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George Clooney Opens Up About Amal's "Wonderful" Skills as a Mom

They're parenting twins while also sponsoring a Yazidi refugee.
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George Clooney is in awe of his wife, Amal, and he has good reason. She is a lawyer at Britain’s Doughty Street Chambers, where she has worked on a number of human rights cases, including representing Iraqi victims of the Yazidi genocide. She also frequently visits the United Nations to give speeches on causes she's passionate about, including some of her own cases. And she does all this while caring for newborns—she and George welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander, last June.

In a new interview with David Letterman, George Clooney gushes about Amal and how she has grown into motherhood. In a new clip from Letterman's Netflix talk show, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction, Clooney talks about Amal's activism and philanthropy, and her life as a new mother.

"She is sort of this remarkable human being and now mother which is something, I suppose, you should assume she would be wonderful at as well. But, when you see it in person, it makes you feel incredibly proud and also incredibly small," Clooney said in the clip, which was played on CBS This Morning.

Letterman also remarked about the surprise of Clooney having twins, saying they'll grow up together and take care of each other, "and you can have hobbies again."

"Yeah, in 20 years, when I'm your age," Clooney jokes.

In another clip from the special, Clooney mentioned that his life changed after meeting Amal because it was no longer just about him.

"It's very odd and I have to say, before I had the twins, I felt that about her. I felt that I met someone who I would absolutely trade my life for, you know," Clooney said. "I met someone that her life meant more to me than my life and I never had that experience before."

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Amal also appears on the show, talking about her and her husband's experience sponsoring Yazidi refugee Hazim Adval. "Well, David, I've had the privilege of representing a number of Yazidis, who have been the victims of genocide perpetrated by ISIS over the last couple of years, that's how I met Hazim," Amal said. "When I met him, I remember being so struck by his courage, but also by his amazing spirit, and how he spoke even after everything he'd lost, he spoke about a desire for justice, not revenge."

The couple sponsored Hazim so he could study in the United States, where he currently attends the University of Chicago.

Clooney is Letterman's second guest on the show; former President Barack Obama's appearance premiered last month. Clooney's episode will premiere on Netflix February 9. 

*This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com

*Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors

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