George and Amal Clooney are parents! The Hollywood superstar and his wife have welcomed twins – a girl named Ella and a boy named Alexander.
The couple’s first children were born in London on Tuesday morning. In a statement, Clooney’s publicist said: “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.”
The 56-year-old Academy Award winner and the human rights lawyer wed in September 2014 in Venice, Italy, surrounded by loved ones. The star-studded list of guests included Bono, Emily Blunt and Matt Damon, among others.
The 39-year-old’s parents said they were delighted to welcome their grandchildren. Amal’s father, Ramzi Alamuddin, stated: “They are in great health, all is perfect. I am very happy for them, they will be great parents.”
Amal’s mother Baria, who is in hospital with her daughter, added: “We are over the moon. It was a beautiful delivery. The babies are beautiful and are doing well.” Clooney recently talked about becoming a first-time dad and joked about waiting to start a family later in life. He said: “My favorite part is, you know, all my friends who are my age, and I have many of them, they’re already done. Their kids are all grown up and away to college and they are laughing.”
Still, the famous director is definitely up for the challenge. Clooney concluded: “We are really happy and really excited. It’s going to be an adventure. We’ve sort of embraced it all with arms wide open.”