Amal Clooney has finally given us a glimpse inside her married life with George Clooney.
The notoriously private couple stepped out on Thursday in Los Angeles, where George was honored with the American Film Institute’s lifetime achievement award. During the ceremony, Amal took to the stage to speak about her husband. Her words will only make you fall more in love with the couple. And for those single ladies and gents out there, they will also inspire you to remember that love can happen at the most unexpected times.
“I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster,” Amal said of the beginnings of their relationship. “Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat and very soon it felt like, no matter what happened, I would never want to be with anyone else.”
The Clooneys first met through a mutual friend in 2013 at George’s home in Lake Como, Italy. George reportedly chased and courted Amal for months before they began dating.
Amal continued, “I couldn’t sleep when we were apart, and I’m told that I would display a particular grin and head tilt when reading his text messages or the letters he would hide in my bag. Five years later, none of that has changed. He is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time.”
Amal and George were engaged after six months of dating. They married in September 2014 and welcomed their twins, Ella and Alexander, in June 2017.
“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
“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,” Amal said. “I’m so proud of you, my love. Congratulations on this great honor that you’re receiving tonight. 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.”
We’re not crying, you’re crying. Pass the tissues.