George and Amal Clooney’s twins were born earlier this week, and one of the latest to admit how captivated he is over them is none other than George’s father, veteran journalist Nick Clooney.
As the Inquisitr previously reported, Amal and George Clooney became first-time parents on Tuesday, June 6, as Amal gave birth to fraternal twins Ella and Alexander. This was, of course, great news to the celebrity couple, but also a wonderful moment for Amal’s parents, Ramzi and Baria Alamuddin, who confirmed to the press that their daughter and their new grandchildren were in good shape, while expressing their pride and happiness following the birth.
After news of the twins’ birth had broken out, George’s father issued his own statement on the matter, not long after the couple had introduced him to Ella and Alexander via Skype chat.
Speaking to FOX 19 NOW, Nick Clooney didn’t hold back when he talked about George and Amal Clooney’s twins, but also referred to Ella and Alexander’s mom, human rights lawyer Amal, as a “super woman” and an “amazing” person. Nick admitted that he and his wife weren’t sure whether their famous son would ever find a woman to settle down with. But when George married Amal Alamuddin in 2014, Nick was sure that Amal would finally tame his son’s ways, even if he had previously been quoted as saying that he doesn’t want to ever have children.
“By golly, when we met Amal, we got that figured out in a hurry. Just as I, George married up.”
Talking about the twins themselves, Nick Clooney said that his wife, Nina, thinks that Ella and Alexander seem to resemble their father more closely. In quotes published by Vogue U.K., he also commented on the twins’ remarkably “ordinary” names, which stand out due to common tendency for celebrities to give their children unusual names.
“They are gorgeous. Nina swears they have George’s nose. Not both of them, one of them. The little boy looked like he had George’s nose. His little profile… I love their names Alexander and Ella. Both sound terrific. They look great, and both George and Amal are doing wonderfully well.”
With George and Amal Clooney possibly raising their twins in London for the meantime, Nick Clooney remained noncommittal when asked whether he and Nina will be flying across the pond to visit their new grandchildren. Sources close to the couple told E! Online that the couple is planning to raise Elle and Alexander in London for the twins’ formative years.
“They have enough on their plate to have some visiting grandparents coming in to London. So we’ll leave that one entirely up to them,” said the 83-year-old journalist, who also has two adult grandchildren aged 26 and 22.
Nick’s interview with FOX 19 NOW wasn’t the only instance where he spoke to the press to comment on George and Amal Clooney’s twins. He sent out a video message to U.K. network ITV’s show Good Morning Britain, and in quotes published by the Sun, he described Ella and Alexander as being equally “beautiful,” to the point where he can’t tell who’s the better-looking of the newly-born twins.
“I’m supposed to be a reporter, therefore observant, but I really don’t know how to describe one beautiful baby from another beautiful baby – these are two beautiful babies.”
Nick Clooney added that he’s optimistic that his son George, the very same man who once said he doesn’t want to have kids, will be a great father, while Amal “will be, and already is” a “magnificent” mother to her twins.
Indeed, it’s been a very busy week for George and Amal Clooney, with their new twins having just entered this world. But as Nick concluded in his video message to Good Morning Britain, the couple is “very grateful” for all the well-wishes and support they have received from their fans over the past few days.
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