Minnie Driver shares insights into her separation from Matt Damon and explains why she appeared sombre when he won an Oscar for their film Good Will Hunting. She distinctly recalls the emotional upheaval she went through during the 1998 Academy Awards, a crucial moment that aligned with her distress.
The two actors briefly dated following their roles in the popular 1997 movie. Over the years, it has been reported that Minnie learned about the end of her relationship with Matt when he denied having a girlfriend during a 1998 appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.
While her former partner Matt Damon and his close friend Ben Affleck joyfully received the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for “Good Will Hunting,” Minnie, who co-starred in the film, observed with a blend of emotions. A recent Instagram post from Movie Shmood, showcasing a clip of Damon and Affleck’s Oscar acceptance, unintentionally brought back this poignant memory. The video highlighted Minnie’s solemn expression as her former co-stars and love interest acknowledged her during their speech.
She clarified the reason behind her demeanour when he won Best Original Screenplay. She conveyed that Matt had concluded their relationship a few weeks before and was with his new girlfriend at the Oscars. She expressed her devastation, mentioning a desire to have celebrated more, acknowledging it as an amazing moment for all involved and for the wonderful film.
Subsequently, Minnie’s life has seen a positive transformation as she found love with Addison O’Dea, her partner since 2019. Meanwhile, Matt has moved forward and has been married to Luciana Bozán since 2005.
Discussing her widely covered separation from Matt on ITV’s “This Morning” with hosts Phillip Schofield and Rochelle Humes, Minnie shared that it was dramatically reported on. Still, she wouldn’t change a second of it.