Though the first photos of George Clooney and Amal Clooney‘s newborn twins, Ella and Alexander, have yet to be released to the public, the actor’s dad, Nick Clooney, just gushed the new babies are “gorgeous!”
According to local outlet Cincinnati WXIX, George and Amal Skyped with his father, 83, and 78-year-old mother, Nina Warren, at their Kentucky home just two hours after Amal gave birth in the UK on Tuesday, June 6.
“They are gorgeous. Nina swears they have George’s nose,” Nick said. “Not both of them — one of them. The little boy looked like he had [George’s] nose, his little profile.”
“I love their names, Alexander and Ella,” he added. “Both sound terrific.” Nick additionally revealed the twins both have “dark hair” like their stunning barrister mama — so adorable!
Nick went on to confirm new mom Amal, 39, is doing “terrifically well” and was a “superwoman” while giving birth to the twins. “George — his eyes were glazed, so I’m not sure that he was sober. Now that’s a joke!” he said.
He also told People, “What I saw were these two perfect, picture-postcard babies. They were two great-looking babies!”
George with his parents, Nick and Nina, in 2002. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Though Nick said he and Nina weren’t sure their son George, 56, would ever become a father, his marriage to Amal changed everything. “When we met Amal, we got that figured out in a hurry,” the proud grandpa said. “Just as I, George married up. I did and so did he.”
As for when Nick and Nina will get to meet their new grandchildren? “They have enough on their plate to have some visiting grandparents coming in to London,” he explained. “So we’ll leave that one entirely up to them.”
Amal and her parents.
Amal’s mother, Baria Alamuddin, also spoke out about her new grandbabies. “Seeing these two angels, these stunningly beautiful babies… cuddled together, and seeing the joy on Amal and George’s faces, it’s one of those deeply felt beautiful feelings you can’t express in words,” she told People.
As for her opinion on George and Amal, she says the couple couldn’t be happier. “Oh my god, Amal and George were so beautiful, they were so happy, so contented,” she added. “You just look at them and you feel like they’ve been a mother and father for their whole lives.”
We can’t wait to see the first snapshots of little Ella and Alexander!
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