Matt Damon’s ‘divorce’ covers Star: ‘partying with Ben destroying his marriage’

This is a first for teflon Matt Damon – his alleged marriage problems cover the upcoming issue of Star. Until now we haven’t heard a peep about Damon having any issues in his ten year marriage, even when Matt and his wife, Luciana, had a lavish destination vow renewal in 2013. (Vow renewals usually signal relationship trouble to me.) Damon has been tainted by the same douche brush that’s all over everything his best friend, Ben Affleck, does. Star jumps to the conclusion that since Affleck is separated and divorcing, Damon must be having problems too. They may not be far off, especially considering how Damon defended his cheating buddy. Here’s some of Star’s teaser article online. If they have any new-sounding details in the print edition we’ll report on it tomorrow. They’re not claiming so far that Matt and Lucy are divorcing, just that they’re fighting:

The duo hasn’t spent much time together over the years due to busy schedules and their wives’ feuding, but once Ben Affleck’s divorce announcement surfaced on June 30, Matt Damon wanted to play some serious catch-up with his bestie.

But that involved excluding Matt’s wife, Luciana Barroso, not only from their constant hangouts, but also staying tight-lipped about anything they talked about behind closed doors.

“Ben, of course, was confiding in Matt about all his relationship problems, but when Luciana would ask Matt what was going on, he’d refuse to talk about it, out of loyalty to his friend,” a family insider reveals to Star.

“That really ticked Luciana off, and she accused him of keeping secrets from her. Things started to spiral from there,” adds the tipster.

Then, when Matt offered their guesthouse as a man cave for Ben, Luciana flew off the handle—their fights exposing Luciana’s severe jealousy issues.

To avoid the fighting, Matt would slip out the back door every day to go spend time with Ben instead of his family. What’s worse, the pair started going on their boozy binges together in the evenings, leaving Luciana to worry about the duo being hungry for attention from the ladies.

“Ben acts like a frat boy around Matt, which she finds obnoxious. And she knows his history as a ladies’ man. She was worried his bad influence will rub off on Matt,” a source tells Star.

Parenting four daughters leaves Luciana and Matt with little time for one another. “And now, with all their fighting, there have been more sexless nights than ever,” a source says.

[From Star Magazine online]

Why does Star always make it sound like it’s the wife’s fault and that she’s jealous or whatever? Plus, if Matt and Ben were going out to bars together you KNOW we would hear about it. For what it’s worth, Gossip Cop got a quote from what they claim is an “impeccable” source who called this story “ridiculous.” Plus Damon, his wife and their girls are now in London as he films the new Bourne movie. (New photos from on set are below, yay!)

Damon gushes about his wife in interviews, but I don’t doubt that they have the same issues as other couples, and that they argue. If anything Damon strikes me as controlling. I remember seeing him at an awards ceremony with Luciana and when she went to clap for him when his name was announced he held her hands down. That’s just a small thing, but it struck me. So the guy seems a little intense, but I doubt these two are going to split up anytime soon. Damon has never had the same issues as Affleck that we know of – he’s not into self sabotage and is more of a monogamist than a cheater.

These photos are from the Bourne set in London on 11-3-15. Matt and Luciana are shown at the premiere of The Martian at TIFF on 9-11-15 and outside the gym on 10-11. Credit: FameFlynet and

Matt Damon and his wife Luciana leaving the gym

2015 Toronto International Film Festival - "The Martian" Premiere

Matt Damon On The Set Of The Upcoming 'Bourne' Sequel

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  1. Lara K says:

    I’m more interested in the headline about Daniel Craig going 7 times a night….

    But yeah, Damon doesn’t have a party bone in his body. Way more focused and controlled. I can’t even picture him partying with Ben.

    • Joaneu says:

      7 times a night …. i can’t even imagine. 🙂

      • Zapp Brannigan says:

        I may spend the rest of the day trying to imagine that. Oh boy!

      • Kitten says:

        Ewwwww. I don’t want to imagine that Putin lookalike’s O face. Gross.

      • mkyarwood says:

        My husband and I had a personal best of six times a few years ago. We always talk about trying it again, but, we both know that was probably it :p

      • Cindy says:

        Yeah, that’s icky, I don’t want to know this, not about Daniel Craig, blech.

        As far as Star story, who knows. But I have to comment once again on how beautiful Damon’s wife is.

      • NUTBALLS says:

        I bet he’s not doing 7x a night now, the poor, tired sausage.

      • Siobhan says:

        Holy cystitis!!!

      • Eleonor says:

        Been there, done that.
        Ex boyfriend.
        The day after I ate like a starving wolf.

      • milla says:

        back when he was a teenager probably… need to start dating younger men 😀

      • Tiffany :) says:

        Reminds me of when I got with my still-BF many years ago when I was 19. We were such crazy kids with lots of free time! Le sigh. Now its quality over quantity, but I am still glad I had that time to really explore and be free with someone I trusted and loved.

