Relationship goals! George Clooney opened up about his marriage to wife Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin), playing basketball with President Obama and more in an interview with Esquire’s David Granger for the mag’s May 2016 issue.
“I’ve never been happier in a relationship by any stretch of the imagination,” the Tomorrowland star, 54, said of his marriage to 38-year-old British barrister Amal. “At 52 I found the love of my life and I’m really happy.”
The couple married in September 2014 in Venice, Italy, at a star-studded ceremony attended by pals including Matt Damon, John Krasinski, Emily Blunt and Cindy Crawford and husband Rande Gerber, cofounder of Casamigos tequila with Clooney. The Oscar winner told Esquire of his alcohol venture, “It’s off-the-charts successful. That’s going to be the most successful thing I’ve ever been attached to financially. By far.”
With dozens of great films and countless awards under his belt, Clooney talked about the legacy he wants to leave behind, which includes helping immigrants and refugees. “Amal and I are working on things now that matter to us on a whole other level, in a whole other world. If there’s a legacy for me, it’s yet to be written,” he said of wanting to leave a lasting impression on the next generation besides his repertoire of “seven or eight films that will stand the test of time.”
When he’s not working to change the world, Clooney somehow finds time to shoot some hoops with the president! “We played here in L.A.,” he said of his basketball game with President Barack Obama. “I did a fundraiser here with him, and he said, ‘What are you doing tomorrow morning?’ I go, ‘What time?’ He goes, ‘5:30. You wanna play some hoops?’” Clooney even invited his friends along to play. “It was really fun. He’s a good basketball player,” he said.
Currently, Clooney is gearing up for the May release of his new film Money Monster, and has been active in the ongoing election, hosting fundraisers for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Amal recently worked on a high-profile case involving the political crisis in the Maldives, where the former president, Mohamed Nasheed, has gone from head of state to prisoner.
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