George Clooney, Amal Alamuddin: Tabloid Says George Wants First Child Soon, But Amal Wants to Wait

December 3, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

George Clooney wants his first baby with new wife Amal Alamuddin very soon, but is facing resistance, according to a new report.

“George wants a child right away, but Amal feels overwhelmed,” a source told the National Enquirer tabloid in the unverified report.

“She’d like a year to adjust to her marriage and newfound fame before dealing with a pregnancy or the red tape of a complicated international adoption.”

Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, were married in late September.  They discussed starting a family before they got married and Alamuddin does want to start one, but she doesn’t understand the rush.

“The baby topic has caused a lot of tension between the two,” the insider said. “George feels a little like he’s a victim of a bait and switch.”

“George did a 180-degree turnaround on his no-children stance,” said the source. “Part of it is due to his age, but he’d also finally met the woman of his dreams.”

Amal Alamuddin Clooney during a visit at the Parthenon hall inside the museum in Athens on October 15, 2014 in Athens, Greece. (Yorgos Karahalis - Pool/Getty Images)
Amal Alamuddin Clooney during a visit at the Parthenon hall inside the museum in Athens on October 15, 2014 in Athens, Greece. (Yorgos Karahalis – Pool/Getty Images)

 

To make things worse, Alamuddin is getting pressure from both her side of the family, and Clooney’s, including her father Ramzi. “Now it’s time for grandchildren!” he said at the wedding, according to reports.

“None of George’s friends ever dreamed they’d see the day that he was begging a woman to give him a family,” the source said. “But he’s finally gotten to the point where he’s ready to settle down. He’s disappointed that Amal doesn’t share his perspective, but he thinks he can get her to cave within a few months.”

A previous report said that the couple wants to adopt their first child.

A source told Women’s Day magazine that the couple is hoping to use the adoption “to highlight the plight of orphans in countries like Syria.”

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