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Matt and Lucy marry in New York

  • Matt and Lucy were married Friday in a private ceremony in New York. The AP report at the Boston Globe:

    Matt Damon marries girlfriend in NYC

    LOS ANGELES --Matt Damon married girlfriend Luciana Bozan in a private ceremony Friday in New York City, his publicist said.Damon, 35, and his bride exchanged wedding vows during a small ceremony at an undisclosed location, spokeswoman Jennifer Allen said. Bozan's 7-year-old daughter witnessed the ceremony. In a previous marriage Bozan went by the name Luciana Barroso.

    The wedding took place in New York's City Hall, according to Ed Skyler, a spokesman for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Skyler and Damon's publicist provided no further details.

    Asked if Damon's friend and "Good Will Hunting" co-star Ben Affleck witnessed the wedding, Allen said no.

    It was the first marriage for Damon, the second for Bozan. They will split their time between homes in New York and Florida.

    Damon's publicist wouldn't discuss an "Access Hollywood" report that Damon's bride is pregnant.

  • The report at People's site, with additional details:

    Matt Damon & Girlfriend Marry

    Matt Damon and his girlfriend of two years, Luciana Bozan, were wed Friday morning in a private ceremony in Manhattan, his publicist confirmed to PEOPLE. Also present was Bozan's 7-year-old daughter, Alexia, from a previous marriage.

    Asked by PEOPLE how it felt to be married, Damon flashed his silver wedding band and said, "Great!" before jumping in a car and heading off.

    Damon pal Marc McGovern told PEOPLE that Luciana is great for Matt. "She’s very grounded, very intelligent, very caring" and has adjusted well to his crazy celebrity life. McGovern added that Damon enjoys being a stepfather to Alexia.

    This marks the first marriage for the 34-year-old Bourne Identity star and the second for the Argentine-born Bozan, 29, a former bartender who is now an interior designer. (Her married name was Luciana Barroso.) 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, 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 at the time: "I am thrilled. I like Lucy a lot. They make a fantastic couple."

  • The report at Us magazine's site:

    NEW YORK -- Us Weekly has learned exclusively that actor Matt Damon, 35, and girlfriend of two years Luciana Bozan, 29, got married this morning in New York City in a brief ceremony officiated by a justice of the peace. Damon's publicist Jennifer Allen confirmed the wedding to Us. Sources tell Us that Damon and Bozan, a former bartender who is about three months pregnant and has a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship, exchanged vows in front of Bozan's daughter Alexa. A source at New York City Hall confirms to Us that the couple wed this morning inside city hall. "They did it real quick and then started calling all their friends with the good news," says a Damon pal. "It's not a secret. They're telling everyone."

    On September 12 of this year Damon's rep confirmed to Us that the couple had gotten engaged and had begun planning a wedding. Damon, a Massachusetts native and longtime pal of actor Ben Affleck, is currently shooting The Good Shepherd in New York with co-stars Robert Deniro and Angelina Jolie. Damon and Bozan share a $10.3 million Miami Beach mansion. When asked by Us last month about his engagement Damon said, "I'm excited about it." Of his pending fatherhood, Damon told the magazine, "I have longed for [kids]."

  • Additional details from Access Hollywood:

    One day after Access Hollywood broke the news that Matt Damon and Luciana Bozan were expecting their first child together, we are now happy to report that the couple has gotten married!

    Matt and Luciana said "I do" Friday morning at New York City Hall, Access has learned. Present at the ceremony were Matt, Luciana and Luciana's 7-year-old daughter, Alexia.

    The couple will leave for Europe tomorrow, where Matt is shooting his latest film, "The Good Shepherd," which co-stars Angelina Jolie and is directed by Robert DeNiro.

    Sources told Access the newlyweds will postpone their honeymoon until filming is complete after January.

  • A few photos of Matt leaving his home for the set wearing his wedding ring from WENN and Goff:

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