George Clooney never sold his Lake Como house, despite a report from a year ago that maintained the actor was getting rid of his Italian home before before the birth of twins. Gossip Cop debunked the untrue claim on April 13, 2017. A full 12 months have passed, and it’s abundantly clear that our fact-checking was again 100 percent accurate, since Clooney still owns the villa.
A year ago, In Touch contended the Hollywood star was going to dump his house because he didn’t think it was a good location for his babies. The tabloid quoted an unnamed and untraceable “source” as saying, “Privacy has become a real issue,” and that over time casa Clooney has turned into “a very popular tourist destination.” Clooney “feels like he’s outgrown the house,” further asserted the magazine’s tipster, who reasoned, “selling it is the practical thing to do” prior to the birth of his children. But the Oscar winner’s rep exclusively assured Gossip Cop that Clooney wasn’t parting with his beloved villa, which he bought in 2001.
Of course, Clooney’s twins, Alexander and Ella, were born in June 2017 and by July, the whole family was spotted vacationing in Lake Como. In fact, contrary to the tabloid’s story about the actor unloading his Italian home, it was actually the first place the family traveled to after the babies’ births. Naturally, there were articles about George and Amal Clooney’s first date night alone in Italy since welcoming the two tots. And there were more reports about the Clooneys’ dinners out with friends in Lake Como. Additionally, just a little more than six months ago, the Hollywood Reporter published a piece titled, “At Home With George Clooney in Italy.”
Now, a full 365 days have passed and there should be no question that In Touch was wrong about Clooney selling his Lake Como house before the birth of his twins. Not one aspect of the tabloid’s tale came true. And while there are some “privacy” issues tied to the property, which long proceeded the arrival of Alexander and Ella, the Clooneys have far from “outgrown” the home, as falsely maintained by the magazine.
While other outlets deceive readers and search engines with their phony tales, based on manufactured quotations generally from an often made-up “source,” we get our information directly from the stars, their colleagues, and their camps. Sometimes it’s on the record, like this article, from Clooney’s rep and at other times it’s from impeccable insiders on background. Irrespective, we are the only site devoted entirely to fact-checking entertainment reports. And so the reason Gossip Cop sometimes looks back at a claim from a year ago is to prove who’s lying and who’s legit. As we’ve repeatedly noted, time is not the friend of fabricators, and this debunking is a perfect illustration of it.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.