Let’s face it, Matt Damon just hits the home run every time he steps into the silver screen. And looks like his personal life is no different than his professional life. The enigmatic star has been married to Luciana Barroso for over 15 years now. And even after four children together, the pair doesn’t seem to have any brakes at all!
While the “Good Will Hunting” star breaks records after records with his movies and humanitarian works, his wife seemingly slips under the radar. Once a bartender, Barroso was initially married to Arbello Barroso; the last name she keeps till this date. However, ever since she is married to the charismatic guy in Damon, she hasn’t looked back.
So what’s the story of Luciana with whom Damon is so deeply in love that he considers himself lucky to even get married to her. And, how did the journey with Matt start for the mother of four, Barroso. Here is what we know about Matt Damon’s wife Luciana Barroso.
- 1 FAQ
- 2 How Matt and Luciana met by mere Destiny
- 3 Luciana and Matt’s Wedding: A low-key Affair
- 4 Vow Renewal with Matt
- 5 Early Life Before Fame
- 6 Luciana’s Relationship to Arbello Barroso Prior to Damon
- 7 She Jumped from Air Hostess to Bartender to Support her Child
- 8 Luciana Barroso’s Kids: Isabella, Gia, and Stella
- 9 Is Barroso’s Relationship with Damon Passing Through the Storm?
- 10 Secrets to Their Long-lasting Relationship
- 11 Net Worth
- 12 Social Media Presence
- Who is Luciana Bozan Barroso?
Luciana Bonzon Barroso is the wife of 'Friends' actor Matt Damon who tied the knot in 2005.
- How old is Luciana?
- Where is Luciana from?
- What does Luciana do for living?
Before she met Matt, Luciana was working as bartender in Miami. Likewise, she has worked as an airhostess to meet her expenses before. As of now, she is a housewife by choice who is happy looking after her family.
- How did Luciana and Matt meet?
The duo met at a nightclub in Miami while Luciana was working as a bartender. Meanwhile, Matt was in the town for filming his movie 'Stuck on You' when he visited the club and saw Luciana.
- How many children do Luciana and Matt have?
Three daughters. Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala Damon, and Stella Damon.
How Matt and Luciana met by mere Destiny
It was neither a glamorous place nor a romantic date when they first encountered each other. Some say whatever happens in life it’s due to mere fate or luck. But, what really is it that made Matt and Luciana a couple??
Once a stranger and now a couple met for the first time in 2003. At that moment, Luciana was working as a bartender in Miami while Matt was in the town for the movie “Stuck On You.” Just like the title of the movie, Damon’s heartstrings struck at the beats of Barroso when she first caught his eyes. Damon has talked about their first meeting many times.
In 2011, in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres, the actor revealed that everything happened by chance. The movie was supposed to be shot in Hawaii and later was decided to shoot in Miami. He told:
“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.”
He revealed that the only reason Matt went out in the town was that some of his crew members dragged him out to have some beer. Luckily, they went to the same bar where Luciana was working as a bartender. Then, his eyes stuck at Luciana among the crowds and the rest is all history. Damon originally stated:
“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 it didn’t happen. If all those things didn’t happen.”
While it was love at first sight for Damon, Barroso’s side of the story is a little different from him. During Australian Fashion Week in 2018, breaking her no-media rule, she gave her first public interview to Vogue Australia and said:
” I was working as a bartender in South Beach and he was shooting a movie there and the crew ended up in the bar one Saturday night. Matt’s story is that he saw me across the room and there was a light on me. And I’m like, ‘Yeah, it was a nightclub, there was lights everywhere.”
While in the bar, the duo had a little conversation and Matt invited her for an outing the same night. But, she denied the invitation saying she has a little daughter. Surprisingly, Matt embraced the fact that she is a mother and respected her priority.
Luciana and Damon then started spending time together and it took no longer for them to fall for each other. After dating for two years, they took their story to one step closer to getting married. The pair got engaged in September 2005.
Luciana and Matt’s Wedding: A low-key Affair
Unlike many celebrity couples, Barroso and Damon kept their wedding a private affair. They said “I Do” during a private ceremony held at New York’s City Hall. The wedding ceremony was originally planned to be held in Miami. But, as the news got leaked they decided to fly to New York where they could save themselves from the public eye. Luciana and Damon got married on December 9, 2005. By the time they got hitched, Luciana was three months pregnant with their first child.
The couple has traveled a long distance by now. They have embraced parenthood together and have welcomed three children. The couple is a leading example of how even Hollywood celebrities can make their marriage a success.
Vow Renewal with Matt
Luciana and Matt may not be a couple goals for many, but they are certainly an ideal couple. Nearly after a decade of getting married, they again renewed their vows. The ideal couple renewed their vows in the month of April 2013 at Caribbean island, Saint Lucia. The ceremony was a grand affair and of course a lavishing one. Many well-known personalities attended the ceremony including Ben Affleck, Jimmy Kimmel, Chelsea Clinton, Stanley Tucci, Chris Hemsworth and many others.
The ceremony was a three-day affair for which Damon had rented the entire Sugar Beach Resort for his guests. As per US Weekly, the entire ceremony was planned by wedding planner Bryan Rafanelli. For their vow-renewal ceremony, Luciana opted to wear a cream-colored dress with a sequined belt at the waist. On the other hand, Damon wore tan-colored suits and flip-flops.
After they said ‘I Do’Barroso showed her funny side which everyone’s not introduced to. In her speech at the ceremony, she vowed:
“To take the side of the bed closest to the bathroom no matter where on earth we are.”
