Julie Chen made a surprise announcement concerning George Clooney and his wife Amal.
“Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins. Congratulations are in order for George and Amal Clooney,” Chen announced on Thursday’s episode of her CBS daytime program. “The Talk has confirmed that the 55-year-old superstar and his highly accomplished 39-year-old attorney wife are expecting twins.”
Chen continued, “Now, what we did find out that no one else is reporting is that the twins are due this June. The two have been married for just about two and a half years.”
In May 2015, George was asked by CBS This Morning‘s Charlie Rose if he’s ever considered fatherhood, to which he initially answered, “Not really.”
“I mean, I’ve thought about it, I suppose, but it hasn’t been high on my list,” the Oscar winner continued. “I’ve been asked it a lot lately, because I’ve gotten married and I am doing a movie with kids in it. You should see how different, how creative the way they ask me!”
The recent baby news comes after the couple celebrated Amal’s 39th birthday last week in Spain along with George’s parents, Nina and Nick Clooney.
The two also celebrated their two-year anniversary in September and the actor joked with ET at the time about those skeptics who said “it wouldn’t last.”
“We proved them wrong!” George exclaimed.
Clooney’s close friend Matt Damon had also confirmed the news, in fact that he had know for awhile.
The actor explained Clooney had told him the news while they were working together last autumn.
Damon said: “They’re going to be awesome parents. Those kids are lucky.”
Explaining how Clooney revealed the news, Damon said: “I was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and I almost started crying.
“I was so happy for him. And I was like, ‘How far along is she?’ And he goes, ‘Eight weeks’.
“I said, ‘Are you out of your mind? Don’t tell anybody else! Don’t you know the 12-week rule?’ Of course he doesn’t. I was like, ‘just shut up, man’.”