When Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney met celebrated human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin, the world watched as the ultimate match made in #CoupleGoals ensued. Following their chic wedding in Venice and the birth of their twins, George has continued to say the most beautiful things about Amal. Here are some of our favourite quotes…
"Our only adjustments are figuring out our schedules. Our deal is that we can’t be more than a week apart. So far that’s worked out pretty well."
"I don’t think of us as a power couple, because I don’t know what that means. I would think a power couple is like… Bill and Hillary seem to be a power couple. I think we’re just a couple with a great interest in the human condition. I don’t think of that as particularly powerful; I just think of it as our responsibility as people on the planet."
"She does very well with that [coping with Hollywood's spotlight]. It’s hard to do, I think."
"She is an amazing human being, she's caring and she happens to be the smartest human being I have ever met and she’s got a great sense of humour… there’s a number of reasons why [I fell in love with her]…some of the things that she takes on .. I have always been so proud of her when I see her … speaking at the international court of appeals at Strasbourg with her robe on …it’s very impressive."
“I think about three days in, you could tell. I mean, I knew when I met her that she was so extraordinary and special. And then I wondered if I’d ever get a chance to date her.”
"I very much enjoy the projects that she takes on because they have real consequence."
“Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn’t be more proud to be your husband.”
“The only way we resolve anything is by arm wrestling. That is my only chance of winning anything with her because if it’s an intellectual battle, I would lose. She’s the smart one in the family.”
“Look, it’s good to surround yourself with anybody who is smarter than you, and for me, the bar’s pretty low anyway. But Amal is way up there. She’s brilliant.”
“She’s stunning and has a great sense of style — there’s no stylist or anything, she just comes out like that and she shows up and she looks stunning. “And she does it while she’s got 11 cases going — literally. So she’s an amazing woman.”
“I have someone who I can talk to about anything and someone who I care more about than I’ve cared about anybody.”
“I’ve always been involved in things other than this business long before I was successful at it, but she’s been doing it kind of quietly and unheralded for a long, long period of time.”
“I knew fairly quickly that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Amal (but) we had never talked about it so there wasn’t like a “Hey, maybe we should get married.” Literally, I dropped it on her. And she just kept saying […] “Wow” – completely unexpected. We just sat there and finally I said, “Listen, I’m 52 and I’ve been on my knee now for about 28 minutes, so I gotta get an answer out of this or I’m going to throw a hip out. I might not be able to stand back up.”
"I felt that I had met someone who I would absolutely, you know, trade my life for. I met someone who — her life meant more to me than my life."
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