Matthew and Camila Expecting Baby No. 2!

06/22/2009 at 07:30 AM ET

Father’s Day was twice as sweet for Matthew McConaughey: Not only did he get to celebrate his first Father’s Day with 11-month old Levi, his son with girlfriend Camila Alves, 26, but the couple is expecting a second baby, the actor, 39, revealed on his website Sunday night.

“Happy Father’s Day. It’s my first, and the last 11 months with Levi and Camila have been the most rewarding adventure to date. We have more blessed news to celebrate this Father’s Day that makes this time next year double the fun. Levi is going to be a big brother… Yeah, we pulled off the greatest miracle in the world one more time.

Camila and I are expecting our second child, bringing more life into the world, making more to live for. The future looks bright and as the family grows and we thank you for all the well wishes you send our way. Viva la evolucion, naturally, and in the mean times and all time, just keep livin, Matthew and Camila.”

Camila is three months along, making her due in late December/early January.

Source: Matthew McConaughey via PEOPLE

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Natasha on

AWWWW I’m so happy for them! Levi is gorgeous and oh-so-adorable! Can’t wait for this one πŸ™‚

martina on

Good for them. They seem to be a type of parents I’d love to have as a kid πŸ˜‰ It was pretty obvious Camila was pregnant again. Congrats to the entire family.

Lee on

Cobgrats!! I see some if you posters were right when some of you guys thought they saw a bump in a picture a few weeks back. Good for them. They seem like a loving family.

Shirelle on

Congrats! Levi is so adorable! I hope this time it’s a girl!

Shannon on

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! I so knew this was coming after some pics of her a few weeks back! They seem like such awesome, laid back parents, and so in love with each other. What wonderful celeb baby news, I can’t wait to see how adorable this one will be! Goodness knows, their first one is a doll!!!

sil on

“Yeah, we pulled off the greatest miracle in the world one more time”
aaawwwwwwww how sweet is Matthew??? I’m so happy for them! congratulations!!!!!!

Bumbles on

Wow, I had a feeling this was coming, they both seem besotted by Levi so its great that they are expanding their family again!

eternalcanadian on

oh wow. big surprise there. thought they’d wait a few years if they were going to have more kids. congratulations to them and good wishes for a safe and healthy pregnancy.

Lis on

How exciting! I bet it’ll be another little boy πŸ˜‰
I know I’m going to get flack for this, but I just really wish they would get married. I’m just old fashioned…and I really believe in the virtue and commitment of marriage…

natz on

how lovely for them!!

Michelle on

Wow – so surprised! It seems like she just had Levi! lol But I’m so happy for them. Wonderful news. πŸ™‚

HeatherR on

Another soon-to-be GORGEOUS baby on the way πŸ™‚

babyboopie on

Aww congratulations! Another cute McConaughey baby! Camila and I should have our babies around the same time if she is 3 months along!

Shan on

I thought one of the last pics I saw of these two on the beach, that she looked preggers….best wishes! beautiful family.

Maria on

So thrilled for them, we have a Levi who is 17 months and have since had a second little boy named Saul – lets hope they don’t copy us again πŸ™‚

brannon on

excellent news – love this family!

Harley on

Holy mackrel! I wasn’t expecting an announcement like that for at least another year from them! Congrats to the very happy family πŸ™‚

Jazz on

Congratulations to them! Levi is just a doll and I’m sure their next child will be too.

Chelsea on

Oh boy, I was waiting for the “but I really wish they would get married…” comments to show up.

Matthew and Camila are committed to each other and their family. That’s enough. If they want to get married later on, that’s great, if not, I don’t see the big deal. Times have changed. I don’t think you’re less of a family because your parents aren’t married.

Emily on

How exciting!! The kids will be really close in age!

Yaz on

Yay!!! Good for them.
The more the merrier!
Take that Cameron D.

Molly on

Congrats! I’m guessing girl on this one.

Chris on

I wasn’t expecting this but congrats! They are so cute together.

morgan on

I didn’t expect that one! πŸ™‚ Congrats to them! They are beautiful together and I hope they find true happiness and get married. Congrats again!!

