Matt Damon brought his girls Luciana, Stella, and Gia to Jennifer Garner's birthday barbecue in LA yesterday. Best friends Matt and Ben Affleck teamed up for the lunch date with their many ladies in honor of Jen's 39th. We took a look back at her most adorable photos throughout the years to mark the occasion, while Jennifer spent a low-key weekend with her hot husband and adorable daughters, Violet and Seraphina, that kicked off at dinner on Saturday. Jen and Ben seem to be unwinding and enjoying their time together after a busy month full of traveling as she promoted Arthur in NYC and wrapped up shooting The Odd Life of Timothy Green near Atlanta.
Matt Damon filmed scenes for The Adjustment Bureau in NYC yesterday, both on a boat and with Mayor Bloomberg, before premiering The Informant! last night. He held hands with Luciana on the red carpet, where he talked about how much he likes George Clooney's new girlfriend, Elisabetta. Matt said it was nice to see George so happy when they got together this Summer in Lake Como. Matt's been juggling meeting politicians, filming his current movie, and promoting his movie, but he still found time to film the funny mustached slow motion fight scene that aired on Kimmel last night — check out the video below.
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Matt Damon and his wife Luciana held hands as they surveyed the scene at the Venice Film Festival yesterday. Earlier this week they were all dressed up for Matt's premiere of The Informant!, but they looked casual and comfortable for their leisurely stroll and boat ride. Matt's good friend George Clooney wasn't too far away promoting his own movie, as both guys continue their Italian fun after spending time together at Lake Como.
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Matt Damon touched down in Miami on Sunday with his girls Luciana, Isabella, and Gia. The happy family was fresh off a trip to LA, where they spent the Fourth of July with the Garner-Afflecks. Matt's little ladies looked understandably sleepy after their long trip cross-country, and maybe next year they can host the holiday barbecue down in Florida with their BFFs.
Matt Damon and Luciana dressed Isabella in an adorable yellow sundress for a shopping trip in Miami yesterday. The proud father held his older daughter close on the windy afternoon, while Gia skipped this outing. Between campaigning for Obama, continuing his charity work, and on set in London, it's been a busy Autumn for Matt, who must be looking forward for some time with his family of girls. Back in October Matt said that they were going to be moving back to NYC, so maybe his two Florida babies can get a taste of the northeast Winters he grew up with.
Matt Damon and Luciana packed their bags and headed out of Miami yesterday. Matt was last spotted in Haiti after Hurricane Ike, and this trip brings him to NYC with his wife and new baby Gia. Meanwhile, there's a pretty awesome fake movie trailer online in response to Matt's comments about Sarah Palin as vice president. Wonder if this little joke was able to capture Matt's vision.
Happy news — Luciana Damon gave birth to a baby girl named Gia Zavala in Miami today! Matt's rep said, "Everyone's doing great. She is a healthy baby girl." We can't wait to get a glimpse of this new family of five. Congrats to big sisters Alexia and Isabella, and of course Luciana and our main man Matt!
Last year Matt Damon and Ben Affleck celebrated their holiday weekend with a BFF family trip to Hawaii, and this year they were back together for a different reason. The Boston boys showed off their skills, along with friends like Adam Sandler and Don Cheadle, at the 2nd annual Ante Up for Africa charity poker tournament in Las Vegas last night. From the looks of those big smiles, they didn't have a problem whether they were losing or winning, it was all for a good cause. We know that the crises overseas are so important to both Matt and Ben, but it's always nice to add a little bit of fun into dedicated philanthropy.
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It was a family weekend for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon in LA. The Garner-Afflecks enjoyed lunch on Saturday before the couple met up with BF Matt and pregnant Luciana for dinner at Nobu in Malibu where the foursome shared a toast to celebrate Ben and Jen's third anniversary on Sunday. Speaking of Mr. Damon, he's looking way better already — amazing what a little change of wardrobe and scenery can do. Fancy dinners with friends are always nice, but Ben also opened up about his time in the Congo and his family. He said:
- On his trip to Congo: “It’s definitely changed me. It’s definitely been a part of… I guess a growing sense that I have a responsibility to do something with my life that’s other than just serving mileage in some way… You have a responsibility to your kid and also a responsibility to the world around you, so all that [is] part of the motivation for doing all this stuff.”
- On life with Jen and Violet: “Things are pretty great. We’re very happy. Things couldn’t be better. We’re kind of taking it easy and just kind of enjoying a little downtime at home. I’m at a point now where even… vacation sort of feels a little bit like work. I’d rather just kind of chill and take it easy.”
While we'd love to see the Damons and Garner-Afflecks head to Hawaii for another vacation together, we understand the desire for quiet time home in LA instead. For lots more pics of Hollywood's cutest family and best friends just read more