It was a merry Christmas indeed for Matthew McConaughey
. The actor rang in the holidays by putting a ring on the finger of longtime girlfriend Camila Alves.
McConaughey, 42, who opened up about his relationship with the Brazilian model, 28, in 2007
, announced his engagement on his WhoSay
"Just asked camila to marry me," he wrote in a post accompanying a snapshot of the couple sharing a smooch in front of the Christmas tree. "Merry Christmas."
The couple have two children together – Levi
, 3, and Vida
, who turns 2 in January – and McConaughey told PEOPLE in 2008
that Alves was the woman he wanted to start a family with.
"I always wanted to be a father," he said. "It just took the right woman and the right time to make it happen."
The actor previously gushed to PEOPLE
, "[Alves] is the love of my life. Everything is right."