Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Number 4 Still Lucky for Matt Damon, Despite Being Out of the 4th Bourne Movie

Academy Award winner Matt Damon has made headlines yet again when it was announced this week that he would not be returning for the fourth installment of the Bourne movies. The franchise that made Damon into a modern day action figure will instead venture down a new path, not including his character, Jason Bourne, in the storyline.

This announcement was not necessarily surprising considering that Damon himself said he would not return for a fourth run if the original director, Paul Greengrass, was attached. The next movie, The Bourne Legacy, slated for 2012, will be directed by Tony Gilroy instead.

This news, however, pales in comparison to Damon’s own announcement that he and his wife, Luciana will be welcoming yet another baby into their family.

No due date has been announced officially however Damon confirmed that the couple is expecting their fourth child next month.

The couple met in 2003 when Luciana was tending bar at the Crobar in Miami and Damon was filming “Stuck On You” at the time. On September 5, 2005 Damon presented Luciana with a halo style platinum engagement ring,  and the two were wed just three months later on December 9th.

Private weddings have always been hard to pull off for celebrities, but Damon and Luciana were able to sneak off to City Hall in New York City to exchange wedding rings during a quickie ceremony. At the time, they were expecting their first daughter, and weren’t keeping the wedding a secret. The two began phone friends and family as soon as the vows were exchanged, and were happy to show reporters their matching sliver wedding bands.

Now almost six years down the road the couple has three daughters; Alexia, 11 from Luciana’s first marriage, Isabella, 4, and Gia, just 2 years old. However, Gia will not be the baby of the family for much longer, as the couple is now expecting a fourth daughter.

Damon, who has raved about fatherhood in the past, told “US Magazine” recently that he was thrilled about their latest addition and couldn’t wait to meet her.

The movie stars next movie “Hereafter,” will be released this weekend in theaters, so although he will not be staring in the next Bourne movie, it seems there is more than enough on his plate to keep him busy.

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