Minnie Driver has opened up about her messy split with Matt Damon, and how she ended a 20-year period of icing him out.
Co-stars on Hollywood blockbuster Good Will Hunting, the pair dominated the screens and the magazines after they began dating while making the movie.
Yet, the two split on incredibly awkward grounds, after Damon declared he was single in his 1998 interview on Oprah — which was news to Driver.
Understandably, the star wasn’t too pleased to be dumped on national TV and had maintained an icy distance from her former beau.
At the time, Driver told The Los Angeles Times: “It’s unfortunate that Matt went on ‘Oprah’.
“It seemed like a good forum for him to announce to the world that we were no longer together, which I found fantastically inappropriate. Of course, he was busy declaring his love for me on David Letterman a month previously.”
But recently, the star says those days are over. Appearing on the Keep It! podcast, Driver says she bumped into Damon and his family sometime last year.
“I did see Matt Damon on the beach and I had not had a conversation with him, seriously, since we made the film,” she said.
“That was last summer and it was actually very nice to see him, and his kids, and his wife and it all felt quite middle-aged actually, which was reassuring.”
Driver said it felt “nice” to have an adult conversation with Damon, considering the media craze that followed them as youngsters while dating, and then in their break-up.
“I feel like so much of the ‘folly of youth’ went on with our initial relationship, like it was amazing and tabloidy.
“So that was nice to just have sort of a middle-aged conversation about the weather and stuff,” she added.
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