Matt Damon Had the Most Adorable Reaction to Amal Clooney's Pregnancy

Hint: he almost cried.

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In case you missed the wave of celebrity pregnancy announcements (opens in new tab) that occurred on Thursday, Amal Clooney is pregnant with twins (opens in new tab). The human rights lawyer and her actor husband (ya know, George Clooney?) kept their good news pretty under-the-radar, but one person who knew what was up? Matt Damon.

"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," Damon recently said (opens in new tab). "And I was like, 'How far along is she?' And he goes, 'Eight weeks.'"

As Damon points out, women don't typically announce their pregnancies until the twelve week mark (when the possibility of miscarriage is significantly lower). The star says he told Clooney "'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."

Clooney's n00b-ness aside, Damon thinks he'll be an amazing dad. "I'm thrilled for him. She's amazing. He hit the jackpot. Just on every level," he said. "She is a remarkable woman. They're gonna be great. They're gonna be awesome parents. Those kids are lucky."

Amen to that.

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Mehera Bonner
Entertainment Editor

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.