Amal Clooney shares the sweet way George made sure she was honoured with their twins’ first word

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  • Mum-of-two Amal Clooney has revealed that her husband George was 'careful' to make sure their twins' first word was 'mama'.

    Amal and George welcomed their twins to the world on June 6. Now the mum-of-two has opened up about a huge milestone for the couple’s twins – their first word.

    Speaking in a candid interview with Vogue magazine, Amal said: ‘We’ve had some “Mamas” and “Dadas.” George was very careful to ensure that “Mama” was the first word.’

    The couple have happily adjusted to life as parents and Amal said she now has a good balance with work. She said: ‘Between six and eight in the morning we get to have them in our bed — I don’t schedule any calls before eight.’

    The 40-year-old lawyer also revealed that while she was breastfeeding their twins Alexander and Ella, it was a little more tricky to balance her work. Amal joked: ‘When I was nursing, it was much more complicated, because there are two. I had all manner of weird cushions and pillows and machines.’

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    Amal and George married in 2014 in a lavish ceremony in Venice

    Speaking about the moment she knew George was the one she said: ‘It felt like the most natural thing in the world. Before that experience, I always hoped there could be love that was overwhelming and didn’t require any weighing or decision-making . . .

    ‘It’s the one thing in life that I think is the biggest determinant of happiness, and it’s the thing you have the least control over.’

    The mum-of-two says that she would never have married or had children unless she felt like she had found true love. She explained that you just cannot assume you’ll find someone you want to be with forever.

    She said: ‘Are you going to meet this person? I was 35 when I met him. It wasn’t obvious that it was going to happen for me. And I wasn’t willing or excited about the idea of getting married or having a family in the absence of that.’

    George has previously spoken about the moment he proposed during an interview on the Ellen DeGeneres show. He revealed that he wanted to get down on one knee six months into the couple’s relationship and when he eventually popped the question he said: ‘I couldn’t imagine spending the rest of my life without you’.