Lip Reader Tells Us What Matt Damon’s Wife Said Before 2024 Met Gala

Lip Reader Tells Us What Matt Damon's Wife Said Before 2024 Met Gala

Marital Spats in the Public Eye

Think your marital spats will remain private as long as you keep it quiet in public? Not if a pro is there to read your lips! Here’s what Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso really said to each other before the 2024 Met Gala.

Public Display

On May 6th, Damon and his wife were on full display as they exited the Mark Hotel and made their way into a car destined for the Met Gala. Alas, it wasn’t just their “Sleeping Beauties: Reawakening Fashion” themed looks that had everyone talking — it was what they muttered to each other in between paparazzi snaps.

Insight from a Lip Reader

According to professional lip reader Nicola Hickling, Barroso was more or less snapping at her husband. Hickling told us here at Nicki Swift that just as the pair began posing for the cameras, Damon looked at Barroso and asked her, “Do you want me to take you back?” Barroso answered, “No, we’re not leaving.” To this, Damon replied, “Oh are we, ah right.” Barroso then scolded Damon, “Let go of my hand.”

Speculation and Guesses

Yikes! Here’s to hoping the celeb couple was just having an off moment. Maybe Barroso forgot something in the room? Her cell phone? A tube of lipstick? Or perhaps it was just pre-event jitters? The world will never know for sure, but we do have a guess as to what might have happened.

The Stress of the Met Gala

The Met Gala is widely hailed as one of the most glamorous nights in fashion, but it can also be the most stressful to attend. Some might even argue that the famous event is akin to the Super Bowl for A-list stars and fashion mavens alike.

Behind the Scenes

Taking that comment into account, it’s possible that their tense interaction outside of the hotel might have stemmed from Barroso struggling to achieve the look she was going for in such a short span of time.

Who knows what “all day” really means, after all. Maybe Damon was exaggerating and rushed her along — hence the talk about going back to the room as if Barroso had forgotten something.

Interview Upon Arrival

Whatever the case, the couple at least seemed in good spirits when they were interviewed upon their arrival.

Commitment and Ground Rules

All supposed snapping aside, Damon and Barroso have always appeared completely committed to one another. Barroso told Vogue Australia in 2018 about meeting Damon while she was working as a bartender in Miami.

Marriage Takes Work

As any married couple knows, marriage takes work and maybe even a few ground rules. According to Damon, the couple has a strict policy in place to keep their union solid.


Perhaps not even long enough to run upstairs and retrieve a forgotten item from their hotel room prior to their big Met Gala appearance, eh Matt?

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