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The glamour and culture of the rich and famous can leave the general public feeling ostracized, especially in the time during and after awards season, as celebrity customs are often far removed from fans' everyday lives.

But when it comes to families, some celebrities demonstrate the same love and devotion that onlookers find in their own homes.

In his 2014 Oscars acceptance speech, Matthew McConaughey, who took home the award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, paid tribute to his wife and children.

"To my wife, Camila, and my kids Levi, Vida and Mr. Stone, the courage and significance you give me every day I go out the door is unparalleled," he said. "You are the four people in my life that I want to make the most proud of me. Thank you."

McCounaughey's words reminded viewers that even in and among the crazy stories and rumors of Hollywood, for many celebrities, family is still important.

Here are 20 quotes from celebrities about their love for their families.

Mark Wahlberg and Rhea Durham
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Married: 2009

Children: Ella Rae, Michael, Grace Margaret, Brendan Joseph

Mark Wahlberg seen in: "The Italian Job"

Quotes from Mark Wahlberg about marriage and family:

  • “For me, family always comes first. I would do anything to protect them.”
    Source: Red Book Magazine

  • “My sons and I thoroughly enjoy Legos. We go to the toy store every week for more. I never want to take what we build apart; I want to put it on a shelf. My wife is starting to get a little annoyed with the Legos lying around.”
    Source: Parade

  • "Having two daughters changed my perspective on a lot of things, and I definitely have a newfound respect for women. And I think I finally became a good and real man when I had a daughter.

    "Women don't get the credit they deserve. ... As far as I'm concerned, there's no job more important on the planet than being a mom."
    Source: Red Book Magazine

  • "Of course [we go on dates]. Every Thursday. We'll leave the house in the late afternoon and go to an early movie or just hang out somewhere. Then we'll go to dinner and catch up.

    "But even when we go out, we like to get home to put the kids to bed."
    Source: Red Book Magazine

  • Meryl Streep and Don Gummer
    AP Photo/Kevin Wolf

    Married: 1978

    Children: Mami, Grace, Henry, Louisa

    Meryl Streep seen in: "Julie and Julia," "The Devil Wears Prada," "Mamma Mia"

    Quotes from Meryl Streep on marriage and family:

  • "Robert Redford taught me that when they were babies. 'They are not your props.' I really admired the way he protected his family. It’s something I consciously emulated.”
    Source: Good House Keeping

  • "Motherhood, marriage, it’s a balancing act. Especially when you have a job that you consider rewarding. It's a challenge but the best kind of challenge."
    Source: Good House Keeping

  • "I'm not sure we think about it as compromising as much as it is trying to keep a certain balance in the relationship. We're lucky to have found each other, and we both recognize that.

    "Our marriage and our four children and their future well-being inform all the decisions we make. Of course, we're fortunate that our lives are flexible enough to accommodate everybody's changing needs."
    Source: Good House Keeping
  • Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness
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    Married: 1996

    Children: Ava Eliot, Oscar Maximilian

    Hug Jackman seen in: "X-Men," "The Prestige," "Les Misérables"

    Quotes from Hugh Jackman on marriage and family:

  • "I'm living [my dream] right now — it's my family. That's my priority. Deb and I are about to celebrate 10 years together, and I'm absolutely mad about her. For me, life is about deepening that connection and deepening my level of service."
    Source: The Oprah Magazine, 2006

  • "We talk about everything all the time. The bedrock of any relationship is to communicate, and Deb and I have always done that, discussing whatever's going on, good or bad."
    Source: Good House Keeping

  • David and Victoria Beckham
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    Married: 1999

    Children: Brooklyn, Romeo, Harper, Cruz

    David Beckham known for: Member of the soccer teams Los Angeles Galaxy, Manchester United

    Victoria Beckham known for: Fashion design, The Spice Girls

    Quotes on marriage and family:

  • "Victoria’s success has been really incredible," David Beckham said. "She’s a great mother, of course, and she looks after the boys and Harper and that’s our priority … but she works really hard.”
    Source: "The Jonathan Ross Show," 2013

  • "I really enjoy being a mum," Victoria Beckham said. "I love [my children] and I'd do anything for them."
    Source: French Vogue, 2013
  • Jessica Alba and Cash Warren
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    Married: 2008

    Children: Haven Garner, Honor Marie

    Jessica Alba seen in: "Fantastic Four"

    Quotes from Jessica Alba on marriage and family:

  • “Before I had kids, I was always so focused on my career, and it was always such a big thing for me.

    "That’s probably the thing that’s surprised me the most about motherhood — just how secondary everything else is. Nothing else really matters to me aside from my children and their well-being.

