It was announced on Tuesday that Amal Clooney, human rights lawyer who is married to George Clooney, gave birth to twins:
Everything went well, and the newborn boy and girl were even successfully named: Ella and Alexander.
AP: BREAKING: Publicist says Amal Clooney, wife of George Clooney, gave birth to twins Ella and Alexander on Tuesday.— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 6, 2017
Everyone crawled out of the woodwork to well-wish the couple and their new family members, seemingly obsessed with the fact that Amal had twins:
Welcome to the world, Ella and Alexander Clooney. Congratulations, George and Amal, or as I’m now calling you, Ocean’s Four.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) June 6, 2017
Congratulations to George and Amal Clooney on the birth of their twins, and an even bigger congratulations for giving them NORMAL NAMES ✌🏽— Beth Pickard (@QueenRed94) June 6, 2017
BUT will George and Amal name their twins Cheryl and Jason Blossom?— Valerie Knees (@valerieknees) June 6, 2017
Hmm, no, do not name children after any characters from Riverdale, please. We need more famous twins for references when these things come up. Perhaps these newborns are the duo that become famous icons, but they'll have some pretty stiff competition when Beyoncé gives birth to her hotly anticipated pair.
George and Amal are doing fine, though, and have released a statement on the birth of their offspring to CNN:
"This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days."
You can hear two tiny identical voices grown, "DAA-aaad." The corny jokes are starting before Amal is even out of bed. This is the danger of becoming a dad, and when you have two kids all at once, the effects are even more severe. Thoughts and prayers to the Clooneys during this difficult time—and may George never discover puns.