George Clooney wanted to quietly spoil his wife, Amal, on their second wedding anniversary. The actor and international human rights lawyer celebrated the special occasion on September 27, keeping it low-key by staying in and cooking a homemade dinner.
“And they said it wouldn’t last,” the Money Monster producer, 55, joked to Entertainment Tonight of his two-year marriage. “Ah, we proved them wrong!”
Clooney, who hosted the Motion Picture Television Fund’s ‘Night Under the Stars’ benefit in Los Angeles this past Saturday, October 1, also revealed details about the couple’s anniversary evening. “We mostly drank,” he revealed. “I made dinner and we had a very romantic second anniversary. Very civilized.”
After two years of marriage, Clooney is more smitten with his bride than ever. “I’m very interested in my wife, and I think that’s as it should be,” he told E! News in a separate interview. “She’s an amazing woman.”
The Oscar winner couldn’t be prouder of Amal, 38, who works as a lawyer, specializing in international law and human rights. She’s currently representing Nadia, a Yazidi woman who was sold as a slave to ISIS.
“You spend an afternoon with that young woman, there’s no way you couldn’t stand up for her,” Clooney said of Nadia. “She’s so brave. She’s the one who’s the bravest, because she’s in the most dangerous [situation],” he continued to ET. “I think Amal’s decision to [represent her] was, of course, heroic.”
The Motion Picture Television Fund’s annual fundraiser is near and dear to Clooney’s heart. In 2015, MPTF’s events raised over $8.5 million to support those struggling in the entertainment industry.
“I think what gets lost a lot is the people that think Hollywood is just everyone actually succeeding and making a lot of money,” Clooney – who sits on the MPTF board – told ET. “In reality, it’s a business where people struggled and most of the people have a very difficult time just making ends meet, so the fact that this is here for them is something that we all feel responsible for.”