The girl was born, who stole Daddy’s heart from the very beginning.
Matt did not plan to become an actor. He was brought to the cinema by chance, and the first projects did not bring money at all. But then «Friends» happened, and Leblanc became a celebrity.
The series ended on May 6, 2004, and a year earlier the actor married Melissa McKnight and at the same time became a father. The girl Marina Perl Leblanc was born, who from the very beginning won her daddy’s heart.
«I clearly remember the day when she was born. When I saw her, I immediately fell in love and felt that something had changed inside me. I could not believe it. At that moment, I realized that I would love her no matter what, even if she breaks my car», said Leblanc.
Alas, the joy of paternity was overshadowed by the girl’s disease: at the age of 8 months, Marina began to have cramps. Soon she was diagnosed with focal cortical dysplasia-pares of the brain, which affects neurological function. To be near the baby, Matt began to act less.
In October 2006, Leblanc divorced his wife and completely left television: «I didn’t want to indulge in, a lot of things happened in my life … I don’t know if my marriage was doomed to failure because we had a great attitude. Maybe they worsened because of my daughter’s illness, maybe I lost myself, too focusing on my work».
«For many years, I practically did not leave the house. I’m so tired. I did not want to see anyone and have no obligations that I followed. Most actors call their agents and ask if there is work for them. I called him and told him to lose my number several years. It was complicated. I almost lost my mind», Matt admitted.
Fortunately, Marina overcame the disease and over the years has become an absolutely healthy girl.