This video is unavailable because we were unable to load a message from our sponsors.
If you are using ad-blocking software, please disable it and reload the page.
Amal Clooney Details Romantic Eighth Wedding Anniversary With Ge…
Al Roker Health Update: ‘Doctors Are Keeping a Close Eye on Him’
Sally Field Reveals a Famous Ex Was Her Worst On-Screen Kiss
Jennifer Garner and Lookalike Daughter Violet Make Rare Appearan…
T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach Avoid Relationship Talk During 'GMA' …
Savannah Chrisley Gets Emotional Amid Parents Todd and Julie's P…
Jamie Lynn Spears Shares Alleged Text From Britney Proving She T…
T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach's 'GMA' Romance: How Co-Workers and t…
'Dog's Most Wanted' Star David Robinson Dead at 50
Sarah Jessica Parker and Kristin Davis Spotted Filming 'And Just…
Christina Hall Shares How Kids Feel With Tarek & Heather Rae El …
Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes Won’t Be Disciplined for Workplace Re…
Patrick Mahomes and Wife Brittany Welcome Baby Boy 'Bronze'
T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach Joke About 'Great Week' on 'GMA' Afte…
Rod Stewart Knighted by Prince William at Buckingham Palace -- S…
AMAs: Pink Calls Olivia Newton-John an ‘Icon’ Ahead of Tribute P…
Prince William and Kate Middleton Not Reuniting With Prince Harr…
'90 Day Fiancé': Colt Gets Called Out for Disrespecting Debbie (…
George and Amal Clooney are celebrating more than just The Clooney Foundation's inaugural Albie Awards, the couple is marking their eighth wedding anniversary. ET's Rachel Smith spoke to the famous pair at the awards ceremony in New York Thursday night about what makes year number eight so special.
"Well, it's better than not right," George quipped. "Since we've been married for eight years, it's really important. We just feel lucky, and we're having a really wonderful time, and now we have two five-year-old kids running around too."
As for how they celebrated their anniversary, the couple had a little date night out in NYC.
"We went to one of our favorite New York restaurants and we had a lovely dinner," Amal shared. "Quiet dinner, we had a big event."
George and Amal's second celebration of the night comes at the Albie Awards, which the couple created to shine a spotlight on the brave individuals and organizations, who, at great personal risk, have devoted their lives to justice, and to let those who abuse human rights know that the world is watching.
The night's honorees are comprised of, as George and Amal call them, "justice warriors," doing everything they can to bring attention to corruption and injustice everywhere.
"All of them they are sort of justice warriors, we like to call them," George explained. "They are all people who are at risk. They're doing really amazing things. Maria Ressa is a journalist in the Philippines who is doing everything she can to talk about corruption, and she's facing 85 years in prison."
He continued, "All of our awardees are at risk, and our job is to try -- and I can't think of a better reason to have an award show than to try and draw attention to somebody, and make it maybe a little harder to throw them in jail."
For Amal, a Lebanese-British lawyer specializing in international law and human rights, the awards are an extension of her work, but at a grander scale.
"Well, for me, it's an extension really of what I can do as a lawyer individually, but here we can do it at scale," Amal shared. "It's the same people I can take on as clients -- victims of genocide, of human rights abuses, journalists who are locked up, but I can only represent a certain number as an individual lawyer. Through the foundation, we're now in more than 40 countries, and it's just been amazing to see the response that we've gotten, for tonight, and in terms of all of our allies."
"So, I think the message is, there's so much that people can do tonight," she added. "We have businesses represented, we have NGOs, we have law firms, and just people who want to play their part -- and it works."
For more on the couple, check out the video below.