Besides being one of Hollywood’s most beloved actors, Matt Damon also takes pride in being a great dad. Over the years, the Jason Bourne star has made us fall in love with his handsome looks and incredible charm, but nowadays, Matt melts our hearts thanks to his incredible bond with his kids.
The Martian star is the father of his four daughters, Alexia, Gia, Stella and Isabella, with his longtime wife, Luciana Barroso. Matt experienced fatherhood for the first time when he married the Argentina native in 2005, considering he adopted her eldest daughter, Alexia, whom she shares with ex-husband Arbello Barroso. The couple then welcomed their own children together, Gia, Stella and Isabella.
Fatherhood has taught Matt a lot about raising kids, but he’s learned more than he ever imagined as the dad of four daughters. During an interview with Today in 2012, the Good Will Hunting alum said he “never expected to be surrounded” by so many women.
“But it’s great … you never know which way life’s going to take you,” he gushed. “I’m learning so much, not the least of which is how much smarter girls are. I operated under the assumption that us guys had a chance, but I realized when I was completely wrapped around [Stella’s] finger, and she knew it. If they can do that to us [at a young age], when they’re fully grown, we really don’t stand a chance.”
Looking back on his life with his kiddos, Matt compared fatherhood to the grumpy character in The Grinch Who Stole Christmas — but in a good way, of course. “In the end when his heart grows five sizes, that’s what [becoming a father] felt like,” he told Today. “It was like everything expanded in a way that I didn’t know was possible. And it was instant.”
In August 2019, the Academy Award winner paid the ultimate tribute to his four daughters when he revealed the custom tattoo he got in their honor. Matt visited celebrity tattoo artist Daniel Stone and commemorated his little girls by getting each of their names tattooed on his upper arm. All four monikers can be seen written in a stunning, delicate script.
Well, if that doesn’t say doting dad then we don’t know what does!
To learn more about Matt’s family, scroll through the gallery below to meet Alexia, Gia, Isabella and Stella.
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