Matthew McConaughey's Wife – Camila Alves

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Good, long lasting relationships in Hollywood are hard to find – in fact, they are so much of a rarity that we are more shocked when a couple manages to stay together for many years than when we hear about new divorces. There are a few famous couples that seem meant to go the long distance in glamorous Hollywood and few that have what Matthew McConaughey wife, aka Camila Alves and the famous How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actor have: 10 years, 3 kids, an Oscar, a Walk of Fame star. And lots of good times later, the couple is still very much in love, as suggested in the numerous happy outings the paparazzi captured of them together.

How They Met, Fell in Love and Got Married

Matthew and Camila met exactly 10 years ago, back in 2006, when the Brazilian beauty, now known as Matthew McConaughey wife, was working as a model and fashion designer.

His Former Flames

Prior to meeting, Mathew, who is no less than 13 years Camila’s senior (she’s rocking 34 and he is 47 this year), dated lots of high profile beauties with world-famous name recognition – among them are: Sandra Bullock, Penelope Cruz and Ashley Judd (he certainly has a tendency to go for the brunette beauty type, doesn’t he?).

Their First Encounter in a Nightclub

Like many of his other celebrity buddies (say Matt Damon meeting his now-wife Luciana Barroso while she was working behind the bar in a Miami club), Matthew met Camila in a quite ordinary way as well, same way many of us meet our boyfriends / spouses: at a nightclub! And if you’re curious about what nightclub you should go to when on the hunt to score a Hollywood A list celeb, then know that these two lovebirds met at the Hyde Club. Camila recalls, in a candid interview with Access Hollywood, that the first time she met Matthew, she had no idea who he was, as he was fully covered-up by a massive beard and an even bigger hat. But soon after, the gorgeous model figured out who the bearded man was as she spotted his best friend Lance Armstrong next to him.

Was It Love at First Sight?

Camila recalls that it was definitely not love at first sight when she first met the famous actor, although things could not be any more different when it comes to Matthew himself, who says that he was struck by the models beauty the first time he saw her:

I said, 'What is that?'" I was like, "Woo-ha! Wow!"… said the Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation actor during an interview where he opened up about their highly enviable love story.

Even if the now-Matthew McConaughey wife wasn’t as charmed as the super fit actor when met for the first time , the couple did eventually click the same night and have been inseparable ever since. And 10 years later, they are still going strong!

Their Wedding

Matthew and Camila are definitely not one of those coupes who dated for a few weeks or a few months, then decided to get married as soon as possible. On the contrary: the Dallas Buyers Club actor and his gorgeous love dated for 5 years before becoming engaged, back in 2011. They scheduled their wedding for 2012 in Austin, Texas, where they live, and married in a private Catholic ceremony, surrounded by family and friends. The actor admitted that he was no fan of marriage before meeting his love Camila, and that the model did pressure him a little to commit to the big step – however, the Interstellar actor also mentioned that, on the other hand, he always felt fully committed to the stunning brunette. While their wedding was not huge  (for Hollywood, anyway), it looked like a fabulous event: a nighttime Saturday summer wedding with a smart-casual dress-code, simple and beautifully curated wedding tables, relaxing hammocks all over their large property, high-tech, crips white tents for the guests to sleep in in their massive garden and, obviously, famous guests. Even though the couple kept their big day a secret until the very last minute, certain celebs such as Reese Witherspoon, were spotted by the paparazzi jetting off to the couple’s wedding.

Their Children

But nothing completes a relationship more than children and when it comes to these two lovebirds, they are certainly fans of a children-filled family, as they share 3 kids together: 2 sons and a little girl. The couple’s first child was son Levi Alves McConaughey, who was born in 2008, then followed by daughter Vida Alves McConaughey, born in January 2010 and then by son Livingston Alves McConaughey, born in December 2012.

Matthew McConaughey wife Camila Alves and the sexy Texan cowboy form one of the most envy-inducing couples from glamorous Hollywood. Even though the couple resides in Texas, their story captures the essence of a true modern Hollywood fairy-tale.