George Clooney Regrets Not Meeting His Wife Earlier & Falling in Love So Late in Life | "I Could've Spent Even More Time With Her"

George Clooney Regrets Not Meeting His Wife Earlier & Falling in Love So Late in Life | "I Could've Spent Even More Time With Her"

George Clooney can't help but fall in love with his wife, Amal, every passing day. She is also the mother of his two children.

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We meet millions of people over the course of our life but only some make an impression. The same happens when you meet the right person with whom you want to spend your entire life. Somehow the time you spend in each other's company seems less and you wonder if only you had met them earlier. George Clooney feels the same way.



Clooney, 59, had his fair share of relationships until he met the love of his life, Amal Clooney. He admits regretting not meeting her earlier, reported EOnline. "I'm sorry I was 50-something when it happened, but only because I could have spent even more time with her," he said, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter.


The actor was smitten by the charming and gracious barrister, Amal, 42, from the very first moment he laid eyes on her. The two met at Lake Como in Italy through a mutual friend in 2013. "I thought she was beautiful, and I thought she was funny and obviously smart," he said reminiscing their first meeting.



"She probably thought I was old. Then she sent some pictures from when she was here, and we were writing each other, emailing, talking, mostly about what was going on in each other's lives, and over a period of time it became clear we were more than just friends," he added laughing.

According to CloserWeekly, The Descendants actor admitted to fantasizing about the two being together. "I think about three days in. I mean, I knew when I met her that she was so extraordinary and special. And then I wondered if I’d ever get a chance to date her," he said. The Lebanese-British human rights activist sure had cast spell on him.



The lovebirds took tiny steps before saying anything to each other about their interest. They exchanged texts, established a friendship only to realize that it was more than what they had expected.


The Hollywood Reporter quoted the actor saying, “We went for dinner. [Amal] said, ‘Let’s go to this place.’ It was one of those places that was incredibly hip and chic. And when we came out, there were 50 paparazzi there. And pretty quickly, things escalated once I was in London."

Amal on the other hand had accepted her life as a spinster before she met Clooney. According to CloserWeekly, "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," she said.



Soon, rumors of them dating started floating in the media. But, the future was yet to be discussed. "I knew fairly quickly that I wanted to spend the rest of my life with Amal (but) we had never talked about it so there wasn’t like a 'Hey, maybe we should get married,'" said Clooney, according to Marie Claire.


Finally, the Ocean's Eleven actor got down to his knee and surprised Amal, the woman of his dreams, with the proposal. "It was 20 minutes of me on my knee, waiting for her to say yes because she was so shocked. My only doubt was if she thought maybe it was too soon. But there was no doubt that we were the right couple and that we were the right team," said Clooney, who described his move as "a full-on leap of faith."


The power couple marked the beginning of their lives as husband and wife in September 2014. What made their relationship even more perfect was their teamwork towards reaching common goals, hand in hand. In June 2017, the couple's lovely family was complete as they welcomed their twins, Alexander and Ella.

While talking about his kids on the Today show, the actor said, "They're not terrible twos. They're good kids. They're happy kids. They laugh a lot. They do pranks already. Put peanut butter on their shoes, so that it looks like poo-poo on their shoes and stuff, and they think that's funny."


The Catch-22 actor takes his responsibilities as a father quite seriously. He explained, "The first thing you think is, 'I hope I don't screw this up'. You are really responsible for two kids. I want them to be happy. I want them to have a sense of humor. I want them to be interested in things. I want them to be compassionate about other people's plights. Because that's the thing, you know? You have to have some sort of empathy."


Even after six years of being together, Clooney's admiration for his wife has only increased. "She’s someone that I enjoy spending every minute of the day with and I’m very proud to be around, watching the things that she does I admire so greatly," said the actor. He not only helps Amal with her work but is in awe of her determination as well.

He added, "I’ve always been involved in things other than this business long before I was successful at it, but she’s been doing it kind of quietly and unheralded for a long, long period of time," according to Marie Claire.