Matt Damon is back in LA, visiting Ben Affleck. What does his wife think about that?

These are photos of Matt Damon headed over to Ben Affleck’s house with a copy of a book called The Big Goodbye: Chinatown and the Last Years of Hollywood. It’s by Sam Wasson (Fosse, Fifth Avenue, Five A.M.) and how much do you want to bet this was somewhat of a business meeting and that Damon and Affleck are considering optioning that book? It’s the story of how Polanski’s 1974 classic, Chinatown, was made, and is billed as “one of the greatest movie-world books ever written.” Damon knows he’s being photographed and he’s angling the book so we can see the cover. Of course these two would consider themselves fully qualified to tell that story and of course it will have absolutely no nuance or depth. Remember, they’re also working on an historical fiction rape revenge movie. They’re the only two bros who can tell these stories!

So Damon is back from Dalkey, Ireland and he’s hard at work trying to tell other people’s stories from his unique perspective as a white guy from a suburb in Boston. Remember how there were rumors that Damon’s wife, Luciana, didn’t want him hanging around with Affleck after Affleck was caught with the nanny and separated from Jennifer Garner (who took him back multiple times after that)? We’ve heard rumors that Luciana and Jennifer don’t get along either. The photo agency reported that Damon was with his wife, Luciana, when he visited Affleck, but they didn’t have any photos of her. How did that meeting go and how do you think Luciana feels about Ana? I bet she’s tolerant as Damon is still working with Affleck, but I also bet she’s not happy with this situation at all. I don’t mean that Lucy wouldn’t like Ana, just that she sees Ben for who he is. For all you can say about Damon, he does seem faithful-ish, at least as far as the press is concerned.

There are new photos of Ben out with Ana on back of his motorcycle. You can see them over on The Daily Mail. I’m wondering if Ana already had that jacket in her closet or if she bought it special to ride with Ben. She would have gotten him a matching one so it’s probably not new.

Damon looks good. Do you think he shaved his really bad quarantine facial hair?




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  1. Mumbles says:

    Does Affleck have a secret deal with Dunkin Donuts or is he merely trying to get one? That seems to be a recurrent theme in his quarantine pap shots.

    • Elizabeth says:

      Maybe. But Dunkin is pretty huge in New England. So he may also just be a fan.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      as noted, DD is big in NE and mid-Atlantic. It only recently came to the west coast/LA area, right? maybe HE bought a franchise just so he could have THE BEST COFFEE KNOWN TO MAN when he’s “home” in LA.

      (OK, last line debatable, but people from the east coast love their Dunkin’, this Jersey girl included.)

  2. milliemollie says:

    I think the majority of the things she wears are sent to her. That would explain why her style is all over the place and one reason for the pap walks. She’s getting paid to wear it.

    Affleck seems like your husband’s friend that you have to put up with because he is your husband’s friend.

    The one thing I like about matt is that he always says he has four children. He is problematic but he’s fully accepted his stepdaughter and loves her like she his own. I think that’s great.

    And on another note: i never want to.hear the name polanski again unless he’s going to prison

  3. Onemoretime says:

    My feelings on Damon is that he is a smug weasel. That’s the comment.

    • lucy2 says:

      Same. I used to like him (mainly in comparison with Affleck, and for giving his family privacy) but in the past few years he’s really shown himself to be problematic. The incident with Effie Brown, defending Casey Affleck, poor comments on sexual harassment and Weinstein, and just general privileged white male stuff.

  4. Mia4s says:

    Oh don’t worry, Chinatown was made three years before Polanski raped a child (well, the child we know about). So they can just ignore that. Uggggggh. All the side-eye.

  5. Mel says:

    Boy, they really love Dunkin Donuts.

    • SamC says:

      If nothing else I appreciate their loyalty to their hometown coffee chain. I’m sure it was different in LA, but in New England Dunkin was practically the only place open to get coffee during peak quarantine. Most Starbucks were closed and the few that were open had such ridiculous lines at the drive through it was just easier/faster to hit up the Dunkin across the street.

  6. SKF says:

    I feel like Luci doesn’t love Ben (and didn’t vibe with Jen) but who knows, she might get along with Ana? She gets along super well with Elsa Pataky – they are great friends. Ana has a bit of a fun, flirty and thirsty vibe like Elsa too (but way more talent). I love seeing all those Hemsworth and friends posts that Matt and Luci pop up in. I know sweet FA about any of these people in reality; but my random guess is that Ana could fit in with that crew.

