Matt Damon‘s romantic Valentine’s Day with wife Luciana Barroso was disrupted by a bunk bed.
The Manchester By the Sea producer, who’s currently nominated for several Oscars for the film, stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday, February 16, to talk about the love-filled holiday, which actually turned into one sleepless night.
“We were at dinner, and my kids were like, ‘We don’t want you to go out,’” Damon recalled. “So we compromised and let them sleep in our bed. And we got home and we were too tired to move them, so Lucy and I went to sleep on the bottom of the bunk bed.”
DeGeneres made a few jokes about the uncomfortable sleeping situation. “It was Valentine’s Day and we wanted to cuddle up,” Damon replied. “And nobody wanted to climb up to the top bunk. We kind of snuggled up for however long we slept— three hours. Woke up and kind of stayed up. It wasn’t a satisfactory night of sleep.”
The actor and Barroso share four kids—he is stepdad to Alexia, his wife’s teenage daughter from a previous marriage, as well as the couple’s three young daughters Isabella, 10, Gia, 8, and Stella, 6.
While on Ellen, Damon also revealed contents from one of his recent chats with equally famous friend George Clooney. The topic? Having kids.
Clooney, 55, and his wife Amal are currently expecting twins—and Damon told the first-time dad that he should expect to suffer in the best kind of way. “He’s got this group, wonderful group of friends, for 30 years they’ve been out here together,” Damon explained. “And all of those guys—all of their kids are all either in college or on their way. Now George is getting started, so it’s pretty funny. I think they are having a good time with him.”
Damon said it will likely be a struggle since a boy and a girl are both on their way. “He said to me, ‘Well, you have four.’ And I said, ‘Yeah, but not at once. We did it one at a time,'” he recalled. “I don’t know how anybody does twins. Those sleepless nights, and then there’s two of them? There’s just no way. But we’ll see what happens.”