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George Clooney says marriage to Amal 'changed everything'

by Ree Hines /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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Married life agrees with George Clooney. Just eight months after the actor swapped "I dos" with wife Amal, he's letting the world know just how happy he is to be a husband.

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George and Amal Clooney at the world premiere of Disney's 'Tomorrowland.'Nina Prommer / EPA

"It's fun," Clooney told E! News at the premiere of his new film, "Tomorrowland." "It's really fun."

Yes, after years of being regarded as the leading man least likely to leave his date-filled bachelor days behind him — much to the amusement of some Hollywood humorists — Clooney truly welcomes the change.

"China: Through The Looking Glass" Costume Institute Benefit Gala - Sightings
George and Amal Clooney at the Met Gala.Alo Ceballos / Getty Images Contributor

"There were all the jokes and the bits and I get all that stuff, but I couldn't be happier right now," he explained. "I wake up in the morning and I think, 'This couldn't be better.'"

And it couldn't be more different than how the 54-year-old imagined his life would be.

Amal Clooney, George Clooney
Amal Clooney, left, and George Clooney arrive at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating "China: Through the Looking Glass" on Monday, May 4, 2015, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)Charles Sykes / AP

"All I know is that it sort of changed everything in terms of what I thought my future — my personal future — was going to be," Clooney told People magazine at that same event.

Amal Clooney, George Clooney
George Clooney, left, and Amal Clooney arrive at the world premiere of "Tomorrowland" at AMC Downtown Disney on Saturday, May 9, 2015, in Anaheim, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)Chris Pizzello / AP

Prior to marrying the 37-year-old human rights lawyer, he considered himself an "optimist about the world" at large, but not necessarily optimistic about his world.

"But now I am," he told People.

George and Amal Clooney
Actor George Clooney kisses the hand of Amal Clooney after arriving for the premiere of Disney's Tomorrowland in Anaheim, California on May 9, 2015. AFP PHOTO/ DAVID MCNEWDAVID MCNEW/AFP/Getty ImagesDavid McNew / AFP - Getty Images

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