camila alves matthew mcconaughey getty Meet Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey's new fianceeActor Matthew McConaughey announced over the holiday weekend that he had asked longtime partner Camila Alves to marry him and she said yes. But who is this striking brunette?

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.”

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."