Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

It’s official: Amal and George Clooney are expecting twins


It looks like there’s something in the water where the rich and famous live, because we’ve been hit by a plethora of pregnancy announcements in mere days.

From Beyoncé to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, baby news has been appearing left, right and centre – and now it has also been confirmed that international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is expecting twins with her actor husband, George.

Read more: The top 20 French baby names

The Talk's Julie Chen announced the news on the show, saying that they had spoken to the couple to confirm it.

“Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins,” she said, before adding that she had also found out Clooney’s due date: June 2017.

The Clooneys

The Clooneys

Clooney’s good friend, Matt Damon, had seemingly already confirmed the pair’s happy news on 9 February, during an interview with Entertainment Tonight Canada. 

“I was working with him last fall and he pulled me aside on set and I mean, I almost started crying,” the actor told them. “I was so happy for him.”

However Damon added that he chastised Clooney for revealing the pregnancy before the three-month stage.

Read more: Beyoncé announces that she’s pregnant with twins

“I was like, 'How far along is she?' And he goes, 'Eight weeks.’

“‘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?' 'We're good’.”

Matt Damon and George Clooney

Matt Damon and George Clooney

Damon went on to say that he thought the Clooneys would be “awesome parents”.

“She is a remarkable woman. They're gonna be great. They're gonna be awesome parents. Those kids are lucky.”

Read more: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley confirms pregnancy

Clooney first met Amal Alamuddin through mutual friends at a charity fundraising event in September 2013.

They got engaged less than a year later in April 2014 and married on 27 September 2014 at Ca'Farsetti Palace in Italy.

Images: Rex pictures


rosie huntington whiteley jason statham baby news.jpg

Rosie Huntington-Whiteley confirms pregnancy with beach snap


Beyoncé shares emotional poem about her pregnancy

dawn o porter beyoncre.jpg

Dawn O’Porter hits back at Beyoncé critics on Twitter


8-year-old bug enthusiast defies bullies to co-author scientific paper

Sophia Spencer was mocked for her love of bugs – but she’s now a published expert

by Moya Crockett
20 Sep 2017

Shania Twain is touring the UK: here’s everything you need to know

2018 is shaping up nicely

by Amy Swales
20 Sep 2017

Why Avril Lavigne is the ‘most dangerous’ celebrity to search online

Think twice before clicking on that link.

by Moya Crockett
20 Sep 2017

Serena Williams writes an emotional open letter to her mother

“You are one of the strongest women I know”

by Susan Devaney
20 Sep 2017

Handmaid’s Tale star confirms secret wedding in most low-key way ever

“We ended up jumping in the lake in our suit and gown, just to cool off”

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Sep 2017

Andy Murray defends female tennis players – again

Once more proving himself a feminist ally

by Susan Devaney
19 Sep 2017

All the best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From Sienna Miller’s backstage abode to Poppy Delevingne’s new look

by Nicola Colyer
19 Sep 2017

Hillary Clinton tweets a killer comeback to Donald Trump – again

After he shares a GIF of himself hitting her with a golf ball

by Susan Devaney
18 Sep 2017

Gossip Girl fans, this is who was originally set to play Serena

Things would have been VERY different…

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Sep 2017

You have to read Lena Waithe’s awe-inspiring Emmy acceptance speech

The Master of None star is the first black woman to win an Emmy for comedy writing

by Moya Crockett
18 Sep 2017