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George Clooney’s Mother let the secret of the twins’ sex slip in an interview… it’s a boy and a girl!
It’s Twins For the Clooneys!
Amal and George Clooney delighted and surprised the world on Wednesday by revealing that they are expecting twins. Actor Matt Damon, close friend of the power couple, reportedly circulated news of prominent human rights lawyer’s pregnancy to close friends and family back in the autumn, when they first discovered they were having a baby. George Clooney, a highly decorated actor, confided in his longtime friend when his wife Amal was only 8 weeks pregnant, prompting the superstitious Matt Damon to forestall any further announcements until the 12 week mark. The twin babies, first children of both George and Amal Clooney, are said to be perfectly healthy and due to be born in June.
Julie Chen, host of CBS show ‘The Talk,’ announced to the world that Amal Clooney was pregnant on Thursday after confirming the news with George himself. “Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins,” Chen, 47, said. “Congratulations are in order for George and Amal Clooney!” When prompted for further information, the CBS news anchor replied, “What we did find out is that the twins are due this June.”
Last week, musician Beyonce caused a social media stir after announcing that she and husband, rapper Jay Z, are expecting twins. The announcement coincided with the beginning of black history month, and a particularly dark chapter in the media’s estimation of United States history. Media outlets and the internet went wild at the maternity photograph that was released, and then one day later, an entire gallery of images and poetry was posted to Beyonce’s website and the furor escalated it to the most covered single news story of the year so far.
Another source close to the couple, quoted by People, said they were “very happy”. The Clooneys’ representatives have not yet commented, as representatives for George and Amal Clooney did not immediately return Reuters’ requests for a statement.
The couple married in Venice in 2014 with a guest list of international celebrities, including Matt Damon and Bill Murray.
Rumors that Amal and George might be expecting began to circulate last month when Mrs. Clooney was spotted wearing a loose-fitting dress by the media and fashion experts speculated the new bride might be with child.
Amal Clooney, 39, is a human rights lawyer and has represented a number of high profile figures, including former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko and Australian Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. George Clooney, 55, has starred in numerous Hollywood films and has won two Academy Awards in addition to appearing on long-running television series ‘ER’ about doctors and nurses in an emergency department.
“Don’t Tell Anyone Else!”
Close friend of the George Clooney, Matt Damon told Entertainment Tonight Canada that Clooney, 55, revealed the happy news while they were filming a movie, and that his wife Amal Clooney, 39, was about eight weeks pregnant at the time.
“I’m like, ‘Are you out of your mind? Don’t tell anybody else, don’t tell anybody else, I mean, don’t you know the 12-week rule?’ Of course he doesn’t,” Damon said, laughing. “Then four weeks later, ‘I’m like, ‘We’re good right, we’re good,’ so I’m thrilled for him.”
Damon praised Amal Clooney, an international human rights lawyer, calling her “a remarkable woman” and saying George Clooney had “hit the jackpot.” He added the couple were “going to be awesome parents, those kids are lucky.”
The pregnancy is the first for both of the Clooneys, who were married in a lavish Italian wedding ceremony in 2014 after a romance that inspired talk across the world, due to both the age difference and occupational difference of the couple. However, it became quickly apparent that the match was for love and quite perfect, as both members of the power couple are fervent humanitarians who endlessly campaign for the improvement of the lives of others.
It was just revealed by George Clooney’s mother that the couple are having boy and girl twins, giving a child of each gender to the couple. You can read all about what else the excited grandmother revealed here!
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