The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days star, 53, and Alves, 41, stunned at the Austin, Texas, benefit on Thursday, April 27. McConaughey looked dapper in a blue suit while the model opted for a yellow dress and coordinating cape. Alves completed her look with a pair of heels with a three-dimensional palm leaf on the toe. The married couple, who wed in 2012, walked the red carpet with son Levi, 14. Their firstborn, for his part, was all smiles in a white button-down, navy slacks and white sneakers.
Thursday’s fundraiser — which is helmed by the Greenlights author, Jack Ingram and Mack Brown — raises money for children’s education, health and wellness.
“Yesterday, Camila and I go by one of the high schools that we’re working in over here. And we ask the kids, ‘What’s one of your favorite things about the class?’ And they tell us, ‘Oh, I finally have a safe place to go after school.’ We’re like, ‘Oh, we didn’t even think about that,’” McConaughey said during the event, per Fox 7 Austin. “So simple things that these kids are getting that is helping them make choices where they can prevent getting in trouble before they need a cure later in life. That’s what excites me about [this cause].”
In addition to being activists, the Ghosts of Girlfriends Past star and the Just Try One Bite children’s cookbook author also prioritize raising their three children: Levi, Vida, 13, and Livingston, 10.
“You know, it’s interesting because when you have little ones, you are physically exhausted, right? And I feel like when you get to the teenagers … it’s almost like you need more energy,” Alves exclusively told Us Weekly in July 2022. “You need more brain power because it becomes all very about the mind, right? It’s like a teenager [is] trying to find their identity and find how they’re going to navigate their lives. So I think that … for me, it’s more challenging in a good way.”
She continued at the time: “When it comes to more of … the ability to really guide, like, a young man or a young woman, it takes a different kind of brain to pass, you know, brain power [and] to guide [or] to navigate through that. But it’s beautiful. It’s inspiring. It also makes you look at a lot of things that you are doing as an adult as well, you know, when you get to that stage. … It’s a beautiful stage.”
“Sometimes loving your kids means giving them just what they want,” the Oscar winner quipped to Town & Country in June 2020. “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.”