


Before she joined Future Publishing, Emma graduated from the University of Warwick with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies. After leaving education, she started out her publishing career in the world of books, working as a Publisher for an independent digital publisher specializing in back-list and debut commercial fiction novels. With a huge book list and a passion for bringing the best stories to the broadest audience possible, Emma filled her spare time with reading the latest best-sellers and catching up on hit adaptations.


In 2017 she joined TI Media as a fiction writing coordinator on Woman’s Weekly and Woman’s Weekly Fiction as part of the features team. From here, she used her love of books, working to bring short stories to our dedicated readers and began writing for the books pages of Woman, Woman’s Own and Woman&Home, as well as online features ranging from genre round-ups to travel pieces for womanandhome.com. 


After honing her skills, Emma branched out online in 2020 when Future gave her the opportunity to focus on digital-first. When she’s not writing about the next big lifestyle trend, she enjoys cooking, long walks and watching as many crime dramas as she can!