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Married George Clooney & Julia Roberts Were Rumored to Be Dating — He Took Care of Her during Her Pregnancy

Olawale Ogunjimi
Jul 04, 2022
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George Clooney and Julia Roberts have a deep friendship that many believed they were dating. However, the two have stepped forward to reveal the true nature of their relationship.

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Before kicking off their friendship, several media platforms linked Julia Roberts and George Clooney on a personal level. Many reported the duo as bosom friends, an assertion which eventually became true.

However, before they established the friendship to those heights, they were simply strangers working in the same industry who had never even met.

Julia Roberts and George Clooney attend the 'Money Monster' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts and George Clooney attend the 'Money Monster' premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images

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The actors once revealed that they hadn't even met when the media first reported they were best friends during an interview with Vanity Fair. The duo also talked about their first meeting and the beginning of their budding relationship.

George Clooney and Julia Roberts. | Source: Getty Images

George Clooney and Julia Roberts. | Source: Getty Images

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Julia Roberts revealed that their first meeting happened in a room at the Chateau Marmont hotel in Los Angeles, California, just before commencing the filming of "Ocean's Eleven."

George Clooney and Julia Roberts attend the 'Money Monster' photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images

George Clooney and Julia Roberts attend the 'Money Monster' photocall during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images

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Years later, the two remain great friends, having survived several friendship milestones, career collaborations, and dating rumors in the last two decades.

Robert And Clooney Are Set To Co-Star In A New Movie

Julia Roberts at the 21st Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring George Clooney. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts at the 21st Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring George Clooney. | Source: Getty Images

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Julia Roberts and George Clooney are no strangers to starring together in movies. However, neither have collaborated on-screen for a while nor appeared in a romantic comedy.

That is set to change as the "Ocean's Eleven" stars reunite on-screen for a new project, "Ticket To Paradise." While it is yet to hit the cinemas, the movie is already stirring the tides, especially since the world got the first glimpses of it in a released trailer.

Filmmaker George Clooney (L) and actress Julia Roberts attend the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Filmmaker George Clooney (L) and actress Julia Roberts attend the 2013 BAFTA LA Jaguar Britannia Awards presented by BBC America at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on November 9, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

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The actors play ex-spouses who team up in an attempt to stop their daughter from saying "I do" to a man she just met. The movie marks the first romantic comedy Roberts or Clooney have done in years.

Roberts attributed this prolonged absence from the rom-com genre to not seeing a script worthy enough to pique her interest until now. Of course, starring alongside her longtime pal only makes the wait worthwhile.

Roberts And Clooney's Relationship Go Beyond Movie Roles

 George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the wedding of Prince Harry to Ms Meghan Markle at St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England. | Source: Getty Images

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Notably, the two actors have not failed to make headlines in the last decade despite their paths not crossing on-screen. Rumors of them dating have especially flooded media platforms.

These dating rumors prevailed even while the two were married to other people, ultimately threatening their marital success. While filming the 2015 movie "Monster Money," the spark between the two stars reportedly raised questions about the true nature of their relationship.

Several reports claimed George Clooney's wife, Amal Clooney, felt insecure about her husband's relationship with Roberts. According to these reports, she began throwing jealous feats and showing up on movie sets to stay glued to her husband's side.

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 Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder attend CORE Gala: A Gala Dinner to Benefit CORE and 10 Years of Life-Saving Work Across Haiti & Around the World at Wiltern Theatre on January 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts and Daniel Moder attend CORE Gala: A Gala Dinner to Benefit CORE and 10 Years of Life-Saving Work Across Haiti & Around the World at Wiltern Theatre on January 15, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

The "Pretty Woman" star, on her path, was happily married to professional cameraman Daniel Richard Moder. The pair met on the set of "The Mexican" in 2000. They tied the knot two years later and have since enjoyed marital bliss in the company of their three kids.

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Clooney's marriage hasn't been far from perfection either. He and his wife of eight years managed to soar past the infidelity rumors involving Roberts, plaguing their relationship for years. They chose instead to focus on their relationship, eventually welcoming twins Ella and Alexander in 2017.

An Enduring Friendship

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Julia has admittedly fancied several men she worked with in the past, even kicking off some off-screen romance, but her relationship with Clooney had always remained strictly platonic. The star made it clear how much she valued their friendship when she extended sweet words to her pal following his engagement to Amal.

During a sit-down with Ellen DeGeneres, the star gushed about the engagement, saying Clooney's happiness was all that mattered. In another interview, she revealed she approved of Clooney and Amal's relationship, further stating she was "quite enamored" of the latter.

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Shortly after, Clooney and Amal tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Venice, Italy. While she was not on hand to attend her best friend's wedding, Roberts, who gained a wealth of knowledge from her longtime marriage to Moder, had some invaluable knowledge to pass down to her bosom friend. She shared:

"Well, the only advice for that is finding your person — and he's found his person."

She also touched on Clooney's transition from "Bridegroom to husband" and the changes she noticed in her friend thanks to his wife's influence on him. According to Roberts, Amal beautifully changed her husband.

Being Siblings In Art

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George Clooney (R), winner of the Freedom Award, with presenter Julia Roberts at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images

George Clooney (R), winner of the Freedom Award, with presenter Julia Roberts at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica, California. | Source: Getty Images

Roberts and Clooney's friendship of over two decades has reached several tipping points, from ticking career milestones together to remaining each other's support system.

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While pregnant with her twin Phinnaeus and Hazel, the actor did his part to make the experience as hitch-free as possible. The mom of three once recalled how Clooney took care of her sweetly throughout the pregnancy.

 Daniel Moder, Julia Roberts, Kelly Slater, Phinnaeus Moder, Henry Daniel Moder and Hazel Moder attend Kelly Slater, John Moore and Friends Celebrate the Launch of Outerknown at Private Residence on August 29, 2015 in Malibu, California. | Source: Getty Images

Daniel Moder, Julia Roberts, Kelly Slater, Phinnaeus Moder, Henry Daniel Moder and Hazel Moder attend Kelly Slater, John Moore and Friends Celebrate the Launch of Outerknown at Private Residence on August 29, 2015 in Malibu, California. | Source: Getty Images

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During her brief stay at his house in Italy, he assisted her with things like pulling out a chair, walking down the stairs, grabbing a glass of water, and monitoring her overall health and wellbeing. Even now, with each of them happily married to their respective spouses, both Roberts and Clooney still uphold their friendship.

In December, the two were spotted having dinner at Brisbane Calile hotel, along with Amal. The trio turned heads as they spent the afternoon catching up amid filming their upcoming movie "Ticket To Paradise" in Queensland.

Beyond Hollywood Friends

Julia Roberts and George Clooney during 21st Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring George Clooney - Press Room at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts and George Clooney during 21st Annual American Cinematheque Award Honoring George Clooney - Press Room at Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. | Source: Getty Images

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Having scaled through a lot together on and off the screen, the two actors have reached a point where they consider themselves more than just friends. They never hesitate to gush about their friendship during interviews, explaining everything, from their first meeting to their shared love and how they keep it real in Hollywood.

Thankfully, that friendship extends to their respective families. Clooney once revealed they were close to each other's spouses. They got along so well that they considered themselves family. This has made sustaining their friendship easier amid showbiz's hassles.

Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Amal Clonney attend the "Money Monster" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images

Julia Roberts, George Clooney and Amal Clonney attend the "Money Monster" Premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. | Source: Getty Images

Little wonder they rank among the best acting duo in the industry, sharing a connection that makes their on-screen collaborations almost effortless. Julia Roberts and George Clooney are certainly friendship goals!

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