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Matthew McConaughey & Wife Camila Alves Open Up About the Importance of 'Tough Love' in Parenting

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves are giving back.

The married couple are on the cover of Town & Country Magazine‘s annual Philanthropy Issue, out now.

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Here’s what the 50-year-old actor and 38-year-old model and designer had to say…

Camila, on why she and Matthew began Just Keep Livin’, a non-profit they founded in 2008 to empower high school students to lead active lives and make healthy choices: “When you have your first child and you’re in the position that Matthew is, whoever gets that first photo will make a lot of money. When we found out that the person was going to make over a million dollars on a photo, we were like, ‘No. We’re going to do an exclusive and get the money and put it into the foundation.’”

Matthew, on giving back: “Being able to give back in ways is a selfish endeavor. It feels good to me to see a smile or hear a young person say thank you. That’s called a selfless act? I call it a selfish act.”

Matthew, on how he raises his children: “Sometimes loving your kids means giving them just what they want. Other times it means tough love. Affluent people can give their kids everything they want, but they’re not usually going to get what they need. Loving a child is a lot harder if you really give a damn. ‘No’ takes a lot more energy. It’s a lot easier to say ‘yes.’”

Matthew, on which one of them says “no” more: “From the snicker that my wife’s giving me, it seems that I’m more consistently the yes guy. She’s probably right.”

Matthew recently had an uncomfortable conversation…

For more from Matthew and Camila, head to TownAndCountryMag.com.

Matthew McConaughey Has an 'Uncomfortable Conversation With a Black Man' With Emmanuel Acho - Watch (Video)

Matthew McConaughey is having a needed conversation.

The 50-year-old actor appeared with broadcaster and former NFL linebacker Emmanuel Acho for his Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man series amid global protests condemning systemic racism and police brutality.

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“I’m here to have a conversation hopefully promote more conversation and with the end goal being that we take the time we are now in to constructively turn the page in history through some righteous and justifiable change,” he explained.

“You have to acknowledge there’s a problem so that you can take more ownership for the problem. You have to acknowledge implicit bias; you have to acknowledge that you’ll see a black man and for whatever reason, you would view them as more of a threat than the white man – probably because society told them to,” Emmanuel explained to Matthew.

Here are resources to help support the Black Lives Matter cause.

Watch Matthew and Emmanuel‘s conversation…

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Matthew McConaughey & Wife Camila Donate 110,000 Masks to Hospitals in Texas

Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila have been hard at work amid the pandemic to support frontline workers in need.

The 50-year-old Oscar-winning actor took to Instagram to share a photo of him and Camila in their Lincoln truck while delivering the masks to hospitals that were in need.

The married couple teamed up with Lincoln for the donation. This also isn’t the first time that they donated a massive amount of masks!

“Thanks to @lincoln for donating 110 thousand masks – me and @camilamcconaughey hitting the road to get em to rural hospitals in need across Texas,” Matthew captioned the photo.

On Memorial Day, Camila took to Instagram to talk about becoming an American citizen five years ago. She wrote, “Five years ago I was grateful to receive my American citizenship and everyday I am proud to be a part of this country. For the soldiers and workers who have fought hard for our rights and freedom thank you, today and everyday.”

Matthew McConaughey Gives Commencement Speech to Graduating Class of Emergency Workers

Matthew McConaughey is delivering an inspirational speech to the nation’s next emergency workers.

The 50-year-old Dallas Buyers Club actor made the commencement speech at the 2020 graduation for the Urban Assembly School for Emergency Management on Friday (May 15) in their virtual ceremony amid the pandemic.

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“To you I say congratulations…you got no prom, you got no real ceremony — don’t feel bad, at least you’re originals. You are the one and onlys. You’re gonna have a lot of fun for the rest of your life knowing that,” he said.

“I want to congratulate you on your chosen professions as emergency management trackers. We all have a role to play in making this world a better place and you chose to do something with real and necessary purpose. Your vocation is a necessity, it’s not a luxury. It’s a brave job that takes true courage and commitment,” he went on to say.

“Inspire yourselves and others and laugh as much as possible and have as much fun as you can, when you can. Life’s hard even without a damn pandemic. You realize that now, and you’re gonna enjoy your life a whole lot more later.”

He recently reconnected with this A-list star regarding the anniversary of their movie.

Watch Matthew McConaughey‘s speech…

Jennifer Lopez & Matthew McConaughey Reconnect on Twitter Over 'The Wedding Planner'

Jennifer Lopez and Matthew McConaughey are giving us all the good feelings after reconnecting on social media because of their romantic comedy movie, The Wedding Planner.

In celebration of Throwback Thursday, a viral trend on Twitter that’s been going on for years, Jennifer shared a scene from the film on her handle.

After that, Matthew opened up about the movie in his weekly series, McConaughey Takes.

“Jennifer was already cast, they were looking for the male lead,” Matthew recalled of the landing the part of Dr. Steve Edison. “I think we were coming up against a writers strike. So, what that means is the issue was trying to get as many movies made as quickly as possible… the industry needed content.”

He went on to open up about working with Jennifer, saying that “I’ve always called her a quad threat. What does she not do? That girl works her backside off on everything. She does not just show up and wing it at all. She’s like clockwork. Just hammers it and knocks it out.”

After seeing his video, Jennifer reconnected with Matthew, saying “let’s do it again soon! 😉✨.”

Check out the exchange, and Matthew‘s video below!

Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Celine Dion & Many More Join Lady Gaga's 'One World: Together at Home' Event

Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, and Shawn Mendes are just a trio of the artists who have joined the One World: Together at Home event.

Happening this weekend on Saturday (April 18), the three stars will also be joined by Alicia Keys, Amy Poehler, Awkwafina, Camila Cabello, Ellen DeGeneres, Jennifer Lopez, LL Cool J, Lupita Nyong’o, Matthew McConaughey, Oprah Winfrey, Pharrell Williams, Sam Smith, Usher and Victoria Beckham for the charitable event.

One World: Together At Home is the first-of-its kind global broadcast event to celebrate the heroic efforts of community health workers, and to support the World Health Organization in the global fight to end COVID-19.

Curated by Lady Gaga, it will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert.

See which other stars will be participating in the event on JustJared now!

Camila & Matthew McConaughey Donate 80,000 Protective Masks to Healthcare Workers

Camila and Matthew McConaughey have partnered with Bethenny Frankel‘s disaster relief initiative BStrong to provide protective masks to people on the frontlines in Texas.

The couple were able to immediately provide approximately 80,000 protective masks to healthcare workers, firefighters, police officers, and others with the equipment they need across Texas, Louisiana and nationwide.

“We are happy to be working with Bethenny and B Strong as there is a need especially here in Austin as well as Louisiana to provide protective masks to our first responders,” Camila said in a statement. “They are out there because they cannot stay home and protecting us and putting themselves at risk. These masks are vital to them to do their jobs. We donated approximately 80K protective masks and BStrong has helped in 15 states and distributed more than 17.5 million and will touch more than 200 medical facilities nationwide.”

Watch a video below!

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