Matt Damon: "There's a Lot to Love About Being a Dad"


Sep. 8 2008, Published 12:40 p.m. ET

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Less than one month after the birth of his second daughter, proud new pop Matt Damon spoke to OK! about how fatherhood has changed his life.

"It probably influences me in ways i'm not even aware of," the actor said at the OneXOne benefit gala at the Toronto International Film Festival. The organization provides aid and works to preserve the lives of children all around the world. "I think certainly once you have kids it's hard not to see your child in every other child that you meet. And when you see the way a lot of children live in the world it makes you very angry as a parent."

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So what does the two-time dad enjoy most about having kids? "Well that's a tough question because there's a lot to love about it," he explained to OK!. "It's probably the indescribable way that a new child opens up your heart. It sounds kinda corny but it's true."

Meanwhile, Matt told OK! about a milestone in the new life of baby daughter Gia, who was born on Aug. 20. "She smiles now... mostly when she goes to the bathroom. That's natural."

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Matt and wife Luciana Barroso are also parents to 2-year-old daughter Isabella and Alexia, Luciana's daughter from a previous marriage. The couple was married in a civil ceremony in NYC on Dec. 9, 2005.

By Laura Lane


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