Camila Alves is proud to be an American!
Matthew McConaughey's wife is from Brazil, but the 33-year-old has officially become a U.S. citizen, and she happily shared the exciting news on Instagram along with an adorable family photo
"Sorry all! I was gone for a bit and had to disconnect to connect in Thailand and Cambodia!" Alves wrote next to the precious pic on Tuesday. "First day back and look what I just went thru. It is with great pride and honor that I am happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country... #newuscitizen."
In 2013, Alves revealed on The View that when she came to America at the age of 19, she spoke very little English and worked as a maid.
"My father always told me, 'Before you become a queen you have to learn how to take care of your own things.’ So I knew how to do all of it, but I had never really done it on a daily basis," she said. "So I was cleaning houses and I started working restaurants."
The couple has three children together-- Levi, 7, Vida, 5 and Livingston, 2.