“What I saw were these two perfect, picture-postcard babies,” Nick Clooney tells PEOPLE from his home in Kentucky. “They were two great-looking babies!”
The stars welcomed their new little ones earlier this week, with a spokesman for the couple saying in a statement: “Ella, Alexander and Amal, 39, are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George, 56, is sedated and should recover in a few days.”
As Amal, who Nick describes as “remarkable,” held the twins in her arms while sitting up in her hospital bed, the new parents proudly shared sweet moments with Nick and Nina, and George’s older sister Adelia, who lives nearby.
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“Amal looked great. George looked more harried than she did,” says Nick, who adds that the newborns are “stunning”, with dark hair and lots of energy. “They were both very active!”
Although the couple didn’t reveal the twins’ names to the family until after they were born, Nick said he loves the choice. “We didn’t know until [meeting] the babies, but they’re beautiful names, aren’t they?”
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Until the elder Clooneys see the little ones in person, Nick said he is simply thrilled by their first meeting. In fact, he tells PEOPLE, “It was perfect.”
Sources confirmed in February that the Oscar-winning actor-director and the international human-rights lawyer were expecting. George, Amal and their families were “all very happy,” a source said at the time.