September 13th, 2005

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Engagement, Syriana poster

  • There are more reports today that Matt and Lucy are engaged, and this looks more official than previous occasions. First announced at the website of Us magazine:

    Us Weekly has learned exclusively that Matt Damon, 34, is engaged to his girlfriend of over two years Luciana Barroso. Damon met Barroso while filming Stuck on You in Miami. A rep for Damon tells Us that the actor popped the question "shortly before labor day." The couple have not yet set a wedding date, but a source close to the pair expects them to wed in Barroso's native South Florida. Sure to be a part of the ceremony: Barroso's seven-year old daughter Alexa. "Matt is really good to Alexa," says a source. "He is going to be a great father." Damon is currently filming both The Good Shephard with Angelina Jolie and Martin Scorsese's The Departed.

  • And the AP wire report:

    Matt Damon, girlfriend reportedly engaged

    NEW YORK (AP) — Matt Damon and his girlfriend, Luciana Barroso, are engaged, Us Weekly reported Monday. A publicist for the Bourne Identity actor told the magazine that after dating for two years, Damon popped the question "shortly before Labor Day." Damon's publicist, Jennifer Allen, didn't immediately return a call from The Associated Press late Monday. The couple haven't set a wedding date, Us Weekly said. It would be Damon's first marriage. Barroso has a daughter, Alexa, from a previous relationship. Damon's screen credits also include The Brothers Grimm,Ocean's Eleven and The Talented Mr. Ripley. He shared a screenplay Academy Award with his friend Ben Affleck for 1997's Good Will Hunting.

  • The Contactmusic site also reports:

    The GOOD WILL HUNTING actor gave [Lucy] a "beautiful big diamond ring" he bought from jeweller Alvin Goldfarb in Seattle, Washington, the representative tells American magazine Us Weekly.

  • A new poster for Syriana is available here.