LOS ANGELES Matthew McConaughey's longtime model girlfriend, Camila Alves, has given birth to the couple's first child, a 7-pound, 4-ounce boy.
Alves, 24, gave birth Monday night in California, McConaughey's publicist, Alan Nierob, said in an e-mail Tuesday to The Associated Press.
The 38-year-old actor announced that Alves was pregnant in a posting on his Web site in January.
"Camila and I were side by side the entire time," McConaughey told OK! magazine. "We are both tired and elated, and are so happy to have created the greatest miracle in the world having a child and making a family."
"Now comes the greatest adventure raising one, together."