Denzel Washington's Spot-On Parenting Advice For Amal And George Clooney

02/16/2017 11:08am ET | Updated February 21, 2017

Parents everywhere can agree with the painfully honest words of wisdom Denzel Washington had to share with Amal and George Clooney, who announced this month they are expecting twins.

“Sleep now,” the 62-year-old actor (and father of twins, along with two other children) told an Entertainment Tonight reporter at Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards.

“Sleep now because you won’t be sleeping then,” he said.

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Actor Denzel Washington at the 48th NAACP Image Awards in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, February 11.

That’s a truism nearly all new moms and dads everywhere can agree on.

But family man Washington had a few touching words to share with the expectant parents, as well: “It’s beautiful.”

“We have twins. They’re grown now, but it’s a miracle,” Washington said.

Washington received the NAACP Image Award for Best Movie Actor for his role in “Fences.”

Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at

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