Is Matt Damon Married?
Most of us who are Matt Damon fans know of his long-term friendship — or should we say bromance — with Ben Affleck. We have watched Damon grow up on the screen from Goodwill Hunting more than 20 years ago and portraying Private First Class James Francis Ryan through to the Ocean’s trilogy. His portrayal of Jason Bourne is also a personal favorite for many fans.
But, what do we know about his private life? Is Damon married? And if so, to whom?
Matt Damon’s film career
At the age of 48, Damon is one of the highest-grossing actors of all time. His continual charisma and boyish charm make him a good bet for film casters and producers if they can garner his interest in their script.
Damon, along with Affleck, co-wrote the screenplay for Goodwill Hunting for which they earned the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Screenplay in 1997. The friends, who had met in acting classes in Cambridge, Massachusetts were only in their 20s. Damon was also nominated for Best Actor in the film.
Damon’s film career has included drama, comedy, and romance. But his work hasn’t been limited to the Big Screen. He portrayed the bisexual lover Scott Thorson to Michael Douglas’ Liberace in Behind the Candelabra for HBO, which netted him an Emmy nomination.
Is Matt Damon married?
Damon is married to Luciana Bozán Barroso — the two tied the knot in 2005. They met in 2003 while he was on location in Miami for the film Stuck on You. She was working as a bartender in a South Beach nightclub where the movie crew ventured into one night.
Damon has told of their meeting in a romantic tale when he spotted her across a dark room, which featured a spotlight on her, and he knew he had to meet her. The Argentine-born Luciana recently told Vogue Australia, that wasn’t really the case. It was more like he ran behind her bar to hide from fans, and she put him to work bartending.
She told him, as recalled to Vogue: “‘You know, if you’re going to be back here, you can’t just be standing there!’
“He had trained as a bartender for a film years before, so he started making drinks,” she added. “And he made me a ton of money in tips that night because of course everyone wanted to go and see him.”
They had immediate chemistry and he asked her out. She was a single mother of a four-year-old and Damon appreciated her priority to her daughter, Alexia.
The Damon family
Matt and Luciana Damon married in a civil ceremony two years after they met. Together they have three additional daughters: Isabella, Gia, and Stella. They have a home in Pacific Palisades. But, about a year ago, the family purchased another home and moved to Byron Bay in New South Wales
It had been a “tumultuous” 12 months prior to that including the loss of Matt Damon’s dad, Kent. They needed a break from Hollywood. The Damons’ Australian neighbor is Chris Hemsworth, of Avengers fame, and his family. In fact, Luciana has found a best friend in Chris’ wife, Elsa Pataky.
Where will we see Matt Damon next?
Damon has recently been back stateside working on Ford v. Ferrari opposite British actor Christian Bale, which is due to release in November. Damon plays engineer Carroll Shelby, Bale plays race car driver Ken Miles in the real-life drama of a Ford Motor team looking to take on Ferrari’s dominance in the race car world during the 1960s. Variety is already calling it an Oscar-contender for 21st Century Fox.