Matt Damon revealed that his eldest daughter Alexia, 21, contracted a coronavirus at the start of the global pandemic while living in New York.
The Bourne Identity star, 49, spoke with Graham O’Toole and Nathan O’Reilly about the Irish Spin 103.8’s Fully Charged, where he admitted COVID-19 was “scary”.
With his family – Alexia bar – Matt is currently locked out in the sleepy Dublin suburb of Dalkey after he got stuck in the country he was touring due to the travel ban, but he compared his time on the Emerald Isle to ‘a fairy tale’.
Open and honest: Matt Damon revealed that his eldest daughter Alexia, 21, contracted a coronavirus at the start of the global pandemic while living in New York (Matt pictured in Dalkey, where he is in detention)
It was revealed last month that Matt, his wife Luciana and their daughters Isabella, 13, Gia, 11 and Stella, nine, resided in a sumptuous 8 million euro ($ 8.6 million / £ 7 million) in the luxury district.
In his radio conversation, Matt said, “Our oldest daughter is in college, she is in New York. She had Covid very early, with her roommates and did well. But everyone is fine. For Lucy’s mom and my mom, it’s scary for this generation …
“I think we all got the message by now, everyone is doing isolation and social distancing and washing their hands and everything we can to alleviate that, but it’s scary, certainly for our parents. “
It looks like Dalkey got the A-List seal of approval when Matt sprang up, “It’s amazing. This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever visited. It looks a bit like a fairy tale here. Bono lives there, Enya lives there ”.
The whole gang: it was revealed last month that Matt, his wife Luciana and their daughters Isabella, 13, Gia, 11 and Stella, nine, resided in a sumptuous carpet in the luxury neighborhood (the family shown without Alexia in Santa Monica in February)
Before the lockdown began in Ireland on March 27, the Oscar winner was photographed in front of a cafe and in a restaurant with fans, as well as going to swim near Dalkey with his clothes in a grocery bag Irish SuperValuIRL.
One fan tweeted: “Matt Damon is going to swim near #Dalkey with his togs in a SuperValuIRL bag – perfectly suited! “
Another wrote: “Matt Damon (big fan) in Dalkey with a Supervalue bag made my day. Just talk about how we are all human. This virus has no selectivity, does not discriminate and affects us all over the world. I hope Matt enjoys his stay here.
Rising: Alexia is in New York while the rest of the family is in Ireland (photo in July of last year)
The tickled star weighed in on rumors that he was carrying beers in the SuperValuIRL bag when it was broken by a fan.
He said, “This bag, we just got the towels. I was with the kids, we were taking a dip. We didn’t show up with beach bags, we just improvised…
“I’m sure there were cans originally, we just had to take them out to put the beach towels in there. “
The star, estimated to be worth $ 160 million, was also seen jogging around Dalkey. Matt visited the Corner Note Cafe with his family on March 15 and happily posed for a photo with the waitress Mary Caviston.
Shocker: Bourne Identity star, 49, spoke with Graham O’Toole and Nathan O’Reilly on the film Ireland’s Spin 103.8’s Fully Charged, where he admitted COVID-19 was scary.
She told Irish Mail On Sunday that she was “surprised” when she realized that the man at table 92 was the Hollywood icon. She said, “He arrived around 9:30 am on a Sunday morning. It was March 15, so just two days before the lockdown.
“He was with his wife and beautiful children, there were six in total, he was the last one and he was wearing a baseball cap, and I caught the American accent but other than that, he was like n any other customer.
“He had a beautiful family. They were all impeccably polite, so polite, unpretentious, just really lovely people.