Quote of the Day: Matthew McConaughey Says "We're a Family Now"

09/02/2008 at 05:30 PM ET

He may be the recipient of such titles as PEOPLE‘s 2007 "Bachelor of the Year," but new dad Matthew McConaughey is now a reformed family man. He tells People.com,

"I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but itjust took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen. [Camila] is the love of my life. We’re a family now. I see thefuture and it’s clearer to me. Walking around with this coolresponsibility all the time, it’s a wonderful thing."

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Source: People.com

Camila wears Levi in a Serena & Lily Market Sling in Flax/Sky Blue ($129).

Tucked into the sling is an aden + anais Camo Muslin Wrap in Orange ($30 for two).

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Heather on

I swear, he makes the nicest comments about Camila and Levi. It’s just so sweet and refreshing to hear. I have to say though, although I don’t mean it in a nasty way, I didn’t realize how “serious” they were before she became pregnant. I don’t know how long they were together and I had never read any comments from him regarding their relationship or declaring his love for her, but I think overall he’s a pretty private person. So when she got pregnant I thought it was one of those little suprises in life🙂 and didn’t realize how committed and in love they are. It’s very sweet and I love reading that she’s the love of his life and how he loves the responsibility of being a father and having a family. Way too sweet and they make a beautiful family🙂

babyboopie on

You can tell that Matthew truly is relishing a new role-that of a long-term partner and a daddy to Levi.

crimpe on

so marry her already! I know I know marriage isn’t for everyone, and I certainly don’t advocate it for the latest high-profile teens who flunked their abstinence-only sex-ed courses, but really. Let Camila enjoy the rights married folk are entitled to. Life is unpredictable!

Carrie on

Camila and Levi make a lovely addition to Matthew’s game-day attire. I’ve stood near him on the sidelines at a UT game during the days when he REALLY didn’t groom himself, and she has cleaned him up a bit. I love Camila in her Longhorn shirt, and the coordinating orange and white sling. I’ll have to get one of those for my next Longhorn baby.

sigh on

I love Camila’s tops, both the Longhorn one and the white sweater she has over it. Anyone know where to find them?

That sling is beautiful too; I wonder if it’s uncomfortable? I’ve only ever used two-shoulder carriers.

Anyway, they’re a cute family.🙂 It’s great that they’re indoctrinating Levi into the fandom early!

m-dot on

Cute couple! Camila seems to have a mature presence. She looks a lot older than her age-but not in a bad way. I hope these two get married and live happily ever after. 🙂

molly on

I love this picture, its stunning. I like how they both wear the similar outfits.

Im not sure though if i like the sentence “Camilla is wearing Levi ….” I dont think people wear children. I would rather imagine they carry them.

Brandi on

molly the term is babywearing so i think saying shes wearing him is correct. thats what I always said if i had the baby in a carrier.

sigh i like the pouches and found them comfortable. once they are about five months i switch to hip carry rather than cradle like camila has levi. but so nice not to have to carry around a carseat or stroller. very easy for me.

heather i agree with your sentiments completely.

Mary on

almost unrelated, but i love the way Matthew represents for the Texas Longhorns lol!

MB on

thanks for clearing up the wearing comment brandi. i was confused myself. i thought perhaps the word should be carries instead of wears, but now that i know the term for carrying in a pouch/sling is babywearing that makes more sense.

does anyone know if using a sling is better or worse for your back than a 2 shoulder carrier? i have scoliosis and i know carrying my baby could very well make it worse, so i want to choose the best carrier/wearer (?) possible. thanks!

tan on

I love how he professes his love for her and how their child has made them even tighter as a couple.Thats so great to hear I hope he continues to be good to them both and vice versa.I hope he pops the questions to her,lol.

K on

I love these three, they would be my top favorite little family….if Matthew (and now all three of them) didn’t insist on wearing that awful burnt orange!

Crimson and Cream baby, Boomer Sooner!

Nancy on

I’m a student at UT and when I saw this picture on the internet, I knew exactly where Camilla got this shirt!

you can get the shirt and that camilla has and other longhorn gear through http://www.universitycoop.com

here is the specific link to the tank top–it was only 29.99!!


Hook em horns!

sadie on

I’m in Australia so I’m not sure what the weather is like over there, but I had a summer baby and always found it too hot to use a sling – such a shame, as I’d always imagined my baby snuggled up in one. Camila and Levi always look so comfy together. Sigh.

Laurie on

You know i wonder why i liked her so much, even if i dont know her… I like that shes always smiling and happy in many of her photos, cute fam!

J on

Molly I thought that too. It looks like she’s carrying him to me.

Babywearing…lol! One day I hope that my husband wears me across the threshold.

Mae on

to Sigh,

I am a Tar Heel fan, and was spending the day in Chapel Hill a few weeks ago, just stocking up on gear for football season, and they had a shirt just like the long horn one she has on, except it was Carolina….so maybe you could check some Longhorn fan gear websites, or stores if you live close enough.

kate on

Can’t see this lasting, sorry.
He is very out there and I think she is too normal. Hope I’m wrong though.

Lesha on

I never tried a ring sling, but I always love the way the baby looks so comfy. I’ve been a wrap mama, but I think next baby I’ll try a ring sling. And I think I’ll try to find a way to make it a PSU sling! Way to wear that baby AND enjoy a football game!

Angela on

Wow, in every picture of Camila I have seen she just looks like life is effortless! “Yeah, I’m gorgeous, he’s gorgeous, the baby’s gorgeous, I’m not at all exhausted and covered in spit up. This mom thing’s a breeze.”

Kudos to her😉

emes on

love how camila always looks so carefree and breezy yet so put together. she has great style.

also, yay Lesha– we are PENN STATE!

sigh on

Thanks Brandi, Nancy and Mae!🙂

carolina on

Love this couple!
However, isn’t it really scary for a baby to be at such a busy and loud football game?

molly on

ok, maybe that came from the term babies wearing the parents out, so in return now there is baby wearing

Nikki on



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