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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

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Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves

Actor Matthew McConaughey and model Camila Alves attend the premiere of Warner Bros. Pictures 'Fool's Gold' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on January 30, 2008 in Hollywood, California.

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Camila and Matthew's May-December marriage started six years after they met.
Fast Marriage Facts - Camila and Matthew
Met: 2006.
Engaged: 2011.
Married: June 9, 2012.
First Marriage: Yes.

Did You Know?
When Matthew proposed marriage on Christmas, he had wrapped Camila's engagement ring in many boxes.

Born:

Matthew David McConaughey: November 4, 1969 in Uvalde, Texas.

Camila Alves: May 27, 1982 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

When and When Matthew and Camila Met:

Camila and Matthew met in Los Angeles at a bar in 2006. Matthew proposed on Christmas Day in 2011.
Matthew: "At Christmastime, we go around our family and everyone takes turns opening presents. So I had wrapped the engagement ring in about eight different boxes deep, so she would keep opening boxes to get with it," he recalled on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Tuesday. "We finally got to her, and I'm calling my family over. She gets to it, she opens it up, her eyes go wide. I take a knee and I ask her, 'Will you marry me and take my name?'"
Source: Zach Johnson. "Matthew McConaughey Reveals New Details From His Wedding to Camila Alves." USMagazine.com. 6/20/2012.

Wedding Date and Information:

Matthew and Camila had a backyard wedding at their home in Austin, Texas on June 9, 2012. According to the Daily Mail, Camila decided to take Matthew's surname.

The Daily Mail also reported that if guests wanted to stay at Matthew and Camila's home, they were offered "state-of-the art tents which lined the back yard. The luxury temporary abodes, numbered 1-47, are in four rows in the garden and are said to be kitted out with beds, cosy white fur rugs on the floor, and outdoor seating with doormats at the front. They have also been equipped with what appears to be high-tech air-conditioning units."

Wedding guest: "There were about 100 of his close friends and family there," one wedding guest tells Us of the "high-end," campout-themed soiree. "[The ceremony] was very emotional. There was a moment when . . . [Matthew] leaned down and whispered something in [Camila's] ear and you could see a tear coming down her face. Everyone let out a collective sigh."
Source: Beth Anne Macaluso. "Matthew McConaughey Marries Camila Alves!" USMagazine.com. 6/10/2012.

Note: ABC news reported about 24 guests.

The Catholic ceremony was jointly officiated by a Benedictine Monk, Father Christian Leisy, and the Rev. David Haney of Riverbend Church. Camila carried a bouquet with white cattleya orchids and artichoke flowers. Her engagement ring was designed by Cathy Waterman. Their wedding bands were designed by Kathy Rose. The wedding cake at the reception was red-velvet decorated with flags of Texas and Brazil.

Children:

Matthew and Camila have three children:
  • Levi Alves McConaughey: Born in 2008.
  • Vida Alves McConaughey: Born in 2010.
  • Livingston Alves McConaughey: Born in 2012.

Occupations:

Matthew: Actor, producer, writer, founder of j.k. livin foundation.

Camila: Model, actress, handbag designer, and TV host.

Residences:

Matthew and Camila have had several homes:
  • Malibu, California.
  • Austin, Texas -- as of March 2012 this Mediterranean-like mansion on nine acres became their main residence. The 10,800-square-feet "Old Oak Estate" has three stories and includes 7 bedrooms and 8 bathrooms.
Matthew: "I grew up here. We got children, family values, neighbors and common sense."
Source: Melanie Bromley, Marc Malkin. "Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Getting Married in Top-Secret Texas Wedding—This Weekend!" EOnline.com. 6/08/2012.

Quotes About the Marriage of Camila and Matthew McConaughey:

Matthew: "... says he hopes their families will "remind us of the beautiful day later in life and in tough times, if any come, remind us to look back on this day for strength."
Source: Elizabeth Leonard, Michelle Tauber. "Matthew & Camila's Joyful Night." People Magazine. 6/24/2012. pg. 56.

Matthew: "It's a union between ourselves and God. A covenant for us, our children, and the world."
Source: Elizabeth Leonard, Michelle Tauber. "Matthew & Camila's Joyful Night." People Magazine. 6/24/2012. pg. 59.

Camila: "We've been living a married life for over six years now. We have homes together, we have family together, we have kids, we've built a life together. So we've been living a married life this whole time ... A lot of people, sometimes they're so stuck on 'I gotta get married, I gotta get married,' that they forget that the really important thing is to have a healthy home, a healthy family, a healthy family for your kids and to have everything going in a good, peaceful way."
Source: Beth Anne Macaluso. "Matthew McConaughey Marries Camila Alves!" USMagazine.com. 6/10/2012.

Camila about changing her last name: "Levi actually understands what it means now that Mama's going to have the same last name as they have."
Source: Ann Oldenburg. "Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves marry in Texas." USAToday.com. 6/09/2012.

Matthew: "I found the woman I wanna do it with, the woman I wanna make a family with, hopefully live our life out together."
Source: Tom Chiarella. "Damn, It's Good to See Matthew McConaughey Again." Esquire.com. 3/28/2011.

Matthew: "[Camila] is the love of my life. Everything is right. It's all good."
Source: Kelly Rondeau. "Matthew McConaughey Calls Camila 'The Love of My Life.'" People.com. 9/02/2008.

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