Family is very important to Matthew McConaughey. That’s why shutting his mother out of his life for eight years was so heartbreaking. However she violated his trust in a big way when the actor’s fame rose in the ’90s. McConaughey details the rift in his new book Greenlights.
McConaughey reveals there were eight years in which he barely talked to his mother. While it wasn’t a total blackout, he had to keep anything persona or private from her because she shared the information with the tabloids. It’s like mom was a bigger fan of fame than her son is the way he puts it.
There’s a happy ending to the story though and the two recently popped up together on “The Today Show” check out how they became “Mother and Son” again here: https://www.today.com/popculture/matthew-mcconaughey-his-8-year-estrangement-his-mom-t199543