George Clooney has opened up about being ‘terrified’ of parenthood, saying that he’s ‘afraid of breaking’ his four-month-old twins.
Parenting is hard, kids don’t come with an easy-to-use manual, so it’s understandable that the first-time dad is still adapting to fatherhood.
The much-loved Hollywood A-Lister has been a dad for nearly four months now, but there are still some things he’s adjusting to – like ‘diaper duty’.
In an interview with talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, the dad opened up on how he’s coping with not one, but two little ones.
George and wife Amal
‘Listen, I’m scared to death. It’s terrifying’, the 56-year-old said of navigating parenthood, adding: ‘You’re afraid of breaking them. They’re so little.’
George and wife Amal welcomed twins, Ella and Alexander in June this year. Since then the dad has been very open about the babies’ milestones, mentioning recently that son Alexander is ‘a thug’ while daughter Ella is ‘very elegant’.
This time round the dad shared details of the twins’ first foray into solid foods: ‘How that goes in as a carrot and how that comes out the way it comes out is shocking’, he joked, referring to their nappies.
The Oscar winner explained that with two babies, the frequency of the task has become like ‘cleaning up your dog’s poop’.
‘I don’t know what’s going on from here to here. What happens?’ he queried.
Even before the tiny tots were welcomed into the world, George was already wary. A source close to the couple told InTouch magazine: ‘When [they] found out it was twins they were surprised, but also a little scared because they both had said that one was enough.’
And when it came to naming the cute duo, George explained how he and attorney wife Amal ‘didn’t want [the twins] to have really dumb’ baby names, which is why the settled for the classic monikers, Ella and Alexander.
George and human rights lawyer Amal met in 2013 and got engaged less than a year later. In September 2014, they tied the knot in a romantic ceremony at Ca’Farsetti Palace in Venice, Italy, with 100 guests present.