What Amal Clooney Promises George She Won't Do Again For The 'Sake Of Her Marriage'

Olivia Blair
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From ELLE

Amal Clooney has paid tribute to her husband George as she promotes her latest book, simultaneously vowing not to write another for the 'sake of my marriage'.

The human rights barrister appeared on a panellist of lawyers via Zoom call for the International Bar Association's Human Rights Institute on Thursday (December 17) where she discussed her latest book The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law.

While discussing the book, which she co-authored with Professor Phillipa Webb and is all about the basic human right to a fair trial, Clooney thanked her husband George for his patience during the book writing process.

'I want to end by thanking my husband George,' Clooney said. 'I know this process seems interminable to him, especially as I was always so sure that "this was the last drafting session" over and over again. The book drafting took place at all his filming locations and throughout the process he was not only patient but so wonderfully encouraging and inspiring. I really did not need another example of how amazing he is but this process provided one.'

Telling her panellists that she believed her husband of six years was watching the call downstairs from the kitchen, she jokingly made a promise to him, laughing: 'I just want to say thank you and from my side I can promise, for the sake of our marriage, that I will never do this again.'

Photo credit: Kevin Mazur/MG18 - Getty Images
Photo credit: Kevin Mazur/MG18 - Getty Images

While Amal has been penning away her thoughts on how to have a fair trial, George has been busy filming, directing and most recently promoting his upcoming Netflix movie, The Midnight Sky, which sees the actor play a scientist who attempts to warn some incoming astronauts about a global catastrophe on earth, while also caring for his daughter.

In recent interviews, the Oscar-winner has gushed about his wife and family in equal measures, saying her was able to resonate with the themes messaging because of his role as a husband and father.

'There is no question that having Amal in my life changed everything for me,' he told CBS. 'It was the first time that everything that she did and everything about her was infinitely more important than anything about me.

'And then we had these two knuckleheads, and it is very fulfilling, and it's something I wasn't at all... didn't see coming.'

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