Matthew McConaughey: My Kids Are Heading for Sibling Rivalry

03/01/2011 at 09:00 AM ET
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The honeymoon may be over soon for Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves — as parents, anyway.

Their two kids — Levi, 2½, and Vida, 13 months — are heading for some sibling rivalry any day now, predicts the actor.

“[Levi] dotes on her, but [Vida is] getting big enough where it’s a competition now and he’s only got a few more months of being bigger than her,” McConaughey, 41, told Access Hollywood Sunday on the Oscars red carpet.

“She’s gonna overtake him I think and really start whooping his butt soon!”

“I have to agree with you,” Alves laughed.

Another bit of baby news: The surf-obsessed McConaughey confessed Levi is timid around water!

“He’s still a little spooked by the water, mind you that Pacific’s a little colder than that Atlantic,” the actor said. “He got in the Atlantic quicker than he got in the Pacific — when we went to Brazil. But, I think his sister’s probably going to be a water bug before he will.”

Another thing Vida is that Levi isn’t? “She’s definitely a daddy’s girl,” Alves, 28, said.

“It’s starting to happen,” McConaughey agreed. “It’s nice when they notice the deep voice from across the house and they know it’s papa, they know it’s dad.”

Up next for the actor is the movie The Lincoln Lawyer, due in theaters on March 18.

— Sara Hammel

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linda on

camila is so pretty!

Kay on

They are such an attractive couple. Camila looked beautiful in this gown at the Oscars. Poor Levi if his little sister outgrows him.

Capri on

They looked so good here Sunday night, Camila is absolutely stunning!!

Stella Bella on

Camila left all the other women at the Oscars in the dust, imo. Absolutely stunning!

Fox In Flats on

Didn’t she look AMAZING!
My 2 year old is nearly as big as my 5 year old, so this is familiar territory in our house. People think my boys are twins…

Anonymous on

Their kids are so cute! Personally I find Camila to be super beautiful! She can wear a bag and look flawless. She’s not even trying too hard. Love the earrings btw 🙂

Indira on

Yeah she looked AMAZING! Super glamorous and elegant.

Mia on

They are a very good looking couple-wonder if they are ever going to get married?–they’ve been together for 5 years + have 2 kids.

Olia on

they look like a great family! I am not a big fan of Matthew but amila looks stunning 24/7! it is like looking great is effortless for her!

Marienne on

How beautiful are these two? Absolutely stunning. I love their little laid back care-free beachfront life.

Tina on

She’s very pretty. Natural beauty. Not all that Kardashian makeup. Goodlooking couple.

BubbleT on

I totally agree with fellow posters…Camila is stunning, with or without makeup. She did blow the other “stars” out of the water at the Oscars…she looked absolutely stunning and she had such presence about her, even though she was taking a step back to let Matthew shine. You can’t hide that kind of beauty. Levi is a teeny, tiny little guy and Vida isn’t small for her age, so I can see her catching up with him very soon! I love that they call Matthew “Papa” which is common in the Latin culture. Sweet.