- Matthew McConaughey is currently promotion his bombshell biography Greenlights
- He revealed on Wednesday that he was once estranged from his mother Kay for eight years after she continually leaked their private conversations
- The 50-year-old made the remarks on The Howard Stern Show
Matthew McConaughey did not talk to his mother for eight years.
That is because the 50-year-old actor found out that his mom was leaking their private conversations to the media he told The Howard Stern Show on Wednesday. ‘I would have conversations and then all of a sudden—whoop—what we’d talk about would end up in the paper three days later,’ the star recalled.
The Oscar-winning star explained he had to set ‘some boundaries’ with his 88-year-old mother, Kay, to mend their relationship.
When Stern asked if he stopped talking to his mother after she showed off the bed where ‘he lost his virginity,’ he explained those years were ‘tough.’
After a pal called him to let him know about the interview, McConaughey phoned her and was shocked she pretended to not know what he was talking about.
Eventually, she told him: ‘Oh that, I didn’t think you’d find out.’
After Stern pointed out how difficult it must have been to see his mother for who she ‘really is,’ the Interstellar star corrected him.
‘Not for who she really is, because she was always still my mom, but she became a different person,’ he defended. ‘Look, nobody is perfect. This was something that was out of the realm of any relationship my mother has ever had.’
Over the years, he has ‘forgiven her’ and she is currently quarantining with him, his wife, Camila Alves and their children, Levi, 12, Vida, 10, and Livingston, seven.
‘It was tough for eight years, but we went through it and we’re on the other side of it. It’s good,’ he concluded, noting things between them are no longer ‘strenuous.’
Earlier this week, McConaughey’s mom posed for a sweet snap with her son holding up his new memoir, Greenlights, for her daughter-in-law’s Instagram account. +5
Family man: Over the years, he has ‘forgiven her’ and she is currently quarantining with him, his wife, Camila Alves and their children, Levi, 12, Vida, 10, and Livingston, seven; seen in 2019
‘One proud mamma!’ Alves said in her Instagram caption. ‘Greenlights book out TODAY!!!! Uau!!! Words can not express how proud I am of this work of love that Matthew did!!’
The fashion model then said: ‘Laugh out loud, to tears, to wisdom, to the bumper stickers it is a journey you just have to read!!! Turn your red lights into greenlights!!’
In the snap, Matthew was shirtless and smiled next to his mother, who is a former kindergarten teacher.Matthew McConaughey says Dwight