George and Amal walked the red carpet together for the first time at the event, and while Amal was incredibly poised and gorgeous as always, we saw a different side of George. He was, of course, still as handsome, gregarious and debonair as ever, but he was also glowing, soft and sweetly doting on his wife. Here are four times it hit us the hardest that these crazy kids might just make it after all.
1. George wore his wedding tux
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No, really, he did. He must own, like, a dozen tuxedos, and he wore that one. Adorable!
2. He introduced her to everyone
Producers? Check. Directors? Check. Former co-stars? Check. Lighting guy? Check. Parking attendant? Check. George is a man in love, and he wants everyone to know it — and to know why. The best way to accomplish that is to show Amal off to the world.
3. He made sure no one stepped on her dress
George told E! News that his most important job of the night was to make sure no one stepped on the train of Amal’s dress. Many husbands would be doing the accidental stepping-on themselves. George Clooney, most gallant husband in the history of marriage. And he probably loved her gloves, too.
4. His acceptance speech made us melt
George’s tribute to his new bride during his acceptance speech for his lifetime achievement award just ruined wedding toasts for all time, because no one could come up with anything better than this.
“It’s humbling when you find someone to love,” he said. “Especially when you’ve been waiting your whole life… and when your life is 53 years. I couldn’t be prouder to be your husband.”