George Clooney is jumping into fatherhood with both feet.
Clooney and his wife, Amal, are expecting twins, according to “The Talk” host Julie Chen, who announced the news on yesterday’s show. The actor and human rights attorney are expecting the two additions in June.
This is quite a lifestyle change for Clooney, who was perhaps the world’s most famous lothario just a few short years ago. “I’ve always known fatherhood wasn’t for me,” he told Australia’s Daily Telegraph in 2011. “Raising kids is a huge commitment and has to be your top priority. For me, that priority is my work.”
Of course, he said in the same interview, “That’s why I’ll never get married again,” and he changed his mind on that after meeting Amal (then Alamuddin). The 55-year-old Hail, Caesar! star is showing that it’s never too late to start a family (though, a decade ago, his ER character fathered twins).
Clooney’s longtime friend and Ocean’s series costar, Matt Damon, told Entertainment Tonight that the couple would be “awesome parents.” But, since he’s new to the whole “dad” thing, Clooney had actually jumped the gun in telling The Great Wall star the news, telling Damon about Amal’s pregnancy on set when she was just eight weeks along.
“‘Are you out of your mind?!’” Damon told ET he said to Clooney. “‘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?’ ‘We’re good.’”
Women everywhere are thrilled—not just for the couple’s big news, but also for the chance to see the man who once swore off marriage and kids doubling down on family life.
— Melissa Chapman (@MelissaSChapman) February 10, 2017
When I heard #GeorgeClooney was “having twins,” I totally assumed something else.
— Comedy News Z!TV (@ZTVComedyNews) February 9, 2017
Amal & George Clooney are expecting twins! George has come a long way from being America’s most notorious bachelor! https://t.co/d1LORBiwiF
— Bring Me Your Torch (@BringMeYourTorc) February 9, 2017
When we were kids, it seemed unfathomable we’d grow up to have Trump as POTUS and perma-bachelor George Clooney married w/twins.
— Jenn (@JennaMichelle29) February 10, 2017
A side note – Can not believe the bachelor of all bachelors George Clooney is married and expecting twins. I have now seen it all
— Shani. (@champagneshani) February 10, 2017
So George Clooney & his Mrs are expecting twins. I remember when this man swore he would remain a bachelor
— Christiana Funmi O (@Trini1895) February 9, 2017
— Hillary Miller (@CricketArt67) February 9, 2017
— babymeetscity (@babymeetscity) February 10, 2017
— Ally Dean (@AllyEDean) February 9, 2017
— CandyCoatedRaindrops (@clawsoca) February 10, 2017
— Cara Wagner (@carabeara13) February 10, 2017
George Clooney & his beautiful wife are expecting TWINS! Brilliant news!!🍼🍼
— Pam Klower (@pklower) February 10, 2017
The news, coming just days after Beyoncé and Jay-Z announced they would be having twins, also has many imagining the potential for playdates for the power couples and their power twins.
Yo George Clooney Ima let you finish but Beyoncé is going to have the best twins of all time pic.twitter.com/BTmLoZgf2x
— Spotted At Laurier (@SpottedLaurier) February 10, 2017
Amal Clooney just couldn’t let Beyoncé have her moment, could she.
— Anna Peele (@bananapeele) February 9, 2017
If another celebrity announces twins I’m going to steal one of their babies. Share the wealth George Clooney & Beyonce!
— Channon Rose (@ChannonRose) February 10, 2017
So George and Amal Clooney are expecting twins… Beyonce is truly a trendsetter
— Mina (@ItsMinaGerges) February 9, 2017
— Adam T. Music (@MusicAdamT) February 10, 2017
— JoshO (@JoshO_PRC) February 10, 2017