‘Amal changed everything for me’: George Clooney says meeting his wife made him a better person … but admits it took her 20 minutes to accept his marriage proposal
George Clooney says his life has changed irreversibly for the better from the moment he first met his wife Amal.
The Hollywood star married human rights lawyer Amal at the historic Ca ‘Farsetti palace in Venice in September 2014, five months after they confirmed their engagement.
But despite a hugely successful film career for more than two decades before meeting the now 42-year-old Clooney, 59, he admits meeting Amal – with whom he is a parent of twins Ella and Alexander, three – changed his perspective. .
True love: George Clooney says his life has changed irreversibly for the better from the moment he first met wife Amal
He told CBS Sunday Morning: ‘There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me. It was the first time that everything she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than everything about me. ‘
Referring to his kids, he added, ‘And then we had these two knuckles. It’s very satisfying and something I didn’t see coming at all. ‘
After gaining a reputation as one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelors, Clooney’s decision to get married came as a surprise to those outside his inner circle.
Opening: The Hollywood star spoke to CBS Sunday Morning about his marriage to the human rights lawyer
And he admits that it took Amal a few minutes to accept a marriage proposal that even he admits surprised him.
He said, “We never talked about marriage when we were dating. I asked her out of the blue, it took her a long time to say yes. I lay on my knee for twenty minutes and finally said, “Look, I’m throwing my hip out.”
The couple were equally indifferent when it came to raising a family, until they found out that Amal was expecting twins.
I do: The Hollywood star married human rights lawyer Amal in Venice’s historic Ca ‘Farsetti Palace in September 2014, five months after they confirmed their engagement
He added: “We never talked about having children, and one day we just said,” What do you think? ” We go to the doctor and you do the ultrasound. They say, “You have a baby boy!” and I was like “Baby boy, fantastic!” And they go, “And you have another one.”
‘I felt like it. Again, I am old. Suddenly there are two. It’s hard to get me not to talk and I just stood there for 10 minutes staring at this piece of paper and saying, “What? ‘
In the same interview, the Oscar-winning actor and filmmaker said he has been cutting his own hair for over twenty years.
“My hair really is like straw,” Clooney said of his thick salt and pepper. So it’s easy to cut, can’t really make too many mistakes. So years ago I bought something called a Flowbee. ‘
“The thing with the vacuum cleaner and the clippers, yes. I still have it. My haircuts take literally two minutes. ‘
Life-changing: ‘There’s no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me,’ he said of his wife on Sunday