Amal Clooney spoke publicly for the first time this week on her marriage to George Clooney, their kids and how grateful she is for it all.
In an emotional tribute to her husband, Amal Clooney spoke about the early stages of their romance, on a night in which her spouse received the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday.
“I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster,” she said. “Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat, and very soon it felt like, no matter what happened, I would never want to be with anyone else.”
“I couldn’t sleep when we were apart and I’m told that I would display a particular grin and head tilt when reading his text messages or the letters he would hide in my bag,” she added. “Five years later, none of that has changed. He is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time. My love, what I have found with you is the great love that I always hoped existed. And seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life,” she said as reported by the Huffington Post.
Images from the event show the Oscar winner’s eyes tear up in reaction to his wife’s comments.