Amal Clooney kisses hubby George as he is honored at AFI gala

Amal Clooney showers George with kisses as she jokes about being ‘resigned to life as a spinster at 35’ before meeting her ‘greatest joy’ in moving speech dedicated to husband at AFI Life Achievement Gala

Amal Clooney spoke for the first time about her husband George Clooney and their twins as the actor was handed a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute on Thursday.

Taking to the stage, the 40-year-old human rights lawyer gushed over her beloved husband, as she stated: ‘First, he is a gentleman. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word and in a way that seems so rare these days and perhaps even outdated’, before giving a stunning profession of their life and love. 

The 57-year-old Gravity actor looked on with pride as Amal gave a stunning insight into their life together, in what was a rare public display of affection for the private pair, as she confessed she had ‘resigned herself to life as a spinster’ before meeting the superstar five years ago. 

The happy couple: Amal Clooney spoke for the first time about her husband George Clooney and their twins as the actor was handed a Lifetime Achievement Award by the American Film Institute on Thursday 

Amal’s professed: ‘I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster. Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat and very soon it felt like, no matter what happened, I would never want to be with anyone else… 

‘I couldn’t sleep when we were apart and I’m told that I would display a particular grin and head-tilt when reading his text messages or the letters he would hide in my bag…

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‘Five years later, none of that has changed. He is the person who has my complete admiration and also the person whose smile makes me melt every time. My love, what I have found with you is the great love I always hoped existed.’

As the couple seldom discuss their private life, fans will undoubtedly be overjoyed to hear Amal’s gushing professions of love for her husband while giving a nod to their home life, his vast achievements in Hollywood and his role as father to their one-year-old twins, Alexander and Ella.



Open and honest: Taking to the stage, the 40-year-old human rights lawyer gushed over her beloved husband, as she stated: ‘First, he is a gentleman. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word and in a way that seems so rare these days and perhaps even outdated’, before giving a stunning profession of their life and love’ 

Elegance: Amal’s professed: ‘I met George when I was 35 and starting to become quite resigned to the idea that I was going to be a spinster. Then we met and started hiding out in my London flat and very soon it felt like, no matter what happened, I would never want to be with anyone else’


 Struggles: Her job as a wildly successful humans right lawyer has seen Amal speak in high-profile court cases around the globe, yet she confessed it was harder to speak about her husband to the room than in a court

Her job as a wildly successful humans right lawyer has seen Amal speak in high-profile court cases around the globe, yet she confessed it was harder to speak about her husband to the room than in a court. 

She said: ‘It’s somehow easier for me to address a court on behalf a detainee, than to speak publicly as I am doing for the first time tonight about my husband. I do so out of immense pride of all he has achieved…

‘Here are a few things you may not know about [George]. First, he is a gentleman. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word and in a way that seems so rare these days and perhaps even outdated… 

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    Pretty! For the occasion, the human rights attorney chose a sparkly pink affair that fell all the way to the ground

    ‘Everyone who knows him, even those who oppose him politically or who have quarreled with him professionally, will tell you, he has not forgotten his Kentucky manners. On every sense I visit, I’m told by crew that George sticks up for the most vulnerable.’

    Of their beloved tots, she said: ‘Seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life. “You fill our home with laughter and happiness and that’s even before the children have worked out that ‘da-da’ is Batman, a talking fox, and friends with Mary Poppins…

    ‘I’m so proud of you my love. Congratulations on this great honor that you’re receiving tonight. I’m proud of you, but I also know that when our children find out not only what you have done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you too.’

    Glam! She parted her raven tresses on the right and allowed them to fall down past her shoulders


    On their way! George looked dapper as usual in a classic black tuxedo and kept his girl close as they interacted with fans and made their way into the theater

    What a star! George even stopped to sign some memorabilia for fans waiting outside the venue

    Leggy display: Amal looked breathtaking as she flashed her legs on-stage at the gala 


    Smitten: Amal and George couldn’t keep their hands and lips off each other as they canoodled at the table

    Pucker up: Amal and George shared a sweet kiss as George was presented with his award 

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      A small rectangular clutch and some dangly earrings were her only accessories.

      She parted her raven tresses on the right and allowed them to fall down past her shoulders.

      Smokey eye make-up, subtle blush and watermelon-hued lipstick ensured the lawyer glowed on the red carpet.

