This is the first time I’ve been away from the twins..Amal sends pics & Ithink‘God, IwishIwas with­them’


Daily Record - - NEWS - JOHN HISCOCK re­porters@dai­

GE­ORGE Clooney has achieved global fame, amassed a for­tune worth hun­dreds of mil­lions, is hap­pily mar­ried to a top lawyer and was re­cently blessed with twins.

So, at 56, it’s hard to imag­ine the ac­tor, di­rec­tor and heart­throb has any more am­bi­tions.

Ge­orge said: “All I can do is hope that I am not chas­ing my kids around with a walker and cane or switch­ing di­a­pers with them.”

The star is in Toronto to chat about Subur­bicon, a film he di­rected star­ring Matt Da­mon and Ju­lianne Moore, but his mind is very much back at home.

This trip is the first time he’s been away from wife Amal, 39, their son Alexander and daugh­ter Ella.

There are small out­ward signs that Ge­orge has changed since be­com­ing a dad – a lit­tle un­der-eye dark­ness from help­ing with night-time feeds.

But there’s been a big­ger trans­for­ma­tion in­side. The ex-com­mit­ment-pho­bic ladies man who se­rial dated mod­els has be­come a fam­ily man. Ge­orge said: “I couldn’t be more in love and more happy with my fam­ily. I’m 56, which is old to be do­ing this and I didn’t re­ally think it was go­ing to hap­pen in my life. So it’s all ic­ing on the cake.

“I thought that my life was go­ing to be fo­cused on my ca­reer. Then I have this in­cred­i­ble re­la­tion­ship and then all of a sud­den we have these two knuck­le­heads who make me laugh ev­ery day.

“To­day is the first time I’ve been away from them since they were born and I wish I was with them. My wife sends me pic­tures of them and I think, ‘God, I wish I was with my kids’. I’m ex­cited to get home. It’s nice to feel this way.”

Life for Ge­orge and Amal, who have a home over­look­ing the Thames in Son­ning, Berk­shire, may sound like bliss.

But Ge­orge said: “I wasn’t com­pletely un­aware of what life would be like with chil­dren. All my friends have kids and I am god­fa­ther to about 20.

“The sur­prise for me was how much more com­pli­cated twins are than one.

“It’s not like twice as much work, it’s more than that. It changes ev­ery­thing and you don’t sleep. So I have such

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