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Matthew McConaughey Reveals the Secret To His Happy Marriage

by Samantha Whidden
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He has been married to Camila Alves McConaughey for nearly 10 years, and now Matthew McConaughey is sharing the secrets to his happy marriage.

The DailyMail reports that during an interview with Australia’s Today Extra, Matthew McConaughey spoke about the “simple mantra” he uses to keep his marriage to Camila a happy one. “Don’t make a straight line crooked. If things are going well, keep catching green lights. If they’re not, deal with them soon so they don’t bubble up and get you later.”

Although he is constantly juggling his career and family schedules, Matthew McConaughey stated that Camila is constantly encouraging him to do his best. “I’ve got a wife who challenges me. There were two movies I wanted to do last year But they were back-to-back with no separation. She was like, ‘You want to do it – buck up, grab your nuts, and make it happen. We’ll be there with you.’ Papa goes to work, the circus goes with him…”

Matthew McConaughey notably met Camila in 2006. The duo got engaged on Christmas Day in 2011 and was married in June 2012. They have three children. 

Matthew McConaughey Reflects on Meeting Camila Alves For The First Time

During a 2020 interview with Oprah Winfrey for Apple TV+’s The Oprah Conversation, Matthew McConaughey spoke about how he met his wife, Camila Alves, for the first time. “I didn’t say, ‘Who is that?’ I said, ‘What is that?’ McConaughey declared as he discussed first meeting the entrepreneur, philanthropist, and founder of Women of Today. 

Matthew McConaughey also spoke about the first conversation he and Camila shared. “We had a great connection. I spoke better Spanish and Portuguese that night than I have since. You know what I mean?”

Matthew McConaughey admitted to People that prior to meeting Camila he wasn’t sure if he would ever find “the one” for him. “I was like, ‘Wait, just wait. Be yourself. She’ll come if she’s supposed to come. And if she doesn’t, that’s ok. You’re still a good man, McConaughey.”

That’s when Camila showed up, Matthew McConaughey declared. “And I moved right to let in front of my eyes across the club. It was as if she was floating.”

McConaughey then declared since that evening, he has not wanted to spend time with any other women. “Definitely have not wanted to sleep with anyone else. I’ve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her. We have a love that we never question.”

In regards to sheltering their children from his fame, McConaughey noted that he and Camila do not want to insulate them overly from the world or from the success he has made as an actor. “We let them know that Papa’s celebrity does not define Papa. Doesn’t whatsoever. But is Papa a celebrity? Yes.”