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Love is in the air for George Clooney!

The 53-year-old took the stage to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday, and he publicly honored his wife Amal in his stirring speech as he reflected on "a very good year."

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"Which means a whole new thing when you find someone to love," Clooney said during his stirring lifetime achievement award speech. "Even better when you've been waiting your whole life, and when your life is 53 years. Cue, [Globes co-host] Amy [Poehler], start the jokes."

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"Amal, whatever alchemy it is that brought us together, I couldn't be more proud to be your husband," he said to his 36-year-old wife, before honoring the victims of the Paris terrorist attacks.

What he didn't reveal onstage was that the slick black Giorgio Armani tux that he wore to the ceremony was the same one he wore to his September 2014 wedding. Talk about recycling!

"Guys have it easy, it's not fair," George later said backstage, sharing that his wife pored over the perfect dress to wear to her first Globes.

Earlier in the evening George and Amal made their red-carpet debut, stopping by ET to dish on their life as a newly-married couple and the possibility of children.

"We're very happy," he told ET's Nancy O'Dell. Amal, in a black Dior gown and Harry Winston jewels, said that married life was "wonderful."

As for the kids question, Amal had a revealing retort, telling Nancy, "You're worse than my mother!"


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