Levi McConaughey Will Grow Up Outdoors, Says Matthew

09/13/2008 at 10:00 AM ET

Little Levi is certainly no stranger to the beach, having been photographed on more than one occasion snuggling with his mom Camila Alves in his sling while his surfer dad, Matthew McConaughey, rides the waves. Frequent trips to the beach have become the norm, Matthew recently told Parade, and while the future surfer baby has yet to take a swim himself, "he will be getting salty soon." From the beach to the red carpet, the 9-week-old baby boy has been traveling with the couple since he was born and for Matthew — who was raised in the country himself — that is exactly his plan. "I want to get him out into the world," says the 38-year-old actor. Sharing that with their many excursions, Levi is "outdoors as much as he is indoors," Matthew goes on to say their boy will definitely be growing up in the great outdoors.

"I like the city but I also want some space. And my boy is going to be out in the middle of it."

Matthew’s new movie, Surfer Dude, hit theaters Friday.

Source: Parade

FILED UNDER: News , Parenting

Share this story:

Your reaction:

Add A Comment

PEOPLE.com reserves the right to remove comments at their discretion.

Showing 8 comments

Bancie1031 on

I wonder how old Levi will be when Matthew takes him surfing for the first time? Matthew sounds like a extremely happy boasting daddy.

Tazina on

That’s great but please use sunblock on the little baby and protect his eyes from the sun.

Amillia on

Levi McConaughey Will Grow Up Outdoors –

No Kid-in!!! That baby should have been born on the streets because he is NEVER HOME!!!

Grace on

I love that they don’t treat Levi like a porcelain doll, and they expose him to nature. But, of course, I’m sure they are careful!🙂

Molly on

that is so cool. My baby will be totally outdoorsy. And Tazina, why do you think they are not going to use the sunblock ? they dont have to since he’s usually in the sling for now anyway

Angel on


It’s actually not recommended to use sunblock on infants under 6 months of age.

I think it’s great that he will spend so much time outdoors instead of cooped up in a house all the time!

Bancie1031 on

I have always heard it’s healthier to have your baby outside than to keep them in the house ….. has anyone else heard this also?

shidney on

“Matthew goes on to say their boy will definitely be growing up in the great outdoors”

Interesting. I hope they let him in once in a while. I don’t think survivalist skills are necessary at an early age.

From Our Partners

Sign up for our daily newsletter and other special offers.
    Choose your newsletters
Thank you for signing up! Your request may take up to one week to be processed.
    see all newsletters