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 that occurred on Thursday, Amal Clooney is pregnant with twins. 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. "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
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.