For many, the forced lockdown that has encroached on the lives of billions of people throughout 2020 has been a test of white resolve, patience and persistence.
But George Clooney insists his own stifling experience of isolation was enriched and tempered by the presence of his wife Amal, the glamorous human rights lawyer he married in 2014.
Speaking to People, the Hollywood star, 59, revealed he has yet to have an argument with his wife – with whom he is raising three-year-old twins Alexander and Ella – despite their long time behind doors. closed.
Happy couple: George Clooney insists his experience of the global shutdown that began in March was enriched and tempered by the presence of wife Amal, the glamorous human rights lawyer he married in 2014
He said: “I feel very lucky in so many ways to have met her. We never had an argument.
“You know, everyone has been criticized together because of the coronavirus and a lot of friendships have been tested. For us, it was really easy.
Still Hollywood’s most eligible – and arguably most desirable – bachelor, Clooney surprised many by proposing to Amal in April 2014, with the couple exchanging vows at the Venetian Ca ‘Farsetti palace five months later.
Like-minded: Clooney told People he has yet to have an argument with his wife – with whom he is raising three-year-old twins Alexander and Ella – despite their long stint behind closed doors
And he says a shared passion for equality, philanthropy and humanitarian causes – the couple work in conjunction with human rights organization Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) – has only strengthened their relationship.
“She succeeds in so many different ways and stands up for what she believes in,” he said of his wife. “We didn’t fall in love because of our work, but it ended up being something unusual [share]… We are really lucky and we know it.
The organization lobbies for justice by being held accountable for human rights violations around the world, and Clooney hopes her children will follow their example by tackling the same causes as they grow into adulthood. .
Good causes: A shared passion for equality, philanthropy and humanitarian causes has only strengthened their relationship
He said: “I’m in the same situation as most 3 year old dads: I don’t want my 15 year old kids to turn around and say, ‘There was a time when they used to put kids in cages? … And what did you do about it? ”
“And if the answer is ‘nothing’ then I would be ashamed. “
He added, “I hope this will be my wife and my inheritance to our children. It just means standing up for the things you believe in, standing up for equality. Who could be against equality?
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