    “My husband Cash is a super dad. If I’m with Haven, he’ll make Honor lunch or take her to the park. They see movies or draw together — she’ll even watch sports with him.”
    Source: Parenting magazine, 2012
  • Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum
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    Married: 2009

    Children: Everly

    Channing Tatum seen in: "Step Up," "She's The Man"

    Jenna Dewan seen in: "Step Up"

    Quotes on marriage and family:

  • “There is nothing sexier than seeing the man you love, like, holding your beautiful baby," Jenna Dewan-Tatum said. “And the way he rocks her and he sings to her — and he's so gentle and sweet and sensitive with her, and it melts you, it really does.”
    Source: Entertainment Online, 2013

  • “As soon as they say daa daa daa, maa maa maa for the first time … I texted my mom and was like, ‘Oh I get it now. I'm sorry I didn’t know. I didn’t know how much you actually loved me,’” Channing Tatum said.
    Source: Extra TV, 2014
  • Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
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    Married: 1997

    Children: Trey, Jaden, Willow

    Will Smith seen in: "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air," "The Pursuit of Happyness," "Men In Black"

    Quotes from Will Smith on marriage and family:

  • "We found that our purpose for being together reaches far outside of our relationship. I really believe that the higher power put us together for a purpose that's outside of us," Jada Pinkett Smith said.
    Source: "The Oprah Winfrey Show," 2010

  • "I tell them all the time: 'Mommy and Daddy are rich. You all are broke,' " Will Smith said. "We don't allow them to just sit around. We talk about the concept of the group and the necessity of you adding to the family. Then you have to add to your neighborhood, and then you have to add to humanity."
    Source: "The Oprah Winfrey Show," 2010

  • "Jada has made me a better person than anyone on earth could have ever done," Will Smith said. "There is nobody on earth at this point that in my life and in my career with the successes and the things that I've done, there is nobody on earth that I would still try to be better for."
    Source: Christian Post, 2013

  • Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
    AP Photo/LM Otero

    Married: 2012

    Children: Livingston, Vida, Levi

    Matthew McConaughey seen in: "Contact," "We Are Marshall," "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days"

    Quotes from Matthew McConaughey on marriage and family:

  • "I had some wonderful women in my life. But I was in no rush. When I married, I intended to stay married. I did not want to make a mistake.”
    Source: Express, 2014

  • "We're lucky. When I go to work, Camila and the kids come with me. We get a house, the kids go to school there, and we make a life in that place."
    Source: Daily Mail, 2013

  • "The kids help out a lot. They really have my back in the kitchen. They help with the chopping and the sauces. Levi's getting good at the sauces! Oh, and they do make a mess. We don't start cleaning up until after dinner's over and they're in bed."
    Source: Daily Mail, 2013
  • Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
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    Married: 2005

    Children: Alexia, Stella, Gia, Isabella

    Matt Damon seen in: "True Grit," "The Bourne Identity," "Ocean's Eleven"

    Quotes from Matt Damon on marriage and family:

  • “When I was in my 20s, I wondered if I would ever be able to settle down. But I found the right person, and it was like getting struck by lightning — literally, everything changed in my life. Now I find the prospect of being single terrifying. My life is so much easier because of my wife and my marriage. Everything makes sense.”
    Source: The Guardian, 2012

  • "With four kids, it’s hard. When the kids were younger, it was all an adventure; you’d go on the road and they were portable and it was fun. But now they’re a little older and they’re in school and they have their lives — and their lives count as much as yours does. So, ultimately, if it’s Sophie’s Choice between your kids and a movie, that’s no choice at all.”
    Source: The Telegraph, 2014

  • “My wife is my soul mate. I can't imagine being without her. Being a parent, as any parent knows, is a lot of work whether you are together or not.”
    Source: The Guardian, 2012

  • “We have a two-week rule — we can't be apart as a family for longer — and so far we haven't gone beyond a week. I am doing a movie in Vancouver at the moment and I get a red-eye flight Friday night then on Sunday night I catch the red-eye flight back so I get back to Vancouver at 1:30 a.m. Then I sleep and go to work at 5:30 a.m. It's brutal. The good news is that the kids know that I'm going to be home every weekend. As they are waking up on Saturday morning, I come through the door.”
    Source: The Guardian, 2012

  • Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky
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    Married: 2010

    Children: India Rose

    Chris Hemsworth seen in: "Thor," "Star Trek," "The Avengers"

    Quotes from Chris Hemsworth on marriage and family:

  • "I couldn't ask for anything more. Having a baby has made everything else less important, and it's just wonderful."
    Source: WHO, 2012

  • "I love [fatherhood]. It’s the greatest thing I’ve ever been a part of. When I am at work, she’s what I’m thinking about, and when I’m not at work, she’s who I’m hanging out with!

