George and Amal Clooney are reportedly ‘thrilled’ to be back in Lake Como for the first time in two years.
The actor, 60, and his wife, 43, are said to have jetted off to their Italian villa earlier this month to celebrate their twins Ella and Alexander’s fourth birthday.
According to new reports, George and Amal’s friends are ‘very excited’ that the couple are back after they were unable to see each other during the pandemic.
‘Thrilled’: George and Amal Clooney are reportedly ‘thrilled’ to be back in Lake Como for the first time in two years (pictured in 2019)
The family-of-four are said to be spending the summer at their holiday home, Villa Oleandra.
A source told People: ‘They didn’t spend time in Lake Como last year. It’s the first time in two years that they are back in Italy. They seem thrilled to be back. Friends that they didn’t see during the pandemic are very excited that they are back.’
Although George and Amal are said to have remained positive during their time at home at the height of the pandemic.
They added: ‘George and Amal took every day as it came. They have always prioritised family time, so they were very positive about all the extra time with the kids. They are the most amazing parents. George is such a fun dad. The kids adore him.’
Idylic: The actor, 60, and his wife, 43, are said to have jetted off to their Italian villa earlier this month to celebrate their twins Ella and Alexander’s fourth birthday (George’s villa pictured)
Last year, George spoke about raising his two children and how ‘very different’ their personalities are despite being twins.
Talking to People in December, the actor said: ‘You learn so much with twins because you’re raising them both at the same time, born the same day, but you realise how little it has to do with you.
‘They were the person they were going to be when they were born. Now all your hope is to just kind of guide them along in the right direction.’
It was reported earlier this month that George had whizzed his wife and their children to Lake Como ahead of the twins’ fourth birthday.
Sweet: According to new reports, George and Amal’s friends are ‘very excited’ that the couple are back after they were unable to see each other during the pandemic (pictured in 2019)
A source told E! News at the time that the family ‘haven’t been there in two years’ but they’ll be spending the summer at their family home, Villa Oleandra.
They added: ‘They brought along their giant St. Bernard puppy, Rosie. They will be spending as much of the summer as they can in Lake Como.’
Meanwhile, the ‘Midnight Sky’ star – who wed the human rights lawyer in 2014 – recently said he didn’t realise there was something missing in his life until he met his spouse.
He said: ‘There are some people, their goal was: “I have to have children.” Mine wasn’t. I wasn’t looking at life, going: “My life will be unfulfilled without children.” I felt like I had a pretty full life.
‘Then I met Amal and realised that my life had been pretty empty. And then when you throw these two kids in there, then suddenly you realise how incredibly empty it was.’
George admitted fatherhood has also made his life less empty, and explained having children has given him ‘everything’ that Hollywood could not.
He said: ‘[I have] a sense of belonging and a sense of home and unconditional love – all the things that you were hoping you could get from a really good career and a dog. You realise that this is a lot more than that.’
And the Ocean’s Eleven actor has since been teaching his young children to play pranks on their unsuspecting mother.
Speaking on The Today Show, he said: ‘My whole job really is to teach them terrible things. And I really do enjoy teaching my children to do things that shock their mother.
‘And it’s fun because, you know, Amal, she’ll be talking to a judge on a trial in the Sudan or a trial in Myanmar … she’s having very serious conversations and then my son’ll come in with a nappy on his head. This is a stroke of genius, you know.’
Lovely stuff: The family-of-four are said to be spending the summer at their holiday home, Villa Oleandra (pictured in March 2019)