Amal and George Clooney’s twin babies are born, spokesman says

Lawyer and actor’s newborns Ella and Alexander are ‘happy, healthy and doing fine’

Amal Clooney has given birth to twins, her husband George Clooney’s publicist said on Tuesday. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/File Photo/Reuters

Amal Clooney has given birth to twins, her husband George Clooney’s publicist said on Tuesday. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/File Photo/Reuters

 

Amal Clooney has given birth to twins, her husband George Clooney’s publicist said on Tuesday.

Girl and boy babies Ella and Alexander Clooney were born on Tuesday morning, according to the couple’s publicist Stan Rosenfield.

He said both newborns are “happy, healthy and doing fine”. He joked: “George is sedated and should recover in a few days.”

They are the first children for the international human rights lawyer and her movie star spouse.

Amal Clooney and the Oscar-winning star of films like Ocean’s Eleven and Three Kings married in Italy in 2014, making them one of the world’s biggest celebrity couples.

Mr Rosenfield did not say where the twins were born but the couple appear to have been spending much of their time recently in England, where they have one of several homes.

Amal Clooney (39) and George Clooney (56) adopted a low profile during her pregnancy, keeping the news private for months before it was confirmed in February by the actor’s close friend, Matt Damon.

Since then, the couple, who have homes in England, Italy and the United States, have said little about the pregnancy.

George Clooney cancelled a visit to Armenia for a humanitarian event this past weekend, saying in a message to organisers that “if I came there and my wife had twins while I was there, I could never come home.”

Ms Clooney has largely continued her work as a human rights lawyer, addressing the United Nations in March and urging the international community to investigate crimes committed by Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.

Despite their silence, celebrity news media outlets have speculated for months about the sex of the twins, where they would be born and in which country they will be raised.

On Tuesday, social media lit up with congratulatory messages. “Ella and Alexander” was among the top trending topics on Twitter in the United States.

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