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She Gave Him A 24-Hour Ultimatum! Matthew McConaughey's Parents' Intriguing Love Story

Date March 20, 2018

Matthew McConaughey is a bonafide member of the Hollywood hotties club. But, before he became famous for the lines, "Alright, alright, alright", he was just a young boy growing up in Longview, Texas.

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McConaughey before fame

The actor, whose film Dazed and Confused brought him critical success, always knew he was not going to join the family gas station and oil supply business. When he was 19, he went to Australia as an exchange student.

This was long before he got his breakout role in the Joel Schumacher legal thriller, A Time to Kill. And long before he became the leading hunk of romantic comedy movies like The Wedding Planner and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

McConaughey is married to the Brazilian-American model and designer, Camila Alves. They have 3 children together. But, the Hollywood hunk's story is as perfect as it gets until you hear the story of how his parents got married. It's the stuff of romantic comedy movies.

How his parents got married.

His dad had transferred from the University of Kentucky where he played college football at the University of Houston because of a disagreement with his coach.

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The summer before he resumed at Houston, he went to visit his mother in Morgan City and Matthew McConaughey's mom, who was his girlfriend at the time, gave him an invite to their wedding. And she gave him an ultimatum of 24 hrs to agree to the wedding plans.

The older McConaughey ended up marrying her of course.

Their multiple marriages and childbearing issues

Papa and mama McConaughey had a rather intriguing life as a couple.

The Dallas Buyers Club actor was not born until much later because his parents reportedly divorced twice and remarried 3 times.

It was after their third attempt at marriage, 16 years after they first tied the knot, that his mom found out she was expecting Matthew's elder brother, Michael.

They stayed together afterward, until his death more than two decades ago. The former kindergarten teacher would go on to write about her experiences in a tell-all book.

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Matthew McConaughey Love Story