George Clooney has long been a Hollywood heartthrob, but the 53-year-old actor was almost unrecognizable as he relaxed in Mexico with his new wife, Amal, on Dec. 29, and one would be forgiven for thinking that it wasn’t even him!
George’s stomach has been fighting Gravity since getting married – and The National ENQUIRER has learned a fed-up Amal has put the star on a New Year’s diet!
The formerly fit leading man has packed on 15 pounds since his September wedding, according to experts.
“George realized he had to do something about it after Amal squeezed his waist and started patting his pudgy belly. She’s even drawn up a diet plan for him – and she’s told him that he needs to do more exercise and drink less,” revealed a pal of the couple.
Dr. Victoria Karlinsky, a cosmetic surgeon, told the magazine: “Weight gain for men in their 50s is multifactorial. Genetics, sedentary lifestyle, overeating and over-drinking heavily contribute – anyone who’s trying to lose weight must give up drinking alcohol almost completely to get the results they’re looking for.”
But the insider said: “Giving up drinking completely for George could be a difficult task. After all, he owns his own tequila company.”
George has also told pals he wants Botox to fill out his wrinkles, and has even talked about taking some gray out of his hair.
“Amal is young and beautiful, and he’s scared that he looks like her dad when they are out together!” added the pal about his 36-year-old wife.
For more exclusive details on George Clooney’s weight gain and wife-ordered diet, pick up the latest issue of The National ENQUIRER on newsstands Wednesday.