On Thursday, February 9, Matt Damon cemented his position as Hollywood's Nice Guy. He revealed that he “almost started crying” when he heard that Hollywood’s once-perpetual bachelor, George Clooney, was expecting TWINS with his charming wife, Amal.
And, he discovered the amazing news a very, very long time ago…
During a chat with ET Canada, the 46-year-old said, “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. I was like, ‘How far along is she?’ And he goes, ‘Eight weeks.'”
Matt, who shares three children and a stepdaughter with his wife Luciana, followed up with some pretty solid parenting advice for the 55-year-old dad-to-be, who had accidentally broken the cardinal rule of pregnancy.
He said, “‘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. I was like, ‘just shut up, man.’”
“And then four weeks later, I’m like, ‘we’re good right?'” And George confirmed to Matt: “‘We’re good.'”
Speaking of the equal parts stunning and brilliant Amal (did you know she's trilingual?!), Matt said, “I’m thrilled for him. 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.”
The news of Amal and George’s much-speculated baby news was finally confirmed this week.
Julie Chen, Amal’s close friend and host of The Talk, revealed that, "Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins."
"Congratulations are in order for George and Amal Clooney!," Julie added on the latest episode of the hit talk-show.
The American TV personality went on to reveal that the 39-year-old is due in June which means we have approximately four months to prepare ourselves.
Rumours have surrounded the couple for months, as the Lebanese-British lawyer was seen to swap her usually form-fitting style for looser fitting garments.
Most recently, the couple’s English neighbour, Joan Farnese, fuelled the baby whispers surrounding the duo with some pretty rock solid comments.
She says George all but confirmed the news when she spotted him out on a stroll near the English countryside home in Berkshire he and Amal share.
“When’s the baby due?” she cheekily asked the actor – and though he stayed silent, the grin spreading across his face said it all, before he confirmed the news with a sly wink and a nod!
The twins will be the very first children for couple who have been together since 2013, and tied the knot in an intimate Venice wedding a year later.
Congratulations again to the happy couple!