‘Amal has made my life full,’ George Clooney tells interviewer

‘Amal has made my life full,’ George Clooney tells interviewer
Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney met George Clooney in 2013. File/Getty Images
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Updated 18 November 2020

‘Amal has made my life full,’ George Clooney tells interviewer

‘Amal has made my life full,’ George Clooney tells interviewer

DUBAI: George Clooney rarely does interviews these days, but the Hollywood actor made an exception for GQ’s Icon of the Year issue, lavishing praise on his wife, British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Clooney. 

And can you blame him? In addition to being an accomplished international human rights barrister, Amal has also represented high-profile clients such as Julian Assange, fought for thousands of Yazidi victims of persecution and served as the UK’s former envoy on press freedom before stepping down from her position in September in protest at Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s handling of the Brexit deal. 

“Yeah, my wife is literally — like, today she’s in the middle of sort of standing up against the British government, you know, deciding that they’re going to break international law. So she had to retire as the envoy, and she’s in there doing that,” Clooney proudly told the publication in a feature that came out this week. “And I’m in here doing this interview.”




Amal Clooney is a human rights lawyer and regulary speaks on panels and international events. File/AFP

After his divorce from actress Talia Balsam in 1993, Clooney was perfectly content as  a bachelor for many years. But after he met Amal in 2013, everything changed.

“I was like, ‘I’m never getting married. I’m not going to have kids. I’m going to work, I’ve got great friends, my life is full, I’m doing well,” he recalled of his mindset at the time. “And I didn’t know how un-full it was until I met Amal. And then everything changed. And I was like, ‘Oh, actually, this has been a huge empty space.’”

The couple married in a lavish ceremony in Venice in 2014. They had twins, a boy, Alexander, and a girl, Ella, in 2017.




The couple have two children together. File/AFP

The “Ocean’s Eleven” actor went on to say that marriage changed him “because I had never been in the position where someone else’s life was infinitely more important to me than my own. You know? And then tack on two more individuals, who are small and have to be fed.”

In the GQ profile, Clooney also revealed one of his reasons for stepping back from acting in recent years. “I would generally rather spend time with Amal than do anything else,” he said.


Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 
Updated 18 January 2021

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

Tik Tok star Addison Rae can’t get enough of this Lebanese label 

DUBAI: US TikTok star Addison Rae stepped out in a pair of heels by Lebanese footwear designer Andrea Wazen this week.

The Beirut-based designer, who is the younger sister of Lebanese fashion influencer Karen Wazen,  launched her eponymous, celebrity-approved label in 2013 following stints with some of the most renowned footwear designers in the world, including Christian Louboutin and Rupert Sanderson. 

The designer’s impressive list of celebrity clientele covers a broad spectrum of stars, from Hailey Bieber to Tracee Ellis Ross and Jennifer Lopez to Kylie Jenner, who have all donned Andrea Wazen’s strappy sandals and stilettos.

Rae, who rose to fame doing fun-to-replicate dances, opted for the Immy mules in multi-color. The fanciful footwear features mesh lined with leather  and a cone-shaped heel. She paired it with a bright yellow sweater and mom jeans. 

It’s not the first time the 20-year-old has been seen rocking an Andrea Wazen design. 

Last month, the Tik Tok star shared an Instagram Story with her 33.2 million followers in which she was spotted wearing clear pointy-toed shoes with white-strap detailing, called the Dassy PVC pumps. 

She styled the shoes with a white shirt dress from French luxury label Louis Vuitton that featured large pockets on the sides and was tied at the waist with a matching belt.

Indeed, Rae seems to be a fan of the Wazen family’s businesses. 

In recent months, she’s also been seen wearing  sunglasses by Karen Wazen Eyewear, including a pair of “Vicky” in navy blue shades from Karen’s line, which launched in December 2018.

Meanwhile, Rae isn’t the only star who has fallen head over heels for Andrea Wazen. 

US actress Emma Roberts recently donned a blush, floral Ganni dress paired with shoes by Lebanese footwear designer.

She opted for the Denver Lavender pumps, a pair of mesh sandals with an adjustable buckle strap.

“The Kissing Booth” star Joey King is also a fan. 

The 21-year-old was spotted wearing the 90s-inspired Gloria mules for a recent press event in Los Angeles. She paired the mules with a top and matching leggings from New York-based label Lirika Matoshi and a By Far bag.