"I was on my knee for like 20 minutes, I finally said, 'Look, I'm gonna throw my hip out.'"

By Alyssa Hardy
Nov 30, 2020 @ 8:12 am
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George and Amal Clooney's six-year marriage may seem like a no brainer, but apparently, Amal wasn't so sure at first.

In an interview with CBS Sunday Morning, George opened up about his spontaneous proposal. "We never talked about marriage when we were dating," he told them. "I asked her out of the blue, took her a long time to say yes. I was on my knee for like 20 minutes, I finally said, 'Look, I'm gonna throw my hip out.'"

Of course, the Amal eventually said yes and now the couple shares 3-year-old twins, Ella and Alexander – who were yet another surprise for the couple. "We go to the doctor and you do the ultrasound. They're like, 'You got a baby boy!' and I was like, 'Baby boy, fantastic!' And they go, 'And you got another one there.' I was up for one. Again, I'm old. All of a sudden, it's two. It's hard to get me to not talk and I just stood there for like 10 minutes just staring at this piece of paper going, 'What? Two?'," he recalled.

Despite the surprises, it's all worked out for the best, and George can't help but gush about his family. "There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me," he said. "It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me. And then we had these two knuckleheads. It is very fulfilling and something I wasn't at all...I didn't see coming."