Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend Camila Alves welcomed their second child on Sunday, a daughter they named Vida. Little Vida joins her older brother Levi, 17 months. It seems like Camila has been pregnant for a long time but that’s probably because McConaughey made the announcement on his website in June, when she was only a couple of months along. Yesterday he announced his new daughter’s birth on his website and explained that Vida is Portugese for “life.” Alves hails from Brazil.
It’s a girl for Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves!
Daughter Vida Alves McConaughey arrived Sunday, Jan. 3 at 12:13 a.m., Matthew announced on his Web site. She weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz and joins big brother Levi, 17 months.
” ‘Vida’ is Portuguese for ‘life’ and that’s what God gave us this morning,” the actor blogged. “Camila’s recovering wonderfully and we are both truly honored to welcome this little lady into our family. Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers along the way, another blessed day, we give thanks.”
McConaughey, 40, and Alves, 26, announced the pregnancy in June, blogging, “We pulled off the greatest miracle in the world one more time. Camila and I are expecting our second child, bringing more life into the world, making more to live for. The future looks bright as the family grows.”
The couple, who began dating in 2006, chose not to find out the sex of the baby prior to delivery, just as they did with Levi. McConaughey encouraged fans to guess, however.
I will never forget Matthew McConaughey’s description of Levi’s birth. It was one of the best celebrity interviews I’ve ever read and after that I became a true fan. He didn’t mince words when it came to describing the birth scene and explained that “having a baby is a bloody, pukey, sweaty, primeval thing.” As for his delight in learning the sex of his first child he said “I saw the pecker and screamed that we’d been right all along about him being a boy.” In a later interview, McConaughey admitted that he’d saved the placenta from Levi’s birth to plant in his yard as per Australian aboriginal tradition. I can’t wait to hear what McConaughey has to say about the birth of his daughter. The guy has such a colorful way with words and you can tell that he really loves life. Congratulations to Matthew, Camila and Levi on the new addition to their family!
Matthew, Camila and Levi are shown on the beach in May (credit: WENN) and in September (credit: Fame Pictures)