Matthew McConaughey clears up the baby confusion

Dec 30, 2012 at 3:15 p.m. ET

Matthew McConaughey clears up the confusion about his new baby. It's a boy, not a girl!

Matthew McConaughey

After initial breaking news on Friday that Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves, had added a little girl to their growing brood, it turns out that their new bundle of joy is a boy!

It's a good thing McConaughey was around to clear up the news.

The Magic Mike star wrote on his WhoSay page, "Camila Alves gave birth to our third child yesterday morning. Our son, Livingston Alves McConaughey was born at 7:43am on 12.28.12. He greeted the world at 9lbs. and 21 inches."

The actor continued, "Bless up and thank you for your well wishes. Happy New year, and just keep livin, Camila and Matthew McConaughey."

Baby Livingston caps off a banner year for McConaughey, who has seen both personal and professional success in 2012. He turned in outstanding character actor performances this year in Magic Mike and The Paperboy, right on the heels of excellent 2011 performances in Bernie and Killer Joe.

The baby boy joins his older siblings: Levi, age 4, and Vida, age 2-1/2. The couple were married in June, just before announcing their third pregnancy on July 4 on Twitter.

McConaughey told People this summer, "We decided to embrace the ritual of marriage as an opportunity and adventure we'll take together."

It seems like the two are on quite an adventure as a family of five.

In 2013, McConaughey will next be seen in Dallas Buyers Club, in a fact-based role that has been much documented by the media due to the 30-pound weight loss he undertook in preparation for the movie. He plays Ron Woodroof, who smuggled alternative drugs into the United States to treat AIDS patients like himself in the 1980s.

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