Amal Clooney Says Twins Think Dad George Clooney Is the 'Funniest Person They Ever Met'

Amal Clooney Says Twins Think George Clooney Is the 'Funniest Person They Ever Met
Amal Clooney Says Twins Think George Clooney Is the 'Funniest Person They Ever Met

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George Clooney is soaking up the time in his life when his kids think he's cool.

Speaking with Extra on Saturday night as one of the honorees of the 2022 Kennedy Center Honors, the Ticket to Paradise star, 61, talked about what he and wife Amal Clooney's 5-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander, think of his latest accolade.

"They're 5, so right now, I am golden," he said with a laugh.

"They say, 'Papa can fix everything but the weather,' " Amal — dressed in a shimmery silver Valentino gown paired with Gianvito Rossi Plexi pumps — noted, confirming the sentiment. "He can solve all of their problems and is the funniest person they have met."

Added Clooney, "We know that will change, but right now I'm golden."

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The human rights lawyer, 44, appeared on a panel in New York City in October to launch the "Get Her There" campaign where she spoke about how her twins Ella and Alexander inspire her work in advocacy.

Speaking to fellow panelists Michelle Obama and Melinda French Gates, Amal noted that her kids are the "real driving force" behind her work with the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

While Amal shared that her young kids aren't "quite on top of current events," her son Alexander did take note of some of his mom's recent advocacy work.

"My son drew a picture the other day of a prison, and he was like, 'Putin should be here,' " she shared, noting that she is currently "working on Ukrainian affairs."

amal clooney, george clooney
amal clooney, george clooney

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"I do think about in a few years when they're more than 5 when they start to learn about some of these issues that we're talking about and what's happening in the world," she continued.

"You know, when they ask us, 'What did you do about this? What did you say about that?' I've thought about what will my answer be, and I hope it will be a good one."

When George spoke with Entertainment Tonight at the Roybal School of Film and Television Production Magnet in September to discuss the Los Angeles magnet school he founded, he was asked about the potential of the twins getting into acting.

"They can do whatever they want," George said. "My guess is that they're a little smarter than me, so, they'll probably do something — they already speak three languages, so, I'm still working on English."