Amal Clooney's emotional tribute speech to George

Anita Lyons
Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

If you didn’t already adore Amal and George Clooney, you’re bound to fall in love after seeing this.

During the week, George, 57, was honoured with the American Film Industry (AFI) Life Achievement Award, with a special tribute event held in his honour.

While the star studded guest list – that included Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, Jimmy Kimmel and Cate Blanchett – was impressive, it was the emotional speech by Amal that stopped the room.

Amal Clooney’s emotional speech about her husband George was beautiful. George was honoured at the AFI awards for lifetime achievement. Source: Vanity Fair

During her speech, the human rights lawyer and mother of twins spoke about her husband’s generosity, his fight for justice, and of course, his witty sense of humour.

“Although George’s modesty attributes much of the success we are celebrating here tonight to luck, I think it’s incredible talent and character that got him here and these attributes also make him an amazing husband and father,” she said.

George’s face during Amal’s speech was priceless. Source: Vanity Fair

The barrister recalled the time she met him, reserved to the fact she would “be a spinster” and so realised she would “ever want to be with anyone else”.

“My love, what I have found with you is the great love that I always hoped existed,” she said. “And seeing you with our children, Ella and Alexander, is the greatest joy in my life.”

George and Amal on the red carpet at the AFI awards. Source: Getty

“You fill our home with laughter and happiness and that’s even before the children have worked out that ‘dada’ is actually Batman, a talking fox, and friends with Mary Poppins.”

“I’m so proud of you my love. Congratulations on this great honour that you’re receiving tonight. I’m proud of you, but I also know that when our children find out not only what you have done, but who you are, they will be so proud of you too.”

We are melting!

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