Matt Damon’s eldest daughter battled Covid-19 ‘early on’ in pandemic

Matt Damon’s 21-year-old daughter Alexia contracted coronavirus “really early on” while at college in New York.

The 49-year-old actor made the admission during a recent interview with Graham and Nathan on Ireland’s Spin 1038’s Fully Charged breakfast show, as he reflected on spending the lockdown away from his home country as he was filming in Ireland at the time the travel ban was introduced.

Insisting Alexia “got through it fine”, Matt added that the health crisis is more of a concern for older people.

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“Our oldest daughter is in college, she’s in NYC. She had Covid really early on, along with her roommates and got through it fine. But everybody’s OK. For Lucy’s mum and my mum, it’s scary for that generation…” he mused. “I think we’ve all got the message now, everyone’s doing the isolation and social distancing and hand-washing and everything we can to mitigate this but it’s frightening, certainly for our parents.”

Matt and Luciana are currently in the Dublin suburb of Dalkey along with their younger daughters, Isabella, 13, Gia, 11, and Stella, nine.

But spending time in the sleepy location is anything but a chore, as The Martian star gushed of his temporary home: “It’s incredible. This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been. It feels a little like a fairy tale here. Bono lives over there, Enya lives over there.”

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