The unexpected way Amal reacted to George's proposal

Daniella Scott
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Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Winter - Getty Images

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George Clooney gave a rare interview about his relationship with wife Amal Clooney and the three-year-old twins the couple share, Alexander and Ella.

The Ocean's Eleven actor has always been notoriously private about his personal life and marriage to human rights barrister, Amal Clooney, but over the weekend he gave an emotional interview to CBS Sunday Morning. During the chat, George spoke about the relationship and even recalled the moment they got engaged, saying he was on one knee for 20 minutes waiting for her answer.

"There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me," he said. "It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me.

"And then we had these two knuckleheads. It is very fulfilling and something I wasn’t at all… didn’t see coming," he said of their three-year-old twins Alexander and Ella.

"We never talked about marriage when we were dating. I asked her out of the blue, took her a long time to say yes. I was on my knee for like 20 minutes, I finally said, 'Look, I’m gonna throw my hip out'."

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Photo credit: Neil Mockford - Getty Images

"We never talked about having kids, and then one day we just said, 'What do you think?' We go to the doctor and you do the ultrasound. They're like, 'You got a baby boy!' and I was like, 'Baby boy, fantastic!' And they go, 'And you got another one there.' I was up for one. Again, I'm old. All of a sudden, it’s two. It’s hard to get me to not talk and I just stood there for like 10 minutes just staring at this piece of paper going, 'What? Two?'"

Now, he said he’s "so glad" that the twins have each other. Describing fatherhood to his two children as "unbelievable."

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