Matthew McConaughey: new daddy

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves became parents for the first time yesterday (07.07.08).

The Failure to Launch actor remained with Brazilian model Camila, 24, as she gave birth to a 7lb 4oz baby boy at 6.22pm last night.

He said: “A healthy baby boy was born. Camila and I were side by side the entire time. We are both tired and elated, and are so happy to have created the greatest miracle in the world – having a child and making a family. Now comes the greatest adventure – raising one, together.”

The name of the couple’s new son has not yet been revealed.

The 38-year-old actor recently spoke about how he was preparing for the arrival.

He said: “One thing I’ve heard that’s consistent is that whatever plans you make, throw them out the window because it’s not a science. But I’ve got the instincts for it, and I know Camila does, and I’m looking forward to the big adventure.”

Matthew’s Fool’s Gold co-star Kate Hudson also had no doubts about his potential to be a fantastic father, adding: “I think he will be an incredible dad. I think because people see Matthew always out doing something – whether dancing in a bar or on the beach or hiking with some crazy bandana – they take that image and just run with it.

“Matthew happens to be one of the most loving and loyal people I know and his family is important to him. He’s great with kids and I think he’ll be a very responsible and absolute blast of a dad.”