George and Amal Clooney, one of the most glamorous couples on the planet, welcomed Tuesday their twins, a little girl, Ella, and a boy, Alexander, born in London.
“This morning Amal and George have welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives,” their agent, Stan Rosenfield, told AFP.
“Ella, Alexander and Amal are healthy, happy and well,” he said. “George had to be sedated and should recover in a few days,” the young parents joked, according to the agent’s remarks.
The 56-year-old actor and the famous 39-year-old lawyer and human rights activist were married in 2014 in the prestigious Venice setting, George Clooney ending his reputation as a hardened bachelor.
They were the first children of the couple, who had hardly communicated on the pregnancy of the lawyer, made public at the beginning of February after a flight by a friend of the family.
In receiving a Caesar of Honor in Paris at the end of February, the actor said he was “very proud” of his wife Amal, and “excited over the years to come and especially over the coming months”. “I love you,” he said to Amal Clooney, whose white scabbard gown gave a glimpse of his rounded stomach.
The couple Clooney then became discreet and spent most of his time in his home near London.
According to the tmz.com celebrity site, Amal Clooney’s last public appearance dates back to April 6 in London for the premiere of The Promise. The actor had been seen in late April at an event, also in the English capital, but without his wife.
George Clooney embodies all Hollywood glamor. He has received numerous awards including the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for “Syriana” in 2006, and an Oscar for best film as producer for “Argo” in 2013.
He became famous for his role in the television series “Emergencies” and has toured six times with Steven Soderbergh, including “Ocean’s Eleven”, “Ocean’s Twelve”, “Ocean’s 13” and “Solaris”, and four times with Coen brothers (“O’Brother”, “Intolerable cruelty”, “Burn after reading” and “Ave, Caesar!”).
He has directed several films, including “Confessions of a Dangerous Man”, “Good Night and Good Luck”, “The Marches of Power” and “Suburbicon”, which will be released in 2017.
An international lawyer with long brown curls, Amal Alamuddin worked for the International Court of Justice in 2004, including former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and the Australian founder of WikiLeaks Julian Assange.
After her marriage, she defended a number of highly publicized causes, including the possible return to Greece of the Parthenon friezes exhibited in London, the defense of Al-Jazeera Mohamed Fahmy’s Canadian journalist, and the former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, overthrown in 2012.
She also defended the cause of Yazidi women, persecuted by the jihadist Islamic State (IS) group.
Amal Clooney was born in Lebanon before her family moved to the UK when she was three years old.
George Clooney was married to actress Talia Balsam between 1989 and 1993, when he was still in the small role, just before his success in the series “Emergencies” did not propel him to the rank of international sex symbol.