How did Amal and George Clooney meet? Star reveals all in heartwarming speech

How did Amal and George Clooney meet? Star reveals all in heartwarming speech

George and Amal Clooney are perhaps the best embodiment of a #PowerCouple, but how did they meet?

The human rights lawyer has been married to the actor for six years. And they welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander, in June of 2017.

In spite of their fame, George and Amal are notoriously tight-lipped about their relationship.

how did Amal and George Clooney meet Amal Clooney has opened up about she met husband George

How did George and Amal Clooney meet?

Amal spoke at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles in 2018 to watch George receive the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award. She then proceeded to issue a rousing speech, which left us reaching for the tissues.

The speech marked the first time that she disclosed more private details regarding her relationship.

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"I met George when I was 35 and was starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster," Amal said.

"Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat," she said. "Very soon it felt like no matter what happened I would never want to be with anyone else."

how did Amal and George Clooney meet The couple became parents to gorgeous baby twins in 2017

When did Amal and George get married?

After a whirlwind engagement, the couple wed in September of 2014. Just under a year after their first date!

"We didn't tell anybody else that we were going to do it," George continued to The Hollywood Reporter. "But eventually somebody figured it out. Oh, my God! Once people got wind of it, it became an event."

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The couple wed in a private ceremony at the Aman Canal Grande luxury resort in Venice, Italy.

They were surrounded by family, and several famous faces, including Matt Damon, Cindy Crawford, John Krasinski and Emily Blunt.


What has Amal said about her marriage?

The British-Lebanese barrister confirmed that her romance with the actor isn't anything short of story-book, and that he was "a gentleman in every sense of the word" throughout their courtship.

"I couldn’t sleep when we were apart, and I was told that I would display a particular grin or head tilt when reading his text messages or the letters he would hide in my bag" she asserted.

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"Five years later none of that has changed. He is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time."

Do Amal and George Clooney have children?

Amal became pregnant in 2016, and the pair were surprised to discover that it was twins.

Opening up about parenthood, George told The Hollywood Reporter: "It had never been part of my DNA."

"We didn’t plan on it. We never talked about it until after we were married, which is funny. There was an assumption that we didn’t want them. And then, after the wedding, we just felt we’d gotten very lucky, both of us, and we should share whatever good luck we’ve got. It would seem self-centred to just have that belong to us."

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"[The doctor] goes, 'Well, there's one.' And I said, 'Great.' And then he goes, 'And there's the second one.' And I was like, 'What?,'" George continued.

In June of 2017, Amal and George welcomed twins Ella and Alexander, who were born one month premature.

Ella and Alexander are now three-years-old.

Amal opens up about George's parenting skills

Despite George's uncertainty about becoming a father, Amal has praised his parenting skills.

Speaking at the Dolby Theatre, she said: "My love, what I have found with you is the great love that I’ve always hoped existed.

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"Seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life.

"You fill our home with laughter and happiness and that’s even before the children have worked out that ‘Dada’ is actually Batman, a talking fox, and friends with Mary Poppins."

"I’m so proud of you, my love, congratulations on this great honour that you’re receiving tonight," she added.