It seems Matt Damon is going to extreme measures to make sure he’s not around US President Donald Trump anymore. According to a new report, the A-list actor is moving his family to Australia to get away from the politician.
“Matt’s telling friends and colleagues in Hollywood that he’s moving the family to Australia,” a source told Page Six. “Matt’s saying the move will not impact his work — as he will travel to wherever his projects are shooting. He’s also telling friends he wants to have a safe place to raise his kids.” Matt and his wife, Luciana Barroso — they married in 2005 — are parents to four daughters: Alexia, 18, Isabella, 11, Gia, 9, and Stella, 7.
The Good WIll Hunting actor has previously opened up about how fatherhood has changed him, so it’s no surprise that he’d want to keep his four daughters safe. “I think everything changes in little wonderful ways. My whole life opened up when I became a dad,” he once told Entertainement Tonight. “I’m very much on the receiving end of all the good stuff.”
Matt has expressed his dismay for Donald Trump in the past, especially before he even got elected. “There’s no way we can let this guy be the [president]. To let that dude have the nuclear football, are you kidding me? That’s dangerous. He’s impulsive and rash, and doesn’t seem to think deeply about too many things,” he said at the time.
Page Six also reports that Matt has already bought property out in Australia, but his rep, Jennifer Allen, told The Boston Globe otherwise. “Matt has visited Australia several times recently, but he has not bought a house there nor is he moving there,” she shared with the publication. Phew — we’d hate to see you go, Matt!