The actor also says fatherhood to two-month-old Levi is a "wonderful thing"

By Kelly Rondeau
Updated September 02, 2008 09:50 AM
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They may not be married, but Matthew McConaughey calls the mother of his child, Camila Alves, “the love of my life.”

“I always wanted to be a father and thought it would be great, but it just took the right woman and the right time to make it all happen,” he told PEOPLE as he unwound after running Sunday’s Nike + Human Race in Austin, Texas.

(The 10-kilometer run took place on the same day in 25 cities around the globe, raising money for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the World Wildlife Fund and

“[Camila] is the love of my life,” he said after crossing the finish line in under 44 minutes (beating his goal of 45). “Everything is right. It’s all good.”

Post run, he and Alves – a model and handbag designer who gave birth to their son in early July – brought baby Levi to check out the Ben Harper concert. (Little McConaughey was wearing tiny jeans and – yes – a white tee shirt.)

“We’re a family now,” said the Surfer, Dude star. “I see the future and it’s clearer to me now. Walking around with this cool responsibility all the time, it’s a wonderful thing.”

(He’s not even two months old, but concerts are already becoming old hat to Levi. His dad took had already taken him to see a John Mellencamp show.)

“We have a little bit more prep-time put into going places and doing things, getting him ready and everything,” he said while relaxing in the VIP area. “But it’s amazing.”