The mothers of Matthew McConaughey and baby-mama Camila Alves are not happy. Now that the lovely couple are expecting a second child, both Mama McConaughey and Mama Alves are hellbent on seeing their kids make it official. For the Alves family, the problem seems to be religion – they are devout Catholics. True, they are nice, understanding Catholics, and they were fine with baby Levi being born without an official wedding. I guess their reasoning was “Hey, these things happen, everything will work out.” But with Camila’s second pregnancy, her family is all “Hey, seriously, you’re a nice Catholic girl and you’re giving the milk away for free. Make him buy the cow, for goodness sake.” Unfortunately, it seems both Camila and Matthew are quite happy with their unmarried status:
Now that his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves is expecting baby No. 2, Matthew McConaughey is under serious pressure to tie the knot with the Brazilian beauty – from his and Camila’s moms!
After the couple announced the good news to their families, both grandmothers asked when they were going to get married, a friend told The Enquirer.
“Both moms were thrilled, but they wondered about wedding plans. They hoped that after little Levi was born last July that there’d be a wedding,” revealed the friend. “But so far, their wish has not come true.”
“Camila’s parents live in Brazil – and come from a culture where respectable people get married and THEN have babies,” the friend explained.
“They raised Camila in the Catholic faith, and they worked hard to send her to a Catholic university. They don’t understand why she and Matthew don’t want to get married.”
Matt’s mom is siding with the Alves family and says that if Matthew really loves Camila, he should WANT to make her his wife, says the friend.
But Camila believes “a piece of paper isn’t going to make their relationship any stronger than it already is.”
The two have already exchanged “private vows of commitment” on a beach near their home, according to the friend, and for now, that’s enough for them.
[From The National Enquirer, print edition, July 13, 2009]
I think it’s cool that Camila is all “whatever” about making it official. I really think that Camila puts up with a lot in that relationship, but she seems to take it all in stride. Whether it’s living in a trailer, eating whatever crazy thing Matthew has concocted in the laboratory, or not getting married, Camila seems just as chilled out as Matthew. The most likely dynamic (in my opinion) is that Matthew doesn’t really have any strong feelings about getting married, either way. If Camila felt strongly about having a wedding, I’m sure Matthew would be up for it. Perhaps they really were meant for each other.
Matthew, Camila and Levi are shown at a music festival in Malibu on 4/26/09. Credit: Fame Pictures