Actor Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend/mother of his two children, Brazilian model Camila Alves, have tied the knot in a very private ceremony held at their home in Austin, Texas on Saturday (June 9). Camila officially became Camila McConaughey.
After six years together, the couple, who got engaged on Christmas Day, finally exchanged vows in front of close friends, family members and their two kids, son Levi, who will turn four next month, and 2Â½ year-old daughter Vida.
The 42 year-old groom wore a black tuxedo by Dolce & Gabbana, while the bride wore a stunning wedding gown by her favorite Brazilian designer. “Matthew looked so handsome, like an Old Hollywood movie star,” says a guest. “And Camila was just glowing and beautiful!”
The ceremony was allegedly very traditional and emotional with the couple whispering their vows in each otherâ€™s ears. It was pretty romantic, but there were no groomsmen or bridesmaids.
â€œThere were two preachers, [a pastor of a local church] and a monk. They switched off saying remarks.”
â€œThey whispered them in each other’s ears. No one knew what they said,” the source reveals. “Whatever they said was very emotional. [Camila] was tearing up.”
“The crowd erupted and there were many tears all around.” And after a long, passionate kiss, “There was a lot of clapping and everyone was happy,” the eyewitness reveals.
He announced the news via Twitter. “Just asked Camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas,” McConaughey said along with this pic of the happy couple kissing onÂ his WhoSay account.
Back in March, the Lincoln Lawyer star, 42, told Esquire magazine that Alves, 29, was the woman he wanted to spend the rest of his life with.Â Â ”I found the woman… I wanna make a family with, hopefully live our life outÂ together,” he said.
Actor Matthew McConaughey has been best known the past five years for his beach workouts, runs with Lance Armstrong, and for settling down to have two children (Levi and Vida) with his girlfriend Camila Alves.
During that time, his movie career took a downturn with box office bombs such as Sahara and Fool’s Gold.
In McConaughey’s latest film, The Lincoln Lawyer, he needed to prove to moviegoers that he was a serious actor again. Â Could he still pull of a Jake Brigance (A Time To Kill) like performance or had he turned forever into Dirk Pitt (Sahara).
The Lincoln Lawyer is about a L.A. defense attorney named Mick Haller, played by McConaughey, that does most of his client’s work from the back of his LincolnÂ Town Car that is driven by Earl (Laurence Mason). Â It is implied that Haller lost his driver’s license and hence the reason that Earl drives him around.
The film centers around a trust fund kid Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe) who is charged with aggravated assault for beating, raping, and nearly killing a prostitute. Â It seems like your normal CSI drama until the script takes a couple of left turns and jumps off of the Hollywood sign.
Haller quickly finds himself having been played by his new client as he tries to protect his family from harm finding them as well. Â The storyline becomes a bit complicated when Haller finds out that his client, Roulet, is in fact guilty and also another prostitute several years ago. Â A crime that one of Haller’s old clients had wrongfully been sent to San Quinten for, something that does a number on Haller once he realizes it.
There is a bit of a love story between Haller and his ex wife Margaret McPherson, played by Marissa Tomei, who is a prosecutor that quickly realizes just how deep Haller is behind the 8-ball with his client.
McConaughey, who is showing some wear and tear around the edges physically, shows in The Lincoln Lawyer that he can is still a box office draw. Â Although he might fall short of Jake Brigance in his role of Mickey Haller, Matt proves he is back and should be taken seriously once again.
He seems more focused in the role of Haller than he has in any recent role. Â He is still playing a fictional off-shoot of himself Haller who likes to drink, laugh, make jokes, and get his clients off in some highly unusual if not questionable ways.
Without ruining the suspense or ending of the film, I found that it was a bit rushed, cut and pasted together, and confusing. Â The build up and action of the movie was superb for nearly 2 hours. Â Then the conclusion and loose ends seem hurried and unnecessarily packed into the last five minutes of the film.
Watch the Trailer for The Lincoln Lawyer Below:
The film had great acting from McConaughey, Tomei, Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas (who looked sub-standard next to McConaughey in the court room), and Bryan Cranston.
The movie is worth seeing and the plot is pretty unique. The movie is based on the book by the same name by Michael Connelly.
Matthew introduces Vida: “Our latest family member, Vida Alves McConaughey.” Camila revealed that a second child is much easier and that baby Levi (19 months) is fascinated with his little sister: â€œHe loves saying Vida’s name!”
Actor Matthew McConaughey and his Brazilian girlfriend Camila Alves have welcomed a healthy baby girl named Vida Alves McConaughey, who weighed in at 7 lbs., 7 oz, at 12:13 am on Sunday (January 3, 2010). The couple already has a 17 month-old son namedLevi Alves McConaughey together.
Camila and Matthew, who announced they were expecting baby number two via his official website back in June, 2009, decided they didnâ€™t want to know the babyâ€™s gender just as they did with Levi. If you are wondering, Vida means â€œlifeâ€ in Portuguese so we wish the family a very long happy life! Congratulations!!
UPDATE: “Vida is Portuguese for “life” and that’s what God gave us this morning,” Matthew’s post read. “Camila’s recovering wonderfully, and we are both truly honored to welcome this little lady into our family.”