George Clooney Opens Up About His ‘Surprise Twins’ and How Wife Amal Changed Him
In a recent interview with CBS Sunday Morning, George Clooney opened up about how marriage and parenthood have changed his life. He never talked about marriage with Amal when they were dating, so it took her by complete surprise when he popped the question one day.
“So, you know, we never talked about marriage when we were dating. And I asked her outta the blue. Took her a long time to say yes. I was on my knee for like 20 minutes.”
After the wedding, the Clooney couple never discussed having children, but one day, the subject came up. Clooney was up for the challenge, but he assumed it would only be one child. It was his turn to be surprised and speechless when he found out they were going to have twins.
“All of a sudden it’s, like, two? And I literally – you know, it’s hard to get me to not talk. And I just stood there for like ten minutes, just staring at this piece of paper going …two… silently. But I’m so glad they have each other, you know?”
Clooney has been spending more time than ever before at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. When asked if he is enjoying the extra time at home, he answered, “of course not!” Clooney prefers to be acting not doing laundry.
“It’s been a while since I did, you know, 15 loads of laundry in a day and mopped floors and, you know, all these doors over here I stained!”
All of this work around the house, basically taking on the role of a househusband, has made Clooney appreciate how hard his mother worked.
“I always say I felt like my mother in 1964, ’cause she had two kids and no help. And I don’t know how she did it now. I have more sympathy for her now than ever.”
For more about how being married and having children has changed Clooney, watch the video below.
Did you hear that part about how Clooney cuts his own hair? It’s true. He has been cutting his own hair for 25 years, and he really does use a Flowbee. This isn’t a new thing he did just because of quarantine. He admits that he wouldn’t use it to cut his wife’s hair, but he has been doing a fantastic job on his own hair all these years.
If you’re married with kids, how did these life-changing events effect your life? Does it surprise you to learn that Clooney cuts his hair with a Flowbee?