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George Clooney’s mum Nina says he’ll be a 'great' dad

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George Clooney's proud mum Nina Clooney has opened up about her son expecting twins with his wife Amal, and has revealed that she thinks that he will be a "great" dad. Chatting to Us Weekly, she said: "We are extremely happy for George and Amal, and I cannot imagine two people who would be better parents. We were with them and they told us together. We were all together, and it was lovely. It was just a personal moment."

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George's mum Nina said she was "extremely happy" about the exciting news

Nina added that she thought the married couple will make wonderful parents. "I think he'll be great," she said. "And I think she'll be a great mum!" George's Oceans 11 co-star and friend Matt Damon has also opened up about the moment he found out about the exciting news. "I was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and I mean, I almost started crying," he told Entertainment Tonight. "I was so happy for him. And I was like, ‘How far along is she?’ And he goes, 'Eight weeks.'" The star joked that he gave George a hard time about telling him the news so early, saying: "'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. I was like, 'Just shut up, man.' And then four weeks later, I'm like, 'We're good right?' to which George said, "We're good.'"

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Amal and George are expecting twins

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The exciting news was revealed by talk show host Julie Chen on Thursday. "Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins," she announced on The Talk. "Congratulations are in order for George and Amal Clooney." She then added: "Now, what we did find out that no one else is reporting is that the twins are due this June."