Los Angeles: Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila Alves, who is a model born in Itambacuri, Brazil has been granted US citizenship after 18 years of stay in US.

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey 

The model was travelling to Los Angeles at the age of 15 to visit her aunt when she eventually decided to stay in the US, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

Matthew McConaughey along with their three children Levi, 7, Vida, 5, and Livingston, 2, were present to see Alves get US citizenship.

Matthew McConaughey took to Twitter to post a photograph of the family together at the courtroom, and wrote: "Congratulations Camila on getting your US citizenship today - another fellow and great American.(sic)"

Camila also took to Twitter to express her joy and tweeted: "Happy to say I now hold an American passport! I have so much respect and appreciation for this country. #newuscitizen (sic)."