Mary-Helen on

Aw, congrats to Matthew and Camilla! Levi is so beautiful, I can’t wait to see another little one from this family.

Paige on

Congratulations to Mathew, Camilia, and big brother to be Levi.

Was not expecting to read this news.

cat on

This was unexpected! How sweet for them. They are a lovely family.

french gigi on

FABULOUS NEWS! i’m so excited about this one! they are a beautiful family.

Bella Mama on

wonderful news! i absolutely love what Matthew wrote.. such a great way to look at life and live it..

Mimi on

I hope this baby doesn’t put a strain on their relationship. I remember recently he said it was important for Camilla to focus on him to make the relationship work. If she can’t, he seemed open to walking away. He seems like a happy dad and I’m sure they’ll add the baby into the mix well, but Matthew is a guy who knows exactly what he wants and as a soon to be mom of two, Camilla might find his standards hard to live up to. I really wish them the best since they are a beautiful couple with similiar spirits.

Studies have shown that married dads take childrearing more seriously than nonmarried dads. Every relationship is different. Some men don’t have to be married to feel married. Some men feel less restrained because it’s not legal and they can walk away more easily. Still even if a guy like Matthew does walk away, he’ll always be a devoted dad cause that’s how he was raised and what his character dictates.

I hope Camilla has an easy pregnancy and a much easier birth this time around – preferably no 30+ hours of labor only to have a csection. Poor girl.

Doreen on

β€œYeah, we pulled off the greatest miracle in the world one more time”

Love that statement of Matthews’!! How precious another lil baby for these two. Hope it’s a lil girl this time around! Levi is soooo cute I can imagine how a lil girl would look from the two of them!

Jessica on

Mimi, you made a lot of good points. Thanks for the intelligent post! I find it kind of odd though that they seem to act like Camila’s the only woman to have ever given birth, thousands do it everyday! It’s painful for everyone, not just her!

Jennifer on

Congratulations to Matthew, Camila, and soon-to-be big brother Levi! πŸ™‚ I wish Camila a safe, happy, and healthy pregnancy.

Levi is such a cutie, and I’m sure the new baby will be just as darling.

Brandi on

Mimi, when/where did he say that? That doesn’t sound like him. It is important to work on your relationship and not let it become all about the kids, but I can’t picture him phrasing it in a nasty way?

Congrats to them on their second baby!

Silvana on

Ok, I wasn’t expecting this!!! Congrats!!

Pamela on

Aw! I did not see this coming, but nonetheless, congratualations!

Stella Bella on

Congrats to them! Wonderful news!

Mia on

Wow! That was quick-I bet the next one will be a girl. Cute family.

alice jane on

I had no idea there was even speculation that Camila was pregnant again! Congratulations to them!! I feel like I remember Camila saying after Levi was born that she was in labor for around 60 hours before she had a C-section; hopefully this time goes a little smoother for her. Most of all I hope they have a healthy baby, I can’t wait to hear what they have!

Anon on

interesting points mimi. Either way congrats to them both.

Kait on

Awww, didn’t expect that at all but what great timing! Super happy for the couple, hope they have a healthy baby girl (or boy)! πŸ™‚

MZ on

Mimi, good points but I feel like his comment was taken out of context. If I remember correctly, what he was saying is that it’s important for both parents to focus on each other for the relationship to work, and I agree with that. If the wife forgets about the husband and the husband forgets about the wife and they only focus on the kids, it’s going to be difficult to keep the relationship together.

Anyway, I was shocked to hear the announcement, but really excited for them!!!

CTBmom on

congrats to them! I am sure this new baby will be just as gorgeous as littel Levi.

MZ on

I went back to the article Mimi was talking about:

Although Matthew does reference it being an issue when the Dad is #2, he also makes 2 comments about making sure the mother is not #2 either: “the one you made β€˜em with still better be No. 1” and “There’s a great line about how the best example you can give the kids is show them how you love their mother, or how you love their father.”

Anyway, just wanted to clear that up.

christina on

I agree w/Mimi and I have always worried that his free spirit makes him somehow less committed…especially since they aren’t married and he undoubtedly has the bulk of the financial security.

brannon on

mimi – there is plenty of research to the contrary as well. I spend a lot of time researching/studying/writing about families and their make-up to know that families come in many different shapes and sizes – and legality has very little to do with any of it. They are clearly a family in every sense of the word and i wish them happiness with their newest member.

