George and Amal Clooney have hosted many famous guess at their stunning Villa Oleandra in Lake Como but it didn’t go as smoothly with the Obamas.
The A-List couple suffered a “plumbing disaster” before the former President of the United States, Barack Obama, and his wife Michelle, along with their two children, Sasha, 18, and Malia, 20, visited.
George and Amal’s swimming pool in their £26 million mansion was ice-cold and half full, according to Mail Online.
The Ocean’s Eleven actor reportedly asked his bodyguard Giovanni to call the local plumber, Dante Pennè, to fix the problem.
Speaking to Italian newspaper, Corriere Della Sera, about his encounter with George, Dante revealed: “What a race, I arrive and they are all upset. Giovanni says to me ‘hurry up, hurry up!’”
Recalling what he said, Dante added: “‘Let me work, otherwise I won’t be able to fix it’.”
Within a few minutes, Dante had fixed the problem and was awarded with a selfie with George, who he said was wearing a T-shirt with his Tequila’s brand name, Casmigos.
After solving their swimming pool problem, George looked relaxed as he was sported on a boat ride chatting with Barack.
The two were joined by their wives and the Obama’s daughters, Malia and Sasah, on the small boat.
George, 58, was clad in a grey suit with an unbuttoned white shirt while the former US president went for a similar look in a back suit.
While Amal, 41, looked phenomenal in a floor-length orange frock with purple detailing.
The group appeared to be on their way to a charity dinner for The Clooney Foundation for Justice, Hollywood Life reported.
The Obama’s trip to Lake Como was their latest destination on their European holiday after enjoying some time in the South of France on Friday.
Meanwhile, George and Amal will find out whether they will be grandparents to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s son, Archie Harrison Mountbatten Windsor, soon, with the christening expected to take place next month.
George has previously denied he will be godfather to the little one, but bookmakers have put their odds on becoming godparents at 5/1.
Archie will reportedly be baptised in St George’s Chapel in Windsor, the same venue as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s wedding and where Prince Harry was himself baptised in 1984.
The ceremony will most likely be conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Other likely choices for godparents are Meghan Markle’s close friend Jessica Mulroney and the Duke of Sussex’s childhood friend Charlie Van Staubenzee.
Other contenders include Meghan’s friend Misha Nonoo and Prince Harry’s lookalike mentor Mark Dyer with 2/1 and 3/1 odds respectively.