He made a speech at this year’s Power of Women event

George and Amal Clooney are the ultimate power couple. Whilst George has spent years in the public eye as an Oscar winning actor, Amal has had an 16-year long career as an international human rights lawyer.


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This weekend, George attended an event championing a cause close to the couple’s hearts – female empowerment. The annual Variety Power of Women luncheon held in Beverly Hills celebrates the achievements of philanthropic women in the entertainment industry.

Key speakers at this year’s event included gun control activist, Emma Gonzalez and Time’s Up supporter and actress Lena Waithe.

George Clooney also gave a speech at the event, and when he got up to speak at the event the famous actor introduced as “Amal Clooney’s husband”.

Speaking before Emma Gonzalez, the actor said: “Hi, I’m George and I’m Amal Clooney’s husband,” making the room laugh. “I can read this room,” he continued.

It’s not the first time Amal’s achievements as a human rights lawyer have outshone the work of her husband. The Guardian newspaper made a similar joke earlier this year, when it described the Clooney’s arrival at Prince Harry’s wedding to Meghan Markle. The paper wrote of the pair: “International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney arrived wearing a bright Stella McCartney yellow dress, with her husband alongside.”

These two are ultimate #couplegoals

Media: Getty, Variety, Twitter 

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