Celebrity Parents George Clooney Says Twins Sometimes Pick Up Mom Amal's British Accent: 'Got to Fix That' George Clooney and Amal Clooney's twins Ella and Alexander will turn two on June 6 By Dave Quinn Dave Quinn Instagram Twitter Dave Quinn is an Editor for PEOPLE, working across a number of verticals including the Entertainment, Lifestyle and News teams. He joined in 2006 as a Writer/Reporter where he became known for his Bravo and Broadway exclusives across print and digital. Dave is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling book, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. He's appeared on many broadcasts including ABC's Good Morning America, Bravo's Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, E!'s Daily Pop, NBC's New York Live and PEOPLE's own Reality Check, as well as a number of podcasts like Bitch Sesh, Everything Iconic, Watch What Crappens, Hot Off the Mess, Mention It All, and PEOPLE Every Day. Prior to working at PEOPLE, Dave was the chief Theater Reporter for NBC New York and co-host of Entertainment Weekly's acclaimed TV Recaps series. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 9, 2019 09:33 AM Share Tweet Pin Email Splitting time between Los Angeles, Italy, and London has left George Clooney‘s twins Ella and Alexander with some confusing accents. On Thursday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actor, 57, opened up about fatherhood and traveling with his kids, explaining that with all the changing dialects around them, the pair have absorbed parts of their mom Amal Clooney’s way of speaking. “My wife is very, very English — very British,” George said. “The other day I caught my son … my son said ‘zeb-ra,’ ” George added. “I’ve got to fix that. That’s not going to happen.” George Clooney Says His Twins Are Already Pranksters, Just Like Dad — but ‘Not Terrible Twos’ Changing that shouldn’t be too hard. As George gushed, his kids are “very smart.” “They obviously got my wife’s brains,” the ER alum explained. “They’re not quite 2 and they can count from one to 20 in English and Italian. I’m still trying to do the English part!” “They’re very smart. I don’t like that either,” he joked, teasing that he can’t keep up. “I got a lot of dumb relatives, man. Awful easy!” Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter. Michael Rozman/Warner Bros. George Clooney Addresses Rumors He’s the Godfather of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Son Archie Ella and Alexander will turn two on June 6. And though they were born two minutes apart at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, the twins have “their own personalities,” George said. It seems Alexander has a thing for motor vehicles. “He goes outside and he hugs my car. ‘Car!’ and he hugs it,” said George before joking, “Which is bad when I’m driving. It’s really not good. He gets right in the wheel well.” On the other hand, Ella is already a fashionista. “My daughter is up in my wife’s closet with purses going, ‘Mine!’ ” George said. “So I see this is going to be a fun, fun life for me.” They “run in two different directions,” George said, adding that it was “a lot.” Still, they haven’t hit the “terrible two” stage yet. “They’re very well-behaved,” George shared. “They were sick for the last couple of days. That does sort of ruin your nights, as you must imagine.” He added that they sleep in the same room “most of the time, unless they’re waking each other up.” Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic George is currently on a press tour for Catch-22, his Hulu miniseries which premieres on May 17. It is directed by George and co-stars Christopher Abbott, Kyle Chandler and Hugh Laurie. On Tuesday, the actor told Savannah Guthrie on the Today show that his kids are already pranksters, just like their dad. “[They] put peanut butter on their shoes so that it looks like poo-poo on their shoes and stuff, and they think that’s funny,” George said. It’s unknown what the couple have up their sleeves for their twins’ second birthday, but it’s sure to be a great celebration — as long as they’re awake this time! Last year, he told Entertainment Tonight that the twins slept through their entire birthday due to jet lag.