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Matt Damon renewed vows for family and friends

Matt Damon and his wife Luciana Barroso decided to renew their wedding vows because they didn't get to celebrate their marriage with their family friends when they originally tied the knot.

Matt Damon and his wife renewed their vows because they wanted a ”proper wedding”. The ‘Elysium’ actor has been married to Luciana Barroso for eight years, but the couple decided to re-affirm their commitment to each other earlier this year because they didn’t they didn’t get to have a big ceremony with their friends and family when they originally tied the knot in 2005.

Matt told the Metro newspaper: ”I didn’t re-ask her to marry me but originally we were going to have a wedding at the end of 2005 in our house in Miami over Christmas. My family was coming down and we were going to surprise them with a little wedding. But somehow word got out, so Lucy and I went to City Hall and got married quickly and quietly.

”But we always said that we wanted to have a proper wedding. We wanted to do this with our family and our friends but then we put it off. We kept having kids but finally, after seven-and-a-half years, we said, ‘Let’s do it!’ ”

Matt and Luciana have three daughters together, Isabella, seven, Gia, four, and two-year-old Stella, and the actor is also stepfather to his wife’s daughter Alexia from a previous marriage.

The loving couple renewed their vows in St. Lucia in April and the star is thought to have invited several A-list pals to the ceremony including best friend Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner and Michael Douglas.

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