Everyone present in the ceremony was enjoying this funny gesture until she made an emotional speech. She added:
“To be the mom our beautiful girls deserve-and no matter what unpredictable direction life takes us in, to be right next to you loving you with everything I have.”
Since their marriage, this was the ceremony they had organized for the first time that was public. They wanted to share their joy with their family and friends and they did it in a grand way.
Early Life Before Fame
Luciana Bozan Barroso was born in Salta, Argentina on July 31, 1976. Her father was an Insurance agent whereas her mother was a housekeeper. Unfortunately, shortly after her birth, her parents got divorced. She then was raised by her maternal grandparents. Her grandparents nurtured her with great love and care. They left no stone unturned to give Barroso a normal childhood. Though she is originally from Argentina, she is versed in Italian culture as her grandparents are from Italy.
Barroso had an interest in arts and literature during her childhood. Following her interest, she took a decision to study Arts at a local college and eventually graduated from college. But what makes it interesting is that she ended up being an air hostess despite having a passion for arts in her early life.
Luciana’s Relationship to Arbello Barroso Prior to Damon
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso have been married for so long that it’s really hard to imagine them without each other. However, Barroso was married to a guy called Arbello “Arby” Barroso long before she met Matt. Unfortunately, the couple couldn’t survive in the relationship and officially ended their relationship in 2004. They also share a daughter named Alexia from their relationship. Later on, she was adopted by Damon.
The ex-couple have maintained a healthy relationship with each other. Her ex-husband told Star magazine in December 2014 that he has no hatred for his ex-wife and Damon. He gave a statement that goes like this:
“Matt, Luciana and I have a wonderful relationship. People have been hunting me down for years, offering me money and looking for a story. But I could be living in a tent, and I still wouldn’t sell them out. There is no story. Matt is a fantastic stepfather, and Luciana is a terrific mom. I couldn’t possibly have asked for a better stepfather for my daughter than Matt.
She Jumped from Air Hostess to Bartender to Support her Child
Luciana is an extremely private person and many parts of her life are hidden including her career details. But, it is known to us that she belongs to the working-class family and has struggled a lot. She has really worked hard to pay the bills of her expenses since her early days. Luciana initially commenced her career working as an air hostess for a brief period of time.
However, she couldn’t continue working as an air hostess and later switched to something else. She then worked as a bartender at Crowbar in Miami, Florida. She undertook the job to support her and her daughter Alexia born from her first marriage.
Furthermore, after tying the knot with Matt, she had appeared on the screens. She was a part of the television series Extra and Entertainment Tonight. As of now, she enjoys being a housewife looking after her family. She is less interested in showing up at the showbiz industry and prefers living away from the paparazzi.
Luciana Barroso’s Kids: Isabella, Gia, and Stella
The couple is blessed with three children from their one-decade long marital relationship. The couple welcomed their first child Isabella Damon on June 11, 2006, in Miami. Likewise, nearly two years after their firstborn, they again became parents on August 20, 2008. The baby girl was named Gia Zavala Damon. Furthermore, the couple again embraced parenthood by welcoming their third child Stella Damon on 20 October 2010 in New York.
Damon has also legally adopted Luciana’s daughter from her past relationship. The family of five often travel on holidays to spend quality time together. Recently, they were reported enjoying a day at the beach in Byron Bay during a trip to Australia.
Is Barroso’s Relationship with Damon Passing Through the Storm?
The tabloids reported that the ideal couple is secretly undergoing couples therapy to save their relationship. Some sources revealed that the pair had opposite thoughts regarding Damon’s good friend Ben Affleck’s bad behavior and rude treatment of wife Jennifer Garner. Basically, Ben-Jen battle left the couple divided. But, as of now, everything seems normal between the couple.
There are no recent rumors of the couple’s separation. Both of them are leaving no stone unturned to make their relationship stronger.
Secrets to Their Long-lasting Relationship
Luciana and Matt keep their personal life away from the limelight. In fact, many people believe this is the reason why they are able to keep their relationship strong. Damon gives all credits to his beloved wife for maintaining the privacy of their life. In 2013, Damon told Esquire:
“I got lucky, I fell in love with a civilian. Not an actress and not a famous actress at that. Because then the attention doesn’t double-it grows exponentially.”
“But I don’t really give them anything. They can try to stake me out, but they’re always going to get the same story-middle-aged married guy with four kids.”
Similarly, they have maintained a unique rule called a two-week rule. In 2013, when asked about secrets to their happy marriage, Damon told Your Tango:
“Barroso and I have a two week rule. I am not away for more than two weeks. I think you need to be with the person you love as much as possible. My wife is my soul mate. I don’t like being apart from her.”
For the couple, the family is the foremost for the couple and they have been following to prioritize family over career from the very beginning. Their love is getting stronger with age. In 2019, the actor got all his kids’ names tattooed at his arm next to his wife’s name Luciana.
Luciana has previously worked as a bartender and an air hostess. From her career, she must have earned a good sum of money. Currently, she lives with her millionaire husband and lives a lavishing lifestyle. Her net worth in the exact number is not known.
Meanwhile, her husband Damon has a net worth of $170 million as of 2019. Damon contributes a large sum of money to his net worth from his acting career.
Luciana Barroso is a person who isn’t a media-friendly. She always finds her way to hide her personal life from the media. Maybe her nature isn’t letting her debut in the world of social media. Her fans are in a thirst to follow her official Instagram account. But, there seem no rays of sunshine as she isn’t making her presence on Instagram. However, her crazy fans have created many fan pages on Instagram and Facebook.
Once a civilian and now a celebrity treats her crazy fans by making her appearance in different red carpets with husband Matt Damon.