Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey


Camila Alves can officially call the United States home!

The model and designer may have been staying quiet on social media in recent weeks, but as it turns out, Mrs. Matthew McConaughey had some big plans in the works.

"Sorry all! I was gone for a bit and had to disconnect to connect in Thailand and Cambodia!" she wrote on Instagram Tuesday afternoon. "First day back and look what I just went thru."

Lo and behold, Alves joined her husband and three children at the courthouse for a special ceremony.

"It is with great pride and honor that I am happy to say I now hold an American passport!" the Brazilian-born beauty wrote. "I have so much respect and appreciation for this country…#newUScitizen." (She shared the sentiment in Portuguese as well.)

It was a proud moment not just for Alves but for her husband, who has always remained supportive of his leading lady.

Whether gushing about his wife on the red carpet or in magazine interviews, the Oscar winner can't say enough good things about his missus.

"Now I get to wake up next to someone who I know loves me the way she does—my wife—who gave birth to our three beautiful, healthy children," he shared with Haute Living Los Angeles. "I get to live in a nice place, and I have things to look forward to every day—work, play, and sometimes nothing at all."

In other words—home, sweet home.

"Congratulations Camila on getting your U.S. citizenship today - another fellow and great American," he tweeted.

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