Sunday 25 February 2018

Amal Clooney gives birth to twins Ella and Alexander

George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the Cesar Dinner at Le Fouquet's on February 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images)
George Clooney and Amal Clooney attend the Cesar Dinner at Le Fouquet's on February 24, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Getty Images)
George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal Clooney attend the "Money Monster" premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)
George Clooney and Amal Clooney Photo: Getty
Amal and George Clooney
US actor George Clooney (L) and his wife British-Lebanese lawyer Amal Clooney pose as they arrive for the 42nd edition of the Cesar Ceremony at the Salle Pleyel in Paris on February 24, 2017. / AFP / bertrand GUAY (Photo credit should read BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images)
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Amal Clooney has given birth to twins Ella and Alexander, their publicist said.

The 39-year-old human rights barrister, who wed George Clooney in Venice in 2014, gave birth in a hospital in London.

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."

George Clooney and Amal Clooney Photo: Getty
George Clooney and Amal Clooney Photo: Getty

The news comes weeks after Gravity star Clooney told the media that he was well prepared for fatherhood.

He told US site Extra: "I know what I'm in for," and said of his wife: "She is amazing. I don't have anything to do."

George revealed in February that they would be avoiding conflict zones like South Sudan or Iraq when they become parents, Amal will continue her work - which includes representing Nobel Peace Prize nominee Nadia Murad in a case against Isis - when she returns from maternity leave.

"She plans to be back at work around six months after giving birth, but her schedule will be greatly different than before - a lot of time spent working at home. She has a great office setup at the Sonning house," the insider added.

George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )

The couple currently have homes in Lake Como, Italy, Los Angeles and the UK, but said they would need to settle down in one place when it came time to their children attending school.

"We have the chance to live between three countries: Italy, America and England. But as soon as the children go to school, it’ll be necessary to choose where to settle. In the meantime, we will continue to move according to our respective schedules," George told Paris Match magazine.

"People think we are never together, but we have not been separated for more than a week."

Amal and George Clooney
Amal and George Clooney

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