Minnie Driver and Matt Damon may have been a thing back in the ’90s, but it feels like just yesterday for the British actress.
While discussing her new book, Managing Expectations: A Memoir in Essayswith Entertainment Tonightthe 52-year-old revisited her romance with the American actor, who she began dating after they played lovers in the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting.
With both the relationship attracted in the high level of his relationship from the press – this worried Driver’s family.
“My family loved Matt… [but] it was that they could see that this young man was rocketing really fast and so was I,” she told ET. “They were like, ‘This may well end badly for reasons that are to do with all these things coming together in a perfect storm.'”
Their union did fall apart after one year when Damon went on The Oprah Winfrey Show in 1998, where he reportedly announced the split. A game of ‘ela Said, She Said’ then ensued as the two He argued about whether he dumped Driver live on the show.
Still, she looks back on their year-long romance fondly.
“That was just a sweet romance that was just a sweet love affair in the center of all that stuff, but had a combustible ending, which then became the focus,” she said of their breakup.