George Clooney says Amal’s maternal skills make him feel ‘incredibly proud’ and ‘small’

George Clooney would have given anything up for his wife Amal. The Oscar-winning actor opened up about meeting the human rights attorney in a candid interview during his appearance on Netflix's My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. “I felt I met someone who I would absolutely trade my life for,” the 56-year-old confessed. “I met someone that her life meant more to me than my life and I never had that experience before.”

He added, "She is sort of this remarkable human being, and now mother, which is something, I suppose, you should assume she would be wonderful at as well, but when you see it in person, it makes you feel incredibly proud and also incredibly small.”


george-amal-clooney-babiesVIEW GALLERY George admitted he would trade his life for Amal Photo: Barry King/Getty Images

The couple tied the knot in 2014 and have since welcomed eight-month-old twins Ella and Alexander. George noted that it’s “very odd” that the purpose of his life no longer centers around him, though he added, "I have to say, before I had the twins, I felt that about her [Amal].”


Aside from welcoming their son and daughter last year, the new parents revealed in their interview — which will be available on Friday, February 9 — that they sponsored, with help from George’s parents, a 23-year-old Yazidi refugee named Hazim Avdal, who is now a student at the University of Chicago.

george-amal-twinsVIEW GALLERY The couple welcomed their son and daughter on June 6, 2017 Photo: Getty Images

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"I remember being so struck by [Hazim's] courage but also just this amazing spirit and how he spoke about even after everything he'd lost, he spoke about a desire for justice, not revenge," Amal, 40, shared. "He spoke about his dream of one day studying in the U.S. and I know we all had the same thought which was, well, maybe there's something we can do to help with that."

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