Arbello Barroso, also known as Arby Barroso, came into the limelight as the former husband of Luciana Barroso, who is now married to actor Matt Damon. The couple was together for several years before parting ways and pursuing relationships with others.
Arbello Barroso Early Life
Arbello Barroso was born on August 24, 1970, in Florida. He tends to keep his early life and family history private.
However, in April 2020, Barroso shared a nostalgic photo on Facebook, featuring his parents on his graduation day. He has a sister, Ginette Blitzer.
Regarding his education, Arbello is an alumnus of Pace High School in Pace, Florida, where he graduated in 1989. His academic journey continued at the University of Miami, followed by Grind University, where he achieved an MBA specializing in CBD.
Arbello Barroso Started Using Opiates Due to a Football Injury
Arbello Barroso stopped playing football when he got injured at 23. After the injury, he began taking opiates to manage the pain.
This led to an addiction to opiates. Because of this, Barroso faced multiple arrests and was on probation for five years, which he completed in 2016.
What is Arbello Barroso's Net Worth?
As the Co-Founder of the prosperous CBD company Green Roads, Arbello Barroso has accumulated considerable wealth. His net worth stood at $2 million as of 2024.
Arbello Barroso Started a CBD Business
In 2013, Arbello Barroso, along with pharmacist Laura Baldwin Fuentes, launched a CBD company called Green Roads. They have created various CBD products like oils, gummies, and creams. The business runs in many places, including over 7,000 stores and 1,000 doctor's offices.
Green Roads, headquartered in Deerfield Beach, employs about 100 people. The company has seen rapid growth and was financially successful, earning about $45 million in 2018.
It's recognized as a leading health and wellness CBD company in the U.S. and has received many awards. Besides, Barroso co-owns and co-hosts Cannabis Life Radio and serves as the Chairman of the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board.
Before Arbello created Green Roads, he worked in real estate for a long time, according to his LinkedIn. He was a broker at American R.E Corp for over eight years, from February 1996 to October 2004.
In March 2003, Barroso started working with Vesta Real Estate & Home Loans in South Florida and stayed there until June 2010. It's said that Arbello left real estate because of financial problems.
After that, Arbello tried starting a pain management clinic, but it didn't work out.
Arbello Barroso's Previous Marriage to Luciana Barroso
Arbello Barroso was once married to Luciana Barroso, who is now Matt Damon's wife. The details of their marriage, including their wedding, were kept private.
They had a daughter,Alexia Barroso, in 1999. Alexia attended New Roads School and is now a student at The New School. However, Arbello and Luciana's marriage ended in divorce a few years after Alexia's birth.
Later, Luciana formed a relationship with the famous actor Matt Damon. They met in April 2003 while Matt was filming "Stuck on You" in Miami. They began dating secretly and got engaged in September 2005. The couple married on December 9th in a quiet ceremony at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau and have been happily married since.
Matt and Luciana have three children together: their first daughter Isabella Damon, born in 2006, followed by Gia Zavala Damonand Stella Damon.
Did Arbello Barroso Move On After Divorce
Arbello Barroso has been married to Jessica Barroso for several years now. They got married on January 18, 2008.
According to a Facebook post by Jessica on December 25, 2017, Barroso and Jessica began their relationship in 2004. They dated for four years before getting married.
Together, the lovebirds have two children. Their first daughter, Bri, was born on April 23, 2008, and they also have a second daughter named Sammy.
Matt Damon's Relationship With Alexia Barroso
There are reports that actor Matt Damon has adopted Alexia Barroso, though he has not publicly confirmed this. Matt shares a close bond with Alexia, who is understood to be his adoptive daughter.
Alexia's biological father, Arbello Barroso, expressed his appreciation for Matt's role in Alexia's life in a rare interview with Star Magazine. He commended Matt for treating Alexia as if she were his child, describing him as a wonderful stepfather and a blessing to his daughter.
Alexia, who has a keen interest in soccer, seems to be taking steps in her father's professional direction. She had a minor role in the 2011 movie "We Bought a Zoo," where she played a zoo staff member alongside Matt.
In May 2020, it was revealed by Matt that Alexia had contracted COVID-19 in New York City.