26/12/2011 17:31 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Matthew McConaughey And Camila Alves Get Engaged

Women across the country get ready to heave a heavy sigh: Matthew McConaughey is set to marry his long-term girlfriend, Camila Alves.

Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves get engaged Matthew McConaughey asked Camila to marry him on Christmas Day. Photo: PA

The actor popped the question on Christmas Day, and posted the news on Twitter, writing: "Just asked Camila to marry me, merry Christmas."

The Lincoln Lawyer star met Camila in 2006, and the couple have two children together, three-year-old son Levi Alves McConaughey, and daughter Vida Alves McConaughey, who was born in 2010.

The pair share homes between Austin, Texas, where Matthew is originally from, and Malibu, LA.