      Maybe she’s a fan? Perhaps one of the most unexpected guests was pop sensation Miley Cyrus, 25, who took the stage to serenade the guest of honor

      Keeping it simple: For her performance, she donned a white linen shirt, black high-waist trousers and a distinctive black cap

      Winner! George looked quite energized when he ventured on stage to accept his award

      Newsman: Even George’s father Nick Clooney turned up to celebrate his son’s accomplishments

      Family: George’s dad looked to be quite proud of his famous actor son

      All smiles! The journalist went on to sit next to his son and Amal on the dais

      George looked dapper as usual in a classic black tuxedo and kept his girl close as they interacted with fans and made their way into the theater.

      At one point he couldn’t resist and planted a big smooch on her lips before they took their seats. 

      Of course there was a plethora of A-listers on hand for the celebration.


      Still a stunner! Supermodel Cindy Crawford, 52, looked angelic in a flattering white asymmetrical dress that also featured one baggy long sleeve

      Perfect pair: She was accompanied by her husband and tequila mogul Rande Gerber, 56


      Classic: Friends alum Jennifer Aniston, 49, also went with an asymmetrical dress, though her black garment did have two shoulder straps

      Did they plan it? She was joined by fellow Friends star Courteney Cox, 53, who also went with a black dress, which was asymmetrical as well

      Perhaps one of the most unexpected guests was pop sensation Miley Cyrus, 25, who took the stage to serenade the guest of honor.

      For her performance, she donned a white linen shirt, black high-waist trousers and a distinctive black cap. 

      Even George’s father Nick Clooney turned up to celebrate his son’s accomplishments, and went on to sit next to him and Amal on the dais. 

      Supermodel Cindy Crawford, 52, looked angelic in a flattering white asymmetrical dress that also featured one baggy long sleeve.

      Never boring! Annie Hall actress Diane Keaton, 72, once again opted for an eclectic outfit consisting of billowing black dress, sky-high heeled boots and a black top hat


      Head-turner: Cate Blanchett, 49, donned a very unique black dress with sheer sleeves emblazoned with ornate, tattoo-like designs

      Flattering! The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies, 51, also chose black, though her garment featured tulle material and fell down all the way to the floor in ruffles.

       Eyes on her! Julianna captivated the crowd while she was on stage

      Red hot! Live and Let Die star Jane Seymour, 67, definitely garnered some glances in her crimson gown, which had no shoulder straps and was an off-the-shoulder style

      She was accompanied by her husband and tequila mogul Rande Gerber, 56.

      Friends alum Jennifer Aniston, 49, also went with an asymmetrical dress, though her black garment did have two shoulder straps. She was joined by fellow Friends star Courteney Cox, 53, who also went with a black dress, which was asymmetrical as well.

      Cate Blanchett, 49, donned a very unique black dress with sheer sleeves emblazoned with ornate, tattoo-like designs.

      Annie Hall actress Diane Keaton, 72, once again opted for an eclectic outfit consisting of billowing black dress, sky-high heeled boots and a black top hat.

      The Good Wife star Julianna Margulies, 51, also chose black, though her garment featured tulle material and fell down all the way to the floor in ruffles. 

      Fashionable! Laura Dern, 51, of Jurassic Park fame, opted for a midnight blue number with a swoop neck and undulating hem

      Unique! Multi-talented Anna Kendrick, 32, arrived in a very unique white dress that looked as though it was composed of wide strips of fabric

      Live and Let Die star Jane Seymour, 67, definitely garnered some glances in her crimson gown, which had no shoulder straps and was an off-the-shoulder style.

      Laura Dern, 51, of Jurassic Park fame, opted for a midnight blue number with a swoop neck and undulating hem.

      Multi-talented Anna Kendrick, 32, arrived in a very unique white dress that looked as though it was composed of wide strips of fabric.

      Cool couple! George Clooney’s Ocean’s 11 co-star Don Cheadle, 53, looked to be having a ball in a navy blue jacket and black trouser combo

      Two of a kind! Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel brought along his wife Molly McNearney

      George Clooney’s Ocean’s 11 co-star Don Cheadle, 53, looked to be having a ball in a navy blue jacket and black trouser combo.

      Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel brought along his wife Molly McNearney.

      Fan favorite Bill Murray, 67, was also on hand. 

      Unexpected? Fan favorite Bill Murray, 67, was also one hand

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