Matthew McConaughey And Camila Alves On Raising Their Kids
Matthew McConaughey is a proud dad to three kids that he shares with wife, Camila Alves. And while speaking with Town and Country, the Oscar winner actor and his wife opened up about the dynamics of raising kids. And how they choose to raise theirs in the spotlight.
The pair share Levi, aged 11, Vida, aged 10 and Livingston, aged 7 amongst them.
“Sometimes loving your kids means giving them just what they want,” Matthew explained to Town and Country. “Other times it means tough love. Affluent people can give their kids everything they want, but they’re not usually going to get what they need. Loving a child is a lot harder if you really give a damn. ‘No’ takes a lot more energy. It’s a lot easier to say ‘yes.'”
And as Camila subtly snickered when he said that, she hinted that Matthew was more often than not the “Yes” man from the two and more likely to give in.
Matthew McConaughey And Wife Camila Talk About Their Foundation
Still talking about their kids, Matthew and Camila revealed it was actually their eldest son who played a major role in kick starting their Just Keep Livin’ Foundation.
The foundation aims to provide tools for high school students to live an active life and make healthy choices for the future.
“When you have your first child and you’re in the position that Matthew is, whoever gets that first photo will make a lot of money,” Matthew’s wife, Camila explained. “When we found out that the person was going to make over a million dollars on a photo. We were like, ‘No. We’re going to do an exclusive and get the money and put it into the foundation.'”
Speaking about their foundation’s mission statement, Matthew revealed he always knew it had to be about kids. He wanted to provide prevention rather than a cure.
“High school’s the last place you can catch somebody and get them on the right track. Before they no longer have to listen to a teacher or parent,” he continued. “If they’re screwing up in high school and do some of the same stuff after they graduate, they may go to jail. Or worse.”