Name: Vida Alves McConaughey
Date of Birth: January 3, 2010
Parents: Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
Siblings: Levi, 3
- Vida was born on a Sunday at 12:13 a.m
- She weighed 7lbs & 7oz at birth
- Vida’s parents recently became engaged on Christmas Day
“’Vida’ is Portuguese for ‘life’ and that’s what God gave us this morning. Camila’s recovering wonderfully and we are both truly honored to welcome this little lady into our family. Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers along the way, another blessed day, we give thanks.” – proud papa Matthew on the birth of his darling daughter.
“I’m very excited to have a girl. I’m happy and it’s a big blessing. Vida’s definitely a beautiful and peaceful girl. We are so lucky!” - Camila on the birth of her second child.
“We have a family now, got two kids. One of the things that we’ve learned is that we’ve reminded [ourselves and] our kids to be thankful for all the things that we have, because a lot of these kids don’t have the opportunity. One: a solid mother-father relationship in the house. Two: Our kids don’t have to worry about eating or college tuition.” – Matthew on his children and counting his blessings.
“Discipline is very cool. We run a tight and fun ship. I’m very playful but parents have the advantage of being around for so much longer. If we’re going to sit there and teach our kids that life has consequences, they’re going to turn 18 and go out in their own world. They’re going to find it the hard way. You do it early so they understand how the world works and what is expected of them, not only as a citizen, but as their family name, as a McConaughey, things like that.” – Matthew on his child rearing views.
“Vida really likes to eat dirt. Vida’s a little more rough and tumble and she’s the young lady.” – Matthew on his then 14-month-old daughter.
“She’s definitely a daddy’s girl.” – Camila on Vida’s love for her daddy.