Matthew McConaughey engaged to longtime girlfriend

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Matthew McConaughey, a cast member in "Bernie," poses with his wife Camila Alves at the premiere of the film on the opening night of the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)
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Matthew McConaughey, a cast member in "Bernie," poses with his wife Camila Alves at the premiere of the film on the opening night of the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival, Thursday, June 16, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

LOS ANGELES (AP) β€” Matthew McConaughey is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend, Camila Alves.

The 42-year-old actor proposed to the Brazilian model on Christmas Day. He announced the move in a tweet that included a photo of the couple kissing and read, "just asked camila to marry me, merry Christmas."

McConaughey's publicist confirmed the engagement Tuesday.

McConaughey and Alves have two children together, son Levi and daughter Vida.

His film credits include "We Are Marshall," ''Tropic Thunder" and "The Lincoln Lawyer."

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