Who is Matthew McConaughey’s wife? Actor reveals he was sexually abused as a teen before marrying Camila Alves

Who is Matthew McConaughey’s wife? Actor reveals he was sexually abused as a teen before marrying Camila Alves
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The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actor Matthew McConaughey has made shocking revelations about his disturbing past in his latest memoir ‘Greenlights’, which released on October 20. He has detailed his life before he rose to fame, and talked about being “sexually abused” at a very young age. 

According to PageSix, McConaughey has revealed in ‘Greenlights’, “I was blackmailed into having sex for the first time when I was 15. I was certain I was going to hell for the premarital sex. Today, I am merely certain that I hope that’s not the case.”

The actor has reportedly also spoken about being molested by a man when he was a teenager. “I was molested by a man when I was eighteen while knocked unconscious in the back of a van,” he said. Besides sharing his traumatic experiences, the actor has touched upon his parents’ tumultuous marriage and revealed that his father James Donald McConaughey passed away after making love to his mother. 

Who is Matthew McConaughey married to? 


Actor Matthew McConaughey (R) and his wife Camila Alves arrive at Film Independent's Los Angeles Film Festival opening night premiere of 'Bernie' at the LA Live Regal Cinemas on June 16, 2011, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

Although his parents’ had an on-again and off-again relationship for years and married each other three separate times, the actor seems to have settled with the love of his life. McConaughey is married to the Brazilian-American model and designer Camila Alves. The duo got engaged in 2011 and tied the knot in a private ceremony in 2012 in Austin, Texas. They share three children together. Their son Levi was born in July 2008. They welcomed their daughter Vida in January 2010 and the second son Livingston was born in December 2012. 

Alves became a US citizen in 2015. She co-founded the Just Keep Livin' Foundation along with her husband in 2010. She has featured in music videos such as ‘Misunderstood’, ‘Pullin' Me Back’, and ‘Because of You’. Alves also served as the co-host on the first season of Food Network’s competition show ‘Kids BBQ Championship’ along with Eddie Jackson. 

In his memoir, the actor has shared a few shocking and heart-wrenching details about the tragic death of his father. According to PageSix, he said that his father died just “just how he knew he always would; in bed with wife, Kay.” 

McConaughey has shared, “I got a call from my Mom. ‘Your dad died.’ My knees buckled. I couldn’t believe it. He was my dad. Nobody or nothing could kill him. Except mom. He’d always told me and my brothers, ‘Boys, when I go, I’m gonna be makin’ love to your mother.’ And that’s what happened. He had a heart attack when he climaxed.” James passed away in 1992. 

He has further revealed in the People magazine's cover story that his parents were “violent” at times. “As I say in the book, that is how they communicated. They were divorced twice, married three times, I mean, yeah, it was like the Pacific Ocean in a storm,” he says. According to the actor “those moments were so quickly superseded by the love and humanity.”


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