GE­ORGE & AMAL’S DOU­BLE JOY

Mum and Dad are over the moon with joy

Woman’s Day (NZ) - - What A Week! -

He was once Hol­ly­wood’s eter­nal bach­e­lor, who swore that mar­riage and ba­bies were not for him. But fast for­ward a few years and Ge­orge Clooney has just be­come the hap­pi­est man alive – with the ar­rival of twin ba­bies with his lawyer wife Amal.

The over­joyed cou­ple, who wed in 2014, wel­comed lit­tle Ella and Alexan­der into the world on June 6, and an­nounced the happy news via a state­ment through their spokesman. “This morn­ing, Amal and Ge­orge wel­comed Ella and Alexan­der Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexan­der and Amal are all healthy, happy and do­ing fine. Ge­orge is se­dated and should re­cover in a few days,” it said light-heart­edly.

Af­ter sev­eral nights in hospi­tal, the new par­ents are now set­tling in as a family of four at their $20 mil­lion man­sion in ru­ral Berk­shire – and our source says they just can’t stop smil­ing as they marvel at their bun­dles.

“They’re on cloud nine,” says the in­sider. “Amal was in­cred­i­bly calm be­fore the birth and as soon as she laid eyes on her ba­bies, she was over­whelmed with emo­tion. She’s just cry­ing happy tears all the time. And Ge­orge is com­pletely smit­ten. He’s barely left Amal and the ba­bies – coo­ing over them and tak­ing hun­dreds of pic­tures, which he’s been send­ing to family and friends. He’s burst­ing with pride.”

Just hours af­ter the birth at the $16,000-a-night Kens­ing­ton Wing of London’s Chelsea and West­min­ster Hospi­tal, Ge­orge’s proud fa­ther Nick, 83, re­vealed he had al­ready met the twins over Skype. Prais­ing his daugh­ter-in-law as a “su­per­woman,” Nick said the ba­bies ap­peared to have Ge­orge’s nose. “They’re gor­geous. The ba­bies are beau­ti­ful, of course.”

And Amal’s mum Baria Ala­mud­din, who was at her daugh­ter’s side for the birth, also spoke out, say­ing, “It was a beau­ti­ful de­liv­ery. Ev­ery­thing went well, the ba­bies are beau­ti­ful and do­ing well.”

The Clooney twins, Baria (right) was by Amal’s side as she de­liv­ered Ella and Alexan­der at Chelsea and West­min­ster Hospi­tal. ac­cord­ing to our source, look just like their par­ents – with Alexan­der tak­ing af­ter Ge­orge and Ella bear­ing a close re­sem­blance to her mum. “Both of them have beau­ti­ful dark fea­tures,” re­ports the in­sider. “Ge­orge is de­lighted he has a dop­pel­gänger. He’s been mak­ing col­lages with his own baby pho­tos and send­ing them to all his friends!”

Love­struck

And Ge­orge, 56, is said to have told pals that see­ing his wife be­come a mother is the best thing to ever have hap­pened to him. Soon af­ter the birth, he gifted her a $400,000 “push present” – a pearl neck­lace, which is the June birth stone, sur­rounded with di­a­monds.

He is said to have had it es­pe­cially cre­ated by Le­banese jew­ellery de­signer Chatila, who de­signed the ear­rings Amal, 39, wore at their spec­tac­u­lar Venice wed­ding.

“Ge­orge has been gush­ing about how he didn’t think his love for Amal could get any stronger, but watch­ing her give birth to the twins made his heart burst,” tells the source.

Now they’re back at home, the Ocean’sEleven star has en­sured that Amal will get as much help as pos­si­ble. They’ve

hired a huge team of live-in staff, in­clud­ing two baby nurses for the nights, two nan­nies for

the day­time and a lac­ta­tion spe­cial­ist to be on hand to help Amal with breast­feed­ing. “Amal and Ge­orge want to be hands-on par­ents, but hav­ing twins is no easy task – so they’re call­ing in a big team. They even have a spe­cial­ist baby masseuse on hand to help with calm­ing the twins.”

Wel­come party!

And a de­lighted Ge­orge is plan­ning a “wel­come to the world” party in sev­eral months’ time, when they take the twins to Los An­ge­les to in­tro­duce them to family and friends. The ba­bies may be just a week old, but al­ready they’ve been lav­ished with gifts from some of the world’s big­gest su­per­stars. And it’s ex­pected that Ge­orge’s best mates Cindy Craw­ford and her hus­band Rande Gerber will be made god­par­ents.

“Within hours of the twins’ ar­rival, in­cred­i­ble gifts started pour­ing in,” says the in­sider. “Cindy and Rande sent a lux­ury ham­per filled with de­signer clothes and 24-carat gold iden­tity bracelets, and Brad Pitt has de­signed a sculp­ture for Ge­orge and Amal’s LA home to cel­e­brate the twins’ ar­rival. Their home is awash with enor­mous bou­quets from peo­ple all around the world.”d.”

Since mar­ry­ing Amal three ree years ago, Ge­orge’s life has un­der­gone an enor­mous change. And re­ports suggest t it’s likely to change fur­ther with h the e news he’s step­ping away from m act­ing to con­cen­trate on be­ing ng a dad. “Ge­orge feels very strongly gly that he wants to be around for or ev­ery sec­ond of his chil­dren’ss lives and he’s more than happy py to be a stay-at-home dad. Amal is likely to re­turn to work fairly soon but she feels com­pletely calm about this, given Ge­orge is so de­voted,” says our source. e. “They just couldn’t be any hap­pier now they have their dream family. It’s given them the happy end­ing they’ve both al­ways dreamt of.

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