George ClooneyTake this one with a grain of salt, folks. Or maybe the whole shaker. Rumor has it that George Clooney has a disapproving mother-in-law. Reportedly, she thinks Amal Alamuddin is WAY too good for the Hollywood superstar, multimillionaire, and politically ambitious former playboy. Supposedly Amal's strict mom, Baria, would have much preferred that Amal marry into her family's Lebanese religious sect, Druze. Marrying outside of it can mean social ostracism.

Sources tell the Daily Mail:

She thinks Amal can do better. She has been telling half of Beirut, in fact anyone that will listen, there are five hundred thousand Druze. Are none of them good enough for her?

Wow. Some moms are never happy. But marrying outside of the Druze sect is taken very seriously in Lebanon, and reportedly several women were killed for doing it. The men just get their penises chopped off. Several friends have "joked" with George that the same fate awaits him. No joking matter, really. This is actually happening in the world!

No word on whether Baria and the family plan to ostracize Amal once she marries George. Pretty unlikely. My guess is they're going to want to use his Italian villa occasionally!

If Amal can do better than George, I'd say it has more to do with his reputation as a love 'em and leave 'em type. I'm still not convinced George has it in him to stay past the two-year mark. A guy who is 53 years old and who has never been in a long-term relationship is one to avoid.

But you never know!

That said, George may be a catch, but Amal is a HUGE catch. She's brainy, beautiful, powerful, and has her own life and money. Amal's mom got one thing right here, she probably could have done better.

But it would be hard to beat that Italian villa.

That said, it sounds like family get-togethers might end up being a bit awkward, what with MIL from hell Baria sipping George's Cristal and gazing out over Lake Como whilst harping, "Amal, couldn't you have found a decent man? Why this deadbeat?!"

Do you think Amal's mom is crazy or has a point?


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