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Matthew McConaughey reveals he was estranged from his mother for 8 YEARS because their private conversations would ‘end up in the paper days later’

By Deirdre Simonds For Dailymail.com

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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.  

Doting son: Matthew McConaughey opened up about forgiving his mother for previously leaking their private conversations to the media, which led to an eight-year estrangement; seen in January in Texas

After continuously explaining their chats needed to be kept between themselves, he reached his tipping point after she gave a televised tour of his childhood home.   

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. 

Closer than ever: During Wednesday’s episode of The Howard Stern Show, the Oscar-winning actor, 50, explained he had to set ‘some boundaries’ with his 88-year-old mother, Kay, to mend their relationship; seen in 2014

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.’   

Mended: After Stern pointed out how difficult it must have been to see his mother for who she ‘really is,’ the Interstellar star defended her actions and difficulty managing his rise to fame; seen in 2014

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.  

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.

Support: 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

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