Today, George and Amal Clooney are the proud parents of a pair of twins. Stan Rosenfield, George Clooney’s publicist, released a statement about the birth just a few moments ago, poking a little fun at the new father in the process.
“This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives,” Rosenfield said. “Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days.”
According to USA Today, George and Amal Clooney wed at a private ceremony in Venice, Italy, in 2014. George Clooney is one of Hollywood’s most iconic actors, first rising to stardom as a doctor on the popular medical television drama E.R. and later going on to star in such hits as the Ocean’s movies, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, and The Descendants. Amal Clooney, whose maiden name is Alamuddin, is a prominent Lebanese-British human rights lawyer.
Many fans were initially somewhat surprised when George Clooney settled down with Amal Alamuddin after meeting her at a charity fundraiser in 2013. The star had spent most of his career rejecting the idea that he’d ever have children or get married for a second time, having been previously married to actress Talia Balsam between 1989 and 1993. But after meeting Alamuddin in 2013, their relationship got serious quickly, and the two seemed a natural pair when appearing together in public.
According to Business Insider, Amal Clooney is one of the most respected and powerful human rights lawyers in the world. After having fled Lebanon in 1982 during that country’s war, Amal Clooney grew up in England, where she got an undergraduate law degree from St. Hugh’s College, Oxford. She went to law school at New York University, where for one semester she worked for current U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, then a justice on the United States Court of Appeals. Clooney has worked for the International Court of Justice and has served at the United Nations. Amal Clooney has also been a visiting faculty member at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute. Clooney has worked on a number of important and high-profile human rights cases over the years.
Ella and Alexander Clooney are the first children for both George and Amal Clooney. George Clooney is 56-years-old and Amal Clooney is 39, so it is possible they don’t have plans for more children in the future, though neither have specifically stated their intentions. With two intelligent, beautiful, and wealthy parents like the Clooneys, it is safe to say that Ella and Alexander can look forward to a pretty awesome life. Whether they wind up practicing law like their mommy, get involved in the film industry like dad, or choose another path entirely, their loving and supportive parents will no doubt help them along the way.
According to IMDb, George Clooney has no forthcoming acting roles in his credits, but he did recently direct a film called Suburbicon, which will be released later this year. The original script for Suburbicon was written by Joel and Ethan Coen, with whom Clooney has worked many times in the past. The film stars Matt Damon and Julianne Moore and is described as a crime drama centering around a deadly home invasion in a quiet town. Suburbicon will mark George Clooney’s sixth film behind the camera as a director.
According to People, George Clooney had previously remarked that he was very excited at the prospect of starting a family with Amal during an interview in February on a French TV show.
“We are really happy and really excited,” George Clooney said. “It’s going to be an adventure. We’ve sort of embraced it all… with arms wide open.”
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