Matt Damon and his wife, Luciana Barroso may not be your ideal Hollywood couple but they definitely have the fairytale kind of romance.
Matt Damon is one of those stars who is very private about his personal life, and even more about his family, which is probably the reason why people are so curious about the truth behind his wife, Luciana Barroso, and how the two met.
Two or three times there have been rumors about relationship problems and a possible breakup between Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon. In the year 2017, rumors were going around that the two are going through a rough phase as the couple had been spotted outside a therapist’s office. But later as it turned out, Matt was visiting a therapist to help him deal with his father’s death. Once again, during the global pandemic, rumors took a rise that the distance between Matt Damon and their wife, Luciana Barroso has increased, and they are trying hard to resolve the issues existing in between the happy couple.
But there has been no solid proof to convince us that this rumor might have a valid base to it.
So, who is Matt Damon’s life, Luciana Barroso really? How did the two meet? How is family life treating them?
Luciana Barroso was born on the 31st of July, 1976, in Argentina. Her father, an insurance agent, and mother, a housekeeper got divorced while she was still a kid. As a result, she had been brought up by her grandmother. She studied Arts at a local college, but after graduating chose the path of an air hostess as her career. Later in life though, she started working as a bartender in Miami.
The First Meet
Talk about being at the right place at the right time, and Matt Damon will himself tell you how his first encounter with Luciana Barroso would have never happened otherwise.
It was 2003 when the couple first met at a nightclub in Miami where Luciana Barroso used to work as a bartender. According to Matt Damon, he was in Miami filming for Stuck On You. Originally their filming was supposed to be in Hawaii, but at the very last moment, the filming locations were changed, which is how he landed up in Miami. They’re in Miami, the night the crew decided to go out for some drinks. They wanted to go to a nightclub and grab some beer. Initially, Matt Damon was totally reluctant to go but soon he gave in as the crew kept pressuring him to join them. And that is where he saw Luciana Barroso for the first time and was immediately attracted to her. According to him, she was standing there at the other side of the room, and it felt as if all the lights were on her. It was love at first sight.
However, regarding this first encounter of theirs, Luciana Barroso has something more to say.
In her version of the story, Matt Damon had fans coming up to him throughout the night asking for autographs or a picture with him. At some point during the night to avoid certain aggressive fans, Matt came up to Luciana and asked if he could join her behind the bar. He wanted to hide there for some time, and that is how the couple struck up a conversation. He turned up his charm and told his future wife how he had spotted her from the other side of the room.
Luciana Barroso told him that he cannot just stand there behind the bar. If he wanted to be here, he would at least have to do some work or help her out. Matt Damon had some bartending skills from his previous experiences as an actor, and thus he started to help her out and make drinks. Throughout the night, people kept coming to get a glimpse of the star and the bar made lots of money and tips that night. It turned out to be a really fun night and what later brought them where they are today.
Luciana Barroso had been married to fellow Argentinian Arbello Barroso until 2004. They had a daughter from that marriage.
In 2005, at City Hall in New York, Matt Damon married Luciana Barroso. And he accepted her first daughter from her last marriage as his own. Later the couple had three daughters of their own.
Although Luciana Barroso and his ex-husband, Arbelloo Barroso are long divorced, it seems as if the two share a healthy relationship. Arbella refers to Luciana Barroso as a terrific mother and thinks that his daughter is lucky enough to have got Matt Damon as her stepfather. He could have never asked for a better stepfather for his child. He treats her like his own blood and is a great and loving father to her.
Since getting married in a private ceremony in 2005, the couple has managed to keep their personal life private. And Matt Damon gives all credits to Luciana Barroso for it. The two had originally planned to settle with their family in New York to keep away from the spotlights, but ultimately luck did not favor them and they settled down in Los Angeles close to their friends and family. But despite that, so far, they have successfully been able to lead a low-key life and keep away from the spotlight. Matt Damon says that he is glad to have found the love of his life in a civilian like Luciana Barroso. Had it been some famous personality, they might have not been able to lead such a private life. According to the couple, privacy is what keeps things even more beautiful and peaceful between the couple.
One of the reasons Matt Damon had fallen even more in love with Luciana Barroso and decided to marry her was because of the dutiful mother she was towards her daughter who was just four at the time of their marriage. Had Matt Damon not been at the right place at the right time, there would have probably never met and this fairytale love story would have never taken place.
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