George Clooney praises his wife Amal for her work with the foundation: « I couldn’t be prouder »
George Clooney opened up about his admiration for his wife, Amal Clooney, Thursday night at the inaugural Albie Awards, hosted by the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
The actor and his wife, a human rights lawyer, stepped out together at the New York Public Library, where he said how much he enjoyed working with Amal to create the event.
« Well, we collaborate on everything. We collaborated on twins! » Clooney told PEOPLE. « But you know, it’s exciting because Amal has brought journalists out of Egypt, Azerbaijan, prisons, all over the world, Myanmar. My father is a journalist. I have a great affinity for them – her mother is a journalist, so it’s really exciting for me when she’s able to get people out who are wrongly accused of doing their job [of prison]. So, for me, it’s just – I couldn’t be prouder of my wife. »
The Albie Awards, created by the celebrity couple, were named after South African judge Albie Sachs and honor these defenders of justice. Celebrity guests such as Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Dua Lipa and Bruce Springsteen attended the event.
Sachs also received a lifetime achievement award for his commitment to ending apartheid in South Africa.
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Earlier in the week, George admitted he and Amal regretted that their 5-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella, had learned a foreign language.
During a Wednesday appearance on « CBS Mornings, » host Gayle King asked the couple what they love about their kids, adding that « at five years old, they’re very talkative. »
« We made a terrible mistake, » said the George. « We taught them Italian. »
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George and Amal married in 2014 and welcomed their children in 2017.
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