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Julia Roberts shares how George Clooney saved her from 'complete loneliness'

Claire Reid

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Julia Roberts shares how George Clooney saved her from 'complete loneliness'

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Julia Roberts says George Clooney and his family saved her from ‘loneliness and despair’ after going into quarantine during the pandemic.

The 54-year-old star was filming rom-com Ticket to Paradise with Clooney, 61, on Hamilton Island where she was separated from her husband and kids due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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However, Clooney and his family were in quarantine together nearby meaning they could all form a bubble.

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In an interview with the New York Times, Clooney revealed: “We started in Hamilton Island, with all these wild birds, and Julia had the house down just below Amal and me and the kids.

“I would come out in the early mornings and be like, ‘Caa-caa,’ and Julia would come out and be like, ‘Caa-caa.’ And then we’d bring her down a cup of coffee. She was Aunt Juju to my kids.”

Imagine being blessed enough to call THE Julia Roberts ‘Aunt Juju’.

And the relationship appeared to be even more important to Roberts who told the publication the family saved her from being all by herself during the lockdown.

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Julia formed a bubble with the Clooneys. Credit:  INSTAR Images LLC / Alamy Stock Photo
Julia formed a bubble with the Clooneys. Credit: INSTAR Images LLC / Alamy Stock Photo

She revealed: “The Clooneys saved me from complete loneliness and despair. We were in a bubble, and it’s the longest I’ve ever been away from my family. I don’t think I’ve spent that much time by myself since I was 25.”

Roberts went on to say that being shut in for so long made her ‘kind of go a little bit cuckoo’.

“I remember right around Day 11, I was like, ‘Who am I? Where am I? What is this room that I never leave?’ It’s a funny thing. I hadn’t really anticipated all that,” she added.

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Thankfully for Roberts, her husband Danny Moder and three kids were able to fly out to visit, but they had to spend two weeks in quarantine in Australia before they could reunite.

The pair share a close friendship. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo
The pair share a close friendship. Credit: REUTERS / Alamy Stock Photo

This isn’t the first time Clooney has taken care of his pal when she needed it. Roberts has previously revealed that when she was pregnant with twins in 2004 his usual pranking and teasing of her made way for a much softer side.

Speaking to Allure in 2015, she said: "It was such a sweet shift in our relationships because originally, it was all pranks and teasing each other.

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"And here I am pregnant, so it's like pulling out my chair and just making sure I have enough water and, 'Are you feeling okay? You look a little peaked.'"

And just when I thought I couldn’t love him anymore.

Topics: TV And Film, Celebrity

Claire Reid
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