You know what they say: don’t keep babies! It seems like yesterday the world found out that George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins, and now their tiny dynamic duo is turning five years old. Not surprisingly, the parents of little Ella and Alexander Clooney are fiercely protective of them and, as such, try to protect the children’s privacy. But George and Amal missed out on a few fun facts about their twins – and, well, the next generation of Clooneys sounds just as amazing as their powerful parents.
The beginning of the story of Ella and Alexander, of course, begins with George and Amal. He was Hollywood’s most beloved eligible bachelor with a heart of gold and a penchant for activism. She was an amazing (not to mention inspiring) international human rights lawyer. When they were introduced through a mutual friend at a 2013 fundraiser, sparks flew. Less than a year later, they got engaged. Toward the end of 2014, they married in a romantic ceremony in Italy. At 53, the enviable Hollywood bachelor officially left the market for good.
Few people expected his march down the aisle was a direct path to fatherhood. After nearly three years of marital happiness, George and Amal welcomed Ella and Alexander to the world on June 6, 2017. Here’s what we know about the two wildly lucky babies.
1. They are bilingual children
Come on, with parents like George and Amal, how can these kids not be tiny geniuses? During a speech at The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2019, Clooney admitted that the intelligence of the twins scares him. “That’s the scariest thing, because they obviously got my wife’s brains,” he told DeGeneres. “They’re not exactly two, and they can count from one to 20 in English and Italian.” Jokingly, he added, “I’m still trying to do the English part.”
2 They Inherited The Prankster Gene
Okay, okay… being a prankster is probably not hereditary. However, the Clooney twins convincingly prove that it is possible. “They are already playing pranks,” said their father, a famous joker. Today’s Savannah Guthrie. “[They] put peanut butter on their shoes so they look like poop on their shoes and stuff and they think it’s funny.” I mean, they are not wrong.
3. This is the greatest honor for dad
On the red carpet before receiving the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award, Clooney shared that there is no award in the world that can compete with Elle and Alexander’s father. When asked about his biggest achievement, he said, “Well, it’s not really my achievement; it is much more our achievement and our luck. Those are the two goons we have at home right now, because it’s pretty magical and pretty fun. It’s all really exciting, but it’s really fun to be at home.”
4. They don’t pack light
Considering how much mom and dad have to travel for work, it makes sense that Ella and Alexander are already racking up frequent flyer miles. But when making press rounds for Catch 22George admitted that traveling with twin babies is like being in a traveling circus – a big change of pace for an old bachelor.
“I got married at 53. For most of my life, I could just go and do things on my own. And now it’s as if you can’t get into a car without child seats, ”he said. “And let me tell you something, I’m now a child seat installer in a car.”
5. He has a slight advantage
If you’re wondering about the birth order of twins, don’t be surprised anymore. Alexander is the eldest child, he was born exactly two minutes earlier than his sister Ella. Based on birth certificates obtained ETit arrived at 12:54 and she debuted at 12:56. Also, George told DeGeneres during his visit that Alexander is now also taller than his sister.
6. But she commands
During a conversation with Guthrie, George revealed that Ella is the more assertive sister. “My daughter will say, ‘Sit down. And then he sits down, – said the proud dad. Grandmother Baria Alamuddin confirmed Ella’s strong personality during a conversation with HEY! magazine. “She is only two years old, and she is already the strongest girl in the whole family,” Baria laughed. “She’s just determined and knows what she wants and I’m very happy with that.”
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7. In essence, they are like night and day
“They have their own personalities. He goes outside and hugs my car. “Car!” said George DeGeneres, imitating Alexander hugging the car. “And then my daughter sits in my wife’s closet with handbags screaming, ‘Mine! So I see it’s going to be a fun, fun life for me.”
Clooney’s former nanny, Connie Simpson, insisted that the children inherit the character from their parents. “It was really funny because the little girl was the essence of her mother and the little boy was the essence of his father,” she said. People in 2018. “It just grew… you could see it showing up every day you were with them. The look that George has in his films, his son was also showing, and I just thought it was the cutest thing.”
8. They are light
Two years is a difficult year in the life of many parents, because in the process of development, babies go through a lot during this period of time. And by many, we mean their emotions are all over the place, which is why they become tiny house terrorists. However, if you ask George, Ella and Alexander seem to be missing out on the hard stuff. “These are not terrible deuces,” he told Guthrie. “They are good kids. They are happy children. They laugh a lot.”
9. They make international house hop
What a hard life – The Clooneys divide their time between the US and their homes in England and Italy. So where will the twins grow up? This is subject to clarification. “Once the children go to school, they will have to choose where to live,” said George. paris match. “In the meantime, we will continue to move according to our schedule.”
10. Everyone will envy their uncles
Because George waited so long to get married and be a father, he had plenty of time in his single life to build relationships with his best male friends. Oh what the best guy friends he has! Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Barack Obama, David Beckham, Don Cheadle, Randy Gerber – the list goes on and on.
These children will have many uncles. George has a lot of very, very good friends,” Damon said. E! News. “These kids, they’re lucky to have two parents, but they’re going to have a lot of uncles and aunts.”
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11. They are raised to be well-rounded.
We cannot accurately predict how Ella and Alexander will turn out. But judging by George and Amal’s upbringing, we tend to think that they will change the world just like their mom and dad. “I want them to be happy. I want them to have a sense of humor. I want them to be interested in things. I want them to be sympathetic to the troubles of other people,” said George. Hollywood Reporter. “Because that’s the point, you know? You must have some sympathy.”
12. Alexander has asthma.
In 2020, Clooney shared with The keeper that son Alexander suffers from asthma, a health condition that has made Clooney’s father even more wary during the Covid-19 pandemic. “This year has been a lousy one for everyone. Started badly and worked poorly all year, until recently,” he said in December. “But I’m very lucky. As a result, I had a successful career. I ended up in a house with some space in it. We can walk outside,” noting that they did not leave the grounds because “my son has asthma. They say it’s not so bad for young people. But do we know this? We don’t know anything about the long term of this yet.”
13. They look Peppa Pig too much
And now George Clooney. Speaking about the time he spent with his children during the Covid-19 pandemic, Clooney said People that it includes many Peppa Pig. “I mop, vacuum, wash and cut my hair,” he said. “I’m lucky because our kids are 3 so I don’t have to do trigonometry at home. I can survive just by spending time with them.”
14. Their privacy is incredibly well guarded.
Even though George and Amal Clooney are arguably the two most public figures in the world, they want their twins’ privacy to be as safe as possible, and sometimes that means they have to protect their children. In November 2021, the Oscar winner wrote an open letter to one of the tabloids, in which he published photos of the faces of his twins. “I am a public figure and often accept intrusive photos as part of the payment for doing my job,” the actor said in a letter. Los Angeles Times. “Our kids didn’t make that kind of commitment.”
Clooney also cited his wife’s work as a human rights lawyer, saying that publishing photos of their children could pose a real physical threat to their safety. “We will not be able to protect our children if any publication puts their faces on the cover,” his open letter says. “We have never sold photos of our children, we are not registered on social networks and we never publish photos because it would put their lives at risk. Not a paranoid threat, but real world problems with real consequences.”
The version of this article was originally published in June 2020.
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