Matt Damon and his wife appear to show solidarity with the Time’s Up movement

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    By Isabel Jones

    From the editors of InStyle US

    After Matt Damon vowed to ‘get in the backseat and close [his] mouth for a while’ regarding his controversial comments about sexual harassment, the Downsizing star and his wife arrived on the red carpet for the world premiere of 12 Strong on Tuesday in head-to-toe black.

    Luciana Barroso, Damon’s wife of 12 years, attended the NYC event in a dress code that appeared to advocate for feminist initiative Time’s Up. Barroso wore a semi-sheer knee-length LBD with a plunging illusion neckline and matching pumps, while her actor husband followed suit (literally) in a black button-up paired with a blazer and matching trousers.

    During a recent visit to the Today show, Damon voiced his support for the #MeToo movement, telling host Kathie Lee Gifford, ‘I really wish I’d listened a lot more before I weighed in on this,’ referring to the poorly received comments he made in December. ‘I don’t want to further anybody’s pain with anything that I do or say. So for that I am really sorry.’

    Damon shared similar sentiments about Time’s Up: ‘A lot of those women are my dear friends and I love them and respect them and support what they’re doing and want to be a part of that change and want to go along for the ride … but I should get in the back seat and close my mouth for a while.’

    Barroso and Damon raise four daughters together, one of whom is Barroso’s from a previous marriage.

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