George & Amal Clooney get romantic at lavish fundraiser at their Lake Como home

Published August 11th, 2016 - 10:23 GMT
The Hollywood actor and his lawyer wife threw a sensational fundraiser to raise money for Darfur. (Instagram)
The Hollywood actor and his lawyer wife threw a sensational fundraiser to raise money for Darfur. (Instagram)

It is a project close to his heart, so it was only right that the love of his life was by George Clooney's side at his latest charity fundraiser.

The Hollywood superstar, 55, was the leading man at his own philanthropic event thrown to raise funds for the African region of Darfur, which has been blighted by human rights atrocities.

And alongside him at the lavish party thrown at the lavish Villa Camilla close to his own home in Lake Como, Italy was the perfect person - his human rights lawyer wife Amal, 38.

The pair were the epitome of an A-list supercouple as they mingled with the revellers on the terrace of his stunning estate overlooking the water.

Making a stylish arrival by speedboat, Amal stole the show in a cream flapper-style dress, while she wore her brunette locks loose over one shoulder.

Meanwhile, George looked incredibly dapper - sporting a duck egg blue suit and a cream shirt.

As they stepped onto the dock, the couple were serenaded by a band, who appeared to be wearing similar suits to the party host himself.

Not one to be offended, the Oscar winner was seen laughing and joking with the men as they and their guests were serenaded up the steps into the property's garden.

Obviously getting carried away with the music, George grabbed his gorgeous wife, leading her into an impromptu dance. 

The pair cosied up together as they swayed to the music in the stunning setting.  

The event was held in the stunning surroundings of the famous local 19th century villa, situated on the western shores of Upper Lake Como.

It has been owned by a noble family, the Marchesi di Rozzano, and boasts manicured grounds surrounding the property, which includes mosaic floors, turned wood staircases, statues and 18th century frescoes as well as fine paintings from the late 1800s. 

Although the actor seemed to be having a ball, Clooney - who has overseen fundraisers for President Obama's second run in the White House - admitted he doesn't enjoy them.

He revealed: 'No, I don’t think anybody does [like fundraisers]. I don’t even think politicians do.'

The crisis in Darfur - which has roared on between Sudanese government forces and the indigenous population since 2003 - means the country has been in a state of humanitarian emergency for over a decade.

Last year, Clooney launched an initiative to track down and help bring to justice those funding and profiting from Africa's deadliest conflicts in a bid to fight corruption in war zones.

Joining forces with US human rights activist John Prendergast for a project called The Sentry, the aim is to investigate the flow of money in and out of conflict zones and give policymakers the tools to take effective action.

Using data collection, field research and analysis technology, the initiative plans to expose how conflict is financed and profits laundered, with a website encouraging people to anonymously submit leaks and tips.

Clooney, a campaigner who has led drives to highlight the plight of refugees in Sudan, and Prendergast said the aim was to 'deny war profiteers the proceeds from their crimes'.

He explained at the time: 'Real leverage for peace and human rights will come when the people who benefit from war will pay a price for the damage they cause.'

The initiative, launched days before U.S. President Barack Obama visits Africa, will probe the financing of conflicts from northeast to central Africa, including Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Sudan, and South Sudan.

By Marc Jackson


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