Is Matthew McConaughey Married?
There isn’t any celebrity more ubiquitous lately than Matthew McConaughey on the big screen, in marketing ads, or TV. Everywhere you turn, he’s either pitching a product or putting out another stellar performance in a movie.
His lifestyle once seemed bohemian, though, and he still gives the impression he’s maybe a freewheeling bachelor. Is he really, or is he already in one of Hollywood’s most durable marriages?
Take a look at the surprising answer.
McConaughey’s past relationships
As with most male Hollywood superstars, McConaughey dated around with many A-list actresses in his earlier days. Some of these relationships included dating Penélope Cruz and even Sandra Bullock.
Amid it all, you probably remember McConaughey’s oddball arrest for possessing marijuana and playing bongos naked during his birthday party. This was 20 years ago, yet it gave a false impression of who he really was and is.
In truth, McConaughey has a strong sense of self and spiritual foundation. These traits were reinforced when he met a woman who would ultimately become his wife.
Dating Camila Alves
By 2006, McConaughey was dating a beautiful Brazilian model named Camila Alves. They hit it off immediately, though it took more than five years before realizing it was more than just a dalliance.
McConaughey proposed to Alves in front of her entire family on Christmas Day of 2011. It seems many Hollywood marriage proposals never go as planned, and this was no different. Alves initially said “no” to McConaughey’s proposal, stating she didn’t want to rush into things. However, he persisted until she finally agreed.
The official wedding ceremony took place the following June in Austin, Texas. Considering McConaughey is a true-blood Texan, they decided to make Austin their official home rather than live in the crazy bubble of Hollywood.
The two already had children together
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) September 12, 2018
Despite dating for years, McConaughey and Alves had two children together in prior years. One is a son named Levi, and a daughter named Vida. Later, they had another son, Livingston.
McConaughey has talked to the media in recent years about their disciplined approach to raising their kids. They both believe in letting their kids find their own individuality.
Living away from Hollywood is probably the smartest thing they could do for their kids to maintain a stable family life.
So what does Camila Alves do in her own career and with her husband? They continue to show support for one another, including showing up on the red carpet for McConaughey’s movie premieres.
Alves’ own career and events with her husband
@SerenityFilm premiere, what movie are you seeing this weekend? You know which one I vote for! @SerenityFilm que filme você vai ver esse final de semana? Você sabe para qual estou votando #nyc pic.twitter.com/Q3AZmTTNs6
— Camila Alves (@iamcamilaalves) January 25, 2019
Don’t miss me on @LiveKellyRyan today at 9:30am! It was an absolute pleasure this morning to be with these two gems!! Ryan has this face because his hands were covered with the avocado/tahini spreed we made for the egg bites that we couldn’t stop eating!!♀️ pic.twitter.com/KFZbyPdVGR
— Camila Alves (@iamcamilaalves) January 23, 2019
Recently, Alves tweeted a pic of her attending the premiere of McConaughey’s new film Serenity. Let’s remember, though: Alves is a star in her own right. She continues to make media appearances by herself. Not long ago, she also tweeted an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan for a cooking segment.
Part of her career is devoted to running a lifestyle website called Women of Today. It contains ideas on healthy eating, fashion choices, arts & crafts, plus tips on raising kids.
McConaughey’s time with his wife
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) November 28, 2018
In honor of #GivingTuesday, if you’re so inclined pls support @jklivinFNDN which provides afterschool fitness & wellness programs for high school students. For a $10 donation, you’ll be entered to win a #DallasBuyersClub script signed by me. Donate here: https://t.co/fbGz9rYPJK pic.twitter.com/Ski2h3pzHM
— Matthew McConaughey (@McConaughey) November 27, 2018
If you’re on Twitter, you’ll also notice McConaughey is fairly active there. He posts numerous things related to his movies, premieres, and political beliefs. He also posts promotional tweets about his ongoing ad campaign for Lincoln cars.
Something both he and Alves work together on is his Just Keep Livin’ Foundation, abbreviated as “j.k.livin.” The foundation helps teenagers make positive choices in their lives so they can grow up to become worthy adults.
As one of the most grounded celebrity couples, we can probably expect McConaughey and Alves to stay married far beyond their current six years. Perhaps they’ve set a high bar for all movie actors living far away from Los Angeles when deciding to marry and start a family.