George Clooney knows how to keep the spark in his relationship and making the most of lockdown time with his wife Amal Clooney, he spilled the beans to their successful relationship.
In a new interview with AARP The Magazine, the “Midnight Sky” actor, 59, reveals his love of letter writing, and how he and his human rights lawyer wife Amal, 42, still write each other letters after four years of marriage.
“Even in lockdown, I’ll write a letter and slip it on her desk, or she’ll write a letter and leave it under the pillow. I’m a big believer in letter,” he says. “I have letters from Paul Newman, Walter Cronkite, Gregory Peck. I have them framed. I put them in the house. If it were a text, it would feel different. Maybe that’s a generational thing, and maybe it won’t be that way 20 years from now, but for me, somebody sat down and wrote it.”
George Clooney doesn’t stop gushing about his wife, Amal Clooney.
Last November, during an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Clooney opened up about the immense difference marrying Amal has made to his life. He explained, “There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me. It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me.”
The actor shared what happened during his proposal to Amal. “We never talked about marriage when we were dating.” Clooney continued, “I asked her out of the blue, took her a long time to say yes. I was on my knee for like 20 minutes, I finally said, ‘Look, I’m gonna throw my hip out.'”
In 2017, George Clooney and Amal Clooney welcomed their twins. Speaking candidly about having two young children, he explained, “We never talked about having kids, and then one day we just said, ‘What do you think?’ … We go to the doctor and you do the ultrasound. They’re like, ‘You got a baby boy!’ and I was like, ‘Baby boy, fantastic!’ And they go, ‘And you got another one there.’ I was up for one. Again, I’m old. All of a sudden, it’s two.”
Sharing details about why he chose simple and classic names, Ella and Alexander, for his 3-year-old twins, Clooney added, “I didn’t want, like, weird-a– names for our kids. They’re already going to have enough trouble. It’s hard being the son of somebody famous and successful. Paul Newman’s son killed himself. Gregory Peck’s son killed himself. Bing Crosby had two sons kill themselves. I have an advantage because I’m so much older that by the time my son would feel competitive, I’ll literally be gumming bread.”