Matt Damon is a global megastar who has transcended the mundanity of Hollywood with each of his performances. Each of his performances’ are packed to the brim with quality and Damn brings something new every time he performs. From tear-jerking performances in Good Will Hunting to action-packed performances in The Bourne Identity, Damon has given life to some of the most iconic characters on the big screen. And while he is the Matt Damon to others, for Luciana Barroso, he is just Matt. The very same Matt who she first met at a bar and helped to hide him behind the bar. So, for this article, we will take the spotlight away from Matt Damon and shine in on his wife, Luciana Barroso.
Early Life and Career:
Luciana Bozan Barroso was born on the 31st of July 1976, in Salta, Argentina. Her father, who worked as an insurance agent, and her mother, who stayed home to take care of the kids, divorced at a very young age, and Luciana ended up with her grandparents. Even though her family is originally from Italy, Luciana’s parents moved to Argentina in search of a better life. She was interested in arts from a very young age and had a huge interest in literature. Despite her early interest in literature, Luciana decided to pursue art and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from a local university. However, things didn’t go to plan and she ended up pursuing her career as an Air Hostess.
Not much is known about Luciana’s career and given that she was a bartender when she met Damon, it is safe to say that she gave up her life as an Air Hostess at some point.
Before her fairytale wedding and relationship with Matt Damon, Luciana was married to Arbello Barroso. The pair met while she was working as an Air Hostess and welcomed a daughter, Alexia Barroso in 1999. As a result, Luciana was forced to give up her career and moved to Miami. The pair divorced in 2004 and Luciana was given custody of Alexia. Not much is known about the pair’s divorce while several sources claim that the pair have remained friends since not much is known about the details.
Meeting Matt Damon:
Luciana Barroso and Matt Damon first met for the first time in 2003, when Damon was filming the comedy flick, Stuck On You. While Luciana is not the one to give interviews, she talked to Vogue Australia in 2018.
“I was working as a bartender in South Beach (Miami) 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 were lights everywhere!’ ”
Around the time, Damon had just started getting recognized at places and really wanted a place to hide. So, he jumped behind the bar and decided to hang out with Luciana. But instead of simply hanging out, Luciana put Damon to work and asked him to work as a bartender. And given Damon’s status, he made a ton of money in tips. The pair shared an instant connection with each other and even though Luciana declined Damon’s proposal to go out during the first few times, he never gave up. In fact, Damon was really accommodating of Luciana’s daughter Alexia and was never bothered by it.
“When you meet somebody that you have a connection with, that’s just the person that you have a connection with, all the other stuff— the movie-star part—wasn’t really a factor. It was just Matt, to me he’s just Matt.”
Marriage & Children:
Luciana and Damon tied the knot in 2005. In the years together as a married couple, the pair have three biological children, Isabella Damon born in 2006, Gia Zavala Damon born in August 2008, and Stella Damon born in 2010. The family of five, along with Alexia, resides in Manhattan, New York. Alexia has taken baby steps in the field of acting and has played a role alongside Matt in the movie We Bought a Zoo (2011). And at the age of 22, she is still waiting for her breakthrough role in Hollywood.
Luciana is a homemaker and is not know to be working on the business side of things. Nonetheless, she shares an incredible net worth thanks to her successful husband Matt Damon. Matt has a net worth of USD 170 Million.
July 31, 1976
Height / How tall :
5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)
Galician and Portuguese
Arbello Barroso (ex), Matt Damon (2005-present)
Isabella Damon, Gia Zavala Damon, Stella Damon, Alexia Barroso