A great big H/T to Terry Mattingly over at Get Religion, who unearthed this nugget while reporting on the actor’s Oscar speech:
It has been two years since the paparazzi literally chased McConaughey and his fiance (at that time) after church during the Cannes Film Festival. That led tot his material in The Daily Mail:
The couple that prays together, stays together.
Matthew McConaughey and his long-term love Camila Alves were spotted leaving a Cannes church together yesterday. …
The Christian couple, who originally met at a Los Angeles bar in 2006, are regularly seen attending mass with their two children, three-year-old son Levi and two-year-old daughter Vida, at a church near their $4 million, seven-bedroom home in Austin, Texas.
Yes, there is a bit more on the family angle:
According to Camila, marriage is more a formality to the life they already built together. ‘We’ve been living a married life this whole time,’ the brunette beauty said.
‘A lot of people, sometimes they’re so stuck on “I gotta get married, I gotta get married.” They forget that the really important thing is to have a healthy home, a healthy family, a healthy environment for your kids and to have everything going in a good, peaceful way.’
However, Camila added that solidifying their bond legally is definitely a good thing for their children.