Minnie Driver met with Matt Damon for the first time in two decades last year.
The 51-year-old actress dated Matt, 50, for a short time after the pair co-starred in Good Will Hunting in 1997, and has revealed she bumped into Matt and his wife Luciana while on a beach trip last summer, which was the first time she’d seen her ex-boyfriend in 20 years.
Speaking on the Keep It! podcast, Minnie said she spoke to Matt about his family – including his three daughters, 15-year-old Isabella, 13-year-old Gia, and 10-year-old Stella – and said it was “nice” to chat about “middle-aged” things.
She said, “I did see Matt Damon on the beach and I had not had a conversation with him, seriously, since we made the film. That was last summer and it was actually very nice to see him, and his kids, and his wife and it all felt quite middle-aged actually, which was reassuring.
“I feel like so much of the folly of youth went on with our initial relationship, like it was amazing and tabloidy. So that was nice to just have sort of a middle-aged conversation about the weather and stuff.”
The British actress opened up about their relationship in a 2012 interview with The Telegraph,
“I was blown away by his commitment to me as an actor, he was cute and intelligent and altogether a really charming package,” she said then. “I was young and I fell for him — it’s an occupational hazard.”
Minnie is currently starring in the musical Cinderella, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, while Matt will next be seen in The Last Duel, opening in Singapore cinemas on Oct 14. — BANG SHOWBIZ
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