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Matthew McConaughey engaged to longtime girlfriend

FILE-   In this Thursday, June 9, 2011 file photo, actor Matthew McConaughey, right, and Camilla Alves arrive at the taping of "TV Land Presents: AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman" in Culver City, Calif. McConaughey is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend, Camila Alves. The 42-year-old actor proposed to the Brazilian model on Christmas day.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

FILE- In this Thursday, June 9, 2011 file photo, actor Matthew McConaughey, right, and Camilla Alves arrive at the taping of "TV Land Presents: AFI Life Achievement Award Honoring Morgan Freeman" in Culver City, Calif. McConaughey is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend, Camila Alves. The 42-year-old actor proposed to the Brazilian model on Christmas day. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Matthew McConaughey is engaged to marry his longtime girlfriend, Camila Alves.

The 42-year-old actor proposed to the Brazilian model on Christmas Day. He announced the move in a tweet that included a photo of the couple kissing and read, "just asked camila to marry me, merry Christmas."

McConaughey's publicist confirmed the engagement Tuesday.

McConaughey and Alves have two children together, son Levi and daughter Vida.

His film credits include "We Are Marshall," "Tropic Thunder" and "The Lincoln Lawyer."