Exhausted new dad George Clooney has admitted he cries twice a day over his newborn twins.
The 56-year-old hunk actor recently welcomed twins with his lawyer wife Amal. George and Amal welcomed twins Ella and Alexander 3 months ago, and the new dad is having a hard time.
He is thinner than he was and has new-dad shadows under his eyes. But the source of his joy is immediately apparent in the two ridiculously adorable three-month-olds in the picture — a big, bonny boy chuckling mischievously into his open fist and a serene little girl with enormous doe eyes.
Since June 6 this year, when he and his wife Amal, 39, were joined by babies Alexander and Ella, his life has changed in ways he could not have predicted.
‘Although I wasn’t completely unaware of what life would be like,’ he puts in. ‘All my friends have kids and I’m godfather to about 20 of them, so I knew what I was in for.
The surprise for me was how much more complicated twins is than just the one — it’s not just twice as much work, it’s more than that. And it’s not even so much work for me, because these two knuckleheads don’t even care that I exist right now!
‘All they want to do is eat, so I have nothing to give them except a bottle once in a while (expertly, he crooks his elbow to mimic picking up and feeding an infant) and they’re happy about that, but it’s mostly Amal for them at the moment. I don’t even really understand what’s going on.
‘And I have such admiration for my wife because she’s breastfeeding them and getting about two hours of sleep per interval, and the love they have for her is a sight to see and it’s beautiful.’
The other side of the sleepless nights is pure joy. ‘All of this is icing on the cake,’ he says. ‘Look, I’m 56 years old and I didn’t think it was going to happen for me. I thought my life would be focused on my career, not relationships, and I’d sort of accepted that.
‘And then I met Amal and I thought, “Well, I have this incredible relationship, this is wonderful.” And then… all of a sudden we have these two knuckleheads around who make me laugh every day.
‘Really, they’re funny kids. He just eats and eats and sits and goes “uh-uh” and I have never seen anything eat so much in my life.
‘And she’s very delicate and feminine, and she’s all eyes and looks like her mother.
‘I suppose it makes sense that they should be so different, but I hadn’t seen it first hand before and it really makes you realise how much nature is part of who we are.