Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves had a hush-hush wedding in Texas last night

I wasn’t expecting this so soon. People Magazine and Us Weekly are reporting that Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves had a secret (“secret”) wedding last night in Texas. Camila and Matthew have been together for six years, and they have two children together – Levi (nearly 4 years old) and Vida, who is 2 and a half. Matthew is 42, Camila is 30 – I don’t think I realized how young she is. It was just last week that I saw a new interview with Camila in which she claimed she wasn’t even close to planning the wedding, but I guess that was just to throw everyone off the scent. The wedding seemed to be kept very low-key and the guests didn’t even know they were coming to a wedding. People Magazine will have some of the wedding photos in next week’s issue. Here’s a bit more about the couple:

Everything’s bigger in Texas — especially celebrity weddings! Texas native Matthew McConaughey and his love of six years Camila Alves tied the knot in Austin Saturday, multiple sources confirm to Us Weekly.

“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.”

Following the ceremony, guests — including Woody Harrelson and filmmaker Richard Linklater — celebrated all night long, camping out in state-of-the-art tents set up on McConaughey and Alves’ property.

“It’s definitely a campground, but they weren’t exactly roughing it,” one source explained. “They have showers, restrooms, and air conditioning. It’s very unique, high-end camping.”

Alves and McConaughey, 42, who met at a bar in Los Angeles in 2006, have two children together, Levi, 3, and Vida, 2. The actor proposed to his Brazilian-born love this past Christmas.

“Just asked Camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas,” the Magic Mike star tweeted December 25, posting a sweet photo of the newly-engaged pair sharing a smooch.

“I found the woman I wanna make a family with, hopefully live our life out together,” he declared to Esquire magazine in March 2011. Still, the head-over-heels pair saw no reason to rush things, because, as Alves told ET Canada this past March, they already felt like a married couple.

“We’ve been living a married life for over six years now,” Alves, 30, explained. “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.”

Added the Shear Genius host, “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.”

As young as her children are, Alves admitted her kids were excited when their parents decided to make their union official.

“Levi actually understands what it means now that mama’s going to have the same last name as they have, so that’s neat!” the model explained.

As for plans to expand their brood?

Teased Alves, “We’ll see!”

[From Us Weekly]

Although I’m a bit surprised with the timing, I’m not surprised Camila and Matthew made it down the aisle. I think most people already assumed they were married anyway, so this is just formalizing their relationship even more. And can I just say? I can remember a time when Matthew was one of the hottest guys around. Yes, children, I survived the 1990s, and there was a point in my life where I was attracted to Matthew McConaughey. Not so much anymore. But I still wish him well, and I think their wedding sounds really nice. Congrats to the happy couple!

Photos courtesy of WENN.

 

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  1. Bite me aka aniston says:

    Bong hits for all

  2. UniqJaz says:

    “Well alright, alright, alright” – Mcconaughey voice

    Camila is sooo pretty.

  3. Lake Mom says:

    Wishing them all the best.

  4. kibbles says:

    It is nice to see that he finally settled down and seems to be a good partner and father to Camila and their children. I always thought there was a good chance he’d go the way of George Clooney and forever be a bachelor. I guess some guys do mature for the better. Congrats to them.

  5. valleymiss says:

    Despite the T-Rex arms, he’s always been one of my favorites, starting with him in jeans and a wife beater in “A Time to Kill.” That Southern drawl absolutely kills me. Good for MM and his wife! :-)

  6. chevyhops says:

    Wow, glad to see it happen.

  7. beyonce's bump says:

    She is so pretty! Congrats to them. One of my fave celeb couples

  8. jc126 says:

    They’re a very cute couple.

  9. brin says:

    Good for them…congrats and much happiness!

  10. Original Lucy says:

    Matthew leaned over and whispered in Camilla’s ear “I took a shower and used speedstick for the occasion” and a tear rolled down Camilla’s face….

  11. Snowflake says:

    I always wonder what makes people tie the knot after many years and kids together. What makes them say, after years of being ok w/ not being married, say, let’s get married? just wondering.

    anyway, congrats! about time!