    “I think [parenthood] brings out the child in all of us. That’s what’s so beautiful. It reminds you of the fascination you had with things and how you can spend hours just being with someone. It’s amazing.”
    Source: Parade, 2013
  • Tiffani Thiessen and Brady Smith
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    Married: 2005

    Children: Harper Renn

    Tiffani Thiessen seen in: "Saved By The Bell"

    Quotes from Tiffani Thiessen on marriage and family:

  • “I wouldn’t be able to do it without my mother and husband. Family. I don’t know what I would do without them."
    Source: People, 2011

  • "[The best part about being a mom is] the abundance of love I have for this child. It's like, you feel that way when you first meet your husband, of course, and it just becomes even more so when you have a kid."
    Source: "Today," 2013
  • Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner
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    Married: 2005

    Children: Violet, Seraphina Rose Elizabeth, Samuel

    Ben Affleck seen in: "Pearl Harbor," "Daredevil"

    Jennifer Garner seen in: "13 Going on 30," "Alias"

    Quotes on marriage and family:

  • “I want to thank [my wife] for working on our marriage for 10 Christmases," Ben Affleck said. "It’s good. It is work but the best kind of work, and there’s no one I’d rather work with.”
    Source: Acceptance speech, Oscars 2013

  • "Anytime you think, 'I'm wasting my time here,' the first thought you have is 'I could go home and be with my kids,' " Ben Affleck said. "Now, you may go home and be with your kids and very quickly start thinking, 'I wonder what's on the work front?' Because running around after three kids is very trying. Now everything has to compete with being with my family. I don't want to be a stay-at-home dad. Work is very important to me. I like to work. So does my wife. But I need my work to mean something to me in order for me to not be home with them."
    Source: Details, 2012

  • "I had a baby doll tucked under my arm everywhere I went," Jennifer Garner said about her childhood. "My friend and I ran a babysitting service, C&J Babysitting. I think we made $2 an hour. If you'd said to me, 'You could be a mom, or you could be anything else in the world,' I would have been a mom."
    Source: Allure, 2013
  • Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Brad Paisley
    AP Photo/Stuart Ramson

    Married: 2003

    Children: William Huckleberry, Jasper Warren

    Kimberly Williams-Paisley seen in: "Father of the Bride," "According to Jim"

    Quotes on marriage and family:

  • "You feel like what you’ve done up until now is to prepare yourself for this, and that starts to be a memory that you associate with your kids," country singer Brad Paisley said. "So, I can see how eventually, I won’t be able to remember who I was before because it does change you. It’s already changed me a little bit, and it’ll change me more with every heart attack [they] give me!”
    Source: The Boot, 2010

  • "We have family Sundays together," Kimberly Williams-Paisley said. "We spend as much time as we can. We're very down-to-earth people. We come from good families, and we appreciate family."
    Source: Us Weekly, 2013
  • Drew Barrymore and Will Kopelman
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    Married: 2012

    Children: Olive

    Drew Barrymore seen in: "50 First Dates," "Never Been Kissed," "E.T."

    Quotes from Drew Barrymore on marriage and family:

  • "Unfortunately, I was raised in this like generation of like, 'Women can have it all,' and I don’t think you can. I think some things fall off the table. The good news is, what does stay on the table becomes much more important."
    Source: Us Weekly, 2013

  • "I won the in-laws jackpot. It might be the best karma for having one of the wackiest upbringings. I never had dinner with my mom or dad, let alone together. ... It's amazing to think that in life you can completely have a do-over."
    Source: C Magazine, 2013
  • Freddie Prinze Jr. and Sarah Michelle Gellar
    AP Photo/Lucy Nicholson

    Married: 2002

    Children: Charlotte Grace, Rocky James

    Freddie Prinze Jr. seen in: "24," "She's All That," "Scooby-Doo"

    Sarah Michelle Gellar seen in: "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Scooby-Doo"

    Quotes on marriage and family:

  • "We've got a lot of love here, and for me that's what family is all about," Freddie Prinze Jr. said. "It feels good. I feel lucky. I keep saying it's been 'rewarding,' but maybe that's not the word. Maybe it's 'lucky.' "
    Source: People, 2009

  • "I'm such a cliche right now, but [my daughter] is the greatest gift that anyone has ever given me, and I will spend the rest of my life doing everything I can to do right by her," Sarah Michelle Gellar said. "What still overwhelms me is the reality that we created this life together, and now we are responsible for her. She is here; she is ours. I'd say that makes us pretty lucky, indeed."
    Source: People, 2009
  • Sara Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick
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    Married: 1997

