Amal Clooney spoke publicly about her husband George Clooney for the first time when he was honored with the American Film Institute (AFI)’s Life Achievement Award on Thursday night.
“What I found with you is the great love I always hoped existed,” the human rights lawyer said, reported People Magazine.
Amal Clooney, 40, also praised Clooney, 57, for being a great father to their twins, who recently turned 1.
She said she spoke of her husband “with immense pride.”
“I thought I should say a few words about his character in real life and why he deserves to be admired not only for what he has done but for who he is. There are a few things you might not know about George,” Amal Clooney said.
“First, he is a gentleman. He is a gentleman in every sense of the word and in a way that seems so rare these day and perhaps even outdated. Everyone who knows him, even those who oppose him politically or have quarreled with him professionally will tell you he has not forgotten his Kentucky manners. “Every set I visit, I am told by the crew that George sticks up for the most vulnerable. His security team told me that when shooting in Montreal George refused to wear a warm winter jacket unless every actor and extra got the same one even though it was 40 degrees below zero.”