However, in a recent interview with Time magazine, Amal opened up about her marriage and raising their fraternal four-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella. “Marriage has been wonderful. I have in my husband a partner who is incredibly inspirational and supportive, and we have a home filled with love and laughter,” she said. “It is a joy beyond anything I could ever have imagined. I feel so lucky to have found a great love in my life, and to be a mother—this is how I get my balance.”
Though the Clooneys have been married since 2014 and welcomed their twins in 2017, the actor was already 52 years old when he met the accomplished barrister. “Listen, I didn’t want to get married; I didn’t want to have kids. And then this extraordinary human being walked into my life and I just fell madly in love,” George once said during an appearance on the WTF With Marc Maron podcast.
Despite being just 35 years old at the time, Amal felt similarly. During a speech honoring her husband at the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute back in 2018, she joked that she was “quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster” before falling for her husband. This was also the first time Amal Clooney spoke publically about her marriage.
“My love, what I have found with you is the great love I always hoped existed. And seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life,” she said at the time. “You fill our home with laughter and happiness, and that’s even before the children have worked out that ‘Da-Da’ is Batman, a talking fox, and friends with Mary Poppins. I’m proud of you, but I also know that when our children find out not only what you have done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you, too.”