    Children: Marion Loretta Elwell, Tabitha Hodge, James Wilkie

    Sarah Jessica Parker seen in: "Hocus Pocus," "Sex and the City"

    Matthew Broderick seen in: "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," "The Music Man"

    Quotes from Sarah Jessica Parker on marriage and family:

  • "I love Matthew Broderick. Call me crazy, but I love him. We can only be in the marriage we are. We're very devoted to our family and our lives. I love our life. I love that he's the father of my children, and it's because of him that there's this whole other world that I love.”
    Source: Harper's Bazaar, 2013

  • "I find when I talk to the other mothers, when I talk to the other parents, I feel like there is an explicit understanding that we're all wanting great things for our children's lives. It can be small victories that no one has to see or recognize except for ourselves. Some of it is just knowing that your child found a teacher that he really loves. But there is this community that I think really exists in parenthood that is, I find, enormously comforting. You learn to wing it from other people."
    Yahoo Shine, 2011
  • Josh Duhamel and Fergie
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    Married: 2009

    Children: Axl Jack

    Josh Duhamel seen in: "Transformers," "When In Rome," "Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!"

    Quotes from Josh Duhamel on marriage and family:

  • “I've never been through a situation where I was unhappily married or didn't know if I made the right decision. I always knew that this was my girl forever."
    Source: Glamour, 2013

  • "For any guy getting married, when you take that plunge — especially with the right girl — it makes life better. You are more grounded, you are more stable, and there is something consistent and real. That is one of the things I love about Fergs. It is never boring for sure, and she is someone I can trust that will always be there."
    Source: More
  • Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
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    Married: 1988

    Children: Colin, Elizabeth Ann, Chet, Truman Theodore

    Tom Hanks seen in: "Forrest Gump," "You've Got Mail," "Sleepless in Seattle"

    Rita Wilson seen in: "Sleepless in Seattle," "Runaway Bride"

    Quotes from Tom Hanks on marriage and family:

  • "I won't deny that providence was part of us finding each other, but our relationship isn't magic — the way it's shown in movies. In real life, our connection is as concrete as me sitting here. … We both know that no matter what, we'll be with each other — and we'll get through it."
    Source: The Oprah Magazine, 2001

  • "(When I won best actor for 'Forrest Gump'), I said that I have a woman who teaches me what love is every day. Maybe that sentiment is possible to fake, but for me it's really true. What makes me different from others is that I verbalize this stuff. A lot of people would flee from what they think is award-show cheesiness, and I don't. I often joke that my speeches are very personal moments that play themselves out in front of billions of people."
    Source: The Oprah Magazine, 2001
  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill
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    Married: 1996

    Children: Gracie Katherine, Maggie Elizabeth, Audrey Caroline

    Tim McGraw seen in: "Flicka," "The Blind Side"

    Quotes from Tim McGraw on marriage and family:

  • "[My wife] would be perfectly happy if I told her, 'Let's get in the car and ride for two hours and talk.' That would be as big a gift to her as anything. And when it comes to music, there's nobody's opinion I trust more than Faith's."
    Source: People, 2008

  • “I think the best thing, or the greatest thing my girls have going for them, is having their mother as a role model. I think that all they have to do is watch her and be exposed to how she lives her life and the way she treats people and the way she takes care of her family. I think they’re learning the best lesson they can learn just having her as someone to look up to and someone to learn from."
    Source: Big Machine Label Group, 2014
  • Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth
    AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes

    Married: 2011

    Children: Ava Elizabeth, Deacon Reese, Tennessee James

    Reese Witherspoon seen in: "Just Like Heaven," "Legally Blonde," "Walk the Line"

    Quotes from Reese Witherspoon on marriage and family:

  • "Having kids made me clearer about who I was as a woman. I just wanted to exhibit good qualities for my daughter."
    Source: Elle, 2013

  • “I was hard on myself when I got divorced. And until I got remarried, I don't think I realized how stressed I was. I feel so much relief. I don't think I recognized how anxious I was about being a single parent. It was really, really stressful. It's not easy on anybody. … Now I feel a great sense of relief and an incredible amount of support from my husband.

    "You know, somebody close to me once said, 'Oh, no man will ever accept your children.' And I just thought it was the most horrifying thing someone has ever said to me in my entire life. I was determined to find somebody who would make that not true. And I got lucky. I did. I got very lucky, and he's wonderful. And so wonderful with the children. I'm very blessed."
    Source: Marie Claire, 2011