If you have ever taken a flight with an infant or had a child sitting near you on the plane, you know that it can be a rough ride.
Well parenthood makes no exceptions for the rich and famous, and that includes George and Amal Clooney.
George and Amal welcomed their twins Ella and Alexander in June. The first-time father shared the love for his new role, despite admitting that it does exhaust him.
"I cry more than they do!" he said. "I cry four times a day right now, because I'm so tired. Hey, remember when you were single, before you didn't have to worry about keeping people alive?!"
The proud dad opened up about how different each of the baby's personalities are.
"Ella is very elegant and dainty and she has these big beautiful eyes – she looks just like Amal," he said. Of his son, who "weighs three pounds more than his sister," the actor joked: "He's just a thug, he's a fat little boy, he laughs louder than everyone in the room, it's the funniest thing."
When the Clooney family boarded their plane, the well-meaning parents had a surprise for their fellow passengers. To apologize for having their six-month old twins on board the couple passed out noise-cancelling headphones on their flight to England.
The headphones featured the logo of the 56-year-old actor's Casamigos Tequila and came with a note "apologizing ahead of time" if the twins were disruptive during their trip.
The passengers on board were happy with their gift, even though the babies didn't make a peep the whole flight, a source reports.
This is not the first time the Ocean's Eleven star has shown his generosity. He once gave out a million dollars each to 14 people in his life.
His close friend Rande Gerber, who is married to supermodel Cindy Crawford, recalled a time when Clooney gifted his closest friends one million dollars each, even paying their taxes at the end of the year.
This was his way of saying thank you for helping him to make it in Hollywood. The actor started his life with humble beginnings in Kentucky before heading to LA.
"There's a group of guys that we call 'The Boys'. George had called me and 'The Boys' and said, 'Hey, mark September 27, 2013 on your calendar. Everyone's going to come to my house for dinner,'" Gerber recalled.
"George begins to say, 'Listen, I want you guys to know how much you've meant to me and how much you mean to me in my life. I came to Los Angeles, I slept on your couch. I'm so fortunate in my life to have all of you and I couldn't be where I am today without all of you. So it was really important to me that while we're still all here together, that I give back. So I want you all to open your suitcases,'" he said.
That's when the group of 14 men opened the suitcases that George had laid out for them.
“I came to L.A., I slept on your couch. I’m so fortunate in my life to have all of you and I couldn’t be where I am today without all of you. So, it was really important to me that while we’re still all here together, that I give back,’” Clooney said, according to Gerber. “We open it up, and it’s $1 million dollars in $20 bills. Every one of us – 14 of us – got $1 million. Every single one of us. We’re in shock.”
"He goes, 'I know we've all been through some hard times, some of you are still going through it. You don't have to worry about your kids, you don't have to worry about, you know, school, you don't have to worry about paying your mortgage,'" Gerber recalled his heartfelt speech.
This happened on September 27, 2013, Clooney then married Amal on September 24, 2014. Talk about good fortune!