10 Things You Didn’t Know About Matt Damon And Luciana Barroso’s Relationship
8. Previous Loves
Damon’s wedding to Luciana was his very first, but it definitely wasn’t his first public relationship. Although he ended up marrying a non-celebrity, he had some high-profile romances with his Good Will Hunting co-star Minnie Driver, and then he dated actress Winona Ryder for two years. From 2001 to 2003 he dated Odessa Whitmire who had been the personal assistant of Billy Bob Thornton and Ben Affleck, but they broke up right before he met Barroso. Damon was the second marriage for Luciana; she was previously married to Arbello “Arby” Barroso with whom she had her daughter, Alexia. Although they had been separated, Barroso’s marriage to Arby didn’t officially end until December of 2004.
7. Welcoming Kids
Upon their marriage, Damon became the stepfather to Luciana’s daughter who is now 18. The pair then expanded their family by welcoming their first child, a daughter named Isabella, on June 11, 2006. Two years later they welcomed another child, daughter Gia Zavala, on August 20, 2008, and two years after that welcomed their third daughter, Stella Zavala, who was born on October 20, 2010. Damon has often gushed about being a father and revealed that he recently taught Alexia how to drive. “She would drive last year just to school every morning. We’d get in the car and drive.”