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Matt Damon 'almost started crying' at friend George Clooney’s baby news

The long time friend of Clooney was apparently overcome with emotion at the happy news.

George Clooney and Matt Damon
George Clooney and Matt Damon

It's a beautiful moment, when your friend tells you they're expecting, especially when it's someone you've known forever.

Things were no different for Matt Damon, who says he was completely overcome when his best mate George Clooney announced he'd be welcoming his first child this year.

During a chat with ET Canada, Matt said: “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. I was like, ‘How far along is she?’ And he goes, ‘Eight weeks.'”

Amal and George pictured in London
Amal and George pictured in London

Matt, who shares three children and a stepdaughter with his wife Luciana, followed up with some pretty solid parenting advice for the 55-year-old dad-to-be, who had accidentally broken the cardinal rule of pregnancy.

“‘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?'” And George confirmed: “‘We’re good.'”

Matt also revealed what he thinks of George's wife Amal, who he married in 2014.

"She's amazing. He hit the jackpot. Just on every level. She is a remarkable woman."

Clooney's Ocean's 11 co-star had no doubts about the couple's ability to look after their little ones either, telling the network: “They’re gonna be great. They’re gonna be awesome parents. Those kids are lucky.”

After much speculation over the past few weeks, Amal and George finally confirmed their baby news this month.

Julie Chen, Amal’s close friend and host of The Talk, revealed that, "Beyoncé is not the only superstar expecting twins.

"Congratulations are in order for George and Amal Clooney!"

The host added that Amal and George would welcome twins in June.