Fatherhood has changed George Clooney in more ways than one.
The actor, who recently turned 59, has been married to Amal Alamuddin for six blissful years and with nearly 3-year-old twins Ella and Alexander.
He told The Hollywood Reporter that building life with his wife Amal changed him in every way that every person who’s fallen madly in love changes, adding that suddenly, the other person’s life becomes more important than his own.
Clooney fondly remembered the things he and his wife had done together, including when he was back in L.A after the both of them went on a safari in Kenya. He showed an actor friend a photo of Amal marvelling at a tower of giraffes when everything just clicked – he thought that he’s going to ask her to marry him – a move that was a full-on leap of faith for him.
On April 28, 2014, after they polished their pasta off at his California spread, he brought champagne out, telling her that in the drawer, there was a lighter, and then she reached back and pulled out a ring. He then detailed that he got down on his knee and did the things he’s supposed to do.
He then shared that Amal’s response took 20 minutes out of her great shock, but he wasn’t worried for there was no doubt that they were the right couple and the right team.
Friends expected babies would be next, having seen George flip his stance on marriage. In 2017, pal Matt Damon told E! News that it wasn’t a question for many years and that it was a total nonstarter, but everything changed once George met Amal.
Although Clooney’s initial announcement was met with ribbing, his pals – who were all experienced parents, offered to pitch in. Damon told E! News that George has a lot of really great friends, and that his kids are lucky enough to have the two as parents – but they’ll have a lot of aunts and uncles.
At present, George and Amal Clooney have donated $1 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center and an additional $20 million into their Clooney Foundation for Justice to help refugees. In Ella and Alexander’s names, they also pledged $500,000 to the March For Our Lives movement to end gun violence, and put up more than $1 million to various organizations providing relief from the coronavirus pandemic most recently.- Advertisement -
When you’re truly grateful as George and Amal, paying it forward is only natural.
Clooney surmised to The Hollywood Reporter that he just feels lucky every day of his life – lucky in his career and lucky enough to have found the perfect partner. Although he truly never imagined being a father to toddlers in his late fifties, he sure is thrilled it came to be.
As reported earlier, Orlando Bloom and Katy Perry are waiting for their first chhild.