Matt Damon Is A Family Man First

He’s an Oscar-winner and one of the big screen’s most famous faces, but actor Matt Damon says his private life is – thankfully – pretty normal.

“I have friends who are like prisoners. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, for instance. They can’t just go someplace. If they go for a walk, it turns into an international incident,” says Matt, who is dad to girls Alexia, 12, Isabella, 5, Gia, 2 1/2, and Stella, 9 months. “I’m really lucky, because I have the best of both worlds. I do the work that I love and need, but don’t need paramilitary troops to protect me when I walk out my front door.”

The doting dad reveals that his life these days revolves more around family than it does around fame, saying, “Ever since I found my wife [Luciana] and we had children, my whole life revolves around that. It gave my life a dramatic change in direction.”

Matt, 40, adds that living on the East coast, far from Hollywood, also helps.

“I’m not as crazy as most of the other stars. I don’t really know why, probably because I married a woman who isn’t an actress. And we live in New York. As long as we don’t show up in typical tourist spots, we can walk the streets without being noticed. New Yorkers are very cool, they don’t flip out if they see me.”

Filed under: Celebrity Dads,Matt Damon

Photo credit: Fame

  • katydid620

    Ran into Matt Damon in a parking garage in nyc. SOOO sweet! He stopped to say hello to us and even took a picture. Love him!

  • Anonymous

    I thought he lived in Florida??

    • Anonymous

      His wife is from Florida and if I remember right.. I think she was a single mom bartender in Miami when they met, which makes me love him even more. The thought of him marrying someone ordinary when he could get just about any girl.. It’s obvious he is down to earth and married for love.

  • Anonymous 2

    Good for him! I know it’s virtually impossible to judge, but he seems very down to Earth and kind. I like him.

  • Anonymous

    That’s because Brad & Angelina are BOTH Bigger Stars than him..Theircoupling is off the charts Megastardom..of course they would garner more attention especially with thos gang of kids they have. Real Talk

  • Anonymous

    Even when he was single he didn’t garner much papparrazi interest. There are a lot of celebs who live in New York who still get pap attention (SJP), but People are not as interested in families where one of them is not in the business.

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