Matthew McConaughey’s mom Kay is a former kindergarten teacher living in Texas who raised three boys: Matthew, and his two older brothers Mike and Patrick. She has a new self-help book out called I Amaze Myself which includes some pretty amusing anecdotes about her life – not least of which is the fact that her husband died while she was having sex with him. I’m a little skeeved out over the fact that she wanted him to be brought out nude after he died because he was well endowed. She would presumably be too distraught to make that kind of eyebrow-raising decision, but maybe she has creative memory:
In her new book, I Amaze Myself! (iamazemyself.com), Kay McConaughey dishes on everything from her son Matthew’s conception to how her husband died in a compromising position with her!
“On Monday mornings, he and I often said goodbye by making love,” Kay says exclusively in the latest issue of Us Weekly. “But one day, all of a sudden, it just happened.
“I knew that something was wrong, because I didn’t hear anything from him. Just nothing,” she says. “But it was just the best way to go!”
And when her man couldn’t be revived, she made sure he was taken from the house in the buff.
“I was just so proud to show off my big old Jim McConaughey — and his gift,” she says.
The mother — who tells Us, “I would love to be on Oprah!” — also says that her most famous son, 38, was a happy accident.
It was just after she’d married Matthew’s dad for the third time.
“I was deciding, ‘Do I want to have another baby? Do I want to have an affair? Or go back to school?’” she says. “That’s when Matthew was conceived. We had tried for 16 years and no baby. So Matthew was a big surprise!”
[From US Weekly]
Matt’s mom also includes a story on her website about how she got her husband to marry her – by inviting him to his own wedding. He showed up with a ring, but she packed two suitcases – one to move home, one to go on her honeymoon, just in case. The sample chapters from her book online include a lot of sensible homespun wisdom, like don’t compare yourself to other people and learn to accept life’s imperfections. I like Kay’s writing style and she sounds like a real hoot.
One of the examples Matthew gave when asked before Levi was born if he would be a disciplinarian-type parent was this quote, presumably from his mom: “You better get back in bed, get up on the other side of it, and get back in this kitchen with a new attitude!”
His mom sure has personality and she raised one of the most successful actors in Hollywood. One of her other sons, Michael also known as “Rooster” works on oil rigs and is on the TruTV reality show “Black Gold.” She has several grandchildren and two great grandchildren. You would never know it from looking at her!
Kay’s book I Amaze Myself is available through her website.
Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey and Kay McConaughey are shown at the Fool’s Gold premiere on 1/30/08. Credit: Chris Hatcher / PR Photos