Matt Damon Says Parenthood Can Only Be Understood By Parents
When the video of comedian Sarah Silverman‘s take on her relationship with Matt Damon went viral on the Internet, a fan of the actor took it upon himself to set the record straight. In a new interview with PARADE, Matt jokes that the timing of the situation proved to be perfect — his wife, Luciana was pregnant! “My favorite story about it was that somebody sent my wife a shirt that said, ‘I’m [f–king] Matt Damon’ and there was a note with it. ‘You’re actually the only person who can wear this,'” he recalls. Although he “swear[s] it wasn’t me who sent it,” Matt admits that watching his wife sport the tee with her burgeoning belly provided a few laughs for the couple.
Since welcoming his second daughter last August, Matt defines fatherhood as a complex experience that only a fellow parent can understand. For one, says the proud papa, his daddy duties have him turning the lights out far earlier than his bachelor days. Confessing that he is “probably a lot more boring than I used to be and more tired at night,” Matt has learned to appreciate the value of sleep. “You can’t fake it. It’s like when it’s bedtime, it’s bedtime,” he explains.
“I think being a parent changes everything about you in really little ways and in ways that you don’t really understand unless you have kids. It’s kind of like describing a guitar chord — it’s not really a simple thing to do.”
Taking the opportunity to address the rumors that he is currently working on a new script with his best friend, actor Ben Affleck, Matt says that the gossip couldn’t be farther from the truth. While the duo “will do something eventually,” the 38-year-old explains that the reports of the friends spending time together last year was simply a family vacation. “We went on vacation together and I guess everybody thought we were writing something, but we were just having fun with our families.”
Isabella, 2 ½, and Gia Zavala, 6 ½ months, are Matt’s daughters with Luciana; they also raise Alexia, her daughter from a previous relationship. Ben and his wife Jennifer Garner are parents to daughters Violet Anne, 3, and Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, 8 ½ weeks.