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Matthew McConaughey Gushes Over Wife Camila Alves, Reveals Which of His Kids is 'The Monarch'

by Alex Ungerman 5:09 PM PDT, June 22, 2016
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Matthew McConaughey adores his family!

The Free State of Jones star tops People's first-ever "100 Reasons to Love America" list, but in a new interview with the publication, he gives all his love to wife Camila Alves and the couple's three children -- Levi, 7, Vida, 6, and Livingston, 4.

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"Jones. A club on Sunset Blvd," the 46-year-old actor says of where he met Alves in 2006, explaining that after meeting, he fell very quickly, and has been falling ever since.

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"I've been wanting to go on a date with her for the last 9 years, and never wanting to go on a date with anyone else."

The two married in 2012, and since then the actor says his oldest son, Levi, has become something of a leader in the family, but it's the youngest, Livingston, who runs the show.

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"[Levi is] the architect. Levi observes, Vida sees, Livingston does," he shares. "[Levi is] the most considerate person I know but he loves to measure the anatomy of the situation. Very much a perfectionist like me. Vida just makes sense of situations. She cuts right to the nut of the answer real quick…Then Livingston is the doer. He's the monarch."

Last week, McConaughey opened up to ET about bringing Levi to the set of Free State of Jones -- which opens June 24 -- where he learned a valuable lesson.

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"He was there a lot," he said, noting his son enjoyed the classic machinery and props used in the movie. "He got to press the buttons to explode a lot of the things, or at least he thought it was him doing it."

But when Levi stumbled upon "a bunch of dummies that looked very, very real" from an authentic battle scene in the movie, McConaughey said, "I stood beside him and for about a minute he just stared [at them]... He goes, 'Papai, I don't want to go to war.' I was like, ‘Yeah I hear you.’"

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