Matt had no intention of going into acting. He was unintentionally brought to the theater, and the initial productions did not generate any revenue. But after the success of Friends, Leblanc rose to fame.
On May 6, 2004, the show came to an end. A year earlier, the actor had wed Melissa McKnight and had a baby at the same time. When Marina Pearl Leblanc was born, her father instantly fell in love with her.
“I well recall the day of her birth. I fell in love with her at first sight and knew something had changed inside of me. I found it hard to believe. In that instant, I understood that I would always love her, even if she were to smash my automobile, Leblanc recalled.
Unfortunately, the girl’s condition eclipsed the happiness of parenthood; Marina started having convulsions at the age of 8 months. She was immediately identified as having focal cortical dysplasia, a neurologically debilitating brain condition. Matt started to act less and become closer to the baby.
Leblanc divorced his wife in October 2006 and ended his career as a television personality. He stated, “I didn’t want to play fun, a lot of things happened in life…
Our love was fantastic, so I’m not sure if my marriage was destined to fail. Perhaps they grew worse as a result of my daughter’s illness, or perhaps I lost myself in my work and forgot about myself.
I spent a lot of time inside the house. I’m really worn out. I abstained from seeing anyone and fulfilling any duties since I didn’t want to. Most actors will call their agencies and inquire about available roles. I called him and requested that he block my number for a while. It was challenging. “I nearly went insane,” Matt admitted.
Fortunately, Marina beat the illness and gradually recovered her full health.