Inside Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves’ long-standing romance

It's a rare Hollywood relationship that has survived for more than 17 years.

Matthew McConaughey, the highly acclaimed and beloved Hollywood actor, met his wife, Brazilian model Camila Alves in a rather serendipitous manner.

Their love story began in 2006, when they crossed paths at a Los Angeles nightclub. Their connection was instant – they went on their first official date just three days after meeting.

The couple then became inseparable and started attending multiple events and red carpets together; Camila even travelled to Australia to be with Matthew while he was filming Fool’s Gold here.

Since their first encounter, Matthew and Camila’s love has well and truly blossomed, and they’ve now welcomed three beautiful children into their lives. Their first child, a son named Levi, was born in 2008, followed by their daughter, Vida, in 2010.

But before their third child was born, Matthew proposed to Camila on Christmas Day in 2011.

They tied the knot on June 9, 2012, in a private ceremony held at their sprawling estate in Austin, Texas. The wedding was an intimate affair attended by close friends and family.

Shortly after their wedding, in late 2012, they had their third child, another son named Livingston.

Wondering are Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey still married? Yes, as of 2023, Camila Alves and Matthew McConaughey are still married.

Over the last 17 years, and amidst juggling three kids with wildly successful careers and copious amounts of philanthropy, it’s clear that Matthew and Camila have remained resolutely in love… We’ve rounded up the couple’s sweetest moments together.


The couple looked as loved up as ever when they attended the 12th annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala in April 2024.


Matthew and Camila shared a kiss during a visit to the Empire State Building in September 2023.

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In January 2023, Matthew took to Instagram to wish Camila a happy birthday. “Love ridin [sic] with you #happybirthday @camilamcconaughey,” he captioned this cute picture.

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When they were on their way to the Sing 2 premiere in 2021, Camila shared this snap on Instagram. “I am the Koala’s date,” she wrote, referencing that Matthew voices the koala Buster Moon in the film.

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For Father’s Day in 2021, Camila thanked Matthew via Instagram. Along with this adorable image, she wrote, “Thank You. Happy Father’s Day.”

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It was a McConaughey family affair when Matthew was honoured at the 2019 Texas Medal of Arts Awards.

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The couple looked extremely loved up during a date night that involved a screening of Serenity at the MOMA in 2019 .

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You might initially think that this image is from their wedding day but it’s just Matthew and Camila looking radiant at the 2018 Academy Awards.

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In 2014, right after Matthew won Best Actor at the Academy Awards, he and Camila shared this incredibly sweet moment.

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Matthew and Camilla looked like an Old Hollywood Couple when they attended the Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2014.

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In 2010, the couple held hands as they walked the red carpet at the Mission Hills Star Trophy tournament.

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Matthew looked oh so lovingly at Camila during the Fool’s Gold premiere in 2008.

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Who is Camila Alves McConaughey?

Camila Alves is a Brazilian model, designer, author and businesswoman. She began modelling at 19-years-old and soon after graced the covers of multiple magazine covers (Men’s Vogue, Town & Country, and People, for instance) and walked the runway at various fashion shows (like Valentina and Carolina Herrera).

In addition to modelling, Camila designs the Muxo line of handbags with her mother, and co-owns the organic food company Yummy Spoonfuls.

Camila has also hosted several reality shows, like Shear Genius and Kids BBQ Championship, and co-wrote the New York Times Best Seller children’s book Just Try One Bite.

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