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With Brazilian-born Camila Alves giving birth to her first child in Los Angeles, it was important to have a feeling of home in the delivery room. The sense of familiarity for the 26-year-old came in the form of music, with her partner Matthew McConaughey in charge of the playlist. While the actor admits that Camila was the one who had requested the tribal tunes, her strong contractions — lasting 14 hours — certainly kept Matthew on his toes! “Oh [your partner will] snap,” he tells Elle.
“She was also really quick to say, ‘Skip that f–kin’ song!’ So here I was blazing through this playlist while she’s nodding her head yay or nay, and I’m like, ‘This next song better have that groove or I’m going to have to run across the bed and change it.’”
Following a labor to be remembered, the happy couple welcomed their son Levi, now 9 months. Despite speculations early in the pregnancy about their name choice, Matthew shares that the two “wouldn’t dare compete” with his brother Rooster, who famously named his son Miller Lyte. “Like calling [our baby] Jose Cuervo?” jokes Matthew. “[Rooster's] got a daughter coming, and I think her name is going to be Margarita. I’m serious.”