George Clooney Speaks About Amal's Pregnancy for First Time | NBC Bay Area

George Clooney Speaks About Amal's Pregnancy for First Time

The 55-year-old actor is officially confirming the news himself

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    George Clooney Speaks About Amal's Pregnancy for First Time
    Dave Benett/Getty Images for Net
    George and Amal Clooney attend the Netflix special screening and reception of The White Helmets hosted by The Clooney Foundation For Justice with George and Amal Clooney, at the Bvlgari Hotel on January 9, 2017 in London, England.

    George Clooney is finally speaking out about Amal Clooney's pregnancy.

    The couple is expecting twins--an announcement that made headlines earlier this month--and now the 55-year-old actor is officially confirming the news himself.

    During an interview on the French program Rencontres de Cinema with film journalist Laurent Weil on Sunday, Clooney--who was honored at The Caesar Awards in France over the weekend--couldn't stop smiling when asked about the news.

    "We are really happy and really excited. It's going to be an adventure," he gushed, later adding, "We've sort of embraced it all...with arms wide open."

    George Clooney's Best Roles

    Clooney also dished on how his "supportive" pals reacted when he told them the news.

    "It got really quiet," he recalled. "And they all just started making baby crying noises, and the whole table just busted up laughing."

    George Clooney Doesn't Kiss and TellGeorge Clooney Doesn't Kiss and Tell

    George Clooney talks about receiving the Humanitarian Award and his skit on the show with Modern Family. For more exclusive videos go to ExtraTV.com
    (Published Monday, Aug. 30, 2010)

    Of course, the jokes come into play regarding Clooney's age. However, the actor brushes them off and looks to people like 89-year-old Jean-Paul Belmondo for inspiration. The French actor welcomed a child with his second wife, Nathalie Tardivel, in 2003 when he was 70-years-old.

    "So, I'm feeling a little better about being 56 by the time [the twins come]," Clooney laughed.

    Meanwhile, Clooney's mother, Nina, is so excited about her soon-to-be grand babies that she accidentally revealed the twins' sexes.

    "It will be one of each! Yes, a boy and a girl. That's what I've been told," she told Vogue magazine last weekend, in an interview that was shared on Thursday. "How marvelous!" she added. "My husband and I are extremely excited."