Matthew McConaughey Recalls the Moment He Knew Camila Alves Was Going to Be His Wife

Most married couples will admit they had a moment where they knew they wanted to spend their lives with each other, and celebrity couples are no different. Matthew McConaughey vividly recalls the exact moment he knew he wanted to marry his wife, Camila Alves, and the story is amazing.

Apparently, McConaughey had the revelation during a romantic getaway in Papua New Guinea while he was filming Fool’s Gold

Matthew McConaughey invited Camila Alves to the ‘Fools Gold’ set for some quality time

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McConaughey and Alves have a love story that many people could only dream of living through, and McConaughey never shies away from revealing its intimate details. During a recent interview with Access Hollywood, he recalled when he knew he wanted to marry Alves. 

“It was probably about two years after [we met], and we had been dating, and it had been going really well, and she had come out to the set on location with me in Australia on a film, Fools Gold,” McConaughey recalls. “And I’d never brought anyone, male or female friends with me—none even visited. When I go to work, I’m like, there in my trailer or where I’m renting my house, and that’s all I do. I go to work, come home, and do it all over again, and I really like my solitude. …”

A romantic getaway proved to McConaughey that Alves was the one

During their time overseas, the two took a short vacation in Papua New Guinea where they enjoyed a romantic getaway. While there, they had an intimate conversation that changed things forever.

“… Well, I wanted her to come out with me, and she did,” McConaughey continues. “We had taken a long weekend vacation to a little surf retreat in Papua New Guinea, where we were living in like a stay in this little treehouse in the middle of the jungle, it was beautiful. … day five, I was really feeling like I would really fall in love with her and this is the woman I want to spend the rest of my time with, and I would love for her to be the mother of children we can create. And I asked her very nervously, I said ‘What would I have to do lose you?’ And she was so cool about it … She looked out, and really composed, she goes, ‘Oh, that’s easy.’ And then looked over at me and said ‘Change.’”

According to McConaughey, he knew at that exact moment that he needed to sure things up with Alves. 

“Oh, I crumpled. I was like, please, amen, all aboard, I’m in, let’s go. And that’s when I really was like, ‘This is the one.’ 

Matthew McConaughey says Camila Alves ‘floated on air’ when they first met

During the same interview, McConaughey recalled first meeting Alves at a club in Los Angeles, and how she appeared to be “floating” across the room.

“In my eyes, she sure did,” McConaughey assured. “Went back and did the math, she actually was walking on the floor, but as far as I could tell, her head was not bobbing. She was just sliding across the room. … I was out, holding court at a table making some margaritas, and this figure, about 20 feet in front of me, moved from my right to left … I remember I leaned forward without even thinking about it and I said ‘What is that?’ I didn’t say ‘Who is that?’ I said ‘What is that?’ …”

After seeing Alves across the room, McConaughey invited her and her friends to his table to get to know each other. Although Alves was unavailable to go out on a date the next night, the two were able to reconnect and the rest is history.