10 Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso’s Relationship
Matt Damon is one of Hollywood’s biggest and most revered actors, yet he sure doesn’t act like it. One of the reasons fans love the star so much is he seems so down-to-earth and is just like every other family man. Unlike a lot of other celebrities, Damon has never been embroiled in huge scandals and is very rarely in the tabloids, all of which he attributes to his amazing life with his gorgeous wife Luciana Bozan Barroso. The pair is often seen on red carpets, but are also pretty private about their life together. Here are 10 things you didn’t know about their amazing romance and relationship:
10. How They Met
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso’s love story is the kind that fans everywhere dream about, as she was in no way connected to the world of Hollywood before randomly meeting the movie star. Damon now calls meeting his gorgeous Argentinian wife “fate,” after the pair first connected in Miami in April of 2003 while the actor was filming Stuck on You. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres in 2011, he explained, “I decided to do this movie with the Farrelly brothers in 2002. We were supposed to shoot in Hawaii and then the movie got moved to Miami. I had never really hung out in Miami. One night in the middle of the shoot, the crew, a couple guys, said, ‘We’re going to get a beer somewhere’ [and they] kind of dragged me along.” As it turns out, they ended up at the bar where Barroso was working as a bartender. “I literally saw her across a crowded room, literally. Eight years and four kids later, that’s my life. I don’t know how else our paths would’ve crossed if that didn’t happen. If all those things didn’t happen,” Damon said at the time.
After two years of dating, Damon definitely knew she was the one and in September of 2005, he proposed. Again, unlike many celebrities, the two opted out of a big lavish wedding and instead tied the knot in a private civil ceremony inside New York’s City Hall on December 9, 2005. At the time of their super secret marriage, Barroso was already three months pregnant with their first child, and the only people in attendance were “some friends” and Barroso’s then 6-year-old daughter Alexia.