McConaughey and Alves met in a bar in 2006 and have two children together – Levi, 3, and Vida, 2. Alves is originally from Brazil, but she moved to Los Angeles when she was 15 years old and began working as a waitress to save up money and going to night school to learn English.
She moved to New York City at the age of 19 and began working as a model. She now has a successful Hollywood relationship and her own line of handbags. She tells People of McConaughey, “He’s a man, and the best kind of man. Everyone just has to find common ground and make that work for them,
and that’s what we do.”