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|Spouse||Matt Damon, Arbello Barroso|
|Fact||Met Matt while he was filming Stuck on You (2003) in Florida.|
No matter where you are from or how old you are, you have probably heard of Matt Damon. However, this famous Hollywood actor tries to keep his life – and marriage – away from the paparazzi. Do you know who his wife, Luciana Barroso is, and how many children they have together?
Early life, Education and Career
Luciana Bozan Barroso was born on 31 July 1976, in Salta, Argentina. When she was young, her father, who worked as an insurance agent, and her mother, who was a housekeeper, divorced, so she was raised by her grandparents.
Her family is originally from Italy, but moved to Argentina before her parents were born so they could pursue a better life.
From an early age she was interested in arts, most notably in literature. While in high school, she aspired to become an artist. Years later, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from a local university.
Luciana’s career aspiration changed in time, so she became an air hostess.
Luciana met her Arbello Barroso sometime during her career as an air hostess. The couple married soon after, and welcomed their daughter they’ve called Alexia.
This caused Luciana to quit her career so she could dedicate her life to being a good parent, and the family moved to Miami, Florida USA.
However, in 2004 the couple divorced for undisclosed reasons, and Luciana was given custody of Alexia. She and Barroso remained good friends and there was no drama involved in their separation. Even before their divorce, Luciana started working as a bartender so she could earn enough money to take care of her daughter.
Marriage to Matt Damon
Luciana met the famous Hollywood actor Matt Damon in 2003, when he was in Miami filming for the movie “Stuck on You”.
Damon is famous for his roles in blockbusters such as “Good Will Hunting”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “The Talented Mr. Ripley”.
Damon, joined by several of his colleagues, walked into Crowbar where Luciana was working, and the bartender quickly caught his eye. They started dating after Luciana’s divorce, and Damon proposed in September 2005. They tied the knot four months later, on 9th December 2005. The wedding ceremony was organized at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau, and it was kept private, as both disliked public attention. The only guests were their closest friends and family.
Their first daughter was born in June 2006 who the couple named Isabella. In August 2008, they had their second daughter, Gia Zavala Damon, and two years later had a third daughter, Stella. The couple also has custody of Luciana’s first daughter, Alexia, which makes them parents of four girls.
As of May 2020, the couple resides in Manhattan, New York City USA.
Together with her husband, Luciana Barroso has appeared in several TV shows, such as “Inside the Actors Studio”, “Extra with Billy Bush” and “Entertainment Tonight”.
Both Luciana and her husband are very private persons. They avoid Hollywood scandals and can be seen on cameras only during red carpet events, such as movie premiers.
Arbello Barroso has a good relationship with the couple, despite Damon having custody of his daughter, Alexia. He often visits the Damon family so he can spend time with his child.
Alexia is aspiring to become an actress. In 2011, she made a brief appearance in a family feature film, “We Bought a Zoo”, alongside her adoptive father. As a child, she went to a local private school in New York and loved playing soccer.
In 2019, Matt Damon tattooed the names of all four of their daughters on his arms.
In one interview, Damon stated that he and his family have received a lot of gifts when their first daughter, Isabella, was born. However, he said that, as they don’t really need anything, all of these gifts were given away to people who have less. ‘It’s hard to figure out how to try to give them perspective’, he said. ‘It’s a source of tension in the family at times.’
Through her second husband, Luciana is the daughter-in-law of actors Nancy Carlsson-Paige and Kent Damon.
“Stuck on You”, the movie that brought Luciana and Damon together, was supposed to be shot in Hawaii, but the location later switched to Miami.
Damon revealed that he never liked going out, but his friends managed to persuade him to join them the evening he met Luciana.
The couple’s list of family friends includes big Hollywood names such as Ben Affleck and George Clooney.
In 2013, almost a decade after their wedding, the couple renewed their vows. This time, the ceremony was big and lavish, and many notable people appeared, such as Jimmy Kimmel.
The couple claims that they’re never apart for more than two weeks, and that spending a lot of time together is their key to a successful marriage.
Luciana isn’t active on any social media platforms.
Luciana’s exact net worth is not known, as she is a rather private person, but sources indicate that it’s less than $1 million. However, her husband’s net worth is estimated at around $170 million as of May 2020, most earned from his acting career that spans over 20 years.
Luciana has a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), and weighs around 143lbs (65kgs). Her exact body measurements aren’t known, but she has a slim figure. Her hair is dark brown and her eyes are also brown. On red carpet events, she is usually dressed elegantly and modestly, and many praise her for her style and fashion choices.
|Full Name||Luciana Barroso|
|Profession||Bartender, Interior designer|
|Spouse||Matt Damon, Arbello Barroso|
|Children||Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala Damon, Alexia Barroso, Stella Damon|
|1||She and Matt were married at City Hall in New York.|
|2||Daughter-in-law of Kent Damon and Nancy Carlsson-Paige.|
|3||Mother of Alexia, (born in 1999 from a previous marriage); Isabella, born June 11, 2006, Gia Zavala, born August 20, 2008 in Miami, Florida and Stella Zavala, born October 20, 2010 in New York, with husband Matt Damon.|
|4||Met Matt while he was filming Stuck on You (2003) in Florida.|
|E! Live from the Red Carpet||2017||TV Series||Herself|
|21st Annual Critics' Choice Awards||2016||TV Movie||Herself|
|Empire Movie Awards 2008||2008||TV Special||Herself|
|Inside the Actors Studio||2007||TV Series||Herself|
|Entertainment Tonight||2015-2017||TV Series||Herself|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia