AUSTIN, TEXAS: Happy belated birthday, Vida! Matthew McConaughey and his wife Camila Alves threw a party in memory of their 13-year-old daughter Vida, where she was photobombed by a surprise guest in a hysterical throwback birthday photo.
In a photo posted by Alves, Woody Harrelson could be seen standing behind Vida and inspecting the large cake with a charmingly interested expression on his face. “Uncle @woodyharrelson asking if the cake is vegan or not!!! How are you guys! Time flies… 13! You are my sunshine Vida!!! Your name explains everything about your ‘life’ (#tb on celebrates her birthday on our family vacation trip on January 3rd),” Alves captioned the photo.
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Harrelson stood there wearing maroon pants and a long-sleeved green t-shirt, while the birthday girl wore a white crop top and black pants. She wore a flower necklace and had a flower crown on her head. McConaughey and Harrelson previously worked together on the 2014 series True Detective. The former shares three children with wife Alves: Vida, Levi, 14, and Livingston, 10. The McConaughey family has had a season of birthdays since they celebrated Livingston’s 10th birthday in late December.
The Oscar winner opened up about his approach to parenting over the years. “I’m more consistently the yes type,” McConaughey told Town and Country in 2020. He added, “Sometimes loving your kids means giving them exactly what they want.” Sometimes it means tough love. Wealthy people can give their children anything they want, but they usually won’t get what they need. Loving a child is a lot harder when you really care.”
In 2018, the ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ actor told US Weekly that he and his wife have a “similar bottom line” when it comes to disciplining their children. He said: “We can nudge them and herd them and whatnot and whatnot, but they are who they are. And right now I’m just happy to say that we have three healthy ones and they are very individual. ”
Alves agreed, revealing that all three of their children take on cooking chores on a regular basis. “You’re in charge of breakfast,” the model explained. She added: “My eldest just makes scrambled eggs with kale and turkey and he really goes along with it. And tomatoes and onions and cilantro. He mixes everything and it’s really good.”