Hollywood star Matthew McConaughey showed off his muscles during a break with his Brazilian wife in Greece days after making an impassioned plea for gun control measures.
The 52-year-old was seen soaking in the Greek sun in the company of Camila Alves, model-turned-designer.
McConaughey displayed his enviable physique in a pair of red shorts while his wife donned a royal blue swimsuit and swimming goggles to indulge in some cliff-jumping, the Daily Mail reported.
The actor at one point snapped adjusting his 40-year-old wife’s bathing suit.
He was seen frolicking with wife Camila atop a peaceful Greek cliff, with the pair also joined by their 12 year-old twins Levi and Vida, as well as their nine year-old son Livingston.
The sunshine break comes a week after McConaughey lobbied senators on Capitol Hill and joined Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, calling for gun control laws.
At the podium, McConaughey recalled how he hugged his children extra tighter after finding out about a massacre in his hometown of Uvalde, in which 19 children and two teachers were killed at an Elementary school.
McConaughey and Alves visited Uvalde after the tragedy and the actor spent time with staff at the Uvalde school district.
In the aftermath of the shooting at the elementary school in Ulvade, McConaughey called for ‘gun responsibility’ but not ‘control.’ He visited his home town to meet with the families of the victims.
At the beginning of June, McConaughey and Alves launched a Uvalde Relief fund as a part of their Just Keep Livin’ Foundation.
He also spoke about gun reform to Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, who tweeted photos and details from his sit-down with the actor.
In a highly personal 22-minute speech last week, McConaughey asked Congress to pass gun reforms that can save lives without infringing on Second Amendment rights.
McConaughey, a gun owner himself, used his star power to make an argument, offering a clear connection to the small Texas town and vividly detailing the sheer loss of the 19 children and two teachers in the second-worst mass school shooting in US history.
McConaughey also penned an op-ed calling for changes in laws to protect children.
‘I am a father, the son of a kindergarten teacher, and an American. I was also born in Uvalde, Texas,’ McConaughey had previously written in a piece published in Austin American Statesman, ‘That’s why I’m writing this.’
‘I believe that responsible, law-abiding Americans have a Second Amendment right, enshrined by our founders, to bear arms.’
‘I also believe we have a cultural obligation to take steps toward slowing down the senseless killing of our children.’
McConaughey’s mother Kay, who turned 90 in January and lived with her son throughout the pandemic, was a teacher at St. Philip’s Episcopal School in Uvalde.
Her school, which McConaughey attended, is only a mile from Robb Elementary, where the tragedy took place.
McConaughey specifically called on Congress to bolster background checks for gun purchases and raise the minimum age to purchase an AR-15-style rifle to 21 from 18.
‘We want secure and safe schools and we want gun laws that won’t make it so easy for the bad guys to get the damn guns,’ McConaughey said.
McConaughey and his wife Camila were also spotted having dinner wth Manchin and his fellow Senators Amy Klobuchar, Democrat of Minnesota, and Rob Portman, Republican of Ohio, at the fancy Italian restaurant Fiola Mare.
On Sunday, the senate announced the framework of a bipartisan response to last month’s mass shootings, a noteworthy breakthrough offering modest gun curbs and stepped-up efforts to improve school safety and mental health programs.
‘For the first time in 30 years, ”something” has happened. The Senate has agreed on a bipartisan framework of policies that can enhance gun responsibility in America and save lives,’ McConaughey shared on Instagram.
”’Something” has been done in the effort to stop some of the deranged individuals that, with every horrific act, abuse and hijack the second amendment.’
He highlighted the initiative by the Republican senators who worked alongside Democrats to find a middle ground in the highly politicized issue of gun control
The actor said he was hopeful that the joint effort would reverberate in the House of Representatives.
‘There is still a lot of hard work for both parties, so let’s continue to encourage everyone at the table to act in good faith and give them our support to get this job done.’
Biden said in a statement that the framework ‘does not do everything that I think is needed, but it reflects important steps in the right direction, and would be the most significant gun safety legislation to pass Congress in decades.’