Former President Barack Obama continues to enjoy his leisurely time out of office as he was photographed today hanging with George Clooney on a boat near his mansion in scenic northern Italy.

The former leader of the free world and Clooney were headed to a formal event as they were wearing suits without ties.

They were on their way to a charity dinner for The Clooney Foundation for Justice, Hollywood Life reported.

The foundation, founded by the Clooneys, is devoted to marginalized communities who have fallen victim to human rights abuses.

The Oscar winner was a staunch supporter of Obama during his eight years in office so the two are good friends.

Obama; his wife, Michelle, and their two daughters, Sasha and Malia, are in Lake Como visiting Clooney and his wife, Amal Clooney at their Villa Oleandra in Laglio.

Their European vacation began last week when they landed in France and spent time on the French Riviera with good friends Bono and The Edge.

The foursome traveled to Avignon by private jet, just days after Sasha graduated from high school in front of her proud parents and her older sibling.

From France, the Obamas flew via private jet to Italy, where they stopped in Milan.

The governor of Laglio has decreed that fines of 500 euros ($565) will be in place for any vessel or vehicle approaching within 300ft of the Villa Oleandra, which is usually accessible to the public unlike typical A-list properties.

The Obamas took their private jet to Milan from Provence where they are believed to have been staying at a $60,000-a-week villa in the Châteauneuf-du-Pape wine region.

The entire Obama family headed out to lunch to the 2 Michelin-starred La Chèvre d’Or restaurant with U2 frontman Bono and guitarist The Edge.


Barack Obama and George Clooney emerged from the boat to attend a charity fundraiser.


The Daily Beast reported that just hours before the Obama’s arrived from Milan yesterday, Clooney noticed that the swimming pool was half full and the water was like ice.

He asked his bodyguard Giovanni to call Dante Pennè, the local Lake Como plumber to sort it out.

Speaking to Corriere Della Sera newspaper, Pennè explained that when he arrived at the Clooney household, things were out of hand.

“What a race,” he said. “I arrive and they are all upset. Giovanni says to me: hurry up, hurry up!” Penne, who did not know who the special guests were, said he responded, “Let me work, otherwise I won’t be able to fix it.”

After a few minutes, Pennè said he was able to sort out the thermometer and drain.

Clooney, wearing a sweaty Casmigos t-shirt, was thrilled.

He obliged the plumber and granted a quick selfie.

“Thank you, I was worried,” Clooney said, according to the plumber. “You know, my friend is a tanned guy, he doesn’t like cold water.”

There is widespread speculation that Clooney is considering political office.


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