George and Amal Clooney make it a family affair in rare red carpet appearance
George and Amal Clooney made it a family affair as they were joined by her mother Baria Alamuddin at his latest movie premiere.
The new parents, who welcomed twins Alexander and Ella in June, made an increasingly rare red carpet appearance in Los Angeles on Sunday night to mark the arrival of the Clooney-directed flick Suburbicon. Amal was summer ready in a blue and white chiffon maxi dress and silver box clutch, while her mother opted for an elegant deep green suit trousers with a sheer overlay top.
The loved-up pair were joined by Oscar winners Julianne Moore and Matt Damon, who star in the crime comedy. And while George and Amal might be avoiding Hollywood where possible in order to focus on their little ones, the Gravity actor is gushing over his children at every opprtunity.
"Ella is very elegant and dainty. She has these big beautiful eyes, she looks like Amal," he told Extra. He added that Alexander is "just a thug, he’s a fat little boy", who "laughs louder than anyone in the room, it’s the funniest thing."
Since becoming a first time father, the 56-year-old hasn't been shy about his family, but isn't keep on publicising pictures of them in order to give them as much privacy as possible growing up.
"We’d like to not do it," he said last month. "We’ve discussed it in detail, only to take the bounty off their heads, but it’s really hard to do because we really enjoy it being ours. If we did it we’d just donate the money. But my hope is that we won’t have to."
As part of their hope for a normal(ish) upbringing, the couple also insisted on giving their children normal names.
"[We] didn’t want to give them one of those ridiculous Hollywood names that don’t mean anything," he told Paris Match in September. "They’ll already have enough difficulty bearing the weight of their celebrity.”
"We figured these kids are going to be looked at a lot and watched and [have their] every move sort of judged, and we wanted them to at least have a break with the names,” the actor previously told Entertainment Tonight. "So we looked for some sort of normal names. We didn’t have any great inspiration. It wasn’t Alexander the Great and Ella Fitzgerald."