Matthew McConaughey says girlfriend Camila can also go without a shower for a week

Matthew McConaughey’s gorgeous pregnant girlfriend, Camila Alves, seems to share his lackadaisical approach to personal hygiene. McConaughey is known for going au natural and has not worn deodorant in 20 years. He told Playboy magazine that he refused to put on a rock crystal deodorant that his costar Kate Hudson tried to get him to wear while they were filming Fool’s Gold.

Now In Touch is reporting that part of the reason that Matthew loves his pregnant girlfriend, Bralizian model Camila, is because she can also go without a shower for a week. Lest you think they’re making that up, it’s an actual quote from one of Camila’s business associates on her new handmade leather purse line:

“He said he finally met a girl who can go without a shower for a week – someone he can go mountain climbing and hiking with,” Pamela DePalma, president of DePalma Enterprises, which represents Camila’s new venture MUXO handbags tells In Touch. “Camila is incredibly easygoing.”

[From In Touch, print edition, March 24, 2008]

Camila’s business associate also says that it was McConaughey who first noticed Camila and asked her to have a drink with him.

“He chose her, she didn’t chose him,” she adds. “She was at a restaurant in LA and he walked up to her. He introduced himself, and said he would love to have her come join him for his favorite drink – a margarita – and they had a great friendship to star.”

And In Touch also talked to Camila’s manager, who hinted that a surprise marriage might be in the cards for the stinky sweethearts:

But with the baby due in July, the couple have no been talking about tying the knot. Camila’s manager, Shabi Shahryar, tells In Touch: “You never know. I mean, the pregnancy was a surprise, so why not a surprise marriage?”

McConaughey is excited to be a father and is serving as Camila’s Lamaze coach. He says he’s going to be a hands-on dad and will change diapers. It sounds like their child won’t be forced to take a bath as often as the average kid, and he or she will probably be grateful for that. I know that my son hates getting his hair washed and will do just about anything to avoid it.

You can see Camila’s new handbag line, Muxo, at They’re all hand crafted by Camila and her mother and take from 5 to 8 hours each to complete. Pricing starts at $450 for a clutch. Camila is carrying the “crock” bag in the header image, but it’s made of leather, not crocodile. [No one paid or encouraged us to write that]

Camila Alves is shown outside a spa appointment on March 1, thanks to Splash News.

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  1. Carrie says:

    OK. I presume she has bodily functions. That right there says she should be taking a shower daily, if not every two days. But a whole week? If that is true than I can only imagine the stench emanating from her.

    Blech. They can have each other.

    Not that I’d be able to change that, but still…. 🙂

    • Kimberly White says:

      I can go a week without showering & I don’t stink. Nor do I feel dirty. I definately use deodorant. No dught about that…..👍

  2. Syko says:

    My knee-jerk reaction to this news was “ewww”. But on second thought –

    Times change. When I was a kid, we only bathed once or twice a week, with daily face washings. Hair was washed weekly. None of us smelled bad. Now I can’t imagine at least one shower and shampoo a day…

    These people are in and out of water all day long. They probably aren’t actually dirty. Babies don’t need bathing daily as long as you keep the diaper area clean, either.

  3. celebitchy says:

    I read a whole article in the NY Times a few weeks ago about women who only wash their hair once a week and use powder the rest of the week. You really don’t “need” to bathe every day, but you do smell better.

  4. Arwen says:

    Something tells me that their kid is going to grow up a whole lot more sane than say, Jennifer Lopez’s babies.

  5. Syko says:

    I don’t think it’s even a question of smelling bad, CB – personally I just FEEL better after I’ve had a shower.

  6. geronimo says:

    Obviously a match made in heaven. High heaven. As in, stinking. Oh well, each to their own.

  7. CinPin says:

    Babiea and children do not need a bath every day, a few times a week is enough, this is true.

    However, once you hit puberty, and then adulthood, all your sweat glands mature, not to mention all the other new bodily fluids from down below. Then you really should shower at least every other day to keep from stinking.

    I feel very bad for the staff that will be in the delivery room. I am an RN who used to work in OB, and I can tell you certain cultures do not believe in bathing towards the end of pregnancy, and the stench that would come out of these rooms where intolerable.

    Of course they might have their baby at home with no one else present, or some other hippie thing to do, so maybe no one will have to suffer!

  8. Tammy says:

    Not bathing during pregnancy is just not an option. Gross. The hormones and sweat glands are working overtime and it requires like 3 showers a day for most normal women who are active at all.

