Like any parents, celebrities are extremely protective of their children, but even more so when it comes to paparazzi taking photos of them. On Friday, French tabloid Voici published paparazzi photos of the Clooney twins on its cover. Now, the incredibly blurry images of George and Amal Clooney's babies, Ella and Alexander, are all over the internet. If you think the actor is going to let this go, you're wrong. In a statement released to The Hollywood Reporter Friday, George Clooney responded to the photos of his twins being posted and made it clear that he plans to take legal action.
The statement reads in its entirety:
Over the last week photographers from Voici magazine scaled our fence, climbed our tree and illegally took pictures of our infants inside our home. Make no mistake the photographers, the agency and the magazine will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The safety of our children demands it.
The photos in question show George and Amal each holding a baby and are taken from afar. According to Voici, the images were taken in Lake Como, where the Clooneys have a home. The tabloid is presenting the photos as the first images of Alexander and Ella. An official photo of the twins has yet to be released.
Voici shared the following statement with Bustle in response to Clooney's statement:
George and Amal Clooney have been very public personalities for the last few years. Their wedding in Venice, in September 2014, received a very wide coverage, the pictures of them smiling to the public were seen all around the world.
The birth of their twins, Ella and Alexander, has also been commented a lot, by themselves and their families.
The images published in Voici this Friday are a response to a public demand. People love George Clooney and have been following his life story for years now. Those pictures do not put in danger Mr. Clooney, his wife or their kids.
This morning Amal and George welcomed Ella and Alexander Clooney into their lives. Ella, Alexander and Amal are all healthy, happy and doing fine. George is sedated and should recover in a few days.
If or when George and Amal want to make any announcement about their children or want the public to see them, it's clear that they will do it on their own terms.