Matt Damon has his drinking habit to thank for discovering the love of his life, Luciana Barroso.

The SAVING PRIVATE RYAN star met and fell in love with the mature student when she served him in a Miami wine bar 18 months ago.

He says, "All that drinking practice finally paid off.

"I don't think she's ever served me a drink since, though. Certainly not at home. Maybe it'd be a good idea to get her to do so."