  9. ADD says:

    “Camila” or “Camilia”? How about some research/consistency, CB?

  10. headache says:

    If you look clean and smell clean, then you are not dirty. It is as simple as that. But if you do, bathe.

    But I cannot imagine someone who does not use deoderant could possibly go longer than twelve hours without a shower. To come close to lasting a week, after the bath you need to shave, lotion, powder, deoderant, body spray, etc and then repeat daily.

    PS. most black woman wash their hair once a week at the most. Our hair dries out very easily and breaks if you wash it too often.

  11. celebitchy says:

    ADD that is fixed, thanks for being so nice when you pointed it out.

  12. Orangejulius says:

    While I agree that not showering for a week is far too long for a person not using deodorant, or for a pregnant person, I do think we’ve been bombarded with cleanliness in the extreme by advertisers – all those lucrative lotions and potions. We’re really obsessive about it here.

  13. Kate says:

    Maybe they take sponge baths in between showers. Not taking a shower doesn’t mean that there’s no attention to hygiene at all. However, I do think that more frequent showering is called for if one is skipping deodorant. Plus, McConaughey lives in Austin. Believe me, you can’t avoid sweating there.

  14. ER says:

    I agree with Syko, you just feel so much better when you’re clean. I am guessing/hoping they ‘sponge’ off, or at least clean up a bit, even if they don’t take full showers daily (especially while hiking).

  15. mollination says:

    Gee I wish I could just start up every business idea I had on a whim… Oh teehee, I’m not famous or fucking someone who is!

    Nevermind, back to school and years of rejection for me!

  16. Patty says:

    EEk! They must at least wash their faces every day, otherwise they’d have all sorts of zits and blemishes.

  17. Lucy says:

    Ewwwwwwwww, I bather twice every day. I love my baths. Iam not teaching any child of mine that bathing once a week is OK. She seemed clean. Some one though did say he smells. I think it was Kate Hudson.

  18. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if her spa appointment is really for access to the shower facilities.

  19. Pokey says:

    i guess no one here ever had a set of twins because I can tell you…i’ve gone a week without bathing….

    not that my husband had sex with me or anything…but yeah, i admit to less than stellar hygiene lately

  20. Loob says:

    heheh My nausea continues apace.

    Yep you’re right CinPin, it’s all about the puberty. I can remember being a wee tike and my hair was pretty every day. Then I hit puberty, and if I didn’t wash it daily it felt revolting!
    So as for MaConaughweyheyhey,

  21. just me says:

    In my culture we wash daily. If I am at home I will wash my area after using the bathroom (1 or 2). I can still here my mom early in the morning saying “te lavaste?”, asking if I washed my area. I have a squirt bottle in all 3 bathrooms. Why would someone wash their face daily but not their ASS?….nasty! I will not go more than 4 days without washing my hair.

  22. hellcat says:

    Wow…I think everybody’s maybe taking this too literally. I think they meant to imply that Camilla is not high-maintenance, as in she can go camping with him and get dirty and not freak out about it, NOT as in she regularly goes for a week without bathing. If so…that’s kinda gross, although I’ll admit I’ve done it on occasion (hangs head in shame).

  23. Fave says:

    I just hope she’s nice and “fresh” for the delivery. I empathize with you Cinpin having to be in the delivery room with people that lack in hygiene.

    I think it would have been better for all concerned if Matthew had just kept his stink and stinky thoughts to himself. We didn’t need to know that his girlfriend doesn’t bathe regularly either and their unborn child didn’t need to be branded as “dirty” before birth.

  24. keith says:

    yuk i mean wtf take showers

  25. Nikstar says:

    I bet she would never have done that before she met him. Youth . .inexperience, a willingness to please, at the expense of your own beliefs.

  26. xica says:

    people… don’t you think that you are exaggerating???? they talk about not take shower in an hypothetical situation like climbing a mountain… they DO take baths… God! It seems that you’re stupid or something…

  27. Duh.... says:

    What they’re saying is he finally met a girl who CAN go without a shower, say, when camping or hiking. Not that she ALWAYS goes a week without showering. Haven’t any of you been camping? Or are you all too prissy and high maintenance for that?

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  30. Jo anna says:

    I don’t believe any of this! I think it is a publicity stunt to get attention. These crazy celebrities will go to any lengths for attention, but of the same token, I think I will tear up all my pics of Matthew, and in all honesty, his woman does look kinda-well-stinky?

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