Moms to Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves: get married already!

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

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9 Responses to “Moms to Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves: get married already!”

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  1. Iggles says:

    I don’t understand why they’re not married either! Are they afraid being married might have a negative effect in their relationship?

  2. wow says:

    Its all lovely…until someone dies. Matthew and Camilla should be the ones to decide what works best for them as to whaether to marry or not. However if they chose to not ever marry each other, they need to have something in writing as to who they want to raise their children (godparents???) and also have something agreed upon in writing financially in the event one or both of them should die before these children they are creating together.

    I’m glad Camilla is trying to continue to carve a path with her career designing handbags and such.

  3. Tazina says:

    Whatever works for them. No-one should ever marry because of family pressure.

  4. geronimo says:

    How does anyone know what financial provisions they have in the event of death? I certainly don’t and I doubt very much if anyone else on here does either. Nothing other than speculation. Wish people would just leave them alone to live their lives the way they want to, (interfering grandmothers aside, they’re allowed to, it’s what they do.)

  5. Bodhi says:

    I love Matt & Camila! They really are perfect for each other. While, yes, to some, marriage is a must, but clearly not to Matt & Camila. People need to leave them alone, except, as G said, the grannies. They are allowed to meddle

  6. Tia says:

    Why is everyone so concerned what others do with their lives? It is insane. If they are in love, happy, healthy and commited, then let them LIVE their own life… gggeeeshhh. Where do people get the audacity to think it is ok to comment on what others should do?

  7. Rosanna says:

    If I were a wealthy celebrity I wouldn’t get married, no matter how many kids I gave birth to. The divorce law is crazy as far as money goes. If/when two unmarried persons split and there is one or more kids all one can be mandated to pay is child support. One has to be crazy to work, make million dollars and then have to split their assets, as if breaking up weren’t bad enough!

  8. Lem says:

    oh i forgot about the bucket o dinner

  9. barneslr says:

    “But Camila believes “a piece of paper isn’t going to make their relationship any stronger than it already is.”

    If it really doesn’t matter to her either way, and it is important to her family, then why not do it? Then everyone would be happy.