Celebrities don’t always marry fellow celebs. Many famous people, for whatever personal reason they have, prefer to be married to a spouse who isn’t generally in the limelight. Of course sometimes celebrities weren’t celebrities when they choose their other halves, in which case they wouldn’t have had to think through this possibility in the first place. The most heart-warming stories though are of couples that simply fell in love, without taking anything except their feelings into account. When their marriages last, it is indeed an inspiration. And sometimes they do!
Married to Luciana Barraso, a former barmaid, since 2005, hugely bankable American actor Matt Damon has been quoted as saying he was “lucky” to fall in love with “a civilian”. His reasoning was that because of his wife’s supposed insignificance in the world of paparrazis, the attention focused on him didn’t double when he got married… it simply stayed static. Damon met his wife while shooting a movie in Miami, Stuck on You in 2003, when he popped into the bar where Barroso worked. The rest is history.