George Clooney has discussed how his relationship with wife Amal Clooney is impacted by their 17-year age difference.
Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor, George Clooney previously held the distinction before being married to the human rights attorney in 2014. The Ticket to Paradise actor, 61, and Amal, 44, have a big age difference, but he explained that waiting until he was 53 to get married helped him become the ideal husband for his wife.
“We agree on most things,” Clooney recently told E! News. “When you’re 61, which apparently I am, as you get older, you’re kind of looking at things a little differently.”
Thanks to their age gap, the Oscar winner also said he doesn’t concentrate on insignificant things that he might’ve in his younger days. “Amal wants to paint the wall yellow,” he shared. “And if I was younger, I feel like that’s a stupid color. And now you just go, ‘I don’t care. Who cares if a wall’s yellow?’”
Now, Clooney said he’s learned to “find all the things that we have in common and not worry about the little things.”
George and Amal Clooney have been together for eight years and are parents to twins Ella and Alexander, who are five. The Ocean’s Eleven actor recently talked about the benefits of having older children, particularly when it comes to his daughter maybe dating in the future.