N on

I view Matthew as a very passionate person. And I do believe that he is passionately in love with his Camila and Levi and have no doubt in my mind that he will feel (if he already doesn’t) that same love for this new baby.

I do not think you need to be married to have commitment… it just happens to be what most people consider commitment. I respect both of them and their parenting styles and who knows whether or not SHE even wants to get married. My very best friend in the world has been with her bf for 11 years and they have no intentions of getting married. Both of their parents’ marriages ended in divorce (for him, multiple divorces) and therefore do not feel the need to sign a paper to be commited to each other. Their son is a perfectly happy well adjusted child.

Juneau on

It’s never smart to keep popping out babies outside of marriage and I do realize marriage isn’t always a guarantee. But she needs to be smarter than to keep having babies without a “firm” commitment and better protection under the law.

Lee on

To the people who feel they need to get married to show a committment towards eachother, what about the divorced couples where one of the parents don’t take care of the child? Being forced to pay child support and/or alimony doesn’t equal love.

Patrice on

I’ve never really understood all the gossip sites fascination with Matthew and his family (he’s no Oscar winner), but congrats to the happy couple! They seem like truly, new age hippy, down to earth people and I wish them and their new addition nothing but the best : )

elisa on

Congrats for them!!

get marry is important!! if they are committed to spend the rest of their lives together, why not get married?? people that move in together act as if they will move out if they find someone better… I feel sorry that marriage has lost its importance for some people… if a couple truly love each other, why not?? it’s the biggest proof of love to want that kind of commitment… the one that lasts a life time…people shouldn’t be afraid of it…

Sofie on

I’m surprised that they’re not married yet, isn’t that a big “no,no” in her culture? Having illegitimate children.

Anyway, Congratulations! Beautiful family.

bungalowbliss on

I must have missed the mentioned photos of Camila because this came as a surprise to me. Soo happy for the family!

FC on

Matt has a prose that is so unique, and just so….Matt. It fits his personality, and I love how he talked of Father’s Day and becoming a father for the second time. I’m surprised, but happy for them, and wish them all the best. πŸ™‚

lina on

I dont think is a big no no in her culture. I actually think people here take no married couples in a more natural way than americans. Do..if I would base only in comments I read in sites like CBB whenever someone who is not married has a child. Here this is not a big question.. people dont keep asking when they are going to marry.. unless you are VERY but VERY catholic it would be a bit odd, but in general people here are very easy with couples decision to marry or not.

Annie on

Congrats to them! I think it’s another boy.

Marissa on

I didn’t expect this at all! But boy am I happy for the three of them! I hope it is a girl! Levi can look after his little sister! Congratulations to this beautiful family!

Brianne on

Congratulations to Matthew, Camila and little Levi! They are such a great family, and I can hardly wait to see the new little one! And I fully agree with Chelsea: Married or not, it doesn’t make them less of a family, just because they don’t have that piece of paper!!!

Amy on

OK, this is cool enough. But I’m pretty sure Matthew and Camilla are not the ones pulling off the miracle here! lol

Lisa on

maybe he will get married like david letterman did..harry kept asking them why they werent married and they caved in.I will lose respect for matthew if he doesnt marry her.If you are that committed, what is the big deal about marrying the person??

Becky on

Elisa – I totally agree. In fact…I moved in with my boyfriend, and I ended up getting pregnant. Getting married right then was not my huge priority, we wanted to focus on the baby, but I definelty wanted to get married. We ended up getting married when our daughter was 6 months old. It is sad that marriage has lost it’s importance and people say “it’s just a piece of paper” which kills me. It is so much more than a piece of paper. It is a commitment before god. A commitment to your spouse and a commitment to your children. I didn’t want my daughter growing up without her parents being married. I didn’t want to explain that to her and when she asks “why haven’t you gotten married?” I wouldn’t know how to answer that because to me, it is not just a piece of paper. Just my two cents, if it matters, but I am one who had a child before marriage and getting married for me, my spouse and my child was very important to me and I wish it is for more people. It just makes me sad how it is just something you do when you feel like it or have the time.

