Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves Celebrate Their 12th Anniversary With a Loved-Up Pic

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Pick one: Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves' relationship is...

(a) Super cute

(b) Super hot

(c) All of the above

The correct answer is obviously (c), and if you're in the mood to bask in Matthew and Camila's love—while every other celebrity around you divorces—we've put together a handy timeline of their relationship. Starting with way back, when these two met.

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Circa 2006

The year was 2006. "Temperature" by Sean Paul was playing at every party. Baby doll dresses reigned supreme. You wore Uggs, and not in a cool way. Meanwhile, Matthew and Camila were busy clubbing in Hollywood, where they happened to be in the same place at the same time.

As Matthew romantically put it to People....

"She showed up, and she moved right to left in front of my eyes across that club. It was as if she was floating. And I did not say, 'Who is that?' I said, 'What is that?' And then introduced myself. Since that evening, I have not wanted to spend time with any other woman, definitely have not wanted to sleep with anyone else. I’ve not wanted to have children with anyone else other than her. We have a love that we never question."

Here they are holding hands in 2006 if you wanna get a sense of vibes:

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Plus, this ol' chestnut:

January 30, 2008

Welcome to Matthew and Camila's first red carpet. They honestly look so happy and in love that we've pivoted to being straight-up bitter and jealous.

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July 7, 2008

Matthew confirms he and Camila have welcomed their first child, saying in a statement, "A healthy baby boy was born. Camila and I were side-by-side the entire time. We are both tired and elated and are so happy to have created the greatest miracle in the world—having a child and making a family. Now comes the greatest adventure—raising one, together."

June 21, 2009

Matthew shares that he and Camila are expecting their second child on his now tragically defunct website, writing...

“Happy Father’s Day. It’s my first, and the last 11 months with Levi and Camila have been the most rewarding adventure to date. We have more blessed news to celebrate this Father’s Day that [will] make this time next year double the fun. Levi is going to be a big brother… Yeah, we pulled off the greatest miracle in the world one more time, Camila and I are expecting our second child, bringing more life into the world, making more to live for. The future looks bright as the family grows…. just keep livin, Matthew and Camila.”

Wow, I WILL be ending all emails and texts with "just keep livin'" henceforth, thanks.

January 3, 2010

Matthew and Camila welcome their daughter, Vida! Matthew announces the news on his website again, saying...

"‘Vida’ is Portuguese for ‘life’ and that’s what God gave us this morning. Camila’s recovering wonderfully and we are both truly honored to welcome this little lady into our family. Thanks for all of your well wishes and prayers along the way, another blessed day, we give thanks.”

February 27, 2011

This might be the chicest anyone has ever looked at the Oscars.

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December 25, 2011

Matthew confirms he popped the question on Christmas, writing in a since-deleted tweet, "Just asked Camila to marry me, #MerryChristmas." This is the pic that accompanied the tweet, FYI!

June 9, 2012

Matthew and Camila get married in a super private ceremony in Texas!

July 4, 2012

Camila announces that she and Matthew are expecting their third child:

December 28, 2012

Matthew and Camila welcome bb #3, with Matthew tweeting, "Camila gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey was born at 7:43 am on 12.28.12. He greeted the world at 9lbs. and 21 inches. Bless up and thank you for your well wishes. Happy New year, and just keep livin, Camila and Matthew McConaughey."

March 2, 2014

Matthew wins an Oscar (!) and thanks his family in the sweetest speech:

Also, my heart:

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October 20, 2014

Matthew tells GQ that Camila pretty much told him to shit or get off the pot when it came to getting married.

“I had to get to the point where I saw it as more than just the thing to do,” he said. “I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn’t want it to be a destination; the fun is that we’re on the adventure together. And look, some of it had to do with her putting it on me. It took her going, ‘C’mon, Big Boy, Mr. Easygoing-We’ll-Get-to-It-When-We-Get-to-It. Either shit or get off the pot.’”

October 12, 2016

Matthew opens up about his proposal, and the fact that everyone thought Camila was going to say no. “I remember hitting the knee, looking into her eyes and…I remember her face," he tells Esquire. "I remember this smile coming up from her feet. I remember her having to catch her breath. And she didn’t say yes right away. And then the whole family was going, Jeezus, she’s gonna say no.”

