Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Talk About Family and Giving Back

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“Extra’s” Renee Bargh met with Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves in Matthew’s home town of Austin, Texas. Matthew is not only a movie star, but also a big philanthropist launching a new clothing line to fund his Just Keep Living Foundation supporting inner city kids. The couple opening up about life with their three kids Levi, Vida, and Livingston, and revealing the meaning behind Matt’s catch phrase, “alright, alright, alright.”

Matt and Camila debuting their clothing line at an Austin pop-up shop, both sporting hats that read, “alright,” part of the collection for sale. Camila saying Matt comes up with all the slogans for the line. Matt, “Those are things I’ve heard along the way that stuck with me, some heard by other people.” Everyone hearing him say “alright, alright, alright,” explaining the genesis of it, “The first words out of my mouth in my first film (“Dazed and Confused”) so anytime I get up to do a speech or something and I’m nervous if I start with ‘alright, alright, alright’, it’s always much smoother sailing.”

Their three kids not in on the fashion designing just yet, but Matt says daughter Vida could come up with some good phrases, “Our daughter sure comes up with some one-liners that could be on some t-shirts, she’s a nickname giver, oh my gosh she’s good.” Some of the names she has for dad, “Tiny Dachshund, Woody Jackson, Marshmallow Sniffer.”

McConaughey saying the children are all happy and healthy, but does that mean he and Camila may be adding to their family anytime soon? Camila saying, “We’re good for now.” Matt adding, “Three for now.”

They may not be expanding their family right now, but they are helping a lot of kids with their work for the Just Keep Living Foundation, “We have an after school curriculum that is in the title one city schools, high schools, there’s over 50% drop out rates in these schools…We give them a safe supervised place to go after school.”

Giving back something Matthew and Camila instill in their children at home. Camila, “We do things like they have to give their toys away and save money to help, like around Christmas time I have them save up money and we go to the dollar store and they get to choose a bunch of gifts that they can buy with their own money and usually I take them to Brazil so we always try to teach them and show them things.”

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