Matthew McConaughey recently gave his eldest son, Levi, the green light to venture into the realm of social media. Over the weekend, 15-year-old Levi seized this opportunity, taking to his new Instagram platform to celebrate his father’s birthday with a touching post. The “Dazed & Confused” star’s son expressed his deep affection, saying, “People know Matthew McConaughey as an actor and now a writer, but I know him as my father.” Alongside this sentiment, he shared a series of snapshots featuring his family.
Levi’s post continued to describe his father as a man who consistently prioritizes time with his family and offers unwavering support. He emphasized the valuable life lessons his father has imparted, such as appreciating the journey over the destination. Levi concluded with an optimistic outlook, stating, “The journey is just getting started… Happy birthday Papai.”
Matthew and his wife, Camila Alves, who celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary in June, are parents to three children: Levi, 15, Vida, 13, and Livingston, 10. Earlier in the year, the couple disclosed that one of Levi’s 15th birthday gifts was permission to join the world of social media, a decision that had been under consideration for three years.
In a video shared in July, McConaughey informed Levi of this gift, acknowledging his wife’s reservations, “Hey, buddy, your mom is a little nervous today. One of the gifts we’re giving you, yes, we are allowing you today to join the social media universe.” Camila added, “All his friends have had it for a long time. We’ve been holding up.” Matthew McConaughey expressed his confidence in Levi’s ability to handle the digital realm, encouraging him to embrace the journey and share his story with the world.
Notably, McConaughey was present at his alma mater on Saturday to witness the Texas Longhorns triumph over the Kansas State Wildcats at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to the game, the “Wolf of Wall Street” star and his wife hosted a tailgate party to mark the launch of their latest venture – Pantalones Organic Tequila. They introduced their new brand with a playful online video of them riding motorcycles without pants, a humorous nod to the brand’s name.
In their statement about Pantalones Organic Tequila, the couple emphasized their desire to inject new life into the tequila industry, saying, “The world doesn’t need another celebrity tequila, but tequila sure could use a kick in the pants. Pantalones Organic Tequila is the best thing we’ve made with our pants on.”