Matthew McConaughey's Beautiful Wife, Camila Alves, Is Now A U.S. Citizen

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Matthew McConaughey's wife, Camila Alves, officially became a citizen of the United States on Tuesday.

In typical loving husband fashion, Matthew offered some adorable words about his American wife's big day.

"Congratulations Camila on getting your U.S. citizenship today," Matthew McConaughey, 45, tweeted, alongside a snap of the couple with their kids Levi, seven, Vida, five, and Livingston, two, at the naturalization ceremony."Another fellow and great American."

The Brazilian native also shared her joy on social media.

"Happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country," she wrote. "#newuscitizen."

The 33-year-old model married Matthew McConaughey in June 2012, but it took some convincing to get her man down the aisle.

"I had to get to the point where I saw it as more than just the thing to do," McConaughey told GQ magazine last year. "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. Easy-going-We’ll-Get-to-It-When-We-Get-to-It. Either s--t or get off the pot.'"

Although Camila is now a U.S. citizen, she told Us Weekly that she tries to visit her homeland at least once a year.

"My mom has 10 uncles on one side, 13 on the other side, and a ton of cousins," the model said. "We do Christmas, that for us is really big deal. We do all the cooking, the whole family comes and we don't open gifts until midnight on the 24th, so my kids love it. They love the Brazil Christmas because they get to stay up until midnight! And they love the family there. I bring the kids and Matthew there and we have so much fun."

Pam Wright