“After we first began relationship, it was this picture of Matthew of getting excessive, laid-back, no shirt, no matter,” Alves, 41, stated on the Tuesday, August 22, episode of Southern Dwelling’s “Biscuits & Jam” podcast. “Which I’m like, ‘The man doesn’t even smoke. What is that this imaginative and prescient coming from?’”
Whereas McConaughey, 53, has portrayed the laid-back stoner bro archetype in a collection of initiatives, Alves shared that’s not his true character at dwelling. As an alternative, he takes after his mom, Mary Kathleen McCabe.
“He’s really the alternative, and he’s like his mother,” Alves confessed. “She’s very organized, very minimalistic, very on time, very ready, and he will get lots of these traits from her.”
This isn’t the primary time Alves has identified that McConaughey’s character doesn’t match up with the characters he performs. In February 2014, Alves shared that her husband wasn’t as romantic in comparison with a few of his iconic rom-com roles.
“It’s very humorous as a result of folks see him onscreen or on the market in public in a sure manner, and so they have this imaginative and prescient of him being this romantic and so passionate,” she stated throughout Contained in the Actors Studio on the time. “Simply very romantic and grabs you and kisses you. And typically I’m like, ‘Who is that this man? Are you able to be a bit of little bit of that?’”
McConaughey and Alves started relationship in 2006 after assembly at a bar. Whereas Alves rejected the Oscar winner at first, she ultimately gave him an opportunity and let him take her out on a date. Two years later, the couple welcomed their first little one son Levi. In 2010, they expanded their household with daughter Vida. It wasn’t till two years later that Alves and McConaughey tied the knot.
“I needed to get to the purpose the place I noticed it as extra than simply the factor to do,” he instructed GQ about his hesitancy of marriage in October 2014. “I needed to essentially need to. You recognize, I didn’t need it to be a vacation spot; the enjoyable is that we’re on the journey collectively. And look, a few of it needed to do together with her placing it on me. It took her going, ‘C’mon, Huge Boy, Mr. Easygoing-We’ll-Get-to-It-When-We-Get-to-It. Both s–t or get off the pot.’”
Later within the episode, Alves admitted her mother-in-law, 91, put her by means of the wringer when she and McConaughey started their romance.
“She did all these items once I first got here within the image, proper? And he or she was actually testing me. I imply, actually testing me,” Alves stated on Tuesday. “She would name me by all of Matthew’s ex-girlfriends’ names, she would begin talking Spanish with me in a really damaged manner, form of placing [me] down a bit. I imply, all types of stuff.”
Alves famous that she and McCabe developed a more healthy relationship after a trip to Istanbul. Whereas the journey began off rocky, the duo got here to an understanding of one another.
“All she needed was for me to struggle again,” Alves defined. “After which from that day on, that night time on, we now have probably the most wonderful relationship, and I’ve a lot respect for her. She has a lot respect for me. I imply, it might get tough typically, you understand? However we all the time finish with a very good chortle and a joke.”