  12. Izzy says:

    I find it interesting that in all the photos above, they look happiest in the one where they’re both dressed more casually and obviously at a less formal event. I don’t know why, but it makes me like them even more as a couple. Congrats, you two crazy kids!

  13. jo says:

    I don’t know what people see in her.. the kids are fug too.. also she talks like she has a mouth full of marbles.. yuck

  14. annaloo. says:

    I never realized how big his head was! Especially standing next to Camilla, it’s huge!

  15. scrott says:

    At what point did he start looking like an AIDS-era Rock Hudson? He used to be so gorgeous, so this is really unfortunate.

  16. anna says:

    She is pretty but slightly drowsy looking, he looks very wasted and aged.

    I will never ever ever understand the allure of drugs, ever.

  17. Original Lucy says:

    A camp out wedding…mmmm…sounds about right for matthew…and I’m sure camilla walked down the aisle to bongo’s beating…and pot brownies for desert…starting to wish I had been invited!

  18. Meanchick says:

    Love it! I wish them all of the best!

  19. Jordan says:

    Sounds like a fun wedding, not stuffy at all. Good for them! They seem very happy together. Congratulations on their celebration of their life together.

  20. The Original Denise says:

    Love them! All the best to the newly weds and their adorable kids!

  21. Kim1 says:

    Im suprised both he and Drew sold their wedding pics.I guess Justin and Jessica are next

  22. wonderwoman21 says:

    Camila is just sooo beautiful!

  23. KLaw says:

    He is so sweet to her. My sister is a concierge in a big Vegas hotel, and McConaughey sent flowers to Camila’s suite when she was there for a few days for business (I think it was the lingerie show and she designs lingerie.?). The card said something sweet enough to make your teeth fall out, like “to the best mother and the love of my life, you deserve all this and more…”

    Anyway, I am very happy for such a loving couple!

  24. Janet says:

    Where is she from? She is so exotically beautiful. And that dress in the top photo is drop-dead gorgeous. I WANT IT!!

  25. ZenB!tch says:

    *es, children, I survived the 1990s, and there was a point in my life where I was attracted to Matthew McConaughey. *

    Before he told some magazine about the pee funnel in his van and he stopped wearing deodorant because he wanted to smell like a “real man”. I guess Camilla likes BO.

  26. MBGB says:

    Wow. Self-sbsorbed couple finally decides to commit to one another after two kids. Big deal.

  27. Sabrine says:

    My goodness, the comparison in the size of their heads in the first photo is hilarious! Having said that, they’re adorable and I think their marriage will last. I would imagine he’s using some kind of deodorant by now or Camila would kick him out of bed!

  28. twoblues says:

    That is one beautiful woman.

  29. lucy2 says:

    Congrats to them, and especially for pulling it off fairly under the radar.

    I have to agree that he is not looking good. I too remember when he was pretty hot in a Time to Kill, but then the appeal fizzled out and now he just looks a little odd. Not all young hot guys age well!

  30. coco says:

    Last Christmas purposed to his love of 6 years after two kids, 3 and 2 years old?
    What is happening to people?

  31. Bodhi says:

    Cheebus, what is up with the hate for these 2? They were committed from the get go & have had a stable relationship ever sense. I loved her comments about moving into his Airstream on the beach, they are so fantastic together.

    Maybe its because I’m a Southern hippie too, but damn do I love that man, I’ve been rooting for him since Dazed & Confused, and of course Time to Kill. I thought he was amazing in Lincoln Lawyer & I am HELLA looking forward to Magic Mike!

  32. Bodhi says:

    Mod? really? Me? I’ve been here for years…

  33. T.C. says:

    His wife is beautiful. Congrats to them and their family.

  34. Kim says:

    “We’ve been living a married life for over six years now,” Alves, 30, explained. “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.”

    BUT they werent married. Playing house is on thing, actually being married is another.

    Camilla proves the HUGE difference when she says Levi now knows she will have his same last name.

    Congrats to them