Matthew McConaughey, girlfriend expecting baby

Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:52am EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Matthew McConaughey and his Brazilian girlfriend are expecting their first baby, he said on Tuesday, describing themselves as "stoked and wowed."

He said on his Web site that Camila Alves, a model from Rio De Janeiro, was about three months' pregnant "and all looks healthy and lively so far ... we are stoked and wowed by this miracle of creation and this gift from God."

The 38-year-old Texan native, once named "Sexiest Man Alive" by People magazine, is famed for his low-maintenance approach to life. He was once arrested for playing bongos in the nude, and was recently living in a Malibu trailer park until he decided to buy a nearby $10 million home.

He got his big break playing the lead in the 1996 legal thriller "A Time to Kill," and has lately found a successful niche with romantic comedies such as "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days" and "Failure to Launch."

In the latest issue of Playboy, he said he looked forward to fatherhood and the prospect of "some little McConaugheys running around." But, as the son of parents who divorced each other twice before marrying a third time, he was less excited about walking down the aisle.

Alves started dating McConaughey after he broke up with Spanish actress Penelope Cruz in mid-2006.

(Reporting by Dean Goodman)

<p>Matthew McConaughey attends the premiere of "We are Marshall" at the Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood December 14, 2006. McConaughey and his Brazilian girlfriend are expecting their first baby, the actor said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Phil McCarten</p>