In Matt Damon‘s new film The Adjustment Bureau, fate appears to bring the actor together with his onscreen love played by Emily Blunt. And in a case of art imitating life, Matt says it was his destiny to meet wife Luciana and have a family that includes four daughters – Alexia, 12, Isabella, 4, Gia, 2, and Stella, 3 months.
“When I look back at my life, and look at some of the most incredible things that have happened in my life, like meeting my wife, and I think of all the things that had to happen for us to meet and eight years and four kids later, I can’t imagine life without her,” Matt says. “All that stuff happened by some series of coincidences, so it makes you wonder – is there an ‘Adjustment Bureau there’, kind of, helping me out?”
The couple began dating in 2003 and were married in 2005. Matt met Luciana, a former bartender, in Miami Beach while the actor was filming the comedy Stuck on You. “I had never really hung out in Miami and one night in the middle of the shoot, the crew, a couple guys, said, ‘We’re going to get a beer somewhere.’ I said, ‘I’m not really into it.’ They said, ‘Come on,’ and kind of dragged me along,” Matt says of that fateful night.
“We ended up at a bar where my wife was the bartender. I literally saw her across a crowded room…and eight years and four kids later, that’s my life.
“I don’t know how else our paths would have crossed if that didn’t happen…The moral is that when you’re tired, suck it up and go to the bar because you might meet your wife,” Matt laughed.