        …thinking of going home for a long lunch break. 😉

      • MND says:

        “7 times a night”

        Yeah. It’s not true. Typical trash mag hyperbole.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      Damon has a ” good boy raised of corn flakes” face contrary to Affleck but in his younger Hollywood years,he was not different of Affleck.
      For example,Damon also was involved in this Illegal Hollywood poker party scandals

    • Bettyrose says:

      Yeah, that caught my eye too. 7 times a night seems excessive, even for first loves, but I’d be curious to know more about the context.

    • Loulou says:

      I came just to comment on that!!! Hahaha

    • Obsidian says:

      Daniel Craig article was the first thing that caught my eyes too! At first I thought the inset pic was Rachel. 7 times a night… as in every night? Whoa!

    • Snazzy says:

      I came here to day the same thing (about the 7 times a night…)! Wowzers

    • knower says:

      Never thought Damon was a partier, ever. Though hearing rumblings about him and Kate Mara having an affair while making The Martian doesn’t make my confidence in him as a normal, nice guy feel that solid.

  2. Christin says:

    He slips out the back door? Does he also climb over hedges?

    • Cindy says:

      Lol, now I have a picture in my mind of him doing this.

    • antipodean says:

      I noticed that detail too, slips out the back door! Why not the front door, and who is there to see him do this. Florid hyperbole at it’s best, well done Star magazine!
      Can you imagine how much fun it would be to have your husband’s best friend set up a “man cave” at the bottom of the garden? Luciana, I am with you on this detail, no way, no how!

      • Mary Mary says:

        The hired help might have seen Damon slip out the back door, climb over the hedge running like a rabbit to Ben’s secret garden.

    • belle de jour says:


  3. alberto says:

    Luciana is an Argentinian woman from Cordoba, she can outparty Matt like it ain’t a thing.

  4. NewWester says:

    If Matt Damon ever divorced the public would not find out until a year later when either he or Luciana announce they are engaged to other people. Matt has always struck me as the type to keep his personel life on extreme lockdown.

  5. vauvert says:

    I think this mag’s writers must have a degree in creative writing. Like, a harlequin level diploma of some sort. Lucianna is jealous because Matt doesn’t share the heart-to-heart stories Ben told him, probably crying on his shoulder… right before he sped off into the night on a motorcycle, with Matt wiping a tear behind him, hand raised in a sad goodbye. Oops, this is contagious.

    Way to go Craig, after years of marriage. Back in the wild days of first love/crush, totally, but after years together, it is different for us regular mortals. Oops again, just checked that headline. Okay, so he is like us after all😀

  6. Div says:

    Star magazine so it’s already unlikely. I think they just decided since Ben has problems and Ben is one of his close friends, that they could try and spin it as if Matt is having issues with his marriage too.

  7. Saphana says:

    they are just trying to surf on the negative headlines he got for his tv show and his comments.

  8. silken_floss says:

    God, I wish we could post gifs here LOL *sips tea*

  9. Meija says:

    They are a beautiful couple. She is very attractive without looking artificial and sorry ladies but Matt looks GOOD.

  10. Dame Heddy says:

    I don’t think Damon is a nice guy as many americans think he is but call this story BS. Well then, I thought Garner would never divorce Affleck. I could be wrong.

    • Don't kill me I'm French says:

      I thought Garner would divorce after BVsS release .

    • moot says:

      True! Let’s not forget what a douchebag he was when he broke up with Minnie Driver on Oprah. Good thing for Matt there was no social media at the time because I don’t think he got the ripping apart that he deserved for that.

      He’s been coasting on this Everyman “I’m just a dad!” persona for a while, and while I would never wish bad things to befall his family no matter what I think of Damon the celebrity personification, I would not be at all shocked if he suddenly got divorced out of nowhere.

      I do think there’s more going on there than he’s been letting everyone believe since winning the Oscar for GWH.

  11. jinni says:

    I know it’s Star so this probably isn’t true, but I am getting so much schadenfreude from this cover. Oh how he use to rub it in so hard that he never gets tab press because he had the ” good sense” to marry a “civilian” unlike his friends. Ha. Now look at him, he got himself into the tab game. I kind of hope they continue going for him just because I hope it takes his holier than thou attitude down a peg.

  12. InvaderTak says:

    Lol nooo that’s really funny. That cover looks like the Inquirer in neon.

  13. lizzie says:

    When Ben and Jen were married the tabloid story was that Luciana didn’t like Jen being a wet blanket all the time and that is why Ben and Matt weren’t that close anymore.

    This story rings particularly false b/c there is plenty of documentation of her coming out of clubs with her husband and his harder parting friends (like clooney). It strikes me that she is the partier and matt damon (my sweetest love) is the dork who is more reserved. maybe i’m projecting 🙂

    • lucy2 says:

      Oh that’s right! Boy, poor Luciana can’t make up her mind, can she?
      In all seriousness, I don’t know that I’ve ever seen her speak publicly or comment in an interview, she seems very private and I doubt anyone who would rat to a tabloid knows how she feels about anyone else.

      That said, I wouldn’t want Ben Affleck living in my guest house either.

  14. Kitten says:

    LOL! Oh Star…Can they bring Tom Brady into this too?
    Because Brady definitely broke up Ben AND Damon’s marriages!!

