While the rest of the world may have been surprised to hear George Clooney was planning to settle down, his close friend Matt Damon wasn't surprised at all.

Speaking to People magazine Damon commented on Clooney's impending nuptials to Amal Alamuddin. He said: "Anyone who has met Amal isn't surprised, and we're all really excited for him."

Damon also commented to Closer Weekly magazine: "I'm just thrilled that he met Amal and that they're as happy as they are. He deserves it."

Clooney's dad Nick also recently expressed his happiness that his son is getting married saying: "We are thrilled. We have had an opportunity to interact with this wonderful young woman and these are two great people. We are thrilled at their decision and we hope for them the best."