Monday 24 April 2017

George Clooney breaks his silence after announcing baby news with wife Amal

George Clooney and Amal Clooney Photo: Getty
George Clooney and Amal Clooney Photo: Getty
George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
Actor George Clooney (R) and wife Amal Clooney attend a Leaders Summit for Refugees during the United Nations 71st session of the General Debate at the United Nations General Assembly on September 20, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Peter Foley - Pool/Getty Images)
George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
Amal and George Clooney
Amal Clooney and George Clooney pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Money Monster in Cannes.
Amal and George Clooney at the Cannes Film Festival in France last year. Photo: Getty

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George Clooney is "really excited" about becoming a father and expects having twins will be "an adventure".

It was revealed earlier in February that the 55-year-old actor and his human rights lawyer wife Amal were expecting twins and while his mother Nina and pal Matt Damon had confirmed the pregnancy news, the couple remained silent.

While George was in France over the weekend to receive an honorary prize at the Cesar Awards, he sat down for a chat with French program Rencontres de Cinema and finally opened about becoming a father for the first time and how much he was looking forward to it.

"We are really happy and really excited. It's going to be an adventure," he said. "We've sort of embraced it all…with arms wide open."

George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )
George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Netflix )

He also recalled how "supportive" his friends have been and they have assured him he's going to be a good dad, and that he's going to enjoy fatherhood. He remembers a group dinner where they all "got really quiet... And they all just started making baby crying noises, and the whole table just busted up laughing."

The Ocean's Eleven actor will be 56 years old by the time the twins arrive and he joked he feels "a little better" about his age when he looks to other older fathers, such as French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who was 70 years old when he had his fourth child in 2003, for inspiration.

George's chat comes soon after Nina revealed the sexes of the twins in an interview with Vogue magazine.

"It will be one of each! Yes, a boy and a girl. That's what I've been told," she said. "How marvelous! My husband and I are extremely excited."

Amal and George Clooney at the Cannes Film Festival in France last year. Photo: Getty
Amal and George Clooney at the Cannes Film Festival in France last year. Photo: Getty

George married Amal, who is reportedly due in June, in Italy in 2014.

Amal Clooney and George Clooney pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Money Monster in Cannes.
Amal Clooney and George Clooney pose for photographers upon arrival for the screening of the film Money Monster in Cannes.

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