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Why Matt Le Nevez won’t show his family on social media

The actor is notoriously private about his family.
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Matthew Le Nevez is best known for his role as Patrick Reid on hit Aussie show Offspring, but now he’s ready for a new challenge on Celebrity MasterChef.

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In what was undoubtedly one of TV’s most shocking deaths, Matt’s character Patrick died after he was hit by a car and later suffered a brain injury which took his life.

After his time on Offspring, Matt returned to Los Angeles, where he has been living with his family for the past few years, and landed two major roles in The Widow and Absentia.

Now, the Aussie actor is back here in Australia and ready to compete on Celebrity MasterChef Australia 2021, which will premiere on October 10.

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Matt shares two kids with his partner Michelle. (Credit: Getty)

When he’s not gracing our screens, Matt is a doting dad to two children, who he shares with his American partner Michelle Smith.

The couple have been together for more than six years, and Matt is known to keep his family life extremely private.

When speaking to TV Week about why he doesn’t show his kids on social media, Matt said: “Some people like to show them off to the world.”

“But they’re my kids and it’s not their choice to be on social media. Maybe I’m too serious about it all, but they are very special little children.”

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Matt played Patrick on Offspring. (Credit: Ten)

While we don’t know too much about Matt’s family life, him and his partner have been publicly linked since 2014, after they welcomed their first child together, a son who they named Levi.

Three years later, they welcomed their second child, a daughter who they named Wren, and Matt previously gushed about having kids to Woman’s Day in 2014.

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Matt will star on Celebrity MasterChef Australia 2021. (Credit: Ten)

Speaking to the publication again two years later, Matt admitted that his career caused him to miss out on quality time with his family.

“One of the toughest things about being an actor is that work can take you far away from the people you love,” he said.

Just last year, Matt also told The Sunday Telegraph that he was considering moving back to Australia with his family, and that he was “longing for home”.

“Now, raising two kids in LA, under the current climate, we’re definitely thinking about moving back at the end of the year,” Matt said.

The actor recently returned to Australia for his new MasterChef gig, and his family will be cheering him on as he shows off his cooking skills in the kitchen.

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