Matthew McConaughey and longtime girlfriend Camila Alves are officially engaged. McConaughey—best known for his role as that guy in that one rom-com—released the news to his fans via Twitter on Christmas day. McConaughey and Alves have been in a relationship for close to six years and have two young children together. In case you’re not familiar with Alves, she’s a Brazilian fashion model who has appeared on television from time to time, including a stint as host on Bravo’s Shear Genius. In case you’d like to get more familiar with her, here’s a gallery. Enjoy.
Alves was born in Itambacuri Minas Gerais, Brazil.
Her parents were an artist and a farmer.
She moved to Los Angeles at the age of 15 and worked as a housekeeper for four years.
At 19, she moved to New York to pursue a modeling career. It worked out nicely.
She has her own line of handbags, which she designs with her mother.
Alves and McConaughey live in Austin, Texas.