This post deals with sexual assault and might be triggering for some readers.
Matthew McConaughey has crafted a relaxed, easy-going reputation in Hollywood.
But before he skyrocketed to stardom, McConaughey had traumatic experiences that he has - as his new memoir, Greenlights, highlights - shielded from the public until now.
McConaughey was born after his parents, Jim and Kay McConaughey, married for the third time. The actor describes his parents' relationship as the “Pacific Ocean in a storm,” saying they often communicated through violence.
As a young boy, the actor remembers witnessing his parents fight ferociously, before they would have intercourse on the kitchen floor, in front of him and his brothers.
From broken bones to brutal language, their marriage was clearly unconventional.
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In light of the raw revelation, Kay McConaughey recently told the New York Times: “It was a rocky and passionate love affair we had, but I do wish Matthew would have told more of the stories about me and his dad’s love, affection and commitment to each other.”