Matt Damon reveals step-daughter contracted coronavirus as he self-isolates in Ireland with family

MATT Damon has revealed his step-daughter contracted coronavirus in New York City while he and the rest of the family are stranded in Dublin.

The actor has been living in Dalkey, an affluent seaside South Dublin suburb, since March with his wife Luciana Barroso and their other three children; Isabella, Gia and Stella, after lockdown meant they couldn't leave Ireland.

The Hollywood star had been filming Ridley Scott's new movie The Last Duel alongside Ben Affleck, Adam Driver and Jodie Comer when production came to a halt due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

And in the wake of the global health crisis, Matt, 49, revealed that his step-daughter Alexia contracted the coronavirus in New York City.

The 20-year-old, who his wife Luciana welcomed with ex-husband Arbello Barroso, didn't travel to Ireland with the rest of the family for filming as she was attending college in the US.

Speaking to Graham O'Toole and Nathan O'Reilly on Spin 103.8’s Fully Charged, Matt said: "Our oldest daughter is in college, she’s in New York City.

"She had COVID really early on, along with her roommates and got through it fine. But everybody’s OK.

Adding: "Obviously for Lucy’s mum and my mum, it’s scary for that generation.

"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 also explained that the family will return to Los Angeles where they will reunite with Alexia once they can leave Ireland.

The actor first spotted in Dalkey around 13 March, and admitted he's been loving lockdown life in the Emerald Isle as he shares the same postcode as U2 frontman Bono, who he has been FaceTiming.

He said: "It’s incredible. This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been.

"It feels a little like a fairytale here. Bono lives over there, Enya lives over there."

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