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George Clooney reveals 'terrible mistake' made with twins, Ella and Alexander

By Naomi White|

Like many parents, George and Amal Clooney wanted to raise their children to be bilingual.

But the famous couple is now regretting their choice of teaching twins Ella and Alexander, five, Italian - a language neither parent speak.

The pair have opened up in a rare interview, about the fear their little charges will be able to secretly conspire against them as they get older. ?

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George and Amal Clooney  attend the "Ticket To Paradise" World Film Premiere at Odeon Luxe Leicester Square on September 07, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Amal and George Clooney regret the choice of language for their twins to learn. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images) (Joe Maher/Getty Images)

As the actor told CBS Mornings yesterday, they'd made a "terrible mistake'.

"We taught them Italian," he told host Gayle King. "But we don't speak Italian. So we've armed them with a language they can harm us with. And we both don't really know what they're saying."

Clooney revealed the talented youngsters also speak French.?

But while he and Amal are in awe of their achievements, it seems the twins aren't so impressed by their famous parents. Not even Clooney having played Batman impressed Alexander, despite it being his favourite superhero. ?

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George and Amal Clooney
The couple want their children to be self-sufficient, and not rely on their privileged lifestyle. (Getty Images for BFI)

"I go, 'you know, I was Batman,' and he goes, 'Yeah, but not anymore'," George shared, "if only he knew how true that was."

Languages aren't the only thing Clooney wants his children to learn?. Speaking with the WTF with Marc Marron podcast last year, the actor revealed he wants the twins to be self-sufficient and resilient, despite the lifestyle he and Amal can provide.

"I'm really aware of a couple of things, which is I'm aware of the danger of celebrity with kids and I'm aware of the danger of having means with kids," he shared, explaining how his modest upbringing had instilled important survival skills he wants them to learn.

"I learned to be scrappy because of that. You can put me in any situation, I can survive," he said. "I can survive anything. I had to make sure that that's something that our kids get. That's important to me."?

Clooney and his wife welcomed their son and daughter in June 2017 after three years of marriage.

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