Amal and George Clooney Met the Pope and the Mutual Admiration Was Palpable

George made that same face the whole time, pretty much.

Amal and George Clooney (black & white)
(Image credit: Getty)

It would be perfectly logical to assume the purpose of Amal and George Clooney's trip to Rome was so Amal could continue her world tour of Chic and Smart Aren't Mutually Exclusive, but her trophy husband had a reason to be there too: to serve as an ambassador for Pope Francis' arts foundation.

Alongside Richard Gere and Salma Hayek, George "B-A-N-A-N-A-S" Clooney shook hands with the religious leader while—apologies, there's no other way I would like to put this—straight cheesin'. Amal, on the other hand, smiled demurely in her three-quarter-sleeve Atelier Versace dress and a silk hat Donatella probably saw in Clayton's Gatsby.

Amal and George Clooney Meeting the Pope

(Image credit: Associated Press)


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