George Clooney Shares What It Feels Like To Be A First-Time Dad In His 50s

George Clooney is gearing up for parenthood at 56, when many of his peers are already done with the milestone.

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The actor opened up about what it feels like to be a dad for the first time in his 50s after news broke out that he and wife Amal are expecting twins.

Speaking on the French TV show Recontres de Cinema, George said:

“We are really happy and really excited. It’s going to be an adventure. We’ve sort of embraced it all … with arms wide open.”

Of course, George is the center of jokes from his friends, who have long done the parenthood thing.

“My favorite part is, you know, all my friends who are my age, and I have many of them, they’re already done. Their kids are all grown up and away to college and they are laughing. We went out to dinner the other night, and it’s a table of eight guys and all their kids are away in college, and we are sitting there and they were all being very supportive, ‘Everything is going to be great, you’re going to love it.’ Then it got really quiet, and they all just started making baby crying and the whole table just busted up laughing.”
But it’s not like George will be the oldest dad — French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo was 70 when he had children.
“So I’m feeling a bit better about being 56 by the time we have them.”
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