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George Clooney's friends are teasing him about being an 'old dad', reveals Matt Damon

by Hanna Fillingham

George Clooney is set to become a first-time father when wife Amal Clooney welcomes twins later on this year. And while friends, family and fans of the couple are delighted by the news, it seems some of George's pals are enjoying making a few 'old dad' jokes at his expense - according to Matt Damon. The Great Wall actor told host Ellen DeGeneres: "It's really funny. He's got this group of really wonderful friends. For 30 years they've been out here together. And all of those guys, their kids are either in college or on their way and now George is getting started, so it's pretty funny. I think they're having a good time with him."

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Matt Damon has revealed George Clooney's friends are teasing him about being an older father

Dad-of-four Matt was among the first to know about Amal's pregnancy. Recalling the moment George shared the happy news with him, the star previously told Entertainment Tonight: "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. And I was like, 'how far along is she?' And he goes, 'eight weeks.'"

Meanwhile, on Friday, George's mother Nina Clooney revealed the sex of the twins to RadarOnline from her home in Augusta, Kentucky. "It will be one of each! Yes, a boy and a girl. That's what I've been told" she confirmed. "How marvellous! My husband and I are extremely excited".

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George previously spoke about his future as a father to CBS This Morning's Charlie Rose in 2015, one year after tying the knot. "I mean, I've thought about it," the 55-year-old shared. "I've been asked about it a lot lately because I've gotten married and I'm doing a movie with kids in it. You should see how different, how creative the way they ask me!"

George and Amal married in September 2014 in a wedding featured exclusively in HELLO!. Amal wore a custom-made, French lace Oscar de la Renta dress which was embroidered with pearls and diamanté accents and featured a gorgeous lace overlay and off-the-shoulder sleeves. The groom, meanwhile looked dapper in a black tuxedo, which was created by his good friend Giorgio Armani, as part of his Made to Measure collection. "My verdict on being Mr and Mrs Clooney? It feels pretty damn great," George told HELLO! at the time.