'They don't cry... I cry more than they do.'
Words by Jadie Troy-Pryde
George and Amal Clooney are parents to three-month-old twins, Alexander and Ella, and it seems that they’re finding parenthood both exciting and exhausting.
George revealed that while he adores his children, having two newborns is a huge job. Since their birth, he has already touched on the subtle ways that his life has changed, telling the Associated Press: ‘I just have to clean the barf off of my tux. It used to be my barf but now it’s the twins’ barf. So it all works out.’
But in an interview with the Daily Mail, the actor admitted that the lack of sleep is finally getting to him, joking: ‘They don’t cry. I cry more than they do. I cry four times a day right now, because I’m so tired!’
However, George admitted his wife, Amal, was getting even less sleep.
‘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,’ he gushed.
The couple have reportedly installed James Bond worthy security in their homes to protect Alexander and Ella, and George has already given insights into their personalities, calling his son a ‘thug’ and his daughter ‘very elegant’.
The 56-year-old has been candid about becoming a father for the first time, revealing that starting a family wasn’t always on the cards.
‘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.” And then. . . all of a sudden we have these two knuckleheads around who make me laugh every day.’