Matthew McConaughey proposed to Camila Alves

Matthew McConaughey's photo just asked camila to marry me, merry Christmas
Matthew McConaughey on WhoSay
Did you know that Matthew McConaughey was on Twitter? I didn’t. Matthew used his Twitter account to make a major announcement this Christmas: he proposed to his longterm girlfriend, Camila Alves! Matthew, 42, and Camila, 29, have been together since 2006. They are parents to son Levi, 3 and a half, and daughter Vida, who turns two next week. McConaughey tweeted the above photo yesterday with the caption “Just asked camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas” I wonder what prompted McConaughey to propose after so long. In April, McConaughey told Cigar Aficiando magazine that he wasn’t opposed to marriage, but that he didn’t feel like it was necessary:

“Marriage isn’t something I’m against. My parents married each other three times – and divorced twice. I know a few older couples who have been married a long time and are happy; I’ve been around healthy marriages. I knew I wanted a family and I found a woman I love and felt was right for me. I thought, ‘That’s the woman I want to make a family with.’ But marriage – it’s not something we feel we need to be complete. It doesn’t mean we won’t do it.

“It doesn’t make my mom that happy that we’re not married. But it doesn’t make her mad either. Of course, I was raised to believe that you don’t have sex until you’re married. So there you are.”

[From Cigar Aficionado, print edition, via Celebitchy]

So it sounds like he’s been cautious about it for a while, but that he finally felt ready to take the plunge. Congratulations to Matthew and Camila! I find holiday proposals so romantic, and I’m hoping they have a big showy wedding with a photo spread in People. Maybe they’ll do a barefoot beach wedding, though. That’s sounds more their style.

For those of you who are going to mention the blind item about the famous couple doing cocaine that has been neglecting their kids, I hope it’s not true. It was obviously written about McConaughey and Alves, but that doesn’t mean it’s true at all. That’s the problem I have with blind items: even if you figure out who they’re supposed to be about, that doesn’t make them accurate. That’s why no names are used.

Here’s another photo Matt tweeted of his newly-shorn head. He’s looking a little thin, but I like him bald.
Matthew McConaughey's photo new year, new crop
Matthew McConaughey on WhoSay

Matthew and Camila are shown on 6/9/11 and 9/25/11. Credit: PRPhotos

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  1. brin says:

    Congrats! I definitely see a low-key beach wedding for them! Hope the blind isn’t about them, too.

  2. Bubulle says:

    I hate that when people take BI as fact. Even if it’s about them it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s true , CDAN has a disclaimer stating that it couldn’t guaranty the veracity of its BI and that some of them could be the product of the owner imagination.

  3. Toot says:

    Sweet first picture and I hope that BI is false.

  4. Meanchick says:

    I’m happy for them.

  5. Helvetica says:

    Bald Matthew kinda look like Christian Bale

  6. Joan says:

    Their daughter, Vida, will be 2-years-old next month, not 1. Time sure flies!

  7. Em says:

    Wow, he has a big head.

  8. MorticiansDoItDeader says:

    Adorable. My husband proposed to me on Christmas. I know a lot of people think its cliché, but thought it was sweet.

  9. laneti says:

    so what?

  10. Jayna says:

    She’s a natural beauty. Chill guys like him don’t do cocaine. He loves his pot. He’s too mellow for coke.

  11. Tazina says:

    I feel a small connection with those celebrities I’ve been following for years online so when I heard this news, I was happy for them.

    The BI? Totally ridiculous.

  12. L says:

    I agree with Jayna. I’ve never know a big pot smoker to me into cocaine. To mellow and baked for that.

    But it’s about time he proposed. I’m thinking they are more casual beach wedding people as well.

    • Callumna says:

      Honestly, very, very common to do both, FYI.

      And even more so in Latin America and Spanish speaking countries.

      Like booze and cigs — doesn’t matter one’s a stimulant and the other’s a downer. Doing one makes the other even more likely rather than less. So if it’s known McM likes his weed then other stuff isn’t going to be a prob to him.

      And I’d add for the kiddies who emulate our stars just remember sadly not everything natural is good for you, a la arsenic.

  13. Bella says:

    Well, I, for one, do believe the BI is not about them but Sheen-Richards or Sheen-Mueller. Congrats to the happy couple!

  14. LL says:

    About time.

  15. Victoria says:

    All the best wishes. I hope their funky asses stay blissfully funky together forever!

