Matthew McConaughey's Wife Camila Alves Becomes an American Citizen

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 3:25 PM PDT, August 04, 2015
Playing Matthew McConaughey's Wife Camila Alves Becomes an American Citizen

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."

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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."

Alves and McConaughey met in 2006 and married six years later in Austin, Texas

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The couple has three children together-- Levi, 7, Vida, 5 and Livingston, 2.

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