    • Yvette says:

      I don’t think Ben Affleck is in the Damon/Hemsworth crowd. I have never seen any pictures with Affleck and the others on vaycay with their families. And I think that’s the reason. It’s not just Damon and Hemsworth who are buds, it’s their wives and families as well. Ben and Jen haven’t been a functioning family in years, and even when they were, they spent most of their time dealing with Ben’s addiction issues.

      Aside from the fact that their husbands are best buds, Elsa and Luci share another common bond. Elsa is from Spain and Luci is from Argentina.

      • Marietta58 says:

        Ben and Matt go on vacation about every other year or so. When the kids were young they went all the time. Last time was just the grown up vacation to South Africa. No paps took pictures but it was on Social media they were together. Matt doesn’t have any SM and Ben doesn’t post personal stuff. Like the Hemsworths who love to post everything.

      • Yvette says:

        @Marietta58 … “Ben and Matt go on vacation about every other year or so. When the kids were young they went all the time. No paps took pictures but it was on Social media they were together. Matt doesn’t have any SM and Ben doesn’t post personal stuff. Like the Hemsworths who love to post everything.”

        Matt Damon has a personal Twitter acccount. If Ben Affleck was with Matt Damon in Africa, it was connected to Damon’s ‘Water.Org’ charity organization, which Damon is personally involved with and makes a point to visit affected villiages in Africa.

        When I seached the Internet for ‘Matt Damon and Ben Affleck on vacation with their familes,’ the only thing that popped up other than trips from years ago when their children were very young, was a ski trip in Montana. Ben shared information about this trip on the Ellen show, which included Casey Affleck, Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and their families in 2017.

        When I searched the Internet for ‘Matt Damon and Chris Hemsworth on vacation with their families’ you get a whole list of options from various years. Some of the photos were taken from Social Media, shared, but not taken/released by Damon or Hemsworth. Some were taken and released by Hemsworth’s family.

      • a says:

        Ben and Matt’s families spend Christmas vacation together every year at the Yellowstone Club in Montana (aside from the year Matt’s dad was very sick in Boston)

    • tcbc says:

      I bet a lot of celeb wives would not want Ben around their husbands. (I sure wouldn’t.) He’s grandfathered in with Matt, so Luci probably feels she doesn’t have a choice there. But I bet she doesn’t like him.

      And other than Matt, has Ben ever hung out with any celebrity that he has not dated? He played in that dirtbag underground poker game with Leo and Tobey Maguire, but they didn’t go to dinner or anything. Whereas Matt was friendly with Clooney, Krasinski, Hemsworth, and Kimmel, to name a few.

      Ben doesn’t make friends, does he?

      • a says:

        He’s friends with Kimmel and Bradley Cooper. He’s also been photographed getting dinner with Krasinski

  7. MaryBeary says:

    I saw the Dunkin box right away. It’s a Northeastern thing. Love my Dunkin!

  8. Marietta58 says:

    I’m probably in the minority, but I think Luci doesn’t mind Ben. Ben would go over to Matt’s house to watch the Red Sox and the Patriots every Sunday. Ben’s also talked about how nice Matt’s wife is. And you don’t go on vacation multiple times when you don’t like that person. I Think the last time was when Shookus and Ben went to South Africa with Matt and Luci, back in January 2018.

    I also think the reason Jen didn’t like Luci is because she was a bartender, and Luci doesn’t call the paps, like Jen. Luci was probably side-eying her weekly pap strolls to the farmer’s market when Jen and Ben were married.

    • tcbc says:

      But Luci didn’t mind Ben’s philandering? hahaha yeah right.

    • carmen says:

      You think jen didn’t like her because she was a bartender???!! What has Garner done to give the impression she is a snob?

  9. Carolnr says:

    I like how Matt is holding the book just at the right angle for the paps to photograph it
    Matt wanted to be seen carrying that book & cause speculation; otherwise, he could have carried it in a bag.
    I think both Lucy & Matt like to do things as a couple& spend time with other couples I also think Ben & Jen in earlier times did things with Matt & Lucy but I don’t think Ben & Jen were a part of the couples scene for a long time. Ben’s addictions surely did not help….

  10. a says:

    Luci and two of the children Alexia and Stella were photographed leaving Ben’s house too so you must have just missed them when looking up this set. Ben has spent lots of time at Matt’s house since the divorce so I’m sure he and Luci get along fine.

  11. Carolnr says:

    Montana might look a little different this year…