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George Clooney has finally spoken out in public about some rather private news.

Some rather private news that has a nation on the edge of its seat in excitement, that is.

We’re talking, of course, about the fact that Clooney and his wife Amal are expecting twins this year. Yes, twins.


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“We are really happy and really excited. It’s going to be an adventure,” the actor said in his interview with Laurent Weil on his French program, Rencontres de Cinema.

The 55-year old seems to be aware that having two babies at once is a pretty big challenge.

But he also sounds like he’s ready for it.

“We’ve sort of embraced it all… with arms wide open," Clooney added.

This giant piece of unexpected baby news went viral about two weeks ago, with plenty of people on the Internet having their say.

Matt Damon even chimed in about the development, telling Entertainment Tonight that he "almost started crying" when Clooney pulled him aside to pass the news along.

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"They’re gonna be great. They’re gonna be awesome parents. Those kids are lucky,” Damon added this month.

Still, the interview referenced above marks the first comments Clooney himself has made on the topic of children and fatherhood.

This is a man, remember, long known for being someone who thoroughly enjoyed his single life, moving from one beautiful woman to another with seemingly no plans to settle down.

But then he was bitten by the love bug. Hard.

The star is aware that he’s a bit older than most men when they become first-time parents.

But he says he drawns inspiration from 89-year-old French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo, who had a child with his second wife, Nathalie Tardivel, when he was 70 years old.

“So, I’m feeling a little better about being 56 by the time [the kids arrive],” Clooney joked.

Hmmm… 56, huh?

Clooney turns that age on May 6. So we now have confirmation that Amal is due some time after that.

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Clooney’s mother actually said recently that her grandkids are due to enter the world in June.

She also confessed that one will be a girl and one will be a boy. How perfect, right?!?

“George is excited but nervous,” said a source close to the couple about how Clooney is feeling these days, telling People Magazine:

“He is excited about the kids, but also has the normal amount of nerves that come with being parents.”

Sure. That makes sense. Lots of others have been there.

And the following celebrities will all be there at some point in 2017:

Still. This is George Clooney we’re talking about.

Is there any doubt he’ll slay at this fatherhood thing?

“He’s going to be the best dad," a second source tells People very simply.

We agree!