Matt Damon “$140 Million Divorce Shocker” — Real Or Rumor? (EXCLUSIVE)
Matt Damon is not in the midst of a “$140 million divorce shocker,” despite a new tabloid cover story. Gossip Cop can exclusively debunk the report. We’re told the claims are “completely not true.”
The new issue of Star hit newsstands on Wednesday blaring, “10-Year Marriage Explodes!” Damon, of course, has been wed to Luciana Barroso since 2005, and they’re the happy parents of four girls, including her daughter from a previous marriage. But now there’s supposedly been a “marriage meltdown.”
Absurdly, the accompanying story asserts Damon’s alleged marital woes are all due to best friend Ben Affleck’s own marriage breakdown. “From Matt’s unwavering allegiance to Ben at the expense of his family to Luciana’s push to keep the pals apart, the couple’s relationship is fraught with tension these days — and friends worry about the toll on their 10-year marriage,” the magazine dramatically states.
A so-called “family insider” claims “things started to spiral” a few months ago when Damon allegedly wasn’t sharing Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s issues with Barroso, leading her to “accuse him of keeping secrets.” Affleck’s split supposedly led him to hide out in Damon’s guesthouse, which allegedly “drove Luciana crazy because all of a sudden her husband was devoting all his spare time to Ben instead of to his family.” The tabloid adds, “Boozy bonding sessions” between Affleck and Damon then supposedly sparked “blowout fights” between him and Barroso, including arguments about trust.
Enough already. There is no “$140 million divorce.” The magazine just wanted to run a sensational cover tied to one of the biggest celebrity news stories of the year, even though Damon is not actually having any marriage problems. And Affleck’s own situation certainly isn’t affecting the stability of his pal’s relationship with Barroso.
An impeccable source close to Damon tells Gossip Cop exclusively that the entire story is “ridiculous.” In fact, we’ve learned he and his wife are currently in London with their family as he shoots the next Bourne movie. The only thing “exploding” here is Star’s “reporting.”