We’ve only just found out that George Clooney’s wife Amal is expecting twins, but Matt Damon says he knew months ago!
The actor – who appears in a number of films with George, including the Ocean’s Eleven franchise – was doing press for his latest film, The Great Wall, when the couple’s pregnancy was confirmed by The Talk host Julie Chen.
“I was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and, I mean, I almost started crying. I was so happy for him,” Matt reveals.
But the dad-of-four says that he had to tell George, 55, to keep his baby news under wraps until they reached the 12 week mark!
‘I Told Him He Was Out Of His Mind’
“And I was like, ‘How far along is she?’ And he goes, ‘Eight weeks,” Matt says.
“‘[I said to him] are you out of your mind?! Don’t tell anybody else! Don’t tell anybody else! Don’t you know the 12-week rule?’ “Like of course he doesn’t [know the rule].”
Matt says that he’s over the moon for the couple, who married in 2014, and thinks George is one lucky man.
“I’m thrilled for him,” he added.
“She’s amazing. He hit the jackpot. Just on every level. She is a remarkable woman. They’re gonna be great. They’re gonna be awesome parents. Those kids are lucky.”
George and Amal are yet to confirm their baby news themselves.
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