Marina Pearl LeBlanc is the daughter of the famous American celebrity Matt LeBlanc. You might recognize him from his incredible role in the hit sitcom Friends.
Matt played the role of Joey Tribbiani in the show and he is famous all over the world for this. Matt has won three primetime Emmy Awards and she has also been nominated for three Golden Globes. In addition, Matt has gotten the lovely daughter Marina and this article is actually about her. So, without wasting any time, let us get into it.
Certainly, Matt has worked in numerous movies and television series but he is mostly known for his work in the series Friends. However, this article is not about him instead this piece will focus on his daughter Marina Pearl LeBlanc. So first of all how did people start searching for Marina? well, it was because the 54 years old actor talked about his daughter and it was enough for the fans to search and find anything about his daughter.
Is Marina Pearl LeBlanc an actress?
No, Marina is not an actress but she is a star kid as her father Matt LeBlanc is a pretty well-known American actor. Marina was born on February 8th, 2004, in Los Angeles, California, United States. Marina is currently 18 years old and she is the only child of Matt and his ex-wife Melissa McKnight. As per her date of birth, her zodiac sign is Aquarius.
She was raised in Encino, California, and it is reported that she also graduated her high-shool there. Marina has a mixed family background of American, Italian, and Acadian.
Marina was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia
It was pretty unfortunate as when she was not even a year old she used to have a seizure because she was diagnosed with cortical dysplasia which could affect her brain, bones, and motor skills. And it was really hard for her father Matt to deal with and bear. During that time Matt kept his professional side and took care of his daughter.
Matt said in an interview with The Mirror, “For years and years, I barely left the house. I was burnt out. I wanted to not have a schedule, not be somewhere. I was in a position to do that. My agent was bummed. Most actors call their agents and say, ‘What’s going on?’. I’d call mine and say, ‘Please lose my number for a few years’. It was a very dark time. I almost had a nervous breakdown.”
Thankfully, Marina was treated well and cured but as mentioned her condition made her father worried and kept him away from his work.
She has two half-siblings
As mentioned, Marina is the only child of Matt and his ex-wife Melissa but she has two half-siblings from her mother’s other relationship with Anthony Esposite. Her half-brother Tyler Esposito was born in 1991 and he is a sound engineer as per the sources.
On the other hand, her half-sister Jacqueline Esposito is a graduate from the Fashion Institute of Technology and the common thing about Marina and her half-siblings is that they all are private staying away from all the media and public eyes.
Does Marina have a boyfriend?
Since Marina stays away from the public eyes and doesn’t share any of her personal information we don’t know many things about her so we have to say that we don’t have a single clue if she has a boyfriend or not. However, we can confirm that her first love is her father and she is really close with him.
Furthermore, her absence of public social media also makes it harder for us to know if she has a boyfriend or if she is single.
Her parent’s marriage and divorce
It is unknown how her parents first met but it is reported that they started dating back in the 1990s. It seems that they dated and were engaged for years before getting married on May 3, 2003. By the way, they were engaged in 1998. Moreover, their wedding ceremony took place on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.
It was a private wedding where few friends and family were present and among Matt’s friends were his co-stars Jennifer Aniston, Courtney Cox, and Lisa Kudrow. Mellisa was already married and divorced, she also had two children before tieing the knot with Matt.
Unfortunately, their marriage could not last long as in March 2006 the two filed for divorce at the Los Angeles Superior Court. The reason for their divorce is unknown however, it is believed that their marriage crumbled because of Matt’s incident of groping at a stripper club. He also publicly apologized to his wife but his apology was not accepted it seems because their marriage life ended.
Matt loves to spend time with his daughter
The Friends star said, “Spending time with her is the best thing I’ve ever done. We have a great bond and it’s the best thing in my life.” Furthermore, he also mentioned that his daughter Marina was not interested in her father as much as her school friends were.
Her school friends were fans of the show so they really admired her father but Matt said to New York Daily News, “She’s (Marina) seen it, yeah, yeah, but it’s her dad. She sees me enough, She’s like, ‘Overdose on my dad, I don’t want that.” However, she also enjoys watching the show with her dad, in 2018 Matt revealed to Express UK that they watch the show together.
“It’s still on all the time, so we’ll stop and watch it if we’re channel surfing and it pops up, she loves to ask me questions about it. She’ll say: ‘Was that real? Did you really eat that? What did that taste like? Ooh, you ate that off the floor? That’s gross! You’re so funny, Dad.” Matt told. Furthermore, he also said that Marina loves horses and Rihana.
She loves to watch Friends together
We got to know that this dad and daughter love to watch Friends together more than any other TV series. Talking with the media he said, “It’s still on all the time, so we’ll stop and watch it if we’re channel surfing and it pops up,” to The Express.
She also loves the father show very much and she enjoyed watching this show together. While the FRIENDS run from 1994, it has got tons of attention and popularity making it one of the most famous and best TV shows of all time. Matt as Joey Tribbiani in the show is her favorite character and she also loves the acting Matt in the show.