The 61-year-old actor married Lebanese-British human rights attorney Amal in 2014.
George Clooney can't stop raving about his marriage to his wife Amal. The ER actor married Lebanese-British human rights attorney Amal Alamuddin (now Clooney) in 2014. Eight years later, the couple still seems madly in love. They are also parents to 5-year-old twins Alexander and Ella. The two met through a mutual friend and the spark between them was undeniable. Less than a year together they were traveling the world and George popped the question, reports PEOPLE. While speaking with Entertainment Tonight on the red carpet at the History Talks 2022 event in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, the 61-year-old Oscar winner opened up about his upcoming 8th wedding anniversary.
George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney were all smiles as they were spotted hand in hand on a dinner date together in New York City 💖https://t.co/20D1xziZIp— Metro (@MetroUK) September 23, 2022
“Eight years! And they said it wouldn’t last,” George joked. "Everything about my wife is sort of magical, as I think everybody has come to realize as they see her and hear her and hear what she stands for,” he gushed. "There's just not a downside to her.” Speaking about their influence on their kids George claims it's "the same thing I think everybody wants to instill in their kids, really. Which is to pay attention to other people," he explained. "In my family, the rules were always 'Challenge people with power, defend people with less power.' And if you can do that, you've had a good life."
This isn't the first time the actor praised his wife who has been smitten by her for years. "I feel very lucky in so many ways to have met her," he told PEOPLE in 2020. "We haven't ever had an argument. You know, everybody's been slammed together because of the coronavirus and a lot of friends' relationships have been tested. For us, it's been really easy. She succeeds in so many different ways and stands up for what she believes in," he said of Amal. "We didn't fall in love because of our work, but it ended up being something unusual we [share]. ... We are really lucky and we know it."
'And they said it wouldn't last!': George Clooney, 61, gushes over his 'magical' wife Amal, 44, ahead of their eighth wedding anniversary https://t.co/Azi1ItMYS4— Daily Mail Celebrity (@DailyMailCeleb) September 26, 2022
As for his 44-year-old wife Amal, she was recently named Time magazine’s 12 Women of the Year for 2022. In an interview for the magazine, she opened up about her "wonderful" marriage adding, "I have in my husband a partner who is incredibly inspirational and supportive, and we have a home filled with love and laughter. It is a joy beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I feel so lucky to have found a great love in my life, and to be a mother—this is how I get my balance."
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Photo by Joe Maher
Cover Image Source: Getty Images | Joe Maher