Entries in Matthew McConaughey (6)


Matthew McConaughey: What I've Learned as a Dad

Photo by Ray Tamarra/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves welcomed their third child five months ago, and on Sunday, they told ABC News that they were in the middle of the first weekend away from their kids since his birth.

“It’s very relaxing, exciting,” Alves said at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic. “I got off the plane and was like, ‘No car seats! No strollers!’”

“We noticed on the plane: ‘Where is everybody?’” said McConaughey, who also told reporters that he’s gained back much of the weight he lost for Dallas Buyer’s Club. He said he’d gained the weight back by just increasing the portions of his already healthy diet.

The couple, who were there on behalf of their Just Keep Livin Foundation, a charity dedicated to empowering high school students to live active and healthy lives, were ready to kick back — but their minds were clearly with their kids, Levi, 4, Vida 3, and baby Livingston.

“Right now there’s a whole lot of signs of me in all of them,” McConaughey said. “It’s a colorful house that’s for sure! And talk about whose personalities: One thing you learn when you’re a parent that I didn’t know as much beforehand is how much DNA … as soon as they’re born they are who they are. You can shape them, but they’re very unique, different from each other immediately.”

But his little girl has her dad wrapped around her finger, he said: “That’s a constant honeymoon!”

Alves said that three kids is work, too.

“It’s not that it’s tougher — it’s just that I had my systems down with two kids and now with three I’m still learning,” she said of her little ones, who are “into everything.”

“I’m taking tips,” she said. “I’m still working on the systems that work for three, but we’ll get there!”

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Film Independent Spirit Awards: 'Silver Linings Playbook' Is Big Winner

John Shearer/Getty Images For Piaget(NEW YORK) -- Silver Linings Playbook shone at the Film Independent Spirit Awards, a kind of prelude to Hollywood's biggest awards -- the Oscars, winning four of the honors given to the best of independent films.

The film, which was nominated in five categories, won best picture, best director and best screenplay for David O. Russell, and best actress for Jennifer Lawrence, who also won best actress at the Golden Globes.

Bradley Cooper was also nominated for best actor for his role in the film, but he lost out to John Hawkes for The Sessions.

Helen Hunt, Hawkes' co-star in The Sessions, also won in the best supporting actress category.

The best supporting actor award went to Matthew McConaughey for Magic Mike.

The Spirit Awards “celebrates artist-driven filmmaking and recognizes the finest achievements of today's independent filmmakers," according to the Film Independent website.

The Film Independent Spirit Awards were first given out in 1984, which were known as the FINDIE Awards (Friends of Independents). The awards were later renamed as Independent Spirit Awards in 1986.

Saturday Night Live cast member Andy Samberg was this year's host.

Unlike other award shows, the Film Independent Spirit Awards ceremony is a luncheon event in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., but the winners were not announced until after the ceremony aired Saturday on IFC at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

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Matthew McConaughey, Camila Alves Get Married

Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for CORZO Tequila(NEW YORK) -- Actor Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves have tied the knot, according to E! online.

The couple exchanged vows in a small ceremony Saturday night in Texas.

They reportedly invited less than two dozen guests to their nuptials.

The 42-year-old actor popped the question to Alves on Christmas Day and announced the news via his WhoSay page, writing, “Just asked Camila to marry me, Merry Christmas.”

They started dating in 2006 and have two children together: Vida, 2, and Levi, who turns 4 in July.

Alves will also officially change her name to Camila McConaughey, according to the actor’s rep, People magazine reported.

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Matthew McConaughey to Marry His Longtime Girlfriend This Weekend

Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for CORZO Tequila(NEW YORK) -- Magic Mike star Matthew McConaughey will wed his longtime girlfriend, model Camila Alves, in a "weekend affair” in McConaughey's home state of Texas this weekend, reports E!

The couple is said to have invited roughly 20 people to their top-secret nuptials.

The 42-year-old actor popped the question to Alves on Christmas Day. He announced the news via his WhoSay page, writing, "Just asked Camila to marry me, Merry Christmas."

The pair began dating in 2006 and have two children together: Vida, 2, and Levi, who turns 4 in July.

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Matthew McConaughey Proposes on Christmas Day

Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for CORZO Tequila(LOS ANGELES) -- There was a rock in Camila Alves’ Christmas stocking this year, but it wasn’t a block of coal.  It was an engagement ring from longtime love Matthew McConaughey.

The 42-year old actor popped the question to his Brazilian girlfriend of five years on Christmas Day.

McConaughey tweeted a picture of the couple kissing in front of a Christmas tree with this message: “Just asked Camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas.”

They have two children together: son Levi, 3, and daughter Vida, 23 months. McConaughey most recently starred in the movie  Lincoln Lawyer.

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Matthew McConaughey Loves His Babies' Mama

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Sorry, ladies.  Matthew McConaughey only has eyes for one woman.  The actor, currently starring on the big screen in The Lincoln Lawyer, tells Esquire he wants to spend forever with his partner, Camila Alves, the mother of his two children.  McConaughey said, "I found the woman I wanna do it with, the woman I wanna make a family with, hopefully live our life out together." He added, "She needs to have 50 percent of that.  I mean, it's a lot easier for me to be at 100 percent.  I'd always been 100 percent.  It's braver for me at 50 percent."

McConaughey also said there's more to him than the laid-back dude he's often portrayed as in the media, noting, "Do I think the image of me is a true picture of who I am?  No, it's incomplete.  Am I a fun-loving guy, man?  Who likes running around in the summer with his shirt off, man?  Am I a guy who likes to hang out with his friends, and party and go to concerts and football games with his friends?  Well, yeah!  Yes, I am.  Always have been.  Always hopefully will be.  You know?"

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