George Clooney Refuses to Be Archie’s Godfather

‘I’m barely a parent at this point,’ star says.

George Clooney Refuses to Be Archie's Godfather
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Nope, no thanks! George Clooney has no interest in being godfather to the youngest royal, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor.

“Everybody loves their rumors. No, it’s not true,” he told Extra of reports that new parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry would ask him and wife Amal to be Archie’s godparents. “You don’t want me to be a godparent of anybody. I’m barely a parent at this point; it’s so hard, it’s frightening!”

The A-lister shares nearly 2-year-old twins Ella and Alexander with the human rights lawyer.

Clooney, 58, also addressed the godfather rumors when he appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “That would be a bad idea,” the actor confessed. “I shouldn’t be the godfather. I’m a father of twins and I can barely do that!”

“I’m not gonna be the godfather, I can promise you that!” he insisted as Kimmel pressed on. “I should not be anyone’s godfather!”

Palace insiders previously dished to The National ENQUIRER that the famous couple were in the lead to become the godparents of the Sussexes’ first child. The Clooneys made sense as the first choice, one insider explained. “Amal has become a confidante to Meghan and they have so much in common,” noted the source. “Everyone knows that George is a prankster and Harry also has a devilish sense of humor. So they get along fabulously.”

While the Catch-22 star may be delighted for his good pals Harry and Meghan (he and Amal attended the couple’s lavish nuptials in May 2018) and their new little boy, the star isn’t too thrilled with the timing of Archie’s arrival. “That kid stole my thunder!” Clooney joked to the late-night host about sharing the same birthday as the newest royal.

“It’s kind of irritating if you think about it,” he also shared to Extra. “I’ve already had to split [my birthday] with Orson Welles, Sigmund Freud, and now this comes in. I’m moving down the line very quickly!”