  16. Jen34 says:

    They are a gorgeous couple. Congrats

  17. Jules says:

    Sometimes I think boho/free-spirited guys like him wait until they realize their looks are fading and they just aren’t going to get mad ass anymore before they finally decide to hang it up and tie the official knot. He’s basically been living like they are married anyway, so why not?

  18. SolitaryAngel says:

    Love them, happy for their little gorgeous family! 

  19. islandgirl says:

    @ Helvetica – totally agree about skinny bald Matthew looking like Christian Bale, esp The Fighter Christian Bale!!

  20. Coco says:

    Bald is not good for him. He has gorgeous hair!

  21. Heather M (Heather) says:

    CB, I’m so happy to hear you say that about blind items. Now that you said that I think it will help people be more open minded about blind items, and not just accept that they are true!!!

  22. Tazina says:

    Any true pot smokers I know abhor the stronger drugs. They’re more than happy with the buzz they get from the ganja.

    Congrats to the happy couple! They look so happy together.

  23. Az says:

    Can you imagine waking up to those gross teeny tiny T-Rex arms and stank BO every day? EW.

    • rainstarr says:

      Ha, ha, that is hilarious! I took another look at his arms and you are sooo right! I noticed this about Eric Bana when he was in Troy, he was putting on his armour, stretching his arm out and I went “Ewww!” My husband said “What (are you talking about)?” and I mentioned how short his arms are. Of course my husband has lovely long arms . . .

  24. Me says:

    Omg! He should stop with the bald head already! He used to have lovely curly hair. He looked better then. At first i thought she was kissing a statue. Having said that, congrats to them. :-)

  25. Kiley says:

    I’m glad you called out BI. They are clearly targeted at people but are rarely accurate. It drives me crazy when people always say they are right…I mean, Ted Casablancas claims that Jake Gyllenhall (Toothy Tile) is secretly raising a baby with his gay lover. Crazy Days and Nights is another one…Tried to make it seem like Angelina may have hepatistis or HIV after a preview of her interview for 60 minutes aired and she mentioned using heavy drugs in the past. As soon as that preview aired, up popped a blind item…So fake.

  26. hatsumomo says:

    Well, I believe the BI. She prolly is a coke head and /or heroin addict. You cant always assume you know by the way they look or lack thereof. And I believe when it said the guy was too mellow for the heavier stuff so he’s just turning a blind eye to it.

  27. Cherry Rose says:

    I remember seeing him at the World Series in Huston in 2005. He was extremely drunk.

    He kept standing up in his seat, pissing off the people sitting behind him, and then yelling at them when they tried to tell him to sit down.

    Then I went to the bathroom and when I came out, he was outside, and I thought I’d go and ask for an autograph.

    When I asked him for an autograph, he just glared at me and said “They’re singing a song!” then abruptly walked off. And there was no song playing, so I have no idea what he was talking about.

    I went back to my seat, and my friend went back there and said that McConaughey got escorted out by some cops.

    Hopefully he’s laid of the booze these days.

  28. grazi says:

    Glad for them! My bf proposed to me yesterday and Im super happy, too. :)

  29. CTgirl says:

    After your girlfriend has birthed two of your babies it seems a little anti-climatic to make a big engagement announcement.

  30. Julie says:

    I don’t know if the blind is true or not but I know ALOT of folks that will do a line and 20 min later smoke some weed. Takes the edge off. One person i know well always has at least an 8 ball. If he runs low on the blow he doesn’t panic, but freaks out if he gets low on weed. I also know weed smokers who would not touch blow. Just some education.

  31. Kim says:

    They arent married?

  32. Riri says:

    How terrible if that is true.

    He is so high in the last couple of years, that he could barely speak and say his lines (not to mention “act”) and have normal facial expressions in We are Marshall.

    He actually had talent, if you look at the films he did at the beginning, but when your brain cells are being burnt, you can’t function and act as you could before.

    However, if the BI is true that this woman has brought him down completely.

    To begin with she was an opportunistic gold-digger who saw how stoned he was and got pregnant to cash in on him.
    I’m not even sure she was legally in the USA.

    If she introduced him and got him into c@ke, than it’s tragic.

  33. macherie says:

    so happy for them! i also got a christmas proposal, best gift I have eveeer received, y’all go and get that!

  34. Callumna says:

    Seein as I read to see if he had cancer or HIV, I guess I agree I didn’t notice he’d gotten so ill looking underneath that great hair.

    Doesn’t look well to me in any way. Check your stats and liver function for the new family’s sake.

    I hope he hasn’t secretly been on the “Dazed and Confused” health plan for twenty years.