Mommyof3 on

One thing I never understood was why people are so quick to jump to the marriage wagon when someone announces a pregnancy. JMO but married spouses CAN and DO leave for no reason, fight or abuse, and cheat just to name a few. I strongly believe you CAN have a great relationship if you are not married….It all depends on the type of person you find, some can’t commit and others can. I believe Matt and Camila are 2 people that can commit:)

Congrats to the entire family!!! I’m positive it will be as adorable as Levi!! πŸ™‚

sat on

sweet! I hope she goes for a VBAC, but it might be too soon. Best wishes!!!

Kim from Australia on

Whoa, very unexpected! but congrats anyways, they make beautiful bubbies!

Sarah M. on

Lisa – That’s what Poppy Montgomery (from Without a Trace) has said she’ll probably do. She has been with her boyfriend for 4 years, and they have an 18 month old. Her mom told her not to get married and to just live together. Her boyfriend wants to get married. She has said in several interviews that if/when Jackson starts asking why they are married, they will actually do so.

While I’m in the minority and think that marriage is better, especially when children are involved, everyone has a right to their opinion. My big thing with it is that if a major medical issue comes up with your partner (when not married) comes up, the other partner has no legal say in anything. That alone would be worth getting married to me, even if I wasn’t more traditional.

Sarah M. on

Correction – if/when Jackson starts asking why they “aren’t” married.

shalay on

I’m a big believer that what is right for one family, isn’t always right for another family. Sure, there is usually an order of things: love, marriage, baby. But just because people choose to do things a little out of that particular order doesn’t make them necessarily wrong. It may just work for them. Personally, it wouldn’t work for me. I am married because it’s important to me and my husband. But they are not us and we are not them, and I have no right to pass judgment on anyone who feels differently.

We can all sit here and throw out names of celebrities who have made it work without getting married, those that have been married for 20+ years, and those that have failed miserably at relationships. It has nothing to do with Matthew and Camilla. They are each their own person, and any study or example we have that might dispute their relationship status isn’t going to change that. Congratulations to them and their family. They deserve the best.

MaryBeth on

Getting married may not make a difference to your individual relationship but it tells the world that you are committed to each other. It’s not just a piece of paper, it is an actual commitment. There is no commitment more strong than marriage. Living together is not as much commitment as marriage is.

If you are willing to have children with someone, that is at least an 18 year period where you will have to be in each other’s lives. Why not get married? Not one person has ever come up with a good excuse to not get married. If you don’t want to commit to be together forever, then you really have no business having children together.

Liliana on

Seeing as both of my parents have had multiple divorces and I’m not religious, marriage has little to no meaning to me.

Matthew and Camila have already solidified their commitment in the most permanent way: by having Levi. Spouses and signifigant others may come and go but the child a person shares with someone else bonds the two for life. Of course this only applies to two parents who are actively involved in their child or children’s lives, as is the case here.

I agree with Shalay, though. What works for one couple does not work for all so I respect everyone’s right to marry or not.

CrystalDex on

My husband and I lived together and had our oldest son before we got married. We were committed then, even without the piece of paper. A commitment is a commitment, and a piece of paper isn’t going to make that commitment any stronger, it is either there or it is not.
We chose to get married because we wanted to and it had nothing to do with already having our son, or second son that we were pregnant with when we decided to marry.

If they chose to be together and not marry, but are committed to raising two healthy happy loving children together, then what is the big deal?

dee on

Congratulations to Matthew, Camila, and Levi!

And on the marriage front, as long as divorce is a viable legal option I don’t see it as that much of a commitment.

To Sarah M. there is this thing called POWER OF ATTORNEY that works just swell.

Angela on

Maybe it’s just me but I found it hard to stomach the comment about them having “illegitimate” children. I am a happily married woman, but my children would be legitimate irrespective of whether or not their father and I had chosen to get married.

Best wishes to the couple on a healthy pregnancy and baby.

