Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves met in Los Angeles in 2006. They lived there until 2012 when they pulled up their roots and replanted them in Austin. Alves explained that living in Malibu was not the best place to raise kids. They purchased the home in 2007 in Point Dume for $10 million.
She said the paparazzi stalked them just outside their door every single day. Moving to Texas made life so much easier for them in many ways. First of all, they found privacy, finally. She did not miss the glamour of Hollywood one bit. They adore their 10,000-square-foot mansion overlooking Lake Austin.
A Perfect Rom-Com Engagement
Matthew McConaughey is a romancer in real life. When he proposed to Camila Alves at Christmas, he wrapped the engagement ring inside eight boxes and decided to play "pass the parcel" with his family! Opening it in front of his entire family, one person at a time, she got the final box unwrapped.
Shockingly, she did not say “yes.” McConaughey would not divulge what she said, only what he did. He was down on one knee and said he is going to stay there until she agrees to marry him. “I will outlast you.” And he did. It just goes to show that patience is a virtue.
Becoming the McConaugheys
Matthew McConaughy and Camila Alves' life together commenced in 2006 when they first laid eyes on each other. The connection was strong, bridging the language gap. He said he understood her Portuguese back then better than he has since. The lovebirds dated for several years before tying the knot, marrying on June 9, 2012.
They have three children by the names of Levi, Livingston, and Vida, born in 2008, 2010, and 2012, two sons and a daughter. Matthew is a doting and committed father. He has talked about fatherhood being a transcendent experience and a role in which he feels great pride.
Matthew and Camila’s Down-Home Texas Wedding
Camila was their wedding planner. She arranged everything, creating a village to make it a romantic experience. They invited all their friends and family for three days to celebrate the couple’s nuptial exchange. His spiritual guide, Brother Christian, who you will learn more about later on, married them. Yet when it came to the vows, they secretly whispered them.
It was an emotional moment that no one else heard. It took place at the Old Oak Estate, a 7-bedroom mansion in Texas. She set up 40 tents with glamping amenities like AC. Friends included Woody Harrelson and Meg Ryan with John Mellencamp singing a song for the couple.
Camila and Matthew’s Marriage Bond
The secret to Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves's happy marriage is that they prioritize the relationship. That comes first, then kids and work. McConaughey says it helps that they share a similar “moral bottom line.” Their three kids take precedence over their careers, and that's a key fundamental in their relationship.
He has talked about how he feels most secure at home. In 2016 he said he is very faithful to his wife. He loves being under her spell. On Instagram, you’ll also find the former rom-com actor passionately doting on her. In one post he merely thanks her for being born.