Matthew McConaughey has taken many risks throughout his career, which has led to his roles in classic films like Dazed and Confused , A Time to Kill , and, of course, Dallas Buyers Club. But perhaps one of his biggest risks of all was trying to win the affection of his wife, Camila Alves , the very first night they met. What is that? After failing to wave her over, he gave himself a pep talk before approaching her. But the true test may have been when she began speaking Portuguese. Years later, Matthew revealed that Camila came into his life at the right time. And not with anybody else. On July 7, , Camila gave birth to their first child, a son named Levi.
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Since , Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves have become one of the most beloved couples in the entertainment industry. She also runs a blog called Women of Today and is the founder of Yummy Spoonfuls , a company that provides organic food for children. The pair walked down the aisle together on June 9 at a wedding held inside a private home. The couple have three children—Levi, 10, Vida, 9, and Livingston, 6— and at the time of the wedding, Levi and Vida were 4 and 2, serving as ring bearer and flower girl at the ceremony. I actually told my parents to not expect me to get married. Once his friend Lance Armstrong walked over, she figured it out.
The story of how they met sounds kind of awkward.
Our friends at People Entertainment sat down with one of our favorite Texas-born actors and asked him the one question we've all been wondering: how the self-proclaimed "happily single" actor ended up landing and wifing model beauty Camila Alves. The story of their sweet and chance! By Southern Living. Hide Transcript. In the middle of making all kinds of romantic comedies, you found the love of your life, do you remember the first time you guys met? Damn right. Where was it?
He first gained notice for his supporting performance in the coming-of-age comedy Dazed and Confused , considered by many to be his breakout role. He followed this with leading performances in the science fiction film Contact and the historical drama Amistad , the comedy-drama The Newton Boys , the satire EDtv , the war film U , and the psychological thriller Frailty After a two-year hiatus from film acting, McConaughey began to appear in more dramatic roles beginning with the legal drama The Lincoln Lawyer He was released before the season began and never played an official league game in the NFL. McConaughey's parents married each other three times, having divorced each other twice. He also had planned to attend law school after graduation from college,  but he realized he was not interested in becoming a lawyer.