George and Amal
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Even though they’re one of the biggest power couples in the world, Amal and George Clooney generally keep their relationship private. That’s probably why we love when the Clooneys share details about their beautiful romance, because what we know of the story feels like a real-life fairy tale.

On June 7th, the couple was in Hollywood to celebrate a major achievement for George — he was honored by the American Film Institute, winning the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. And while plenty of George’s A-list friends, including Jimmy Kimmel, Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, and former president Barack Obama (no big deal!) were on hand to send well wishes, it’s the speech by Amal that we can’t stop swooning over.

Amal admitted that somehow, it’s easier for her to “address a court on behalf of a detainee than to speak publicly” about George.


Of their early days together, she revealed, “I couldn’t sleep when we were apart, and I’m told I would display a particular grin and head tilt when reading his text messages or the letters that he would hide in my bag.”

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Amal went on to gush about how proud she is of her husband, and how she can’t wait for their twins to be old enough to know about their dad’s accomplishments.

Naturally, George teared up during Amal’s heartfelt speech, and so did we, TBH. We’re just gonna go ahead and say it: These two are goals, and we’re here for them.