Matt Damon's Wife: Actor Says Falling In Love With 'Civilian' Keeps His Home Life Private

Why Matt Damon Is Glad He Married A 'Regular' Person
Luciana Damon and Matt Damon (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)
Luciana Damon and Matt Damon (Photo by Denise Truscello/WireImage)

Matt Damon recently opened up about his private life, crediting his non-famous wife, former bartender Luciana Barroso with keeping him out of the public eye.

“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. Because then suddenly everybody wants to be in your bedroom," Damon said in an interview published in Esquire's August 2013 issue.

"But I don’t really give them anything. If I’m not jumping up and down on a bar, or lighting something on fire, or cheating on my wife, there’s not really any story to tell," he said. "They can try to stake me out, but they’re always going to get the same story -- middle-aged married guy with four kids. So as long as that narrative doesn’t change too much, there’s no appetite for it.”

Damon and Barroso began dating in 2003 and married at New York City Hall in 2005. They are the parents of three daughters, as well as Barroso's daughter from a previous relationship, and renewed their vows in April on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia.

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