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Matt may soon be a dad, but it's not confirmed yet
  • Access Hollywood has broken the story that Matt and Lucy are expecting a child, and that Lucy is three months pregnant. The original story is here, and partly copied below. Congratulations to them both (if true).

    Matt Damon's fiancee is pregnant

    First Ben. Now Matt.

    Matt Damon and fianceé Luciana Barroso are expecting their first child together, Access Hollywood has learned. Luciana is three months pregnant.

    Matt popped the question just before Labor Day to Luciana, who he had been dating for more than one year. The couple has yet to set a date for the wedding.

    Matt and Luciana met at the Miami nightclub Crobar where Barroso worked as a bartender. Once married, Matt will also become stepdad to Luciana's 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship.

    Matt is currently shooting his new film "The Good Shepherd" in New York. Shooting is set to be finished in January.

  • Update: The story has not been confirmed yet. From the Boston Herald (which also says that Matt's still in New York, not London):

    Damon’s new role: Dad?

    Not to be outdone by his best Boston bud Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and his fiancee, Luciana Barroso, reportedly are expecting their own little Red Sox fan this summer.

    Matt’s future bride, who has been sporting engagement bling since just before Labor Day, is three months pregnant, according to “Access Hollywood.” Luciana has a 7-year-old daughter, Alexa, from a previous relationship.

    Damon’s rep, Jennifer Allen, told the Track last night that the "Syriana" star was on the set of "The Good Shepherd" in the Apple all day so she had "no knowledge of whether it is true or not."

    "Access Hollywood decided to go with the story because they believe their source is reliable — at their own risk," she added.

    Be that as it may, Damon told the Herald’s Stephen Schaefer just last week that he enjoyed his first on-screen daddy role in "Syriana" because "fatherhood is definitely appealing."

    "I’ve longed for it in real life anyway," he said, adding that he needs to brush up on being a disciplinarian.

    "I’m very good at winding up the kids, I’m just not good at chilling them out," he said. "I think I spoil them. I think I like to play whatever games they like to play. I spoil them with attention, not stuff so much," Damon added. "We’re pretty good about that 'cause I don’t think that helps if you give a kid every kind of material thing that he wants."

    And to think this parenting genius dropped out of Harvard!

    Matt met Luciana, who grew up in California, in Crobar, a trendy Miami nightclub where Luci was tending bar. The Oscar-winning "Good Will Hunting" star was in South Beach filming the Farrelly Brothers comedy "Stuck On You" and they’ve been dating ever since.

    Last spring, the couple bought a house in Florida which cemented the relationship.

    "It was a foregone conclusion," Damon told Schaefer. "I never wanted to let anybody know. The engagement isn’t, like, anything new. We know we’re together."

    No wedding date has been set, but Damon said it will be a private affair.
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    sasz From: sasz Date: December 9th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
    Aww our guy is going to be a father. That's really cute. Congrats!
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 04:05 am (UTC) (Link)

    Why is he treating me like this ?
    What on earth have I ever done to him ?

    The only crime I did was to vow to love him till death. Then why after every few months he is giving me a heart attack ?
    1. First he had a great girlfriend
    2. Then he proposed her secretly without even thinking how I should feel.
    3. And now he has made her pregnant and it has been 3 months since.

    My colour is constantly changing ---- red, green, blue .......

    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 22nd, 2005 09:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
    first off- be -VERY- careful what are who you are trying to mimic(imply) or you could suffer its very wrath-(this is no joke and i warn you ever so sternly)
    second off- reread the above including the european\aussie reference of "colour" in which you reference
    third off- be happy for matt and his image-it lasts within its conditions or meaning

    to go against that would go against all that you claim to be as a fan so i don't know where that leaves you..somewhere in the ego of all that-i guess
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 05:21 am (UTC) (Link)
    I'm just disappointed that he couldn't =wait=. I thought Matt wouldn't succumb to this out-of-wedlock insanity.

    I'm disappointed. I'm bereft. I may have to find myself a new favorite actor.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 10:38 am (UTC) (Link)

    Just my humble opinion...

    Hey, I think good luck to them both.
    I just hoped he'd marry and start a family with someone he was over the moon about - and again, if that Lucy then yay for them.
    But he has never given me the impression that he really knows what it means to truly, madly, deeply love someone when he has talked about Lucy or anyone else for that matter. I mean like everytime he goes on about not wanting to date someone in the biz I just think, "yeah right, as if it's that simple to control your heart with rules of the head". How about instead of just going on about how dating Lucy gives you a "normal" life, he shouts from the rooftop how absolutely extraordinary she is, how noone has ever made him feel so wonderful, so complete, so happy he could burst, and how he thanks the lord each day for making their paths meet... but as I've never heard him say anything even close to that I am brought back to my earlier comment - Good luck to them both, coz I think they might need it.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 9th, 2005 11:32 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Just my humble opinion...

