Camila Alves is more than just Matthew McConaughey’s baby-mama. She is the designer and owner of her own line of purses and handbags, called Muxo.
According to the Muxo Web site, Camila and her mother make every bag by hand: “every stitch sewn, every piece of iron detail, every tassle of fringe, custom made, designed, and crafted by me and my mother’s two hands. It takes us 5 to 8 hours to make each handbag. No machines, no assembly line…so every one is not only original, there’s really no two alike.”
To get top stars to wear their clothes, designers often send out free samples, and Muxo’s PR reps are no exception. They sent out freebies to Hollywood’s biggest stars and trendsetters, but one employee made a big oops by sending out a purse to Matt’s ex-girlfriend Penelope Cruz. According to Star, Camila wasn’t at all happy.
A source says she’s jealous of the sizzling Spanish actress. “Camila is a little insecure about her relationship with Matt because they’re not married. The fear that he might reconnect with Penelope is still lurking….She’s just praying Penelope marries Javier Bardem soon.”
[From Star, print edition, September 22, 2008]
I’m guessing the Muxo employee who sent Penelope the bag is now shopping around her resume.
I don’t think Camila has too much to worry about. I don’t pretend to even vaguely comprehend what thoughts go through Matthew McConaughey’s head, but Camila seems like a much better match for him than Penelope, who is more high-maintenance. I wouldn’t expect to see Penelope carrying her new baby in a sling to a Texas Longhorns game, as Camila recently did.
After participating in a 10K run in Austin, Matthew even told People that Camila is the love of his life.
Also, I can’t see Penelope dumping the smokin’ Javier Bardem for Matt. She’s surely had her share living in an RV.
Note by Celebitchy: Take the Star story about Camila getting jealous with a bunch of salt on top of a cold margarita glass. It could be true, or it might just be wishful thinking.
Camila Alves is shown out at Stand Up 2 Cancer on 9/5/08. Credit: Albert L. Ortega / PR Photos