Matthew McConaughey tells Howard Stern how he wooed his wife Camila Alves

Matthew McConaughey

Listen to the story of how Matthew McConaughey wooed his wife and it could be straight out of one of his rom-coms.

On Tuesday, the Gold actor told Howard Stern how he wooed Camila Alves, his wife of four years, joking, “I kidnapped her for our first date.”

“So I’m healthily single at a club on Sunset,” he recalled. “I’m not even a club guy, but this night I was a club guy. And I’m making margaritas at the end of the table, and this figure moves across the room, and I remember to myself I go, ‘What is that?’ I didn’t say, ‘Who is that?’ I said ‘What is that?’”

“Like an extraterrestrial,” Stern said.

“Yeah! She sits down and I can’t get my eyes off her and I’m waving trying to get [her attention], ‘Hey, over there!’ Finally catch her eye, and as soon as she looks at me the Jiminy Cricket in me says, ‘Boy, get off your a**, this is not the type of woman you call across the room,’” McConaughey said. “I go over and introduce myself, I do the smart thing of inviting her and her friends over.”

But the Brazilian model left her group to join Matthew McConaughey’s table alone. Here’s the story.

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