George Clooney, 61, has been married to 44-year-old Amal for eight years, but in a new interview marking their anniversary, he exclaimed that meeting her had "screwed my life up".
The Oscar-winning actor had enjoyed a free and easy lifestyle - until the moment he first set eyes on the love of his life. © GETTY george clooney wife amal clooney marriage ruined news latest The pair first met at Lake Como, where he was staying with his parents and friends at the time, and eventually became inseparable. "Life was easy for me [but] now I've got twins running around!" he joked.
The once "confirmed bachelor" changed his mindset on marriage when he laid eyes on lawyer Amal, admitting that he saw "an extraordinarily fun, smart, beautiful, great woman" and was immediately "taken".
He then endured the heartache of wondering whether Amal could accept a 17-year age gap. © GETTY george clooney wife amal clooney marriage ruined news latest Unsure of whether his feelings would be reciprocated, he nevertheless began to write her letters. © GETTY george clooney wife amal clooney marriage ruined news latest "Some of the letters came from his dog," Amal chuckled as she recalled the sweet messages. "The dog needed a human rights lawyer to rescue him from the wine cellar - I remember that one!""I thought I'm so glad that there's someone like him in the world," she continued as the pair spoke to CBS host Gayle King about the secrets of their love affair.Read more on msn.com