  15. Tippi says:

    Nah, not buying it. He brings his wife everywhere, even to the gym. I can’t imagine anybody other than a crazy person throwing tantrums because their spouse refuses to tell them the intimate details of their friends troubles! Luciana doesn’t strike me as having a crazy bone in her body. I don’t think Matt would be with her if she did. He wants someone completely in control of themselves so they can live the life and present the image he wants. They always seem very together and connected, nothing like Bens body language with Jen.

    I think the tabloids are going to focus on him for a bit because he messed his words up a few times in public recently and the fallout of that has dented his image slightly. They’re going to take advantage to see if they can turn him into the next Ben (tabloid seller!!!) – by making stuff up!

    Whatever Matts failings he seems like a good husband and father. Nobody knows what goes on in private between two people but it’s horrible for people to be judged badly when there’s not even any evidence to suggest these ‘rumours’ are true. His entire demeanour and body language with his wife suggests otherwise.

  16. Crumpet says:

    He held her hands down? Really? Ugh.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Yeah, I got the impression that he thought it looked bad to applaud for yourself or your spouse. It’s a thing some people have.

    • justagirl says:

      Held her hands down? That just did it for me. It says a lot about him; yes, he seems controlling of his life…and seems inappropriately controlling of his wife too.

      The Damon-splaining, which followed surprising attitudes & tactlessness…the chip on his shoulder in interviews, along with name-dropping & subtle shade towards “friends”…his over-gushing about his wife (hm, protest too much?).

      Plus, if a friend’s lack of morals & questionable integrity offends your own sense of responsibility, as you get older you stop being friends. I now think they are birds of a feather.

  17. LMR15 says:

    I think is too easy. Yes, Ben is a turd and Matt is his bff but that doesnt mean Matt is also a turd.. That being said, if my husbands buddy had a gambling, drugs, women problem and got divorced for partying like crazy I’d sure as hell NOT want my husband out there partying with him. Also.. Luciana is a freaking gorgeous name. Like.. you can’t be ugly with that name.. you are REQUIRED to be pretty with that name 🙂

    • LAK says:

      As pretty as Luciano Pavarotti? – same name, different gender

    • Alexi says:

      I met them both during “Good Will Hunting Days”- Ben at that time was incredibly sweet. Now when I have run into him he’s grunted and been googling chicks. Matt was a diva and standoffish back then…. havent seen him since although he presents well in interviews and yes, looks quite good. Most nice people or values driven, grounded hang with similar types….in my experience… my guess is both enjoy their frat sides for sure.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I love how they won’t say anything other than “they’re fighting” in the article but have no problem writing DIVORCE SHOCKER! on the cover. Star is ridiculous.

  19. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    This is prob BS. That said, I do recall being a little confused when MD was asked about BA in an interview & MD started out by saying something like “marriage is just insane; it’s crazy!”

    I thought, oh wow, Luciana is going to love that..

  20. Barbara says:

    Oh hog wash…

  21. Jayna says:

    Star is just an absolute joke. I can’t believe people pay money for that rag mag. Matt brought his family to live in England while he films, and he and Lucy were out jogging together in London just a couple of days ago.

  22. sara says:

    Damon pissed someone off with power in Hollywood. Usually, he is untouchable. Maybe the protection around his façade is starting to crumble because if it. I wonder if the comments from Project GL didn’t create this domino effect. I actually think this is funny. All those years he reveled in other people’s gossip, maybe it’s time it turns back on him now. I don’t know…..”Where there’s smoke there’s fire”. Isn’t what they always say??

    I was such a fan until a few years ago when he starting to get too full of himself and just snotty and rude.

    • Miss M says:

      I have so much to say about project greenlight. When I have more free time, i eill hatr watch again. He comes off badly in it. I really liked how Ben presented himself: professional, practical and knowledgeable.

  23. LilyT says:

    Seven times! Holy UTI! There really can be too much of a good thing.

  24. Canadian Becks says:

    I saw the Toronto Premiere of the newest James Bond “Spectre” last night. It’s vapid, stupid, ridiculous, and totally without any redeeming qualities.

    And I HATE what they did with Christoph Waltz. He is so much better than this!

    They featured so many shots of Daniel walking away, or walking toward the camera, that I thought the studio execs must be imagining women salivating over his muscular thighs and squat-tweaked rear. Instead, he looked ridiculous in a too-tight skinny-leg retro suit that made it seem like he had rickets.

    That, or he had just done it 7 x 7 times and there was severe chafing. Gawd!

  25. uma 55 says:

    No matt .please lucy is very gorgeous woman and she really amazing divorce nooooooooooooooooooooo.

  26. Tessd says:

    I always wondered if that old saying about one’s best friends being true.

  27. Janet says:

    Matt and Ben have hardly been in the same city at the same time in recent months as Matt has mostly been shooting out of the US. There was no time for partying together, and Ben never stayed at the guest house when Matt was in the US. The story was also based on the idea that Matt is selling his LA home, which is not true. It’s all false.