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George and Amal Clooney are in the very tight celebrity circle of friends that Meghan Markle seems to have gathered around her. Like Serena Williams, they were front and center at the royal wedding last year, so it makes sense that their names are being tossed around in before the birth of Meghan and Prince Harry’s first child. Amal, in particular, has reportedly been a huge source of support to the first-time mother-to-be.
“Amal has been a wealth of knowledge on so many things and helped Meghan settle in,” a source told E! News, adding that the two have gotten close since Meghan has made the switch to royal life in London. “She’s given her advice on celebrity and living in the public eye. They’ve enjoyed sharing stories of travel and humanitarian causes. They often bounce ideas off of each other. Meghan goes to Amal for many things and really trusts her instincts. Amal adores Meghan and is thrilled to see her become a mother. They will be living very close to one another and hope to see each other often. They have an understanding and common ground that has really helped Meghan and provided her with support.”
Though Amal, mother of twins Ella and Alexander, is doing her part to be there for the Duchess of Sussex, George has also used his own star power and influence to help his friend. In February, the actor spoke out in defense of Meghan at a press event and blamed tabloids for putting her in an uncomfortable position. Clooney, who fought back when Italian paparazzi captured images of his infants in 2017, has his own experience with being a parent under the watchful eye of media and tabloids.
“She’s a woman who is seven months pregnant, and she has been pursued and vilified and chased in the same way that Diana was and its history repeating itself. We’ve seen how that ends,” he said.