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Matthew McConaughey stopped by the Today show this morning to discuss his new movie Magic Mike, and ended up revealing that his wife Camila Alves didn't say yes immediately after he popped the question last Christmas.
"I took a knee and said, 'Will you marry me and take my name?'" McConaughey, 42, recounts in his one-on-one interview with Ann Curry. "And I won't say what she said, but 'Yes' was not the first word out of her mouth. Took about 30 seconds, she came around, and I told her 'I'm on this knee, and I'll outlast you, and I'll stay down here for a little while.'"
Alves, 30, the mother of McConaughey's two children, Levi, 3, and Vida, 2, finally gave him an answer after making him wait for a bit.
"She did say 'Yes,' with a little chatter from my family and her family in the background," he says.
When Curry asks if their families knew he was going to propose, McConaughey, who finally wed Alves earlier this month, explains that "they knew, she didn't" about the holiday engagement.
McConaughey also recalls how his children were involved in their June 9 ceremony at home in Texas.
"Levi brought the rings on a necklace, and Vida was the flower girl. I don't think she dropped one petal," he laughs. "It was only like 25 yards. I think it took them two minutes to make it this far. They stopped talked to some people, and then I crouched down and they came running."
That's a wedding story definitely worthy of a collective "Awww."