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“My Wife Is My Soul Mate,” Matt Damon Shared How He Found Love and Family in a Heartbeat

Like everything in the world, there are times when we have to balance work and family life. For celebrities, this can be a little more difficult because they have a very busy schedule and it’s hard for them to relate to someone who has a normal life. On the other hand, Matt Damon prioritized his feelings by falling in love with Luciana Barroso and being part of her family, managing to find a balance between his work and the time he shares with his wife and daughters.

Bright Side will tell you how Matt Damon met his current wife, what impressions he had upon learning of her important work, and what he admires most about his family.

Matt Damon met Luciana Barroso in Miami and, at the time, she was working as a waitress and raising her 4-year-old daughter, Alexia, on her own. Damon was shooting a movie and, after signing autographs and attending to fans, he approached Barroso and they started talking.

In her own words, Barroso recalls, “We definitely had a connection right away. It was so easy to talk to each other that we felt comfortable. When you meet someone you have a connection with, it shows. And everything else, the part about him being a movie star, wasn’t really a factor. For me, it was just Matt.”

When he asked her out later, she told him she had to watch her 4-year-old daughter, Alexia. And to the young woman’s surprise, the actor expressed his admiration by telling her, “I love that you’re a mom and that’s your priority,” thus showing her that this would be no impediment to starting a relationship. After getting married, they had 3 other daughters, whom they raised to be empowered and compassionate.

Although they got married in 2005, the 2 decided to renew their vows a few years later. Damon said in an interview that they wanted to have a big celebration where their whole family would participate. In addition, he had the opportunity to ask his brother (who had already been married for 20 years) what the secret of a good marriage was, to which he simply said, “I was very lucky.”

Because he didn’t marry an actress or another celebrity, Damon believes he can live a quiet life without exposing his family to the media. He also claims that dates with his wife tend to be sporadic, but they always look to spend a night together after picking up their daughters from school.

“We have a 2-week rule,” Damon once said, “I don’t go out for more than 2 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 to be separated from her.”

As for his daughters, Damon said he never expected to be surrounded by women and that every day is a new learning experience: “I’m learning so much, not the least of which is how much smarter girls are.”

He further added, “I operated under the assumption that us guys had a chance, but I realized when I was completely wrapped around my 2-year-old’s finger, and she knew it. If they can do that to us at 2 years old, when they’re fully grown we really don’t stand a chance.”

Damon compared the feeling of parenthood to being the Grinch, but in a good way: “When his heart grows five sizes, that’s what [becoming a father] felt like. It was like everything expanded in a way that I didn’t know was possible. And it was instant.”

His love for his daughters is so strong that he even tattooed their names on his arm, distributing them according to their birth order: Alexia, Isabella, Gia, and Stella. He had previously tattooed the name “Lucy” in honor of his wife, Luciana Barroso, with whom he decided to share his life.

Matt Damon appreciates his wife’s personality, to the point of marrying her and raising the daughter she had from a previous marriage as his own. And with the 3 they had over the years, they always stayed together, seeking to provide them with values that they will carry with them throughout their lives.

What do you appreciate about a family? If you have a partner, what do you love most about them?

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