Holly on

I just can’t imagine Matthew having a girl! I think this next one is going to be a boy again! But if it isn’t, if it ends up being a girl, I’ll be surprised. I just don’t know what a Matthew/Camila girl would look like. I mean, Levi is cute and all, but what would a little girl look like? I think it might just be a boy. Again. Levi is a cute little baby, i think. Good luck.

Ashley on

I called it! I thought I spyed a bump from that beach picture!!! Im getting good at this baby bump spotting, thanks CBB!!

lulumay on

Some people (like me) won’t marry until all people have the right to do so. Angie & Brad once stated that as being the reason they aren’t married – they will/might when ALL people are free to do so.

I’m not saying this is a factor in why M & C aren’t married. At the end of the day: who cares? As long as they are a loving caring couple who cherish their kids, it’s none of our business.

The ONLY issue I have with this news was that I used to have a HUGE crush on Matthew – LOL – but once he became a dad I felt like I had to let it go. But it hurt even more b’c some people think I look like Camila (which I take as a compliment). Sigh…if only he had met me first! πŸ˜‰

I wish them all the joy on the world with the new baby.

Sarah M. on

dee – You can state your opinion or oppose another persons opinion without seeing how rude you can be about it. There are other ways to get your point across. I would have understood what you meant even if you had not capitalized the ‘power of attorney’ phrase. (Capitalizing it seems to me the equivalent of yelling at me if we were speaking in person.) I realize that there are legal ways around the issue I mentioned. But, I imagine, some couples put that off (like other things in life) thinking “I’ll have time to do it later.” or “It can wait.” And then something major happens and they’re thinking “I wish we’d done that sooner.” I know not all people/couples procrastinate, but if they’re anything like the common person, they do on some things, and that might be it. Then it’s too late. As I also mentioned in my previous comment, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and what works for one couple might not work for another. I didn’t jump down any else’s throats about having a different opinion than mine, and I would appreciate you not jumping down mine just because we don’t agree. I hope you have a great day/night, wherever you are!

Congratulations to the happy couple! Here’s to a healthy pregnancy and an easy delivery!!

bellaf on

Sofie – I’m Brazilian and I can tell you rings and proposals and marriage seem to be much more of a big deal in the US. I’m always quite amused at the “when will these two people who’ve lived together for years get married” articles on American celebrity sites. BeyoncΓ©’s “put a ring on it” song also boggles my mind. I don’t know why I just wrote that. πŸ™‚

I’ve been non-officially married for almost ten years now. We’ve been committed from day one. Never once felt the need to tell the world anything.

Sarai Laurent on

I’m currently 28 and I have been with my boyfriend – Chris – since I was 16. I got pregnant at 18 and we had our son (Ryen Christian). Everyone in my family was pressuring us to get married, but I didn’t want to because my best friend is gay and it is not legal for him to marry his longtime boyfriend. When I was twenty, we got pregnant and had our daughter (Aven Elizabeth). The pressure from our families increased, and we got engaged. When I was 22, we had our second son (Owen Jonathon) – Chris’s mother actually told him that he was embarrassing her at her church because everyone knew that her son was having children outside of marrige with a girl that “was of loose morals” because of who my best friend was. When I was 25, we got pregnant and had our second daughter (Leanor Isabella). Chris and I have vowed to not get married till its legal for all to marry – we have had a commitment ceremony in front of our family because Ryen did ask why were not married like ‘other parents’. We had the ceremony and then explained to him that we are married in the eyes of God, but not in the eyes of the law. He doesn’t understand exactly, but he does understand that we love each other and that is what matters.

Chris and I are completely happy, and not being married legally has not negatively impacted our lives. There is nothing wrong with remaining unmarried – especially since so many loving couples are NOT ALLOWED to get married.

Bancie1031 on

Congratulations to Matthew, Camila and Levi! Can’t wait to see what they have …. another boy or a girl πŸ™‚

fuschia on

Hmmm…I wonder if having 2 so close together will put a real strain on this rel. They might get a baby that screams in the sunlight, hates sand and needs a strict routine and to be frank, I think Mathew would really struggle with that. two so close will be hard logistically thats all…

Karen on

OMG Congrats!! Soooo happy for them!! Love this family, Levi is such a cutie! I’m thinking it will be a boy, but only time will tell πŸ™‚

elisa on

that’s the biggest mistake of many… divorce isn’t an option!! that’s why a person must know the other for awhile before jumping to marriage… and the only way to know the other person is talking… lately people have to straight to bed and don’t talk!! marriage will never be just a piece of paper… it’s an insult to call it like that… it’s a commitment for a life time before God when you give your body and soul to the other person….

