Amal Clooney Jokes That She & Meryl Streep Were Both Married to George Clooney

Amal Clooney is poking fun at her husband George Clooney‘s on and off-screen romances.

The 42-year-old barrister was awarded the 2020 Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award during the CPJ International Press Freedom Awards on Thursday (November 19), presented by Meryl Streep.

After being virtually introduced, Amal thanked Meryl for her kind words before pointing out their relationship with Amal‘s husband.

“You are an inspiration as a woman, as an artist, as a press-freedom advocate. I know I can’t ever hope to win the number of awards that you’ve won, but it does occur to me that we have something special in common, which is that we’ve both been married to my husband,” she joked.

“And honestly, the fact that you did it as Mr. and Mrs. Fantastic Fox just makes that so much less awkward,” she went on to say.

If you didn’t know, Meryl and George were characters in the 2009 Wes Anderson animated film, Fantastic Mr. Fox.

George recently revealed the epic prank Brad Pitt played on him that impacted his reputation.

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