Tuesday 19 September 2017

Clooney 'sedated' as he and Amal welcome twins

Amal and George Clooney
Amal and George Clooney

Jill Serjeant in Los Angeles

Amal Clooney gave birth to twins, a boy and a girl, yesterday the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse George.

Amal and the Oscar-winning star of films like 'Ocean's Eleven' and 'Three Kings' married in Italy in 2014, making them one of the world's biggest celebrity couples. "This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine," publicist Stan Rosenfield said.

He added cheekily: "George is sedated and should recover in a few days."

Mr Rosenfield did not say where the twins were born but the couple appear to have been spending much of their time recently in England, where they have a home.

'People' magazine reported that former US president Barack Obama visited the Clooneys at their home west of London on May 27.

Amal (39) and George (56) adopted a low profile during her pregnancy, keeping the news private for months before it was confirmed in February by the actor's close friend Matt Damon.

Since then, the couple, who have homes in England, Italy and the US, have said little about the pregnancy.

George Clooney cancelled a visit to Armenia for a humanitarian event this past weekend, saying in a message to organisers that "if I came there and my wife had twins while I was there, I could never come home".

Amal Clooney had largely continued her work as a human rights lawyer, addressing the UN.

Irish Independent

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