March 4, 2018

The couple attend another Academy Awards ceremony together, looking chic per usual:

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October 29, 2020

Camila celebrates Matthew's best-selling book with a cute video message:

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January 2, 2021

These two give everyone a quick reminder that they're mutually obsessed:

January 28, 2021

It's Camila's birthday, so obviously the vibes are adorable over on Matthew's Instagram:

April 27, 2021

Remember their first red carpet appearance? Camila has thoughts:

June 20, 2021

Camila celebrates Matthew on Father's Day!

April 19, 2022

Matthew and Camila pull up in co-ordinating cowboy looks for the University of Texas at Austin's ribbon cutting ceremony at the Moody Center. They could *not* be more Texas than at this moment, tysm:

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April 28, 2022

The couple cleaned up nicely for the 10th Annual Mack, Jack & McConaughey Gala at Austin City Limits.

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November 4, 2022

Camila celebrates Matthew's birthday with a sweet look at their relationship behind closed doors:

June 9, 2023

Camila fully forgets her and Matthew's anniversary, and he trolls her on Instagram:

June 14, 2023

And then she trolls him for checking ESPN during their hike:

July 7, 2023

Matthew and Camila reveal they're letting their son Levi join social media!

August 22, 2023

Camila says the public's perception of Matthew couldn't be less accurate. "When we first start dating, it was this image of Matthew of getting high, laid back, no shirt, whatever," she said in Southern Living's Biscuits & Jam podcast (via E! News). "Which I'm like, 'The guy doesn't even smoke. What is this vision coming from?' He's actually the opposite, and he's like his mom. She's very organized, very minimalistic, very on time, very prepared, and he gets a lot of those traits from her."

September 10, 2023

The pair looked chic as hell (!!!) during the U.S. Open:

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And, of course, watched the game:

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September 12, 2023

Matthew and Camila pay a visit to the Empire State Building in NYC and pack on some PDA for the cameras.

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October 6, 2023

Almost a month later, they hit up day two of Austin City Limits music festival in Texas and it looked like they had fun:

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October 25, 2023

Matthew and Camila created Pantalones Tequila (aka their own brand of organic tequila, casual). The couple claims they "met over margaritas" and have been enjoying the spirit for more than 17 years. They announced their brand with this cheeky video:

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November 4, 2023

Camila gets Matthew a cake in the shape of their famous tequila bottle according to a post from the Pantalones Instagram account. "We know it's your birthday @officiallymcconaughey but keep your Pantalones on. Thank you for the cake @camilamcconaughey. 👖🥃🎂," the caption reads.

January 28, 2024

Matthew wishes Camila a happy birthday with an adorable pic on Instagram, writing, "exceptional ambiance. #happybrithday hot mamma @camilamcconaughey."

February 27, 2024

Camila posts a pic of Matthew as they share a drink outside, saying that she misses warm weather in Texas (glad to know that this winter is slowly driving us all crazy, including A-list celebs). "Just because it’s Tuesday… and I wish I was in Texas sunny day getting served some tequila…right…? 🙋🏽♀️😂😊@pantalonestequila," she wrote with a bunch of green and yellow heart emojis.

March 6, 2024

Matthew and Camila grace the cover of Southern Living, where they dish all about how they met and when they made the permanent move to Matthew's home state of Texas.

"We were living a happy life in Malibu," Camila says of the early days of their life together after meeting in a West Hollywood nightclub where Matthew was shaking margaritas in 2006. "We had a beautiful house that we'd built together and put a lot of love and care into. We were raising our kids there. I was growing everything in the yard. I had bees making honey."

Sounds idyllic, but the couple decided to make the move to West Texas after visiting Matthew's mom, and haven't looked back!

March 10, 2024

Matthew and Camila hit up the Oscars and the after-party in two back to back serves.

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May 20, 2024

This happens:

June 9, 2024

Matthew celebrates his and Camila's anniversary with a sweet and simple Instagram:

Annnnd that brings us up to date! Hope you enjoyed the cute ride so far, and stay tuned for updates.

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