Does George Clooney need a 15th BFF?
The Oscar winner confirmed the rumors that he gave a huge $ 1 million to his 14 closest friends back in 2013.
“I just thought that if I was hit by a bus, they were all in the will. So why am I waiting for a bus to hit me? “he explained in GQ Men of the Year.
A few years ago, Clooney’s best friend, Rande Gerber, shocked fans when he told MSNBC that Clooney had invited their group of friends to dinner and surprised them with a suitcase containing $ 1 million in cash. (That was long before Clooney, Gerber and another business partner sold their brand of Tequila Casamigos for $ 1 billion.)
In a new interview with GQ, the 59-year-old Clooney said that when he decided to give this whole mall to his friends, he was single, getting old and did not expect to have a family. Now the actor-director is, of course, married to his wife Amal Clooney and the father of 3-year-old twins Alexander and Ella.
And I thought, what am I do I have these boys who, over a period of 35 years, all helped me in one way or another, ”he recalls. “I slept on their sofas when I was broken. They lent me money when I was broken. They helped me when I needed help over the years. And I have helped them over the years. … And I thought, you know, without them I have none of that. “
Clooney also confirmed a bit about the suitcases – and said they came from the high-end luggage brand Tumi.