Maddie on

I had a feeling she’d be expecting again soon! Congrats to Matt, Camilla and Levi! Yay!

Laurie on

I think it’s gonna be a girl called Anna πŸ˜€ that would fit in ;p
congrats to them anyway! good news!

Amanda on

Marriage is a legal institution, not a religious one. For something to be legal, it has to be filed through the courts. It’s not required that a couple marry in a church or “before god.” I really wish certain people would get off their high horses and realize that people have different religious beliefs than they do. One person said that divorce is not a. Option…tell me, then, why we have nearly a 50% divorce rate here in the states? Having that “piece of paper” makes it no harder to walk away when things get tough. I think that because of the legal involvement, separation can be harder on a family who is married. Bitterness erupts over who gets the car, the house, etc. and obscures what should really be important – the mental and emotional health of everybody involved.

elisa on

Amanda how can a marriage work if the couple start it thinking: “if it doesn’t work we can divorce”?? it’s not because the civil law says you can divorce that it’s right to get divorce…lately everything has become relative, even life itself!! that argument that different people have dfferent opinions and we must respect is like saying that if a person wants to become a thief and steal something he can because they believe it’s not wrong, after all it’s his opinion… people do not get married anymore because they have divorce in their minds and that’s no way to start a new life as a couple…

gianna on

I thought they would have another baby soon, but I don’t think they will ever marry nor will they last in the long run. Matthew made it clear on leno not too long ago, marriage is not in his cards anytime soon. He does seem like a good dad though, and she must know he doesn’t want marriage, so if she wants to keep having kids, that’s her business and his. Levi is one of the cutest babies to me, he looks like salma hayek’s daughter valentina. I think they will have another boy.

dizly on

I’m so shocked! CONGRATS!!!
wonder if they will have a girl, she would be look like Valentina Pinault πŸ˜› [sorry, my english is still bad]

mmh on

Sarai Laurent and others who have commented that they won’t get married until it’s “legal for all to do so.” While I applaud your unselfishness and thoughtfulness of others, if marriage is SO important to your gay friends, why would they allow you not to do it just because they can’t? I have never understood this. I am not trying to start an argument, I just would like to hear what you have to say on my thoughts… Thanks!

sarai laurent on

My gay friends said exactly what you said. They told me not to deny myself exactly what they are fighting for. But I will not allow my principles to be swept to the side because of convience. If I don’t stand for what I believe, what kind of role model would I be for my children?

mmh on

Sarai — Thanks for your reply. I completely understand and respect your position but I guess I still see it as you have the choice and they don’t. You are making the choice to not marry, while they cannot make that choice. It’s still unequal. However, you are doing all you can to change that, so I don’t know what else you can do!

Sarah M. on

Holly – For a short period of time in California, same sex couples were allowed to marry. That law has since been changed, so now they can’t again. Couples that had gotten married during that time frame are still considered legally married, though. (Ellen and Portia got married during that time frame, thus are still legally married.) I’m not sure, but I hadn’t heard of any other state that had even changed that law to begin with, though. (Could be wrong, don’t quote me on that.) Hope that information helps. πŸ™‚

TV on

Patrice- Celebrities don’t have to be Oscar winners for people to be interested in knowing about them. Just because Matthew hasn’t won one does not make him un-newsworthy to the rest of us.

TV on

Sarah M- I do believe that its legal for gays to marry in Vermont. Remember hearing a few jokes about Vermont being the only state where you can legally marry just about anyone/anything a few months ago. There must have been some law that passed that the wording wasn’t properly checked before becoming legal because Leno was talking about it.

veronica on

i am so happy for them πŸ™‚ i hope it’s a girl name Crystal Marie!!now that will be cute πŸ™‚