Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey to Wed in Brazil [Report]
On Christmas Day, Matthew McConaughey announced that he planned to wed girlfriend of five years and mother of his two children, 29-year-old Brazilian model and TV presenter Camila Alves.
Alves and McConaughey, 44, are parents to 3-year-old Levi and 1-year-old Vida. After the Christmas proposal, McConaughey told his fans via the internet that he “just asked Camila to marry [him.] Merry Christmas.”
While the couple languished in dating land for a few years, it appears that just a week and a half after the proposal, wedding planning could be well underway. An unnamed source told Life & Style that the pair planned to wed in Brazil, perhaps lavishly:
“Camila wants to get married in Brazil with her family all around. She misses the food and the people there, so she’s planning a big, beautiful Brazilian wedding.”
The friend also indicated that Alves has been eager for McConaughey to pop the question, saying:
“She’s been asking Mateo to put a ring on it forever. She’s so happy. It’s like a dream!”
The progression of events seems to mirror McConaughey’s roles- in which he is almost always cast as a romantic-comedy heartbreaker and commitmentphobe- but in March, the actor spoke of permanence and making a home in the men’s magazine Esquire. He waxed:
“Before this, I had a super home in the Hollywood Hills that I did by myself — landscaping, detailing pretty much everything. But that house was mine. And yeah, we coulda gone in there right away. Camila would have said, ‘Fine, don’t change a thing.’”
“But I thought, I found the woman I wanna do it with, the woman I wanna make a family with, hopefully live our life out together. She needs to have 50 percent of that. I mean, it’s a lot easier for me to be at 100 percent. I’d always been 100 percent. It’s braver for me at 50 percent.”
No word on when the nuptials could occur.