The arrival of George Clooney and Amal Clooney’s twins has given Tilda Swinton something to celebrate.
In a recent interview, Swinton, a longtime friend of Clooney’s, said that the birth of his twins is payback for all the times he mocked her when her own twins were younger and she was perpetually tired.
Swinton has 19-year-old twins, Honor and Xavier, with her former partner, Scottish playwright John Byrne. At the New York City premiere of her new film Okja on Thursday, the British actress told People that she was savoring the sweet taste of revenge.
“I have twins myself and [George Clooney] always used to laugh about me looking so tired when the twins were small, and now I have the last laugh.”
Tilda Swinton and George Clooney have co-starred in several films, including Burn After Reading, Michael Clayton, and Hail, Caesar!
“I’ve just laughed,” Tilda teased when asked if she has offered Clooney any advice on raising twins.
“I’ve laughed at him across the airwaves.”
“It’s great,” Swinton said. “He’s going to need some sleeping pills.”
Singer/songwriter Mariah Carey also shared some advice on parenting twins. Carey has fraternal twins, 6-year-old Moroccan and Monroe, with ex-husband Nick Cannon. In an interview with British TV star Mark Wright for Extra, Mariah spoke about her own experience as a mother of twins.
“It’s… twins are definitely hard work. I’m very lucky to have people to help me because to handle two kids by yourself the same age is not easy.”
Carey confessed being a working parent is difficult but that her children have gotten used to her not being around all the time.
“They have to understand sometimes when I go to work, they’re like, ‘I don’t want you to go to work! Stay home! Don’t go to work!’ and then I feel guilt-ridden, but it’s all right. They get used to it, and then when we spend time together it’s more special.”
George Clooney and his wife, Amal, welcomed twins Ella and Alexander on June 6. A spokesman for the couple released a statement shortly after the Clooney twins were born.
“Ella, Alexander and Amal, 39, are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George, 56, is sedated and should recover in a few days.”
According to the Daily Mail, the twins were delivered at the Lindo Wing of St. Mary’s Hospital in London — in the same birthing suite where Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge’s children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were born. Prince William and Prince Harry also came into the world at St. Mary’s Hospital.
Baria Alamuddin, Amal Clooney’s mother, was reportedly with her daughter during the births. She told People that the Clooney twins are “stunningly beautiful.”
“Seeing the joy on Amal and George’s faces, it’s one of those deeply felt beautiful feelings you can’t express in words.”
George and Amal reportedly introduced their twins to Clooney’s parents, Nick and Nina, via Skype, just two hours after they were born. In an interview with FOX19 NOW, Nick Clooney said that the babies are “gorgeous” and that one of them already looks like George.
George and Amal, a human rights lawyer, became engaged in April of 2014. They were officially married at Ca’ Farsetti in Venice, Italy, in September of the same year. The Clooneys currently reside at the Mill House, a historic home on an island in the River Thames at the village of Sonning Eye in England. The couple purchased the property in 2014.
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