    Matt always says just enough to keep the press relatively happy, but nothing more. It's a defensive strategy to stop the media prying into his life and family members. If he said anything remotely interesting, challening or personal, it will just be seen as provocative, and the comparisons will commence (with other women, other stars etc). He can only protect Lucy's privacy (and that of her daughter) by virtually saying nothing at all.
    From: lardencelover Date: December 9th, 2005 11:34 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Just my humble opinion...

    ... but he has said stuff. Like telling anyone who will listen that it's so nice to date a non-celeb. If you're not going to say anything, maybe stick to that all around or people will think you're hiding something, I guess.

    Either way, I'm just happy he's going to be a daddy. He really seems to want it and it sounds like he's fantastic with kids.
    mattdamoncolumn From: mattdamoncolumn Date: December 9th, 2005 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Just my humble opinion...

    But that means nothing. He's talking about an idea in principle, not an actual person.

    Better to be non-specific and establish an aura of mystery (or silence) than flaunt the relationship, have a public engagment that lasts ten days, and be left with nothing that's personal. Thus the idea of creating a public persona based on being boring (depsite all evidence to the contrary), so you're left alone to do as you please, and ensure that no story with any selling power will likely find a buyer.

    Blame it all on Minnie, in other words.
    From: lardencelover Date: December 10th, 2005 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Just my humble opinion...

    LOL. Oh, Minnie. She was adorably sort of crazy.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 18th, 2005 03:12 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Re: Just my humble opinion...

    heard like u know him or heard like in a magazine? but i kind of agree with u. from the outside looking in,it seems as if matt is making it all about him. it makes me think that the only reason he doesn't date famous women is because it might take the spotlight off him (the light he pretends to hate but u can see the rush he gets from a little attention) just my humble opinion.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 11:03 am (UTC) (Link)
    That thought has crossed my mind a few times.

    I never heard him say anything about what makes her special to him. Maybe he likes to keep that private...I don't know...

    I get the impression sometimes that he loves his life right now, but that isn't the same as loving the person you share that life with...

    I guess he's the only that knows the truth, and we are only guessing. So I give them the benefit of the doubt and assume the loves each other very much.
    Good luck to them.
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Very exciting. Damon will make a great dad. He seems very happy to me.

    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 03:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Congrats to them both!! (If its true)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 04:55 pm (UTC) (Link)

    The less he says...

    about his relationship, the better. You know that ANYTHING said is subject to be manipulated by the media. I think that, in general, Matt is treated well by the media. However, they will turn on you like nobody's business if it means $$$$$$. I am sad that it is not I that he will be marrying :)

    Now, I am going to see Syriana tomorrow and I am excited. Man it looks to be a great movie.
    preppysweedy From: preppysweedy Date: December 9th, 2005 07:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Matt Damon & Girlfriend Marry
    Friday Dec 09, 2005 2:00pm EST
    Matt Damon

    Matt Damon and his girlfriend of two years, Luciana Bozan, were married Friday morning in a private ceremony in Manhattan, his publicist confirms to PEOPLE.

    This marks the first marriage for the 34-year-old Bourne Identity star. The Argentine-born Bozan, 29, a former bartender who is now an interior designer, has a 7-year-old daughter, Alexia, from a previous relationship. The couple began dating in 2003 when they met in Miami Beach while Damon was filming the comedy Stuck on You.

    Bozan, along with Alexia, was at Damon's side throughout the European shoot of his movie Ocean's Twelve. But their big relationship test came over 2004's July 4 weekend, when Damon brought Bozan home to meet his family and friends in Boston.

    Introducing her to pals at a local restaurant, he kissed her "every five seconds," said friend Jamal Prince at the time. "He's very serious about her. In the past he kept the other ones secretive. This one he's not hiding."

    Like Damon, Bozan also prefers privacy to premieres and paparazzi. "She's not really interested in that stuff," Ocean's Twelve producer Jerry Weintraub told PEOPLE. "She's interested in him."

    The interest clearly intensified. In September, Damon's rep confirmed to PEOPLE that the two were engaged. Early that month, at the Venice Film Festival, the actor maintained his usual New England cool even amid buzz that Bozan and he were set to wed. Asked by PEOPLE about the chatter, Damon laughed, held up his ringless finger and declared: "I'm not married yet."

    The key word, it turned out, was "yet." In July Damon visited Bellevue, Wash., jeweler Steven Goldfarb and picked a "classic, elegant" platinum ring to have sent to him. "He said he wanted to get the ring and get engaged," Goldfarb told PEOPLE. "He was very pleased."

    Damon's brother, Kyle, told PEOPLE: "I am thrilled. I like Lucy a lot. They make a fantastic couple."
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 10:57 pm (UTC) (Link)

    Matt and Lucy got married today!

    They just announced on E! News that Matt and Luciana got married in New York today and that Lucy is 3 months pregnant.
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    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 11:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
    From: (Anonymous) Date: December 9th, 2005 11:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
    Well, turns out Barroso was her first husband's name, and Bozan is her maiden name. Also, there's a new spelling of her name around: Lucianne.
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