Every time George Clooney talks about being a dad, we swoon
We’ve always loved George Clooney. When he was an up-and-coming Hollywood sweetheart, we loved him. When he was the Sexiest Man Alive, we loved him. Even when he was the perpetual, unattainable bachelor, we loved him. But we love him most now, as a happily married man and brand-new dad of three-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella.
Basically every time Clooney opens his mouth to talk about being a parent, pure gold falls out. A candid interview he did with The Daily Mail recently is no exception.
He starts off by telling us about the one thing he beats his kids at.
“I cry more than they do,” he confesses. “I cry four times a day right now, because I’m so tired.”
What parent on Earth can’t relate to that?
He quips, “Hey, remember back when you were single, before you didn’t have to worry about keeping people alive?”
For now, though, he admits, most of that responsibility falls on his wife, amazingly inspirational human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who he claims the twins love more than him so far.
“All they want to do is eat, so I have nothing to give them except a bottle once in a while 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,” he says. “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.”
Despite thinking he’s the second favorite parent, Clooney is still every proud dad ever during his interview. Prepare to melt.
“Look, today is the first time since they’ve been born that I’ve been away from them, and my wife’s sending me pictures and I’m sitting here thinking, ‘God, I wish I was with my kids,'” he says.
Oh, our hearts.
Clooney was a godfather many times over before he and Amal welcomed the kiddos, so he claims he wasn’t “completely unaware” of what fatherhood would be like. The amount of tears coming out of his face contradicts that, but we’ll let him have this one.
“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,” he adds. “And it’s not even so much work for me, because these two knuckleheads don’t even care that I exist right now!”
I’m sorry, but am I the only person legit swooning at Clooney calling his kids “knuckleheads?” Only three months in and he’s already such a dad.
If you’re not a complete puddle yet, get ready, because this is the part where it gets really sweet. Clooney says the twins are just “icing on the cake” after finding Amal.
“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,” he said. “And then I met Amal and I thought, ‘Well, I have this incredible relationship, this is wonderful.'”
George, please never stop talking about your beautiful wife and sweet babies. We need this in our lives.